Try These Healthy White Rice Alternatives

Try These Healthy White Rice Alternatives - Fit & Fresh Blog

There are some foods that go together, like curry and white rice. As much as we love white rice, it does have some drawbacks. Anyone who’s watching their carbohydrate intake may be astounded to learn that one cup of cooked rice has 44 grams of carbs in it. In addition, white rice has a higher glycemic index than brown rice, according to Livestrong. Your body will transform it into energy faster – but that can Continue reading Try These Healthy White Rice Alternatives

Stay Hydrated With These Healthy Drinks

Stay Hydrated with These Healthy Drinks - Fit & Fresh Blog

Water is critical to keeping us hydrated all year round. Remember the advice to drink eight glasses per day? However, the taste of water can leave you feeling bored and more interested in reaching for something like fruit juice or coffee. And when the average American is chronically dehydrated, this can make the problem even worse while also adding more calories into the daily diet. Some products that promise water plus added electrolytes can also Continue reading Stay Hydrated With These Healthy Drinks

Make Healthier Bread With These Ingredients

Make Healthier Bread With These Ingredients - Fit & Fresh Blog

The next time you’re grocery shopping, take a look at the ingredients list on a loaf of bread. It’s loaded with sweeteners like honey, brown sugar and molasses, along with additives meant to extend the shelf life. Eating that kind of bread can be a quick way to sabotage your healthy eating. However, you can make a version of the store-bought stuff that is loaded with good-for-you ingredients. Bread, as a base, is only made Continue reading Make Healthier Bread With These Ingredients

4 New Ways To Use Cauliflower

4 New Ways to Use Cauliflower - Fit & Fresh Blog

Watching your carb intake in the new year? It’s hard to say goodbye to favorite dishes like pizza and mashed potatoes, even if it’s just for a short amount of time. However, you may not have to: Cauliflower, versatile veggie that it is, can transform these tasty dishes into healthy dinner additions. You’ll be able to get an extra dose of vegetables and enjoy these foods guilt-free. It can even take center stage as a Continue reading 4 New Ways To Use Cauliflower

Healthy Alternatives To Soda

Healthy Alternatives To Soda - Fit & Fresh Blog

If you’ve ever wondered how bad soda really is for you, pour a glass of cola, drop a leftover chicken bone in it and let it sit overnight. By the next morning, the bone will have dissolved in the drink. The reasons that soda is unhealthy are wide and varied. Regular soda has come under scrutiny for its use of high-fructose corn syrup, a cheap replacement for cane sugar. The fructose in HFCS gets processed by Continue reading Healthy Alternatives To Soda

Healthy Snack Ideas For Work

Healthy Snack Ideas For Work - Fit & Fresh Blog

You packed a healthy lunch full of protein and vegetables – but around 3 p.m., you start craving a snack. For many busy professionals, there is a Starbucks or a vending machine right around the corner. The temptation to enjoy a brown sugar toaster pastry with a cup of coffee is strong – however, a carb-heavy snack like that will likely leave you feeling sluggish and foggy-minded, making it even harder to clear out your email Continue reading Healthy Snack Ideas For Work

Healthy Alternatives To Potato Chips

Ah, the classic potato chip. Invented in Saratoga Springs in the late 1850s, this now-iconic snack actually started out as a fluke: A chef sliced his potatoes too thin and loved the crispy, salty result. Nearly one hundred years later, Lay’s made the potato chip iconic with its slogan “Betcha can’t eat just one.” Like the best catch phrases, it rang true. However, snacking on potato chips can quickly turn into “mindless eating,” according to Michael Moss, author Continue reading Healthy Alternatives To Potato Chips

4 Alternatives For Butter In Dessert

Sometimes, you just need to indulge – and fortunately, there are smart ways to enjoy your guilty-pleasure desserts. One strategy is to replace the butter in baked goods with healthier alternatives. Here are four substitutions for butter when making desserts: Coconut oil  Coconut oil has a similar consistency to butter, which makes it a great alternative ingredient in baked goods. There is research that shows coconut oil may contain heart-healthy fats, and the oil adds Continue reading 4 Alternatives For Butter In Dessert

Olive Oil vs Coconut Oil: Which Is Better?

It’s not hard to notice that coconut oil has become the big, trendy It product for health, cooking and beauty purposes. From moisturizing hair and skin to being a sweetener in desserts, a look at social media would make you think that there isn’t anything coconut oil can’t do. More recently, coconut oil is being pitted against that kitchen staple, olive oil. This important oil of the Mediterranean diet has long been applauded as part Continue reading Olive Oil vs Coconut Oil: Which Is Better?

Red Dye No. 40: Good Or Bad For You?

Looking at a long list of ingredients for foods like Holiday Oreos, Pop Tarts and Nutrigrain strawberry bars is an exhausting exercise. Which ingredients are okay to eat and which aren’t? Compared with all-natural food ingredients, food dyes like red dye no. 40 seem unhealthy. Is it as bad as it seems? The results are mixed. Red dye: The good, the bad and the unhealthy It’s worth noting that we haven’t been using food dye in Continue reading Red Dye No. 40: Good Or Bad For You?

Not All Fat Is Bad! (Good Fat vs Bad Fat)

We’ve been conditioned to associate the word “fat” with “unhealthy”. We’re on such a fat-free or low-fat craze, influenced to buy any label that showcases these terms. We build diets around them. We can be tempted into overeating, simply because it’s “fat-free” or “low fat”. At the risk of being the bearer of bad news, this is one of the greatest nutrition misconceptions. It must be emphasized that when something comes out, something must go Continue reading Not All Fat Is Bad! (Good Fat vs Bad Fat)

The Health Benefits Of A Gluten-Free Diet

Gluten free – it’s a common diet-related phrase that’s been unavoidable the last few years. But what exactly does it mean? For some people it’s a choice whereas others, who suffer from celiac disease, have less of an option. Celiac disease means your immune system rejects and reacts to any products with traces of gluten. When a person suffers from celiac disease and consumes gluten-laden foods, it will eventually result in the gut lining becoming Continue reading The Health Benefits Of A Gluten-Free Diet

The Real Sugar Addiction

A box of Oreos in the office is a dangerous thing. Ever sworn to yourself that you would eat just one but look down half an hour later to find your desk covered in crumbs? As it turns out, binging on cookies and other sugary foods may not just be a matter of weak willpower – it might be an addiction. Irresistible Oreos As LiveScience explained, the concept of sugar addiction stems from a study Continue reading The Real Sugar Addiction