How much sugar is in your favorite coffee drink?

Are you drinking coffee or are you drinking a huge amount of sugar?Flavored drinks sold by coffee chains like Starbucks may contain up to 25 teaspoons of sugar, according to new research conducted by a British campaign group – Action on Sugar.That’s about as much sugar as in 3 cans of Coke and more than three times the maximum adult daily intake recommended by the American Heart Association.Surprised?...more

What we learned about eating on our way to better living

When Hubby was first diagnosed with cancer, we asked about diet and exercise. One urologist said, “I heard lycopene is good for prostate cancer, and tomatoes have lycopene, so you might want to eat more tomatoes.”“Good,” said Hubby out of earshot of the doctor. “I’ll add more tomatoes to my Big Macs and I’ll be just fine.” And so, Hubby and I were left to our own devices as a newly-diagnosed couple....more

PCOS and Infertility

PCOS is the most common type of female endocrine disorder and one of the leading causes of female infertility. However, there is certainly hope for women with this condition and it is often an easy intervention. Sometimes we treat this diagnosis with Metformin, a medication that can help to normalize hormone levels. If this is unsuccessful, a few months of a pill called Clomid may help induce ovulation and then conception may occur. If all else fails, in vitro fertilization is extremely successful when used to overcome PCOS-related infertility....more

Yellow Lentil Soup

Moong Dal Soup is a healthy, oil-free, and nutritious comfort food that can be prepared in less than 25 minutes. This is vegan and gluten free and will be loved by people of all age group.Moong dal is rich in protein, iron and loaded with vitamins. It is also low in calorie and when consumed it keeps you full longer, and therefore can be useful for those who want to lose weight....more

Fat-Free Spinach Broccoli Patties

Fat-Free Spinach Broccoli Patties is a very healthy, easy to make appetizer or snack that uses broccoli, spinach and chickpea flour as the main ingredients and can be prepared in less than 20 minutes. These patties are crispy on the outside with soft and chewy texture inside. This recipe is vegan and gluten free....more

Is a cleanse diet right for you? 'Shred Power Cleanse' details

Cleanse diets have become increasingly popular in recent years. The idea of cleansing your body while shedding pounds, especially during the New Year, offers the appeal of a quick way to jump-start those New Year Resolutions....more

Thai Style Quinoa Soup

Thai Style Quinoa Soup is a spicy, healthy and oil-free soup that is flavorful and a perfect companion on a winter afternoon. As most of you may already know, thai cuisine is one of my families favorite and have featured several thai recipes on this blog....more

Black Bean Salad

Black Bean Salad is a very healthy, easy to make and delicious salad that will be loved by people of all age group. Black Beans is a good source of protein, fiber and numerous vitamins and minerals....more

The piggy bank

It’s hard to explain how my mind works on any given day. I once tried to explain how I thought about calories to my mom, and I don’t know if she understood, but I still think of a piggy bank when I ask myself why I am restricting. All right. So, imagine you are an anorexic. You know you really need to eat more, but for some reason unidentifiable to you, your brain enjoys making you think that every calorie that passes your lips could be the one that makes you pack on the pounds....more

Avoiding New Year's Resolution Regret

This week, I was all in my head, once again, wrestling with the mounting responsibilities of life, concerns, and to-dos—not to mention the personal goals I’d set for myself. And with talk of New Year’s resolutions rearing its ugly head, the thought of doing anything just seemed overwhelming. As I considered the size and weight of these personal challenges—those I accumulated over this last year as well as those on the horizon of a new year—I could feel my facial expression contorting into a mixture of visual frustration, fatigue and fear....more