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Healthy Living Tips from Alina Reyzelman of Eat Well Co!

Alina Reyzelman (Image Credit: Eat Well Co)

Alina Reyzelman (Image Credit: Eat Well Co)

Founder of Eat Well Co, Alina Reyzelman believes food is more than just fuel to our body—it’s our medicine, and even a source of creativity. The Daily Quirk had the privilege of speaking with Reyzelman to learn more about her company that has inspired countless people to explore their eating habits and life style. Reyzelman also shared tips on healthy eating, detoxifying foods and how a person’s health and well-being are connected.  Read on to find out more about Reyzelman and her healthy living tips! Continue reading

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Five Things You Should Cut From Your Diet

Burger and Fries (Image Credit: Christian Kadluba)

Burger and Fries (Image Credit: Christian Kadluba)

Many of us have on-the-go lifestyles, and eating right isn’t always the first thing on our minds during meals. Although we may not eat all the right foods, we can still become healthier by cutting out a handful of the wrong foods. These five items have limited to no nutritional value for the body and aren’t worth the health woes and regrets they may bring. Cutting these five foods from your diet today will make for a healthier you! Continue reading

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Do you have a caffeine addiction?

Coffee Cup (Image Credit: Kuba Bożanowski)

Coffee Cup (Image Credit: Kuba Bożanowski)

A demanding day of work, class and other responsibilities may have you running to the nearest coffee shop or supermarket for an energy boost. Caffeinated beverages like coffee, tea and energy drinks can help you get through your day; but how do you distinguish between these caffeinated sources being merely a boost for the day or a necessity? How do you know when you’ve had too much caffeine? The following is a guide to caffeine consumption, its “addictive” effects and how you can monitor your intake! Continue reading

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Five Healthy Comfort Foods You Can Eat Without Worrying

Healthy Comfort Food (Image Credit: Ariwasabi)

Healthy Comfort Food (Image Credit: Ariwasabi)

The colder weather of the winter will often leave us craving warm, comforting foods to cheer ourselves up. Not much beats a delicious hot chocolate or tasty roast dinner to lift the spirits and distract us from the cold, wet world outside the window. However these comfort foods are not always the healthiest options to choose, and whilst some unhealthy treats are never a bad thing, when meal times come round it is a good idea to have a few comforting but nutritious meal ideas. Here are five really easy healthy food ideas to help you eat well this winter: Continue reading

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Tips for Eating Healthy on a Busy College Schedule!

Healthy Eating (Image Credit: Rancz Andrei)

Healthy Eating (Image Credit: Rancz Andrei)

With a non-stop schedule of classes, meetings with various organizations, studying and fun with friends, maintaining a healthy, balanced, diet in a college setting becomes difficult. Believe it or not, it’s actually not impossible to eat well; and referring to the following tips can help you improve your college diet (or the diet of anyone on the go)! Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of ‘Healthy’ Foods

Spoonful of Granola (Image Credit: Kelly Patton)

Spoonful of Granola (Image Credit: Kelly Patton)

In the world of healthy living there is much to confuse us, our article on fitness myths helped to undo some of the mystification around the message given to us about exercising. This article will hopefully go some way towards making healthy eating choices that little bit easier! The media often gives out all sorts of messages about the supposedly healthy foods, or even what are referred to as super foods, which we should all eat in order to be in good shape and be healthy. However, sometimes these foods are not as healthy as they may seem and sugar is usually the main culprit. Sugar in many ways is becoming an increasing issue in the obesity crisis in the western world and many of the healthy foods that we are sold by the media have a higher content than is healthy. Here are a few of those foods which we need to keep an eye on… Continue reading

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Coconut Water: The Ultimate Health Drink?

Coconut Water (Image Credit: Christoffer Undisclosed)

Coconut Water (Image Credit: Christoffer Undisclosed)

It’s been spotted in the hands of the hottest celebs, in gym refrigerators next to your favorite sports drink, and even in Dr. Oz’s “Fountain of Youth Shake” recipe as a key ingredient. What is coconut water; and is it safe to dub it the ultimate health and/or sports drink? Continue reading

Tips to Prevent Boredom Eating

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Boredom Eating Wagner (Image Credit: Cesar Munhoz)

It’s summertime! You know what that means, don’t you? Summer is the time to go outdoors and enjoy the sun and heat. However, what that usually means is you are more than likely going to have to show some skin. This notion may set your nerves off the edge, especially since you feel you might have gained a few inches that have been pestering you since the fall and winter season. While lack of activity and a poor diet could definitely play a role in those extra inches, there might also be something else that has caused the weight gain. Perhaps you have fallen victim to boredom eating. Continue reading

Living like it’s 200,000 BC: The Paleo Diet

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Paleo Diet (Image Credit: Ari Wasabi)

South Beach, Atkins, and Jenny Craig. These are just three of the many diet “fads” that have surfaced in recent times. With obesity becoming an increasingly large problem in the United States, having a variety of choices to help make better nutritional decisions is extremely useful.

With a new year comes yet another a new diet, and this year’s popular diet takes us back – way back. In hopes of sending the American people back to our hunter-gatherer roots, nutritional experts have introduced the Paleo Diet. Continue reading

What Terms on Food Labels Really Mean

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Checking Food Labels (Image Credit: US Department of Agriculture)

You’re trying to eat healthier, so you decide to attempt to read the labels for the foods you’re eating. There’s one problem: they’re almost written in a different language! So what are the important things to look for when you’re reading food labels? Below, in no particular order, are some items on food labels you should be examining when deciding what kinds of foods to buy or eat.

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Superfoods for Your Health

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Blueberries (Image Credit: Daniella Segura)

There is a lot of talk about “superfoods,” but what are superfoods and which ones are the best for your health?

A “superfood” can be defined as “nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals.” Eating these superfoods is said to reduce risk of chronic disease and extend life expectancy. (source 1)

Below is a brief list of superfoods that will help to improve you health. Continue reading

Simple (and healthy) ways to boost your energy levels!

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Tired on the Train (Image Credit: Timothy Brown)

Energy, is something that we all wish we had more of. Some days it can be ridiculously hard to pull yourself out of bed, others you start flagging in the afternoon. Often you find yourself reaching for a third cup of coffee for the day just to keep going. We all know those annoyingly energetic people, the sort that have an endless bounce to their step and always seem to get everything done and are still raring to go at the end of the day. I can’t give you the secret to these people’s gusto in life, but there are ways to boost your own energy levels. Just a follow a few small tips to hopefully improve your ability to make it through the day and make life a little bit easier! Continue reading

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Healthy Food Swaps – Start Eating Better Today!

Apple (Image Credit: Inumaru9)

Apple (Image Credit: Inumaru9)

With the fast paced and sometimes frankly hectic lifestyles that we live in this modern age, food can sometimes become of little consideration. I mean, who has the time to devote to thinking up exciting new meals or slave away in the kitchen for a couple of hours a day? We all have our quick go-to foods that we grab on the go when we’re in a rush, and we also all have food which brings us comfort in the evening after a long and tiring day. The only problem is that quite often this kind of food isn’t full of nutritional goodness. Wouldn’t it be better if we could make quick easy choices that gave us energy rather than actually contributing to our lack of it?

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Healthy Snacking – It’s an Art!

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Ah, the world of snacking. Healthy snacking. It sounds deceptively simple really, doesn’t it? But in the modern western world, trying to snack healthily can be ridiculously difficult, much more difficult than something as basic as a mid-morning snack ought to be. The problem is the wealth of convenience food available everywhere. It’s always the same, you’re at work or college, you’re in a rush, and so you nip into a shop and there in rows by the checkout are all kinds of chocolate bars, maybe some crisps, packets of sweets… The temptation to just grab some junk food and carry on with your day is always there. Continue reading