Is a raw diet safe for weight loss?

is-raw-diet-safeby Holly Klamer April 18, 2014

When following a raw diet you will probably lose weight but is it safe? What you should know if you decide to follow a raw diet for weight loss. A raw food diet primarily consists of raw fruits, vegetables, sprouted grains, cold pressed oils, nuts and seeds.  Most meals will be cold or warmed to no more than 116 degree Fahrenheit.  Dehydrating food is a common preparation with a raw diet.  Some people following a raw diet will also eat unpasteurized dairy or raw meats […]

How many eggs a week is considered healthy?

how-many-eggs-a-dayby Holly Klamer April 16, 2014

Eggs have gotten a bad reputation in the nutrition world.  Eggs are high in cholesterol, and cholesterol was first implicated in heart disease in the 1950’s.  Since then, many government and research studies have suggested limiting egg consumption to decrease risk of heart disease, especially if you already have high blood cholesterol. However, more recent research has indicated that eggs may not be as harmful for heart health as once thought.  There are also many other positive benefits in eggs that may “out-weigh” negative impacts.  […]

How to get a flat stomach in 3 months

how-to-get-a-flat-stomach-in-3-monthsby Holly Klamer April 14, 2014

Losing belly fat is a popular physique goal; it seems an elusive 6 pack is what many people want.  However, getting a flat stomach takes more than doing some abdominal exercises every day.  Although there is no magic formula or guaranteed timeline, following these simple steps can help you reach the goal of getting a flat stomach. What to eat Don’t expect to get a flat stomach by eating whatever you want.  Losing belly fat means taking in less calories than you’re expending.  Non-processed whole […]

Best foods for bad stomach – What to eat for feel better

foods-for-a-bad-stomachby Holly Klamer April 11, 2014

What to eat to feel better from a sore stomach Sometimes a sore stomach just takes a little rest and time.  The waiting period before feeling better from an upset stomach can be uncomfortable whether it’s nausea, cramps, bloating, gas or just feeling off. Eating specific foods for a sore stomach could speed up the recovery process to feeling back to 100%.  Here are some easy to digest foods that you may want to eat while recovering from an upset stomach. Bananas Bananas are a […]

Does Jogging Tone the Legs & Butt?

does-jogging-tone-legs-buttby Holly Klamer April 9, 2014

Jogging is a great exercise that has many health benefits.  It is a cardiovascular exercise, meaning it is good for your heart and increases physical endurance.  Jogging is a weight bearing exercise meaning it is good for your bones, and jogging can help tone your muscles in your legs. Even though jogging will strengthen your legs, you may need to supplement other exercises to tone your legs and butt for the greatest impact.  Diet and weight loss may play a role for seeing leg definition […]

Best alternatives to yogurt

6-best-alternatives-to-yogurtby Holly Klamer April 7, 2014

There are many health benefits of yogurt; it is a rich source of calcium, protein and probiotics.  However, some people who are lactose intolerant may not be able to eat dairy, or some people just don’t like the taste/texture of yogurt. Best alternatives to yogurt Here are some of the best yogurt alternatives, dairy and non-dairy. Kefir Kefir type drinks have been popular for centuries in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.  Kefir is made from cow’s milk and is similar to yogurt.  Kefir is […]

Foods that are good for your digestive system

foods-that-are-good-for-digestive-systemby Holly Klamer April 4, 2014

The digestive system is a complex, highly organized system that breaks food down into microscopic compounds the body can use for fuel, storage, repair, etc.  However, there are many places the digestive process can go wrong.  Unpleasant side effects with digestive issues include cramps, bloating, flatulence, diarrhea or constipation. There are many reasons why the digestive system may be off, but here are some general tips for foods that can help keep your digestive system healthy. Ginger Ginger has been used as a digestive aid […]