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8 Best Plant-Based Sources of Protein

by Ross Bryant
  Protein makes up the the building blocks of the body and is necessary for good health. Most people get their daily protein from animal sources in the form of meat, dairy or eggs. However, there are many great sources of protein that are plant-based. Here is a list of the best 8. Enjoy! Lentils and Beans One of the starchy proteins, these two are good sources of not only protein, but also carbohydrates and fiber. They are great when added as a topping on a salad, as taco filling or to make vegetarian meatballs or burgers. One cup of […]

Seafood Allergies

by Ross Bryant
One of the most common allergies adults experience is to seafood.  In the United States, about 7 million adults have allergies related to seafood.    This is one of those allergies that’s more common in adults than in children. What makes seafood allergies important to understand is that they can often cause very severe reactions.  It’s not uncommon for people to have severe skin reactions, blood pressure problems, and swelling in the throat.  These reactions can actually be life threatening. Seafood allergies are frequently related to shellfish such as lobster, shrimp, and clams.  But the fish that cause the most problems […]

Is There Such a Thing As Healthy Fat?

by Ross Bryant
  There is no such thing as healthy obesity, but do healthy fatty foods exist? Are there foods which are naturally good for you, delivered in tasty food that you like to eat? Actually, “good fats” do exist. They are absolutely required by your body so that it can function correctly. And many of them taste great, while delivering other health benefits as well. Nutrition plans like The Mediterranean Diet are full of foods packed with healthy fats. How important are these particular fatty foods to a healthy lifestyle and increased longevity? When you get the right levels of healthy […]

4 Common Types of Foods to Avoid When You’re Cutting Carbs

by Ross Bryant
If trying to lose weight, your carb intake should be no more than 35% of your total daily calories. For a 1,200 calorie per day diet, that is 105 grams; for 1,600 calorie meal plans, it’s 140 grams. Not all carbs are bad and we need some for energy, however some foods are high in carbs and should be cut out of a diet, if on a weight loss program: Refined grains Just as not all carbs are bad, neither are all grains. The ones to stay away from are products make from white enriched flour, white rice, plain bagels […]

The Venus Factor – A Review

by Ross Bryant
Trying out the latest fad diet, struggling to downsize your meals and disappointment when the weekly weigh-in comes- we’ve all been there. These days, it seems that wondrous weight losing pills, workout DVDs and hip new gyms are popping out at every corner, and it’s so hard to determine what’s the real deal and what’s not. That’s where Venus Factor comes in, a true life-saver for any woman looking to lose weight. It’s a no-nonsense, easy to follow, affordable and extremely effective weight loss program designs specifically for women. What Is Venus Factor Diet Program? Made for ladies who are […]