A California-based packing company has just issued a recall for fresh fruits sold in stores you've probably visited to do your groceries. The reason is so scary! A selection of fresh fruits have been flagged because they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious infections in children, sick or elderly people and those with a weakened immune system. The risks are even more dangerous for pregnant women as Listeria can cause miscarriages and stillbirths. Read on to see the products that could be contaminated!
The summer is the perfect season to take advantage of hydrating fruits and vegetables. One of them being the cucumber. The cucumber is delicious on its own, with a dip or in addition to your meals. Just biting into one feels refreshing as you savor the crunch and flavor that it's only natural to want to eat it in different ways.
There are some excellent ways out there to add cucumber to your diet that you probably haven't even tried yet and should!Continue Reading >
If you've been getting rid of certain foods from your diet because you're trying to lose some weight, that's good, but are you eliminating the wrong ones? Biochemistry professor Rodney Bilton writes in his latest book, Know What to Eat, that there are certain foods you'd never expect to be helpful for weight loss.
In fact, some of the ones you think are healthy are the complete opposite!
Losing weight is a challenge on its own, but it is easier when you have someone supporting you every step of the way. Robert and Jessica Foster knew that it was time to lose some weight when they both tipped the scale at around 300 pounds each. Robert weighed 327 pounds while Jessica was weighing in at 287 pounds. Both were obese, but Jessica knew something had to change as her 30th birthday approached in 2012.
That was when she and Robert decided to lose weight for good in order to be in better shape for their kids and improvement of their health.
Blueberries are such a well-loved fruit by many that it's no surprise July is National Blueberry Month. They're a portable snack, an ideal addition to a fruit salad and you reap many health benefits from them. They may be tiny, but they contain antixiodants and have been used since the 1600's as a medical resource by Native Americans.
As if blueberries weren't already good enough for us, there are plenty of other reasons why you should be eating them.
Contrary to popular belief, dietary fat is very important for the health of our body. Fat phobia is running rampant in today's society, so we hope that the 7 fat benefits presented below will make you realize how important it truly is for our physiology.Continue Reading >
France is the land of cheese, wine, chocolate and rich foods, yet only about 18 percent of the French are fighting weight issues. People are constantly trying to adopt the French diet to get the same effects, but truth be told, the only secret why French women are so lean is that they don't believe in diet; rather, each meal for them is a celebration.
Below, you will find seven basic principles that the French follow to look their best while indulging in the most nutrient dense and rich culinary treats.
You've heard countless times, I'm sure, that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Many people opt to skip out on it when they shouldn't, but those that do don't always make the best food choices. This also isn't a good strategy if you had a big meal the night before and woke up super bloated.
If you want to debloat in the a.m. there are some easy ways to do it, and it all begins with what you eat!
Sugar gets blamed for weight gain and a variety of diseases. Because of this, many people are starting to severely cut out sugar from their diet. But the truth is, sugar actually is important for your body; not necessarily in its conventional form, like table sugar, high fructose corn syrup or agave nectar, but in more natural versions like honey or those naturally found in fruits.
Smoothies are all the rage nowadays that it seems I can't scroll past Instagram or Facebook without people posting pictures of them. This is their way of showing that they're eating well (or trying to at least), but what many don't realize is that they are doing it wrong!
There's a proper and a wrong way to make a smoothie and I'm here to show you how. Keep reading to find out how you can make your best concoction yet!