The History of Chocolate

History of Chocolate

Chocolate has been called the divine substance and the gift of the gods. And really, who can argue with that? Chocolate has become the world’s favourite dessert food and an outright obsession for many chefs and food connoisseurs alike. But it hasn’t always been this way. Until the mid 1500s no one in Europe had […]

The Less Than Sexy Side of Chocolate

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Let’s face it – practically everyone loves chocolate. And even though we want to eat healthy, local and homegrown, there are just not a lot of cocoa bean plants growing successfully in the United States. That means that when our sweet tooth is craving chocolate, we turn to decadent chocolate that started out being grown […]

Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Healthier Recipe

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I am on a “weight loss program” and want to share a modified recipe, which satisfies some taste I have missed to date. That’s the part of making food choice changes and becoming aware of serving sizes, calories, carbs and fats. I use a Ozeri scale to weigh all foods I prepare so that I […]

High fiber vegetables: debunking the mistery

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Although a regimen of regular exercise and eight hours of sleep each night assist in achieving a healthier lifestyle, a well-balanced diet  that includes high fiber vegetables will maintain a properly functioning digestive system. High fiber vegetables, both soluble and insoluble, perform distinctive functions for fine-tuning several regions of the body’s digestive system. What are high […]

7 Fat Burning Green Smoothie Recipes

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How many servings of veggies do you eat per day? For most people, the answer is “not enough.” According the USDA, the average adult should eat 3 cups of veggies every day. The easiest way to substantially increase your fruit and vegetable intake is to drink smoothies. And we’re not talking the sugar-packed, artificial junk […]

♥ Strawberries In Your Kitchen?

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Do you find cleaning strawberries a chore or task? Would you eat more strawberries? Did you know strawberries are healthy? Here are some reasons to eat strawberries: High in Fiber Antioxidants Anti-inflammatory High in vitamin C High in vitamin K Folate and Potassium Regulate blood sugar 52 calories in 1 cup halved strawberries Low in Saturated […]

Coconut Oil: Good, Bad, or Undecided?

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Over the years, the media and medical experts have really put the screws to coconut oil while a lot of island people, like my Dad, just laughed. He grew up eating natural, pure coconut oil, the fresh non-processed kind, so he felt that medicine was a little slow. So here are some of the reasons why […]

Which One Do You Choose: Butter or Margarine?

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There is a serious debate about butter versus margarine. In fact there are hundreds of thousands of sites if not millions bashing one over the other claiming animal fats will kill you and plant fats will save you. I personally have had both and like both, depending on what I’m eating or cooking. So, out […]

Catering Tips: Common Food Allergies and Symptoms

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Introduction Catering companies provide their services to many millions of customers every year. A proportion of these will have a food allergy. Fortunately, most of them will be aware of this and will avoid eating anything that is likely to cause an allergic reaction. However, it is not always clear that some foods contain allergens […]

Lose Weight Naturally: How Vitamin D Impacts Weight Loss

Lose Weight Naturally: How Vitamin D Impacts Weight Loss

On the weight loss journey, hitting a plateau is a lot like hitting your head against a wall. But what if your weight loss has more to do what you’re not getting enough of? A while back I hit a weight loss plateau. No matter what I did, how much I worked out or ate […]