Category Archives: Weight Loss Diets

Nutrition Listen: Banana

Bananas have been shown to help promote healthy digestion, stabilize blood sugars, and promote healthy bones. In today’s episode of Nutrition Listen, we’re talking all about the health benefits and nutrition of bananas. Bananas have been shown to provide cardiovascular benefits from the potassium and fiber, anti-cancer benefits, improve digestion and healing of stomach ulcers by providing the fiber pectin and also help neutralize stomach acid, aid in bone health, vision health, and kidney health. Did you also know… Bananas are rich in potassium, but also […]

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Best Lunch for a Summer Picnic

While summer’s official arrival isn’t until June 21, the weather is finally shaping up for outdoor activities. Playing in the park, swimming in the pool and enjoying a picnic with loved ones are a few of the many fun ways to spend your time this summer. If you’re looking for a new delicious meal to pack for your next picnic, consider the following primarily raw, plant-based options: 1. Portobello BLT SandwichThis delicious sandwich is bursting with nutrients […]

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4 Ways to Protect Your Liver

Your liver is one of the largest and most important organs in your body. According to the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, the liver converts the nutrients in foods you consume into beneficial proteins and substances for cells when they need them. Additionally, it takes unnatural, toxic substances – such as alcohol – and turns them into harmless materials before they disperse throughout the body. Unfortunately, 3.9 million adults were diagnosed with liver disease […]

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The Best Raw Summer Desserts

With summertime comes warmer temperatures. That means swimming, soaking up the sunshine and playing in the yard with the ones you love. It also means making sure the family stays hydrated and well fed with something sweet and delicious! Whether you need a few new snacks to add to the weekly menu, or you’re looking for something different to bring to the next get-together, the following primarily raw, plant-based desserts make the perfect options for summertime. 1. […]

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New Research Highlights Obesity and Cancer Defense Mechanism

A new study out of the Hokkaido University suggests that obesity may in fact intensify the development of cancer. Obesity has long been linked to a number of health consequences, including cancer. However, until now it was unknown how an overweight person’s body may or may not initiate cancer, according to a press release on the study. The research proposes that carrying additional weight may further the growth of cancer cells. A Natural DefenseWhen cells that are possibly […]

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Why Is It So Hard To Stay Healthy?

Have you ever wondered if your parents had to work as hard as you do to maintain their health?  Chances are, probably not.  While they still had to make good food choices, their lifestyles were probably more active than sedentary.  The air they breathed when they were younger was pure, the food they consumed was likely whole foods without the added hormones, pesticides and depleted soils of foods today. They would typically get between 7 to 8 […]

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Spicy Tempeh Stuffed Peppers

Tempeh is one of our top plant-based proteins you should be eating, and here’s another delicious excuse to do so, tempeh stuffed peppers. If you’re looking to include more plant-based proteins in your life, making a familiar and classic recipe like stuffed peppers is a great way to introduce a new (or well loved) ingredient like tempeh. Stuffed peppers is a great recipe to include when you’re meal planning for the week, they’ll store and keep well […]

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Thyroid Cancer: An Overview

While thyroid cancer is one of the least common forms of cancer and also one of the most treatable, it still impacts thousands of people each year. As the American Thyroid Association explained, even patients with the most advanced forms of the disease have options for effective treatments and a relatively good prognosis. The ThyroidThough it doesn’t always garner much attention, the thyroid gland plays a very important role in the body. As the ATA explained, the […]

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Can Diet Play a Role in Delaying Menopause?

From mood swings and hot flashes to weak bones and weight gain, the side effects of menopause are never fun. In the past, we have discussed how diet can play a role in reducing these symptoms. While certain foods such as caffeine, alcohol and chocolate can trigger side effects, fresh, whole foods can help keep them at bay. The power of a plant-based diet has been demonstrated again and again by women who have adopted the Hallelujah Diet […]

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The Problem With School Lunches

Though the end of the school year may be fast approaching, there’s never a bad time to discuss nutrition in our nation’s schools. While every parent would like to see a fresh, wholesome meal on their child’s plate each day, unfortunately, that’s not always the case. It’s no secret that an American student’s school lunch tray of bland, packaged food pales in comparison to the beautiful, bright and bountiful lunches provided in so many countries around the […]

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