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  • Artichoke Tea

    Artichoke Tea
    A sweet herbal drink (no sugar needed!) with floral notes. Pour this tea over a tall glass of ice and you have a refreshing summer drink with magnesium and Vitamin C for zero calories. 

    Recipe
    Servings: 4
    Ingredients
    4 cups water
    1 artichoke

    Heat water in a large pot.
    Wash artichoke, trim brown parts, and cut into quarters lengthwise.
    Once water boils, place whole artichoke […]

  • How to Optimize Snack Time

    The snack industry is a vast one. I mean, just go into your grocery store, how many aisles are dedicated to snacks (chip aisle, candy aisle, cookie aisle, bakery aisle, etc)? Science however says there is conflicting evidence on the benefits of snacking. Yes, it can help in controlling appetite but at the same time, when snacking is done poorly, it […]

  • Fennel and Citrus Salad

    If you’ve been following my social media accounts, you know I have been non-stop with making the Ikarian longevity stew. I had half of a fennel bulb leftover from the Ikarian stew recipe and needed to find a way to incorporate it into another dish. Fennel is a tough cruciferous vegetable so it didn’t spoil easily and maintained its integrity well […]

  • Why These 5 Dietitians Choose to Eat Healthy

    In honor of National Nutrition Month, I asked dietitians across the country why it’s personally important for them to eat healthy. “Healthy” eating comes in many different forms and I can tell you FOR SURE that not every dietitian eats the same. That’s right! We don’t all eat kale salads and green smoothies. The reason why I personally choose to […]

  • Plant-Based Diet: Find Out Which Celebs Are on this Diet

    So is a plant-based diet something like a vegetarian or vegan diet? Let me tell you.

    A Vegetarian diet may include dairy, eggs, and sometimes fish.

    A Vegan diet strictly eliminates any animal by-products including eggs, dairy and even honey (since it comes from bees, an animal).

    A Plant-based diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts, and seeds and limits meat, fish, […]

  • Can Not Getting Enough Z’s Make You Fat?

    Lack of sleep = weight gain over time It has been observed that more sleep can contribute to weight loss and less sleep contributes to weight gain. A NHANES study of 68,183 women over 16 years showed that women who had longer duration of sleep gained less weight over time (see figure 1 below). Various studies show that different age groups who had interrupted […]