Tomatoes: Secret Weapon for Builders

A team of University of Iowa scientists has found a new compound that helps build muscle and burn fat… and you can find it at the grocery store right now. These scientists have identified tomatidine, a compound produced when digesting alpha-tomatidine, as a key to muscle building and fat loss in mice. This compound, found largely


Kale Chips: You Can’t Have Just One

Kale Chips: You Can’t Have Just One Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 25 mins Serves: 1-2 Ingredients 1 large bunch kale, tough stems removed, leaves torn into pieces 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 tsp sea salt Instructions Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). If kale is wet, thoroughly pat dry with a paper towel.


Eggplant Pizza Bites

Eggplant Pizza Bites Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 25 mins Total time: 40 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 eggs 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground black pepper 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1 small eggplant, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 (14 ounce) bottled pizza sauce 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella


Fitness for Lunch

In an ideal world we’d all go to bed at a reasonable time, arise refreshed after at least seven hours of sleep, and enjoy plenty of time to exercise before taking on the day. We live in the real world, however. And often times, things just don’t work out that way. Maybe in your real


Grocery Shopping Tips

When you are trying to lose weight or even just maintain a healthy-eating lifestyle, a trip to the grocery store can feel like entering a battlefield. Everywhere you turn, you’re assaulted with the sights and smells of not-so-good-for-you foods. It’s enough to sway even the staunchest of will powers and good intentions. If that’s a

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HIIT & The Zone: The Best Way to Burn Fat

In an effort to shed unwanted body fat, many dieters and exercisers embrace the idea of performing slow, steady-state aerobic exercises such as a light jog on the treadmill or a slow hike up a stairclimber. Until recently, this long duration, slow-paced type of exercise has been hailed the ideal way to lose weight as


All About Sugar

“Sugar is not just an empty calorie, its effect on us is much more insidious”, says Robert Lustig, a childhood obesity expert at University of California, San Francisco. “It’s a poison by itself,” and “the most demonized additive known to man.” This public insistence, backed by Lustig’s impressive credentials, makes the decision to ‘eat sugar or


Beware the Sugary Beverage

Beverage companies are spending billions of dollars on marketing every year to get your to drink your calories. There are hundreds of ads for sodas, energy drinks, sports drinks, and juices each year. So it should come as no surprise to hear that on any given day, half of the United States is consuming a