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Low Fat Desserts

Low Fat Desserts

Who doesn’t love desserts, save those health conscious 3%, say foodies. On the other hand, the conscious lot will tell you how green tea owns sugar laden tea by measures of 100. Does this food war really need to exist? How about a culinary negotiation point where you can have your cake and eat it [...]


Get that perfect look this summer-naturally!

Get that perfect look this summer-naturally!

It is that time of the year again where our best friends will be the air conditioner, swimming pool, cold water, loose linen/cotton wear and perhaps, cooling face wipes. Sadly, with the good comes the bad, so our enemies will be prickly heat, sweat, heat boils, tans and sunburns. We can let the weather play [...]


Get stress free tresses this summer!

Get stress free tresses this summer!

We know how important your hair is for you. You love it to death- those precious lock of yours and love to let it loose during summer. But are you aware of the fact that the harsh sun, beach times and chlorine from your pool could rob your hair off its natural oils and leave [...]


Summer Skin Care- Decoded

Summer Skin Care- Decoded

Summer is essentially go-bare-body! But going bare bodied would need to wait as summer sun creates the need for a special skin care regime that hydrates as well as moisturizes your skin inside out. Only skin-care products (both natural and synthetic) cannot give you that summer glow if you are eating junk, is sleep deprived [...]


What are you drinking this summer?

What are you drinking this summer?

When you are a wilted commuter and the driveway seem to reach a melting point, reaching for a tall glass of cola or a pint of beer is our natural flair. What we don’t know is in the process, we are disturbing the natural hydration level of our body by causing it harm- manifold.  Cola [...]


Battle summer holistically: Healthy Homemade Food that you should be eating this summer

Battle summer holistically: Healthy Homemade Food that you should be eating this summer

Summer time! Fresh produce, a whole lotta lemonade, fishing by the lake, freshly barbecued trout and dinner by the patio overlooking your summer garden. Summer almost has a taste of its own. But as the mercury swells, the possibilities of running into unhealthy food options increase with that of fun resulting in the summer obvious: [...]


10 Ways To Keep Cool When it’s Hot – A HealthyTimesBlog Graphic

10 Ways To Keep Cool When it's Hot –   A HealthyTimesBlog Graphic

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5 Tips To Avoid Summer Food-Borne Illnesses

5 Tips To Avoid Summer Food-Borne Illnesses

Summer time is a waiting period for all types of food-borne illnesses, whether it’s from an outdoor-grill or your packed lunch. With improper cleaning, cooking and/or storing methods, your food is an open-for-all invitation for bacteria and virus. For example, in recent news, a study finds that only a few packed lunches might be kept [...]


9 Outdoor Summer Eats To Avoid – II

9 Outdoor Summer Eats To Avoid - II

Continued From: 9 Outdoor Summer Eats To Avoid – I #6. The Carnival & Funnel Cake Funnel cake is a food you definitely want to stay away from; in fact, anything with the F-word — fried — is going to be higher in calories per density. One 8.3 oz. funnel cake (about the size of [...]


9 Outdoor Summer Eats To Avoid – I

9 Outdoor Summer Eats To Avoid - I

It’s hard to enjoy an outdoor summer without being tempted by high-calorie, fatty foods and humongous portions at every turn. Let’s take a look at some outdoor goodies, you should stay clear of — and better-for-you options — to maximize fun without hurting your waistline. #1. A Cocktail Party & Bowls of Snacks Your generous [...]


How To Exercise Smartly In Extreme Heat

How To Exercise Smartly In Extreme Heat

Yes, we know that the heat wave is on! And we have been posting everything heat-related, from heatstroke prevention tips to low-calorie cooling drinks. And fittingly, with temperatures soaring across the country, people should use caution when engaging in aerobic activity outdoors or in facilities without air conditioning, the American Council on Exercise warns. Dr. [...]


5 Healthy, Homemade Snacks, Less Than 100 Calories

5 Healthy, Homemade Snacks, Less Than 100 Calories

Save calories and cash, by making your own snacks at home using healthy fresh, summer ingredients. #1. CHUNKY PEACH POPSICLES Make sure to reserve a portion of the peaches as you puree the mixture so the pops will be packed with icy cold, chunky bits of fruit. For a grown-up twist, try adding 1 to [...]


5 All-American Summer Dishes With A Twist

5 All-American Summer Dishes With A Twist

Celebrate this summer with these American classics with a twist! Coleslaw With Caraway and Raisins Coleslaw, a classic cookout side dish, was first introduced by early Dutch settlers. This recipe substitutes thick, tart sour cream for the usual salty mayonnaise. Caraway seeds add crunch and a hint of licorice; raisins provide a sweet counterpoint. Ingredients [...]


10 Beautiful Summer Produce & Recipes – 2

10 Beautiful Summer Produce & Recipes - 2

Continued From: 10 Beautiful Summer Produce & Recipes – 1 #6. Avocados Since they are grown stateside in the summer months in Florida and California, buying them now is more eco-friendly than purchasing the imports from Mexico or Central or South America. Now one more reason for eating this heart-healthy fruit. Nutritional information; 1 avocado: [...]


10 Beautiful Summer Produce & Recipes – 1

10 Beautiful Summer Produce & Recipes - 1

Soak up the sun and use these beautiful and fresh summer produce into healthy summer delights. #1. Tomatoes Summer is practically synonymous with tomatoes; and the abundance of this fruit is a good thing because tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, a phytonutrient touted for lowering our cancer risk. To be sure you are getting the [...]


Your Guide To Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables

Your Guide To Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables

SOURCE If you have gone through our Seasonal Spring Foods 1 and Seasonal Spring Foods 2 posts, you might have understood the importance of going local and in season. And the present technology has brought it all at your doorstep, or rather fingertips. Seasons (iPhone App) This iPhone application will give you seasonal information about [...]

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