Lentils: What are they and how do I cook them?

What the heck are lentils?  I’ve had a bag of lentils sitting in my cupboard for years and I didn’t know what to do with them LOL. Lentils are a type of pulse, along with beans, field peas, chickpeas, and faba beans. The term “pulse” is used to describe the edible seeds of legumes.  Lentils Read more about Lentils: What are they and how do I cook them?[…]

5 Common Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

So you started working out and eating healthier but you’re not losing weight!  Common nutrition mistakes such as drinking your calories or eating too much postworkout may be the reason why you can’t lose weight (or inches) even though you’re giving it your all. Although getting fit isn’t just about the scale, it’s still an Read more about 5 Common Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight[…]

Can B-vitamins Really Boost Your Energy?

B-vitamins are advertised as being extraordinary energy-boosters, but nutrition researchers are less enthusiastic about their benefits. This is a great article about what B-vitamins really do, and how they affect your body. B-vitamin infused energy drinks are an excellent example of what happens when retail companies don’t let science get in the way of making Read more about Can B-vitamins Really Boost Your Energy?[…]

The Health Benefits of Nut Milks

Beverages like almond and coconut milk are becoming more popular. Here’s what you need to know about the nutritional benefits of nut milks. Adding nut milk to your diet “The nutritional properties of plant-based milks depend on the plant source, processing and fortification,” according to a recent study published in Critical Reviews in Food Science Read more about The Health Benefits of Nut Milks[…]

That Viral Coke Infographic Is Wrong. Here’s What Really Happens.

Not-so-shocking newsflash: drinking soda isn’t very good for you. A viral infographic made its way onto the Internet in July 2015, breaking down what happens to your body within an hour of drinking a can of Coke. The graphic is shown below.  While it makes some decent points about sugar and caffeine, its approach is Read more about That Viral Coke Infographic Is Wrong. Here’s What Really Happens.[…]

Alkaline vs Acidic – Why You Should Care

Alkaline vs Acidic – Why You Should Care? WHAT IS THIS – HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY CLASS? Back to High School we go to refresh on alkaline vs acidic! It’s a lesson in pH, and how important the pH of your food is to maintaining a balanced system and a healthy diet. So what does “pH” Read more about Alkaline vs Acidic – Why You Should Care[…]

Eating Fat Will NOT Make You Fat…

Eating Fat Will NOT Make You Fat…   Eating fat will not make you fat.  Here is what WILL “make you fat”: Eating more calories than your body uses, eating empty calories, not working out, being a couch potato and eating too many carbohydrates and sugars without the appropriate balance of fats and proteins. How Read more about Eating Fat Will NOT Make You Fat…[…]