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Ditch the Grains – Why Quinoa’s a Great Gluten-Free Replacement

If You Don’t Like Gluten, Quinoa’s a Great Gluten-Free Replacement One of the unintended (but pretty interesting) side effects of the entire gluten-free movement is it’s introduced millions of people to foods they would have never known about before. Seriously, how many of you knew what quinoa was 10 years ago? My guess is a small percentage of you. For that matter, did you know how to pronounce it 10 years ago? It’s pronounced  KEEN – WAH, if you’re wondering. Quinoa’s basically become a superstar of the gluten-free movement because it’s a healthy, filling replacement for the grains people love so much. Here’s the good news: not only does quinoa allow you to enjoy variations of the foods you love, but...

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Why Bacon’s Good For You and the Environment

This might come as a surprise to you, but bacon isn’t one of my favorite foods. Sure, I might write about it frequently, but I do so, not because I have an insatiable love for crispy bacon. No, the real reasons I write about bacon so much are twofold: the first reason is only because I know most of you, my readers, love bacon. The other reason is I’m trying to dispel the idea that certain foods are categorically “bad” and “good”. That’s why I wanted to write to you about a new study proving bacon is nowhere near as bad as you might think. Over the past year or two, I’m sure you’ve seen a few articles floating around where...

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The Awesome Reasons Chia Seeds Are Great for Your Health

The Evidence Is There – Chia Seeds Are Great For Your Health In a recent survey I performed (not a very scientific one, mind you), I took a look at some health websites to see what some of the popular “superfoods” were. Then, I went to Pinterest and Instagram to see which health foods users were posting about. After a few minutes of looking at all these websites, I realized the majority of them talked about chia seeds. Well, I haven’t written much about chia seeds (hardly at all, actually), and I realized I’ve been depriving y’all of information on this nutritional rockstar. So, if you’d like to learn about the very popular (and extremely affordable) chia seed, get ready to take the plunge…just don’t...

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Six Great Reasons to Drink Coconut Milk

These Reasons to Drink Coconut Milk Will Blow Your Mind…Maybe In the past year and a half, you’ve heard me harp on the dangers of drinking cow’s milk. Since I’m not a fan of dairy, I’ve featured incredible, natural alternatives like goat milk and almond milk in my writing. Plus, I’ve written about just how awesome coconut oil is for general health. So, it should go without saying that since I’m anti-dairy and pro-coconut, I should probably focus on one of the best dairy substitutes in the world made out of coconut: Coconut milk. Take a second to look over what’s so great about coconut milk, and then imagine just how many ways you could start to incorporate it into your diet....

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Which Fish Never to Eat

You’re Going To Be Shocked When You Learn Which Fish Never To Eat That’s because you’ve been told over and over again that fish is healthy, and should be a substantial part of your diet. Well, just because you hear something day in and day out doesn’t make every bit of that saying true. Have you ever heard the expression, “Even a broken clock is right twice a day?” Well, that one’s actually true…assuming you don’t get the clock fixed during the middle of the day. But I digress. The reality is, there’s always going to be an opinion that adds dispute to an idea that’s generally accepted as true. And, just because fish is generally regarded as healthy, that doesn’t mean that all...

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