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Whether you prefer garbanzo, soy, black or white – beans should be part of your healthy lifestyle. Beans do double-duty as a source of protein and a serving of vegetables. High in fiber, as well as important vitamins and minerals, …
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Low and behold – a new super grain is hitting the mainstream and it’s freakishly good for you. Freekeh really isn’t new at all. This ancient grain, one of the It Foods of 2014, is common to the Middle East …
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Never miss a workout again! It sounds too good to be true. It’s not. No hype here. Just a foolproof plan for sticking to your exercise routine. Success starts with one piece of equipment – a resistance band. At first …
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It’s no secret that an important part of healthy living is physical exercise. The benefits of exercise to your physical health are innumerable, from cardiovascular health to weight loss. But too little attention is paid to the many positive impacts …
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Cabbage, and their mini-me’s, Brussels sprouts, are hot in the cold winter months. These relatives of the more popular super foods broccoli and kale are some of the most healthy food you can consume – and one of the It Foods …
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How long should a workout last? One hour. More. Less. Let’s go with less. Way less in fact. It’s possible to get fit in four minutes. No, this isn’t a joke. It’s science. If you think it sounds too good …
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Whether you throw em’ in your cereal, toss them in a salad, or eat them on their own, berries have long been at the top of the list for those trying to achieve healthy weight loss. Many berries are considered …
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Eggs are an inexpensive source of high-quality protein, so why limit their use to just one meal per day? These versatile ingredients are the star in many easy recipes for dinner. Although egg yolks got a bad rap in the …
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Watching Olympians push their limits on the slopes, the track and the ice can inspire you to discover your own fitness edge. You may not dedicate your life to training like these super athletes, but they can offer you a …
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It can be quite a challenge to find the ideal workout partner. You need someone who will push you, motivate you, support you and, ultimately, understand you. Sure, your best friend may work, and maybe even your sibling is a …
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Chocolate-covered, sandwiched between shortcakes or served as a gooey topping for cheesecake, strawberries are often associated with decadent desserts. Without all that added sugar, though, this healthy food earns its rank as one of the Top 5 healthiest fruits. Rife …
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Have you ever had one of those days where you just need to have a fix of something? Whether you find yourself craving sweet milk chocolate, gooey cheese pizza, salty chips or a juicy burger, cravings can make sticking to …
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Chia’s name comes from the Mayan word for strength – not from its ability to grow fuzz on terracotta planters. These tiny seeds that come in black or white turn easy recipes into healthy recipes. Mild in flavor, but big …
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We’ve all been there. Time for a workout. But, we’d rather lounge on the couch. Enjoy a snack. Stay glued to the television. Whatever will we do? The deal is done. We’ve opted to slack off instead of breaking a …
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Sexy foods ooze richness and luxury…and chemicals? It’s a scientific fact that certain foods contain components – such as amino acids and phytochemicals – that may stimulate sex hormones and make you feel more in the mood for love. Although …
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It’s no secret that when it comes to healthy drinks, water tops the list. When nutritionists and fitness experts offer up health tips, they can’t say enough about the importance of staying hydrated. Today, grabbing a bottle of water helps …
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When it comes to tightening and toning, there is no shortage of workouts for the arms and abs. The legs and lower body get a lot of attention, too. But what about the best workout for the back muscles? Both …
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Cauliflower is no longer the wallflower of the produce section. With 73% of your daily needs for vitamin C per cup, a low-carbohydrate count and a pleasant nutty flavor, this cruciferous vegetable is appearing in more and more healthy recipes. …
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Say bye-bye to quinoa and flax. These foods will always be good for you, but they aren’t at the cutting edge of healthy nutrition any longer. Neither is that leafy wonder, kale. We’ll miss those homemade kale chips dusted with …
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Fitness is simple. Move more, more often. But we tend to make exercise more complicated than it needs to be. We have apps and ab machines, cardio equipment and confusing workout routines. It doesn’t have to be this way. RELATED …
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