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How the Mediterranean Diet Helps with Weight Management

One of the beautiful side effects of following a Mediterranean diet is weight loss or healthy weight maintenance. Consider it a “side effect” because this type of diet is not your typical restrictive meal [more…]

Linking the Mediterranean Diet to Cancer Prevention

Whether you’re undergoing treatment for cancer or want to reduce your risk for recurrence, good nutrition is key. The Mediterranean diet offers nutrient benefits for cancer prevention as well as improving [more…]

6 Nut and Seed Varieties Popular in the Mediterranean Diet

Here is a list of the nuts and seeds that are essential to the Mediterranean diet. No matter what types of nuts and seeds you choose, you’re doing yourself a favor and reaping loads of benefits. Also the [more…]

The Top 5 Mediterranean Fruits

If you tend to choose the same traditional fruits over and over, the most popular fruits of the Mediterranean cuisine will certainly broaden your fruit horizon and give you new flavors, textures, and health [more…]

The Top 5 Mediterranean Vegetables

Although adding more vegetables in general to your diet is inherently more Mediterranean, certain vegetables stand out as key components of a Mediterranean diet. Here are the top five Mediterranean veggies [more…]

The 5 Grain Stars of the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean diet is grounded in the practice of having a whole grain at every meal. And no, that doesn’t mean eating an entire plate of whole wheat spaghetti with meat sauce for dinner. Instead, [more…]

The 5 Types of Sealife Central to the Mediterranean Diet

Hundreds of fish are indigenous to the Mediterranean Sea. But this list highlights the top five seafood varieties that are typically included in a Mediterranean diet. [more…]

Plant-Based Starter Shopping Guide

Making sure you have the right ingredients in your kitchen when starting (and maintaining) a plant-based lifestyle is essential to making delicious food at home and sticking to your plant-based goals. [more…]

Plant-Based Eating When You're Out and About

When planning your day of plant-based eating out, you ideally want to think about how you can choose a balance of meals that offer your body enough variety to keep you satisfied and full. These options [more…]

Maintaining Your Positive Plant-Based Attitude and Energy

The process of transitioning to a plant-based diet can be as big or small a deal as you want to make it. It's just about how you approach it and want to make it happen. You have to have a desire to eat [more…]

Plant-Based Diet For Dummies Cheat Sheet

What's great about a plant-based diet is that it's not just a diet — it's a lifestyle. As such, it encompasses many different aspects of your life, and it can be hard to remember everything you want to [more…]

Pairing Sea Vegetables with Other Foods

Sea vegetables are plants from the sea. Because they're the closest living plants to the Earth's depths, they not only carry an amazing array of nutrients but also are energetically charged. Sea vegetables [more…]

5 Reasons to Start Your Day with This Smoothie Recipe

Making smoothies is one of the best ways to start the day — and an easy way to help transition yourself to a plant-based diet. Smoothie recipes and ingredients are easy to find. And, of course, you can [more…]

5 Tips for Your Plant-Based Party Menu

Hosting a party in the comfort of your home ensures that you know exactly what's on the menu and enables you to serve some plant-based dishes. This way, you can plan a diverse menu that is hearty, healthy [more…]

10 Kid-Friendly Plant-Based Meals

When it comes to planning kid-friendly, plant-based meals, it's about finding a happy medium that makes kids happy while giving you the satisfaction that you're feeding them something healthy. Ideally, [more…]

How to Prevent and Treat Acid Reflux

The old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" certainly applies to acid reflux: It's better to prevent acid reflux than to treat it.

When you get acid reflux, if you keep doing whatever [more…]

What Causes Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux is the result of a malfunctioning lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The LES is a small ring of muscles between the esophagus and stomach. When functioning correctly, it opens to allow food [more…]

What's the Difference Between Acid Reflux, Heartburn, and GERD?

The terms acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference among these three digestive disorders: [more…]

Is Acid Reflux Dangerous?

Acid reflux is dangerous because it's linked with several serious, life-threatening medical conditions. One of the more serious conditions associated with reflux is [more…]

Acid Reflux Diet & Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

There are many opinions out there about how to treat acid reflux. It can get confusing! Particularly confusing is the fact that what triggers one person's reflux may not trigger yours. This Cheat Sheet [more…]

Exercising to Reduce Reflux

Exercise can be a big help to acid reflux sufferers. Which reflux sufferers can benefit most from exercise? Those who are overweight.

Exercise promotes a healthy weight, and a healthy weight is important [more…]

Finding Reflux-Friendly Snacks

You may have had the experience of gaining weight because you ate too many snacks and/or the wrong types of snacks. That can certainly happen. It's awfully easy to polish off a bag of potato chips, and [more…]

An Acid-Reflux Guide to Eating Out

When you're at home you have total control over what you're eating. When venturing out, however, avoiding reflux trigger foods is harder.

When you know where you're going to eat, do a few minutes of online [more…]

10 Resources for Help with Acid Reflux

When you wake up in the middle of the night choking on acid, it's easy to feel alone. But you're not alone. Millions of other people suffer from acid reflux. Another way you're not alone: There are lots [more…]

10 Bad Things about Eating Meat

There is no doubt that eating meat creates health concerns not only for consumers but also for the environment and (of course) the farmed animals, and it’s unfortunate that people overlook so many of these [more…]

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