What is the deal with eggs? It seems recently I have been bombarded with the health benefits – perhaps some of you have seen the “Boiled Egg Diet” while scrolling through Pinterest? Or the classic health-nut character in the sitcom who puts raw eggs in his morning smoothie.
I wanted to find the research behind the health claims that have been made about eggs, and ultimately decide if I would include them in my diet. Continue reading “Eggs – Healthy or Not?”
There are so many diets and weight loss methods thrown into the media that it has become hard to determine what is truth and what is fad. According to the Boston Medical Center, 45 million Americans go on a diet each year – but still more than two-thirds of America is obese.
Even though we have all heard the phrase “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” a survey of over 10,000 people found that only 47% were eating breakfast every day of the week.
Continue reading “Weight Loss and Breakfast”
The truth about protein, is that the average American is eating an unnecessarily high amount of protein from animal products when plant-based foods carry plenty of protein, and plant-based protein benefits far outweigh that of protein sourced from animal products. Continue reading “Sources of Plant-Based Protein”
What is a Plant-Based diet?
Defined As: A diet based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes; and it excludes or minimizes meat (including chicken and fish), dairy products, and eggs, as well as highly refined foods like bleached flour, refined sugar, and oil.
Why should I try a Plant-Based diet?
You can prevent eye disease (and other life threatening illnesses) with a whole-foods and plant-based diet!
You can get all of the vitamins and minerals you need from your plate rather than from a pill!
Continue reading “The Plant-Based Diet: Easy Steps to a Healthier You”
Summer is officially here, and for many of us that means it is time to take a refreshing swim. In this blog post, I want to share some ways to protect your eyes from the chemicals used in pools – specifically chlorine.
Chlorine has many benefits, yet if you’ve ever opened your eyes in a chlorine pool, you also probably noticed some sort of irritation, which leads us to the overarching question; does chlorine have a negative effect on your eyes?
Continue reading “Swimming Season: What does Chlorine do to the Eyes?”
A family gathering. A church potluck. A company picnic. Picture the long table of delicious homemade casseroles, salads, breads, dips, you name it! Oh and not to mention the completely separate table chalk-full of warm, gooey, crumbly, fragrant desserts.
Your mouth is watering. I would bet that right now you could name some lady who has the secret recipe that you look forward to at every get-together. Can you see her pulling out that steaming dish?
We have a problem. You know what comes next.
Continue reading “7 Steps to Stop Over Eating at Potluck”