Health & Fitness: Special Diets

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Paleo Diet Proteins and Why Animals Matter

Humans, cave man and modern man, are omnivores. The Paleo lifestyle builds on that meat-eating heritage. Anthropologists agree that our earliest ancestors were meat eaters, and scientists estimate that [more…]

Friendly Fats and Why They're Essential for Paleo Living

Specifics of the Paleo diet, eating like a cave man, often surprise people. If the term friendly fats seems like an oxymoron, this information is for you! Your brain has been hijacked by low-fat, no-fat [more…]

Complex Carbs and Why They're King in a Paleo Lifestyle

The Paleo lifestyle is not a low-carb diet but a healthy-carb plan. You begin to live the Paleo way when you drop unhealthy refined carbohydrates and replace them with vegetables and fruits. [more…]

Paleo-Approved Supplements

Living Paleo means putting real food first, just like the cave men did, in your Paleo diet plan. But the modern world presents some real nutritional challenges, and sometimes supplementation — for a short [more…]

Sleep: An Essential Ingredient for the Paleo Lifestyle

When you begin living Paleo, you will sleep better. Cave men had good sleeping habits, and when you begin to maintain good sleeping habits, you'll discover good sleep has a domino effect in your life. [more…]

How to Perform Paleo Strength Exercises

Your goal when adopting a Paleo lifestyle is to exercise for about 10 to 30 minutes two times per week. These strength exercises involve major muscles groups, which help burn fat and release growth hormones [more…]

Paleo Diet Recipe: Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut

You can eat like a (civilized) cave man with this recipe for a one-pot Paleo entree: Slow Cooker Pork and Sauerkraut. The secret to this Paleo pleaser is to brown the pork before adding the sauerkraut. [more…]

Ten Foods to Always Have in the Kitchen When Living Paleo

The best way to guarantee success with adapting a Paleo lifestyle — eating like cave men — is to develop new routines, new habits, and new favorite foods. If you identify a short list of must-have foods [more…]

Ten Effective No-Equipment Exercises to Help You Live Paleo

When living a Paleo lifestyle —like cave men — you gotta move! Making exercising a priority when living Paleo is super smart for your health and well-being. The key to looking and feeling healthy is understanding [more…]

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Vegetable Omelet

Eggs are eaten often in the Mediterranean and are a great breakfast choice because they’re a wonderful source of protein and offer other healthy vitamins and minerals. Although they’re high in cholesterol [more…]

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Zucchini and Goat Cheese Frittata

People of the Mediterranean often use egg scrambles and frittatas as a way to use up leftovers, which is a great idea. Not only does it save you money by not wasting food, but it’s also a great way to [more…]

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Lemon Scones

Breakfast in the Mediterranean is usually simple fare, like Greek yogurt. You may be used to seeing pancakes and scones as breakfast options, but note that this recipe makes 12 servings at only 175 calories [more…]

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Savory Fava Beans with Warm Pita Bread

You can find many specialties that are unique to the region served as breakfast in the Mediterranean. Greek yogurt bowls, farina, and beans may be a little different than the cuisine you're used to eating [more…]

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Mediterranean Lentil Salad

Lentils are small, round legumes that make a healthy choice for any meal. An excellent way to add plant-based protein to your Mediterranean Diet meals, they’re also a great source of fiber, vitamins, and [more…]

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Vegetarian Lasagne

Pasta can be part of your Mediterranean meal in myriad ways, from a small side dish of orzo to a large entree such as vegetable-filled lasagne.

No-boil lasagna noodles are precooked and then dried, making [more…]

Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Pizza Dough and Margherita Pizza

Making your own pizza like the people in the Mediterranean do has never been easier and more fun. Although pizza is loved throughout many countries, it’s one of those food items that can become very unhealthy [more…]

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Mussels with Tomatoes and Basil

Coastal living brings a rich variety of delicious, fresh seafood. The people who live on the Mediterranean coast utilize all the food bounties that nature has provided them, so you see no shortage of fish [more…]

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmas)

When you think of the Mediterranean, a few classics, such as stuffed grape leaves and hummus, probably come to mind. These kinds of dishes are common throughout parts of the region at family gatherings [more…]

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Italian Bruschetta

In many Mediterranean regions, the general rule is to serve a hot appetizer before a light meal and a cold appetizer prior to a heavy meal. This strategy is a great health tip; avoiding eating heavy foods [more…]

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Rice Pudding

People of the Mediterranean are masters at creating amazing desserts, many of which take painstaking hours to prepare. But your busy life may not allow you to spend that much time toiling in the kitchen [more…]

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Panna Cotta

Using fruit in desserts (from cakes to cookies) is common practice in the Mediterranean. Adding fruit to Panna Cotta is a classic dessert choice. Actually, fruit itself is often a simple dessert, which [more…]

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Mediterranean Egg Scramble

The Mediterranean Diet includes a lot of eggs and egg dishes. frittatas and scrambles are a great way to get a lot of healthy vegetables and lower fat cheeses like goat, feta, and ricotta into your everyday [more…]

Mediterranean Diet Recipe: Grilled Chicken and Roasted Pepper Panini

Different styles of sandwiches are popular in many countries, especially on the Mediterranean coast, as a quick, casual food. Pairing bread with a variety of meats, cheeses, and vegetables makes using [more…]

What Is the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet includes a specific balance of foods that’s high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and contains the perfect balance of fatty acids. Alas, you can’t just eat your way to Mediterranean [more…]

How to Lose Weight on the Mediterranean Diet

Weight loss is an important issue for many people (and perhaps you) in the world today. You may be looking for a way to lose some weight and think that the Mediterranean diet is the way to go. Choosing [more…]

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