The low carb diet has been touted as a quick and easy to lose weight—but there has been much debate about are low carb diets healthy? Here we will put the science behind the diet in simple terms and then get into answering, are low carb diets healthy? A couple of things before getting started… Before getting started, I’d like to point out that I’m not a doctor and I’m not a dietitian. I’d also like to say that I’m trying to answer the question about if low carb diets are healthy overall. When it all comes down to it, it depends on the type of eating strategy you choose, the specific efforts you make to follow it, and the individual foods that you choose. After all, if you’re eating only bacon for the next month and a half, yes, you’ll be low in carbohydrates, but that can hardly be Read More
I’ve been sticking to the same kind of nutrient-dense diet for quite some time, and it’s really working for me. Sure, I get the occasional junk food in there, and the holidays are always hard on me, but overall, I’m eating great. The funny thing is that a lot of people judge my meals as being boring. They assume I’m sacrificing a lot in what I’m eating so that I can reach my physical goals. Not true!
The best way to control what you eat—and know exactly what you are eating and where it came from—is by growing your own food at home. And herbs are some of the easiest crops to grow, as you can grow them right in your own kitchen with a minimal amount of space. So even if you aren’t someone with the greenest of thumbs, check out the herbs you can grow at home below, as you will be amazed by what you can do, and your food will taste even better too! 1. Rosemary One of many herbs that you can grow outside in your garden or inside on your windowsill, rosemary doesn’t only taste good, but also smells great too. It contains carnosic acid, which can help fight cancer, and its fragrance could even help boost your memory. It grows best when exposed to full sun, and you will need Read More
After a tough workout, your body is craving hydration and energy, and if you’ve been sweating a lot, you’re also looking for ways to cool off. What better way is there to cool down and refresh your body than with an ice-cold, fruity popsicle? Check out the fruity popsicle recipes below to start making some healthy options for yourself that you can enjoy post-workout every day. Green Tea and Fruit Get the benefits of green tea, which provides antioxidants and a metabolism boost, by blending it with delicious fresh fruits in the following recipe: · ½ scoop of your favorite post-workout protein powder · ¼ grapefruit · ½ banana · ¼ cup watermelon · ¼ cup of your favorite berries, such as strawberry · ¼ cup of your favorite plant-based, low-sugar yogurt · 2 tbsp green tea Simply use your preferred popsicle molds to freeze the blended mixture and have Read More