Archive for the ‘Healthy Eating’ Category

Macadamia Oil: Healthier Than Olive Oil?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard that olive oil is healthy, right?

Good for your heart, lowers blood pressure, cools inflammation and extends life span — it’s why the Mediterranean lifestyle is so good for you.

But there’s ANOTHER oil that runs circles around olive oil in terms of health benefits, but almost nobody knows about it for some odd reason. (more…)

Chia 101 – A Superfood Primer

7 Basics to catch you up on Chia:

  1. Chia seed comes from the desert plant salvia hispanica, native to parts of Central and South America.
  2. Evidence shows humans have used chia seeds as far back as 3500 B.C.
  3. Chia served as fuel for Aztec warriors before going into battle and Aztec messengers used it on their cross-empire journeys.
  4. Chia was thought to have magical powers (more…)

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter: Low Calorie, Low Fat Peanut Butter

Bell Plantation PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter

Are you addicted to peanut butter? Do you find it hard to fit it into your diet since it is high in calories?

Peanuts have a high caloric density due to their high fat content. A serving (2 tablespoons) of regular peanut butter contains about 180-200 calories. Most peanut butter lovers could easily consume more than 2 tablespoons per day because it’s so tasty. Unfortunately, the calories can add up fast and hurt your waistline.

If you are seeking for a low calorie and low fat alternative to regular peanut butter, I suggest giving (more…)

Are Egg Whites a Good Late Night Snack?

Egg whites are a great source of lean protein. They are low in calories and yet, the protein content fills you up and stimulate your metabolism.

Moreover, eggs are cheap, easy and quick to cook. So, I always load up on and store them in the fridge.

Here are 5 ways to eat egg whites as a healthy late night snack.

egg whites healthy late night snack

Tuna Stuffed Hard Boiled Eggs

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Is Avocado a Healthy Late Night Snack?

Avocado is one of the most nutrient-dense fruits. It is a superfood that is good to have as a late night snack.

Why Avocado is a Healthy Late Night Snack (more…)

Miracle Noodles Review

What are Miracle Noodles?
Miracle noodles are made from glucomannan, a water soluble fiber of the tuber root of konjac plant. They are available in various styles such as angel hair, fetuccini, linguini, penne and rigatoni.

Features of Miracle Noodles
- low calories
- low carb (more…)

Where to Buy Shirataki Noodles?

Depending on where you live, you may be able to find shirataki noodles at Asian grocery stores. Otherwise, you can easily buy them online here.

There is a better range of shirataki noodles and konjac glucommanan food products online. I usually buy shirataki noodles from Miracle Noodle site .  If you are a pasta lover, they offer konjac pasta in various shapes that are low in carbs and calories.

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Shirataki Noodles: The No Carb & No Calorie Noodles

What are Shirataki Noodles?
Shirataki noodles are made from the root of the Konjac plant (similar to yam).

The primary component of the konjac root is glucomannan which is a water soluble dietary fiber. It can be made into konjac glucomannan foods such as noodles, rice, pasta, jelly (konyaku), etc.

Appearance and Taste of Shirataki Noodles (more…)

How To Use Coconut Oil For Weight Loss

coconut oil weight loss diet

Being on a low carb, moderate protein and high fiber diet has helped me lose excess weight, but it is not without shortcoming. I often get carb/sugar cravings right after meals and in between meals.

Having read Eat Fat, Lose Fat book by Mary Enig & Sally Fallon, I realised that my fat intake was too low. So I added several tablespoons of coconut oil to my diet, as suggested in the Quick and Easy Weight Loss Plan of the book.

The most noticeable and immediate changes were feeling of satiation and no more cravings! Since my food intake was reduced, I lost inches off my waist.

Coconut Oil: Potential Weight Loss Agent (more…)

Book Review: Eat Fat, Lose Fat

Eat Fat, Lose Fat
Eat Fat, Lose Fat will take you beyond your fears about fat, to the facts about fat.

Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Dr Mary Enig and Sally Fallon is a nutrition book that has significantly changed my perception, choices and consumption of fats.

Here’s an overview of this book: (more…)