Jan 312012
 
Pad Thai with Kelp Noodles Recipe

This is definitely not a traditional pad thai recipe! It’s all raw and vegan for starters. This recipe uses kelp noodles, which are a good way to get the benefits of kelp without the strong flavor. As you can see from the photo, kelp noodles are clear, not deep green. This makes me wonder if [Read on...You know you want to]

Jan 302012
 
Super Low Fat Banana Smoothie

It’s not hard to find delicious smoothie recipes, but it is harder to find ones that are low in fat. Smoothies usually contain some kind of milk whether it be dairy milk or nut/soy milk. All have a relatively high fat content. Although I would ration that nut milks are healthier than their dairy alternatives, [Read on...You know you want to]

Jan 282012
 
How A High Fat Diet Leads To Diabetes

Before I started researching diabetes, I thought it was a diet high in sugar that led to the development of diabetes. I was surprised to find out that the amount of fat in the diet has a much more drastic effect on diabetes patients, and removing fat from the diet will actually cure most diabetics [Read on...You know you want to]

Jan 272012
 
Green Energizer Smoothie Recipe

I love this green smoothie first thing in the morning. It tastes great and will give you a kick to jump start your day. I used to be afraid of green smoothies, but the truth is, most greens don’t overtake the flavor of the smoothie. Try this green energy booster with fresh cilantro.     [Read on...You know you want to]

Jan 262012
 
The Hardest Food To Give Up

If you’ve ever changed your diet, you know there are some foods that are tougher to give up than others. Some seem impossible and then others you forget you ever ate them. Recent research has pointed out that taste is not the only thing keeping you craving your favorite foods. When vegans and vegetarians were [Read on...You know you want to]

Jan 252012
 
What's Your Food Made Of?

It seems like it doesn’t matter what type of weight loss program I’m looking at, most of them talk about the same thing: fruits, vegetables, proteins and carbs. What this says to me is that most people, even those involved in weight loss and nutrition don’t understand food at all.   What are proteins and [Read on...You know you want to]

Jan 242012
 
How To Prepare Raw Nuts

Nuts and seeds are a great addition to any diet. They provide us with healthy fats and a variety of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, which can reduce risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol and manage weight. One of the lesser-known facts about nuts is that they are not easily digested; follow these procedures to make [Read on...You know you want to]

Jan 192012
 
Pass The Tofu

Vegans and vegetarians everywhere have become synonymous with the less popular term, “tofu lover”. When I eat out, most of the vegetarian options have tofu. When I tell the server I don’t want tofu they give me a weird look, “Are you sure?”. Yes I’m sure. I despise tofu. Why? Let me tell you. So [Read on...You know you want to]

Jan 172012
 
Could Losing Weight Be As Easy As Drinking The Right Tea?

There are a bunch of green tea sales pages online that would have you believe that this statement is true. Is it? What does your common sense tell you? A compound in green tea is said to speed up your metabolism, but is it enough for you to keep your same eating habits and still [Read on...You know you want to]