Tag: Healthy eating

Carmen Melgoza’s Fitness & Wellness Transformation

Inspires Her Latina Social Media Following to Do The Same Carmen Melgoza had a successful accounting career, but a sedentary lifestyle and a broken relationship took their toll. Her fitness journey and absolute determination to lose 50 pounds are nothing short of inspirational. Driven by unbounded passion and a work ethic shaped by a migrant

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Your Nutrition Questions Answered

You asked – we answered! What foods can I eat to boost my immune system? Sandra Lopez • Pleasanton, CASupporting your immune system is especially important during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Picture your meal plate. Fill half of it with vegetables and fruit, the other part with protein-rich foods such as eggs, chicken, fish and

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Fresh & Spicy – 3 Summer Perfect Arugula Recipes

While warmer temperatures are typically associated with hydrating fruits like watermelon, one overlooked summer ingredient is arugula. This leafy green known for its fresh, tart, bitter, and peppery flavor, originated in the Mediterranean and has a unique nickname: garden rocket. For those looking to lose weight and improve bone health, one cup of arugula has

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Best Food Combinations to Enjoy a Healthier Life

We are living in a time and age when we need to take extra care of our bodies because they have never been more under-nourished and over-stressed. Let’s take a look at how eating certain foods together can help you get in shape and stay healthy. Oatmeal with Orange JuiceA study by the Antioxidant Research

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Is Your Body Overdue For a Spring Cleaning?

As the first signs of spring’s arrival begin to peer through the darkness of winter, one’s thoughts often turn to spring cleaning. It’s our way of mimicking the ritual of cleansing and renewal that takes place in nature as the seasons change. But how many of us routinely ponder the importance or necessity of a

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Nutrition Q&A

We answer reader’s burning questions! I keep hearing the term “flexitarian.” What is the Flexitarian Diet and how does it differ from other diets? Brenda Rodriguez, Pleasanton, CA A Flexitarian Diet includes mostly plant-based foods (fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains) while allowing meat and other animal products in moderation. This makes it more flexible

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Your New Year’s Body Begins Before Christmas

Each year, we celebrate New Year’s Eve counting down with our loved ones. The moment the ball drops and the fireworks go off, we get caught up in the moment with an embrace and a kiss. It’s out with the old and in with the new. What could be more natural than pledging to bring

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Healthy Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table

These are some healthy options to switch for your Thanksgiving sides! Mashed Cauliflower (instead of Mashed Potatoes) Ingredients: • 1 head organic cauliflower, chopped • 1/3 cup coconut milk (from a BPA-free can) • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt • Fresh parsley (for garnish) Instructions: Steam cauliflower until soft and put in a blender with coconut

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Fast, Flavorful, Healthy Lunch Recipes

Want to lose weight, but your lunch options aren’t healthy? Are you counting calories and feeling hungry all the time? You don’t have to starve yourself or go to great lengths for a healthy lunch. In fact, calorie deprivation may cause you to gain weight in the long term. Instead, focus on the quality of

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Rainbow Veggie Soup

The power of homemade soup is multifaceted and highly beneficial to all body types. After a workout, the body needs to replace electrolytes, hydrate, and rebuild muscle using a clean protein and collagen. With the right balance of ingredients, chicken vegetable soup is an optimal source of these vital nutrients. This recipe combines different types

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