Health & Fitness

Low Glycemic Alternative to Common Sweeteners

By |October 22nd, 2014|

The taste of common sweeteners such as brown and white sugar may be yummy, but what these products do to your body is not so sweet. Eating too many refined carbohydrates can lead to heart disease, some forms of cancer, and diabetes. Low glycemic sweeteners are better for overall health and are diabetic-friendly. This […]

Meatless Meals for a Healthy Body and Planet

By |September 1st, 2014|

Replacing animal protein with plant protein, meat substitutes, is growing in popularity and earning accolades from foodies and medical professionals alike. According to, meat substitutes are beneficial for the body, mind, and environment. With the wide variety of meat substitutes available today, enjoying a meatless meal is healthy, easy and delicious.  Plant Based Products […]

Benefits of Fish-My Article on Parade Magazine

By |July 23rd, 2014|

I am excited to say that one of my articles on ‘Heart Healthy: Benefits of Fish’ was published on Parade Magazine. I received this opportunity through Sverve network. They were teamed up with Sverve and created a joint editorial board. As a Sverve Influencer I received opportunity to produce original content for Parade Magazine.Parade […]

It’s All Good: Choosing Healthy Weight Loss

By |July 11th, 2014|

By Leslie Vandever  So You’ve noticed that there’s a little more of you recently. Your skinny jeans seem to have shrunk and your favorite skirt is somehow tighter across the hips than you like. Your cheekbones are vanishing and your jawline has softened.Well, you can always buy a new skirt and jeans, […]

Foods with 4 Major Nutrients that Protect the Skin

By |April 3rd, 2014|

Did you know that what we eat affects the health of our body? Yes?! Ok well, did you know that there are certain foods that can have a direct effect on our skin? Well, its true, experts say that certain natural foods will do as much for your appearance as it will for your […]

How Your Diet Affects Your Breath

By |March 28th, 2014|

Foods do not have as much of an effect on breath odors as most people assume. Most of the odors that occur in the mouth are caused by bad bacteria on the tongue and around the teeth that produce sulfur compounds, which are a harbinger of halitosis. This does not mean that your diet has […]

Why your Heart Yearns for the Mediterranean (Diet)

By |March 27th, 2014|

Amongst all the current controversy surrounding fat intake and heart disease, The Mediterranean diet remains the gold standard for heart health. Dr Aseem Malhotra, leading cardiologist and author of the recent BMJ paper “Saturated fat is not the issue” advocates adopting a Mediterranean diet, claiming that it has shown to be “three times as effective […]