6 Foods That Help Fight Inflammation

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6 Foods That Help Fight Inflammation

Concerned about inflammation and its negative effects on your body? With a few dietary tweaks, you can minimize your chances of chronic inflammation. The Nutrition Twins explain how to turn your body in a well-tuned, inflammation-fighting machine by avoiding certain foods, and offer some delicious recipes to help you include more anti-inflammatory foods in your diet.

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Animal vs. Plant Protein: Which is King of the Fitness and Health World?

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Animal vs. Plant Protein: Which is King of the Fitness and Health World?

Are plant-based proteins as good for you as animal-based proteins? Does the body use them the same way? If you become vegan, can you really get the quality protein that you need? Here are the answers to these questions and more, along with delicious recipes that make it easy to consume adequate protein from a wide range of sources.

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Metabolism-damaging Foods

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Metabolism-damaging Foods

Exercise is a great way to keep your metabolism revving at top speed, but did you know that the foods you eat could be having the opposite effect? Poor dietary choices can impact your hormones, increase inflammation and alter gut bacteria, all of which can negatively impact your metabolism and cause fat gain. Check out these food swaps that will help keep your metabolism in top working order.

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A Blast from the Past: How You Can Use Traditional Diets to Be Healthier

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A Blast from the Past: How You Can Use Traditional Diets to Be Healthier

While no single generation had the perfect diet, most of us would benefit from following certain aspects of our ancestors’ plant-based, whole-foods diets. Here are details on two traditional diets worth your consideration—the Mediterranean diet and the traditional Okinawa diet—including specifics of each diet and recipes to help you get started.

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5 Side Effects of Not Eating Enough Veggies

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5 Side Effects of Not Eating Enough Veggies

If you’re like many adults, you can’t seem to eat enough veggies to meet the recommended daily intake (2 1/2 to 3 cups for adults). But in addition to missing out on health-promoting benefits, not eating enough vegetables means you may be at risk of experiencing some negative effects as well. Here are five common signs you may not be consuming enough veggies.

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Natural Sugars vs Processed Sugars: Is There a Difference?

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Natural Sugars vs Processed Sugars: Is There a Difference?

Confused about the differences between natural and processed sugars? You aren’t alone. The Nutrition Twins, who hear this question all the time from their clients, explain the similarities and differences between natural and processed sugars, and offer tips on reducing sugar highs and lows, as well as recipes for two delicious fruit-based desserts.

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The Fermented Food Frenzy

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The Fermented Food Frenzy

Probiotics are the good, “friendly” bacteria that your body needs to crowd out the harmful bacteria that naturally exist in your digestive tract. While you can consume probiotics in pill form, fermented foods are a great, natural food source of these healthy bacteria. Learn which fermented foods contain the most probiotics and how you can start adding them to your diet.

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3 Trendy Foods That Live Up to the Hype

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3 Trendy Foods That Live Up to the Hype

The Nutrition Twins usually advise their clients to avoid diet trends like the Cabbage Soup Diet and the Master Cleanse because they aren’t worth the hype. However, when it comes to trendy foods, some are absolutely worth integrating into your regular eating repertoire. Here are three trendy foods that pack such a nutritional punch that they’re worth including in your diet.

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Foods to Help Recover From a Hangover

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Foods to Help Recover From a Hangover

When drinking alcohol, just as with eating, at times you may overindulge despite your best intentions. And if you do, it’s quite likely you’ll end up with a hangover, which will make you crave unhealthy foods to soothe it. This spells a disaster for your waistline and your next workout. If you find yourself with a hangover, the Nutrition Twins have the advice you need to get over it quickly and back to your usual workouts.

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5 Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

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5 Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

The last thing you want to do when the sun is out and you’re on vacation is to worry about what you eat and if you’re sabotaging your diet. But here’s the good news: Summer eating doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are five common nutrition mistakes that most of us are guilty of making at times, and easy ways to fix them so you don’t have to stress this summer.

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3 Spring Veggies to Spring Clean Your Body

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3 Spring Veggies to Spring Clean Your Body

One of the best ways to feel lighter and refresh your body for spring is by eating plenty of health-enhancing vegetables that prevent cell damage and that truly help the body to turnover older cells and bring on the newer ones. Here are three spring veggies to help keep your body healthy and operating at peak performance, along with some recipes so you can enjoy the best offerings of the season.

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3 Healthy Snack Swaps to Add Variety to Your Diet

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3 Healthy Snack Swaps to Add Variety to Your Diet

If you’re trying to up your nutritional game without sacrificing efficiency when in a time crunch, making dietary swaps at snack time is a good place to start because these foods don’t require the investment of creating a whole new meal. The following three foods may be slightly off your radar, but they are fun, healthy and easy to add into your dietary repertoire.

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Healthy Holiday Baking Recipes

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Healthy Holiday Baking Recipes

One of the top requests the Nutrition Twins get during this time of year is for lightened-up, healthier holiday recipes. After all, who doesn’t want to indulge in the holiday treats and prevent weight gain at the same time? Here are some baking pointers and recipes they share with their clients so that they can have their cake and keep their healthy waistlines, too.

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4 Easy Ways to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

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4 Easy Ways to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

Most people assume that, to prevent holiday weight gain, they need to forget about enjoying themselves and not indulge at all during this festive time of year. The majority of Americans simply accept that they’ll gain a little weight, but they’ll make it their New Year’s resolution to take it off. Here’s the good news: You can enjoy the holidays and prevent weight gain with these four simple steps.

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Eat This, Not That: The Halloween Edition

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Eat This, Not That: The Halloween Edition

Remember when you were a kid and went trick-or-treating and spent the next week in a sugar coma from all the candy you consumed without a second thought? These days, most of us are aware of the hazards of eating too much sugar—but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to indulge now and then. The Nutrition Twins have compiled some helpful strategies to help you prevent Halloween from giving your waistline a scare.

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Top Dietitians Share Their Favorite Weight-loss Foods

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Top Dietitians Share Their Favorite Weight-loss Foods

Have you ever wondered which food are best for making weight loss easier? Although there is no single best food, many foods do actually help to promote a healthy weight loss. Here are the recommendations from some of the top dietitians in the country, along with our favorite pick, to help make your weight-loss journey a little easier.

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4 Steps to Make the Switch to a Plant-Based Diet Less Daunting

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4 Steps to Make the Switch to a Plant-Based Diet Less Daunting

You know that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for you, but it can be daunting to think about cutting out meat and making the switch to a more plant-based diet. The good news: You don’t have to give up meat altogether to eat healthier. If you’re considering transitioning to eating more vegetables and less meat, this four-step guide can help make the process much more manageable.

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18 Healthy Fall Recipes You Must Try

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18 Healthy Fall Recipes You Must Try

Fall veggies are loaded with good-for-you nutrients. While some fall veggies help to boost mood, others boost energy, fight stress and bloat—all things most people are looking to do as the cold winter months begin. Whether it’s the back-to-school whirlwind, the upcoming holidays, or simply the stress of everyday life starting to catch up with you, these fall recipes are for you.

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A 4th Of July Meal That Won’t Sabotage Your Diet

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A 4th Of July Meal That Won’t Sabotage Your Diet

Looking for some healthy alternatives to the typical 4th of July barbecue fair? The Nutrition Twins explain why choosing red, white and blue foods can help you stick to your healthy food plan while also enjoying the best the season has to offer. Check out these fantastic recipes that will have you and your friends and family celebrating all day long.

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