Recipe: Cherry Banana Dairy-Free Ice Cream

Low-fat dairy products are reliable sources of essential vitamins and minerals – but they’re not for everyone. Some people suffer from lactose intolerance, making dairy products uncomfortable to digest [1]. Also, if you’re prone to non-cystic acne, you may notice that consuming milk products can trigger breakouts [2]. No matter the reason, when you’re committed to more…

3 Super Simple, Healthy Foods You Can Make Yourself

Processed foods sure can be convenient, but they’re not always the best option for a healthy diet. Food manufacturers will often ramp up the salt, fat, and sugar content of foods to appeal to our taste buds and convince us to keep snacking even when we’re not really hungry. Breaking up with convenience foods doesn’t more…

Healthy Summer Living: How to Beat the Heat

In many places, this summer has been a scorcher. Like, frying-eggs-on-the-hood-of-your-car kind of hot. If you haven’t had moments when you’re sick of sweating, feel too hot to eat, or are positive your brain cells are literally melting, congrats – either your air conditioner works, or you’ve already figured out how to keep cool and more…

5 Reasons to Eat Watermelon

5 Reasons to Eat Watermelon Watermelon evokes the perfect summer day; golden sunlight, green grass, the smell of sunscreen, and the refreshing splash of the lake. From hydration to heart health, here are 5 reasons to eat watermelon at your next picnic or party, or as your new summer snack: 1. Hydration Eating a slice more…

The Truth about Good Fat

I’m always surprised, and disappointed, to see egg white omelettes featured in the “Healthy Options” section of restaurant menus. We all know that egg yolks are being left out because of their fat content, but why is this still happening? Clearing up the Confusion around Good Fat The notion that fat makes us fat, or that more…

Surprise! These 5 Foods Are Not Gluten-Free

Whether you have celiac disease or suffer from non-celiac gluten sensitivities, unknowingly eating even a small amount of gluten can lead to serious adverse reactions and digestive issues. Although wheat is the most common grain that contains gluten, it is also present in rye, barley, oats, triticale, and less familiar varieties of wheat, such as more…

5 Simple Secrets for Healthy Summer Hair

Ah, summer has arrived! The season of fresh local berries, warm summer evenings, lazy beach days, and parched, brittle hair. That’s right – summer hair can be an uphill battle! The good news is that you can help protect your tresses from the effects of UV rays, heat, pool water, or whatever summer throws your way more…