Following the Alkaline Diet is a Balancing Act. Literally!

When it comes to getting information on dieting, we sometimes look at the eating habits of those healthy individuals we admire so we can see how they manage to maintain their health. Such individuals may include family members, our favorite teacher or doctor or even a celebrity.

The Fiber in Oat Milk May Make It the Milk Alternative For You

Very recently, coffee mega-franchise Starbucks added oat milk to its menu at some of their various locations throughout the country. You can find the locations that are serving up this milk alternative, here. And apparently, Starbucks has been offering oat milk in its European locations as of January 2018.

Move Over Quinoa. Sorghum Is in Town!

“Grains, commonly referred to as ‘cereals’ or ‘cereal grains’, are the edible seeds of specific grasses belonging to the Poaceae (also known as Gramineae) family,” reports the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council.

Why You May Want to Get Crackin’ On Pistachios

The state of California is a major producer of nuts -- particularly pistachio nuts. According to some reports, it is predicted that the state will produce more than 1.4 billion pounds of pistachios by 2026!

Be On Top of All Your B Vitamins, Not Just B12 and Folate

My recent nutrient test results reflected that all my B vitamins were optimal except vitamins B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin). And it got me thinking that many people may not know about these two B vitamins. This is because vitamins B12 (cobalamin) and B9 (folate) seem to be the popular B vitamins and perhaps steal the spotlight from all the other essential Bs.

Do Carbs Really Prevent You From Losing Weight?

There’s a lot of conflicting information online about weight loss strategies. It seems like every week there’s yet another trendy diet that promises you will look like J. Lo if you follow it.

Is Hemp Milk the Milk Alternative For You?

Actress and owner of natural health company Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow, is a fan of making her own hemp milk, one of the many plant-based milk alternatives out on the market now. Hemp milk is said to have a mild nutty flavor or even grassy taste and not be as creamy as other milk alternatives, like almond milk. To spruce up her hemp milk a bit and balance some of the grassy flavor, Gwyneth adds dates, which are naturally sweet and nutrient-rich, and coconut oil.

Think Chickpeas Are Boring? Think Again!

If you’re in good health, there’s nothing wrong with giving in to a craving or treating yourself every now and then. But it’s even better if you can find healthy alternatives to junk foods you could be craving. And if you get really creative and enlist the help of the Internet, you may be surprised at what you find and come up with.

Ladies, Listen Up! You Especially Need to Be Proactive About Hearing Loss.

You have five basic senses -- sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. And if you’ve never had any major issues with these senses you most likely have taken them for granted. In other words, you don’t really know how precious these senses are until you lose one.

Avoid Potassium Depletion When Taking Diuretics

Social media sensation and rapper Cardi B received some backlash last summer. Not for her daring song lyrics, risque outfits or what some consider as her ‘outrageous personality,’ but for promoting a tea detox product.

Should You Have Soy Milk? Well, It Depends

Navigating the world of cow’s milk alternatives is, quite frankly, overwhelming! There are many milk options to choose from, including almond milk, oat milk, rice milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, cashew milk and more! And there is a lot of conflicting information about which one is best for you.

My Husband Eats a Lot of Veggies, But Fava Beans Can’t Be One of Them!

Who could forget Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins as the cannibal in that unforgettable movie, “Silence of the Lambs?” His calm delivery of what has been recognized as perhaps one of the most famous lines in a movie will always be cemented in my brain: "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti." Prior to that movie, I don’t think many people in the US, including myself, had ever heard of fava beans even though there is evidence that it was one of the first foods cultivated by man. But it is important to know about this bean because it may be both good and dangerous for our health.

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