Summer is right around the corner, so you are probably hearing a lot of advice and questions about potential dieting and fitness ideas. Growing extremely popular is one of the latest dieting trends: the keto diet.
Before you get started on the keto diet, though, know that it is harder than most of the other diets out there and that there are a few things that you should expect.
What Is The Keto Diet and How Does It Work?
The keto diet (otherwise known as the ketogenic diet) is essentially a low-carbohydrate diet that is often used to help children with intense epilepsy or for people ready to get serious about their weight goals.
Love nothing more than rustling up delicious food for friends and family? Enjoy dicing, slicing and sautéing as much as some people love watching a good movie? Can you spot the ripest tomato in the bowl at 20 paces?
If you answered yes to any of these questions (and even if you didn’t!), did you know that a water ionizer in the kitchen is perfect for food lovers?
A Raw Deal?
Let’s start with the raw ingredients. Organic food is free of herbicides and pesticides, but it costs more to produce and so the price of buying organic tends to be higher. So you buy regular produce …
It is August. August is typically the hottest month of year for many of us here in America with most states averaging around 80 degrees.
Averages don’t always translate to actual though. As an example, where I am, eighty degrees is normal for this time of year yet it’s been in the nineties all month long and the heat index has been hovering at 100 degrees and above for the past week.
Translation, it is still summer and your body is still susceptible to overheating. While August may portend cooling temperatures, they aren’t here yet and overheating is still a concern for many in some of the hotter climates around …
It’s a busy world these days with much more to do and less time to do it in.
When we’re out and about or on the go and begin to feel those gnawing little hunger pangs, it is tempting to grab a gooey candy bar or an icing-laced sweet roll to get that blood sugar back up and give us that mid-day pick-me-up we so desperately need.
I could list all the unhealthy ingredients in a candy bar or doughnut but chemistry was never a strong suit of mine and I’m not sure I have the room here.
Today we are offering up a healthy trail-mix that you can make at home and …
Gluten Free: What is Gluten and Should You Avoid It?
Gluten-free is a term we hear with more and more frequency these days. Gluten-free diets are the new health rage, while the banner gluten-free appears on many food product labels on the market today. But what exactly is gluten? I wanted to know and here is what I learned.
Gluten: /’Glootn/ noun–A substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with Celiac Disease.
Gluten is a binding protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. It is what makes pizza dough stretchy, gives bread its softness, and helps it …
Sophia has written and published several books on healthy living, nutrition, yoga, and meditation. She is a Doctor of Naturopathy with emphasis on Holistic Nutrition, a Reiki Master Teacher, and is a Certified Yoga Teacher with over thirty years of experience.
Sophia resides in the magnificent Colorado Rocky Mountains living a “Green Goddess Life” with her passion for healthy food and mindful living, gardening, caring …
This week, we are excited to introduce you to a good friend of ours, Sophia Paul. She is a “Green Goddess” and author of the cookbook “The Yoga of Food: Divine Recipes.” All of the recipes are either vegan or vegetarian. Some recipes are raw, some are cook and most are suitable for diabetics. None of the recipes contain sugar (always substituted with stevia). Most of the recipes are low in gluten or gluten-free and are very low in carbohydrates. Generally, the recipes are very healthy for everyone!
Of course, Sophia loves her Tyent water ionizer! She states, “My ionized water reminds me of a bubbling ancient spring high up in the mountains. It has a …
Thanks to the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals present in certain foods, adding them to your diet can actually function as a sort of medicine. With the many ailments present in the modern day—stemming from pollution, plastic products, poor food production, and more—we recommend adding these “superfoods” into your diet now for better health in the present and the future.
Maybe you already know you should be eating these foods, but you haven’t started yet—or maybe you didn’t know these foods were so healthy. Either way, start adding these superfoods to your daily menu, and reap the benefits. (Thanks to WebMD for the resources!)
Blueberries. Yielding antioxidants, vitamin C, and anti-inflammatory properties, start grabbing a handful of these …
What if you could make a few easy food and drink swaps to drop several hundred calories in a day? Small calorie cuts can make a big difference for your long-term fitness goals. Consider this: Each pound of body fat equals approximately 3500 calories. So, if you eat 500 fewer calories per day, you’ll automatically be losing one pound of body fat per week.
It sounds simple, but in reality, making the right food decisions can be difficult. Keep these five food and drink swaps in mind the next time you’re choosing a snack or meal, and know that you’re picking the lower-calorie option! (Plus, try these tips for switching from soda to water.)