Monthly Archives: May 2018

the newest zero calorie sweetener: monk fruit

Manufacturers have been using monk fruit as a sweetener for years, but it’s now gaining a lot of traction and you’ll find this ingredient in a lot more products. What I like about it is that has zero calories, zero carbs, and is not synthetic. The extract is pulled from an Asian fruit called Luo Han […]

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7 foods you should never eat again. Healthy substitutes for your favorite fatty, sugary foods provided too.

There’s certain foods you should ban for life. Don’t worry, it’s not pizza. I’ve compiled this short list of foods that people commonly eat, but are so detrimental to our health, that we really should never eat them because these foods have one or more of the following elements: contain chemicals, are chock-full of sugar, […]

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2-ingredient gluten-free pasta that tastes like the real thing

I’ve tried whole-wheat pasta, and I just don’t like it. It’s too thick and chewy. Wheat products give me a uncomfortable feeling of fullness even with a small amount so I stay away from wheat and gluten. I’ve tried numerous gluten-free products, and have found that they just taste weird. Many gluten-free items contain rice, which […]

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Naked Egg-White Protein Powder Review

Since I’m allergic to milk protein, I can’t have whey or casein protein powders to add to my fruit smoothies. Amazon has a 3-pack sample of Naked egg-white protein powders so I purchased it so see if I liked it enough to buy a tub of it. The 3-lb tub (pictured above) contains 44 servings […]

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Broccoli with creamy guacamole dressing, cumin-dusted chickpeas, dried cranberries, walnuts & vegan chorizo bits

I wanted a healthy low-carb Mexican dish with guacamole, and this vegetable, bean & nut salad exceeded my expectations. The creamy guacamole coats the broccoli so nicely that each spear is delicious! The roasted chickpeas add texture and protein. The dried cranberries have a wonderful sweet and sour punch. The walnuts add a nice crunch, […]

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The vitamin no one takes, but should

Vitamin K2 works with vitamins A, D, and calcium to strengthen bones and keep our bodies healthy and running efficiently. Without vitamin K2, calcium could end up in joints and arteries. Lack of this essential vitamin is linked to osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, bone fractures, plaque in coronary arteries, vitamin D toxicity, insulin resistance, MS, excess body […]

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Nutrient Deficiencies: Are nuts, grains & beans the culprit?

I was baffled that my blood tests show that I am deficient in many nutrients, like zinc, magnesium, and iron, even though I eat a well-rounded, whole-foods diet. I stay away from wheat, gluten, fried foods, fast food, and limit packaged foods and sugar. I make all my meals from scratch. I’m a healthy weight […]

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Tone It Up vegan protein powder review

Target Stores sell Tone It Up Vegan protein powder in tubs, and they sell samples for $2.49 each. The sample flavors they had available for sale were Chocolate and Vanilla so I bought one of each. I wanted to try the Peanut Butter flavor, and my husband wanted to try the Coconut and the Café […]

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