Stay energized without sugar

How to Stay Energized Without Relying on Sugar

By Chris Collett / May 15, 2024 /

Feeling energized is a high priority for all of us. I mean, who wouldn’t want to go through their days feeling like they’re at 100 percent? Whether we’re working out, creating a big presentation for work, or running around in the park with our kids, having the mental and physical strength to get through our day makes a huge difference in our overall health and happiness.

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21 Healthy Ways to Fight Inflammation

By Chris Collett / March 15, 2024 /

Inflammation is a buzzword that we hear over and over (and over!) again. And it makes sense! Inflammation can cause a host of different symptoms — like joint pain, headaches, and skin rashes — and contributes to dozens of diseases, anything from depression to psoriasis to heart disease.

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Heart Surgeon Begs Americans: “Stop Doing This To Your Fruit”

By Chris Collett / March 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Heart Surgeon Begs Americans: “Stop Doing This To Your Fruit”

The top 3 common foods that you would have never guessed were the cause of your fatigue.

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high calorie foods

You’re Thinking About High Calorie Foods All Wrong

By Chris Collett / August 17, 2021 /

Reasonable portions of high calorie, nutrient-dense foods may help you reach your health goals more sustainably than salads ever could.

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canned tuna

Which Canned Tuna Is Better: Oil-Packed or Water-Packed?

By Chris Collett / August 9, 2021 /

Few foods are as affordable, nutritious, and reliable as canned tuna. And even fewer are as versatile. But should you get oil-packed or water-packed? Find out which one we’re (ahem) on board with.

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erythritol vs. stevia

What’s the Difference Between Stevia and Erythritol?

By Chris Collett / July 14, 2021 /

When it comes to sugar substitutes, the most important thing you should know is that you have options.

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healthy soda alternatives

The Best Healthy Sodas to Buy Right Now

By Chris Collett / May 19, 2021 /

Today’s canned beverage aisle is bursting with healthy soda alternatives that are both delicious and good for you. We’ve done the hard work of drinking our way through a slew of fizzy beverages to find three we can really get behind.

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brussels sprouts

5 New Ways to Cook Brussels Sprouts

By Chris Collett / April 23, 2021 /

We love a good tray of roasted sprouts, but these sweet little cabbages can do so much more. These Brussels sprouts recipes will inspire you to think outside the sheet pan.

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feeling low

Feeling Kinda Low? 10 Small Things to Do About it

By Chris Collett / April 11, 2021 /

Mounting setbacks, responsibilities, deadlines, or uncontrollable life stressors can leave you feeling low. Here’s what to do.

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sweet potatoes

3 Super-Simple Ways to Cook Sweet Potatoes

By Chris Collett / March 5, 2021 /

Few foods have it all, except maybe sweet potatoes. Here’s what you need to know to help you incorporate one of nature’s tastiest and healthiest foods into your diet.

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Food Was a Weapon I Used to Fix My Misbehaving Body — This Surprising Food Was a Total Game Changer

By Chris Collett / February 19, 2021 /

After nearly two years of baffling health concerns and trying extreme diets, a meal at a small-town restaurant transformed my health — and how I thought about my body.

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vegan lentil gumbo

These Easy & Healthy Instant Pot Soups, Stews, and Chilis Are *So* Satisfying

By Chris Collett / January 12, 2021 /

The Instant Pot makes fast work of hearty soups, stews, and chilis, and requires so little clean up, it’s a dream for busy nights. Or, you can prep and cook a bunch of meals all at once, and freeze some in small single-serving containers so they’re ready to heat and eat even on your most tired nights.

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5 Sweet Ways to Still Have a Good Time This Halloween

By Chris Collett / October 28, 2020 /

It’s a tough pill to swallow for many of us, but Halloween is going to be a little different this year. With COVID-19 still a pressing threat, we’re all trying to find creative ways to enjoy our lives without putting our health and the risk of those we love at risk.

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Lentil soup

6 Delicious Ways to Make Lentil Soup

By Chris Collett / October 26, 2020 /

Eating lentil soup is a lot like sliding into fuzzy slippers and putting on jammies midday. It’s the food equivalent to a warm hug. Lentil soup is sometimes seen as bland, but they have a delicate earthy flavor that makes them a great canvas for bold flavors. Here’s a few suggestions on how to amp up your lentil soup game for this fall and winter.

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White beans

4 New Ways to Use a Can of White Beans

By Chris Collett / October 23, 2020 /

In the long list of items you keep stocked in your pantry, consider adding white beans to the rotation. They’re a versatile plant-based protein, and buying them canned, like any other bean, is super convenient and makes for quick work in the kitchen.

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Improve attention

So You’re Having a Hard Time Focusing. 10 Small Ways to Improve Your Attention

By Chris Collett / October 22, 2020 /

Tell us if this sounds familiar: You have a big work project that’s due at the end of the day, and suddenly you feel the need to organize your entire closet. Or research that side hustle you’ve been contemplating. Or plan out your next week’s worth of meals.

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Pumpkin bread

5 Clean & Delicious Ways to Make Pumpkin Bread

By Chris Collett / October 21, 2020 /

There’s a small window in time when the whole world goes wild for pumpkin everything and we have no intentions of being left out. That’s why we’ve been digging into a bunch of different ways to enjoy pumpkin season.

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Lemon roasted chicken and potatoes

Make These Big-Batch Recipes Now and Eat Well All Week

By Chris Collett / October 19, 2020 /

Big-batch cooking is the secret to eating well all week. Making meals in larger portions also helps make the most of your time in the kitchen and, chances are, it’ll also save you a few bucks, too. If you have time this weekend, make one (or more) of these big-batch recipes. When you’re tucking into lasagna on Wednesday, you’ll thank us. 

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Xylitol gum

Xylitol Gum: Benefits, Brands, and Side Effects

By Chris Collett / October 18, 2020 /

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol close to the sweetness of sugar, but with half the calories.

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sugar substitutes for baking

What Is Monk Fruit Sweetener (And Is It Healthy)?

By Chris Collett / October 16, 2020 /

Monk fruit sweetener is a natural sugar substitute made from an extract of monk fruit, a gourd originating in Southeast Asia (China and Thailand) — also named “luo han guo”.

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Healthier heartier chili

This Is Your Secret Weapon For Making Chili Taste 10x Better

By Chris Collett / October 16, 2020 /

All chilis are comforting, hearty, and full of the ingredients guaranteed to fill us up. It’s why the moment the weather turns a pot of chili shows up on the menu.

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Spaghetti squash

10 Low Carb Spaghetti Squash Recipes You Have to Try

By Chris Collett / October 15, 2020 /

Spaghetti squash is kind of magical. It mimics that classic pasta of childhood, but brings so many more benefits to the table than your typical plate of comforting carbs.

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5 Facts You Need to Know About Jackfruit —The Meat-Substitute That’s Everywhere

By Chris Collett / October 14, 2020 /

Long beloved in the tropical regions in which it grows, Jackfruit entered the health and wellness scene a few years ago and wasted no time making major waves thanks to its neutral flavor and meaty texture.

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Is Sucralose (Splenda) Bad for You? Evidence-Based Answers

By Chris Collett / October 13, 2020 /

Sucralose is an artificial sweetener and sugar substitute found in many products such as diet sodas and chewing gums. It is not a natural sweetener, like honey or allulose.

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