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Tasty Tangerine-Apple Cranberry Sauce

December 25th, 2014|Comments Off on Tasty Tangerine-Apple Cranberry Sauce

One of my favorite holiday dishes is cranberry sauce. Cranberries are extremely nutritious and have immense benefits.  However, most cranberry sauce calls for an entire cup of sugar. Something that could actually be a very healthy holiday entre’ suddenly turns into an unhealthy sugar-packed dish, high in calories.

The only sugar-free sweeter I use is 100% Stevia. It is an all-natural plant-derived sweetener with no calories. Liquid Stevia drops (with no other ingredients added) is my personal favorite.

Here is my healthy cranberry sauce recipe. It is bursting with flavors and will hopefully be a holiday hit in your home for years [read more…]

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Blending vs. Juicing. Which is Better?

December 16th, 2014|Comments Off on Blending vs. Juicing. Which is Better?

Should you blend or should you juice?

Blending and juicing fruits and vegetables is a growing health craze, as they are both great ways to ensure you consume adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables each day. However, have you ever wondered what the difference is between the two, and which one is healthier?

Both make for great ways to maximize the benefits that vegetables and fruits can provide. Each method offers different benefits which should be considered in order to achieve the results you desire.

The Main Difference

The main difference between the two is that juicing separates the juice from the fiber and [read more…]

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Alcohol and Your Health

November 27th, 2014|Comments Off on Alcohol and Your Health

Alcohol can have a significant effect on derailing your weight loss goals.  Many people, despite maintaining a regimented exercise program, ultimately plateau or even gain weight, and the culprit is often alcohol.

Serving Sizes

An average serving size of a glass of wine is 5oz., 12 oz. for beer and 1.5 oz. for hard liquor. Each of these contains approximately the same amount of pure alcohol despite the varying amounts.  Among these three types, wine drinkers tend to over consume, when self poring. In fact a recent study, published by USA today found that wine drinkers often over pour their glass by [read more…]

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The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar-Nature’s Health Remedy

November 15th, 2014|Comments Off on The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar-Nature’s Health Remedy

Apple cider vinegar is an all-natural product with enormous health benefits! It comes from fermenting the juice from apples into hard cider, and then a second fermentation process that turns it into vinegar.

It has been around for hundreds of centuries and was even used by Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine, to treat patients.

Here are some of the incredible health benefits that apple cider vinegar is often used for.

Weight Loss and Reducing Cholesterol

Apple cider vinegar has been clinically proven to facilitate weight loss and decrease body fat. It has been shown to curb appetite and give the feeling of [read more…]

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Special Moments—Stolen by Negative Body Image

October 16th, 2014|Comments Off on Special Moments—Stolen by Negative Body Image

How many special moments have you lost because of being self-conscious or embarrassed about your body?  I remember an eye-opening moment I had a while back that really put things into perspective.

It was a warm summer afternoon, perfect for a southern California beach day. I went to the beach with friends and we were joined by many people I didn’t know. As everyone started to shed their clothing, I reluctantly took off my dress and I stood there in nothing but my bikini.

My mind wasn’t on the gorgeous day. My mind wasn’t on the amazing ocean view in front of [read more…]