Category: Nutrition

Is coconut oil as healthy as it’s claimed to be?

Recently named a super food of 2014 by many health enthusiasts, coconut oil seems to be a remedy for just about anything. Dewy skin? Check. Shiny Hair? Check. A boost in brain health? Check. Whiter teeth? Check. You mean you haven’t heard of “oil pulling” – a process that requires you to swish oil in your mouth for 20 minutes? I can’t say this didn’t intrigue me for a split second. But are all of these claimed benefits of coconut oil too good to be true? Learn more in this post, here.

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Savory butternut squash turkey chili recipe

Savory Butternut Squash Turkey Chili Recipe

With the coolness in the air lately, I can get by with making more soups and stews for dinner than when we are in the thick of Florida heat. If it were up to me, I would live off of soups all year, even if it means turning down the A/C to enjoy it, but the hubs is not as big of a fan. In our efforts to pursue clean eating, I’ve been trying to incorporate at least one big pot of soup in our weekly meal plan and have loved playing around with all of the different flavors that can make up a delicious soup! The other night, I hit the soup jackpot and couldn’t wait to share the recipe with you all! Get the recipe, here.

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Nutritious Benefits of Chia Seeds + Blueberry Vanilla Almond Chia Seed Pudding

I remember when I first heard about chia seeds as a food trend, I was a little concerned. For all I knew, chia seeds were meant for one purpose – to grow those furry things that many of us were fascinated with in grade school, also known as “chia pets.” But as more and more health experts buy into the benefits of chia seeds, this trend has respectively maintained its spot at the top of the food trend list for several years now. In fact, it seems to be a trend that is continually growing, as foodies and nutrition experts continually look for new ways to incorporate chia seeds into their diet. Learn more about the nutritious benefits of chia seeds, here.

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Why Runners (and Those Who Engage in Regular Activity) Can’t Eat Whatever They Want

How many times have you heard someone say, “I __________ so I can eat?” I’ve heard it numerous times, and I’ve even seen this infamous slogan on t-shirts, bumper stickers, mugs, you name it. I admit – I’m even guilty of believing it, too. When I was in high school, I would stop by 7-eleven most afternoons after cross country practice and get a Cuban sandwich on the way home (what can I say, they were delightful!). I know I’m not the only one. Many people use the day’s run, spin class, or exercise class as an excuse to indulge in a luscious piece of moist chocolate cake, an extra glass of wine, or the choice of Alfredo sauce over a light tomato sauce. Learn more, here.

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Smoothie Recipe Lime in the Coconut - FitLiving Eats by Carly Paige-feature

Smoothie Recipe: Lime in the Coconut

Can you tell I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately? Aside from a cup (or two) of coffee, my morning smoothie routine really helps get me going, leaving me feeling refreshed and ready to get the day started. And knowing that all of the ingredients are already waiting for me in their own little Ziploc bags in the freezer makes it that much easier. Read on to get the recipe!

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away?

We’ve all heard the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but is that really true? Well, maybe that and six more servings of fruits and vegetables, according to a new study. Sometimes, it can be hard to fit that many fruits and veggies into your daily diet. But what if I told you an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption was tied to a lower risk of death, especially relating to heart disease, stroke and cancer. Then would you make it a priority? Read more, here.

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Smoothie Packs and Recipe: Refreshing Beet Smoothie

Sometimes I can sense that I’m not going to get enough fruits and vegetables in a day given my schedule, so I often opt to start my morning with my latest fruit and vegetable smoothie/juice concoction. Beginning my day with a glass full of vitamins and nutrients leaves me feeling more energized and ready to tackle anything that’s thrown my way. Okay, maybe that’s a little far-fetched, but it does leave me feeling like I have a head start in the nutrition department for the day. Read more to learn how to make your own smoothie packs, plus a recipe for a delicious smoothie!

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