Recipe! Sticky Dates Brownies

My dear readers, I have been recently motivated by 2 great friends (Paty and Chirstele) to start posting some of my brilliant recipes (oh yes the humbleness!).

I must say, I am very pro using less butter/unhealthy ingredients when making things at home. But I will use them in minimal quantities when the recipe does not work without them.

I do not enjoy a modified dessert that tastes like a diet dessert.

In the end, it has to taste good! My usual judge to the success or failure of a recipe are my nieces and nephews, so I’ll also provide their opinions 🙂 Seeing that these recipes are made using the best ingredients (items available at our homes) I think that sort-of makes it up since there are no trans fats, additives and/or colorants.

Just old fashioned REAL FOOD! Can’t ask for better than that.

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Have as much artificial sweeteners as you want…or can you?

Many people who are watching their weight resort to non-nutritive/artificial sweeteners in their daily diets. These sweeteners were first marketed to people with diabetes as a means of providing a sweet taste without the risk of increasing their blood sugar. The idea was that people with diabetes would not have to count it as a sugar (since it is zero-calories) and respectively not adjust their insulin doses.

Little did the makers of these products know that this was the fix all sweet-tooth dieters were waiting for. However, are these products too good to be true?

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Relieving PMS Symptoms with Natural Therapies

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a collection of physical and emotional symptoms related to a woman’s menstrual cycle.  It is a common problem affecting 3 out of 4 women’s everyday lives (75% of all women!). The specific emotional and physical symptoms that characterize PMS vary from woman to woman, but they generally leave a feeling of discomfort.

In everyday life, it is very important to hear what your body is telling you and for you to be in-sync with your body’s ques. This will also help in identifying Continue reading

The truth about the “hCG Diet”

To start off,  hCG, stands for Human chorionic gonadotropin. It is a pregnancy hormone approved from the U.S Food and Drug Administration to treat infertility in both men and women.
This diet craze started in the 1950s, when Dr. A. Simeons introduced the use of hCG injections combined with a strict 500-calorie-a-day, high-protein diet to treat infertility. It should be noted that people with excess weight may be less fertile than healthy weight individuals. For these overweight or obese individuals simply losing weight will increase their fertility and increase their chances of pregnancy.

Run for your lives…literally [Part 2]

Decades of solid science confirm that exercise improves health and can extend your life. So here I will be talking about how to structure your exercise regimen to get full benefits.

The minimum exercise threshold for good health is burning 700 – 1000 kcal/week. This corresponds to the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) recommendations of 150-250 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per week. Even 30 minutes of moderate exercise (you need to work up a sweat) per day can help prevent diseases like heart disease, diabetes, depression, and several types of cancer, particularly breast and colon cancers.

Exercise may help prevent, fight Parkinson’s disease.

Regular exercise can also help you sleep better, reduce stress, control your weight, brighten your mood and sharpen your mental functioning. 

Do something that you know you can follow!

Set realistic goals for yourself

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