Author: Grace

I’m a 20 plus newlywed, nutrition student and aspiring writer, with a love for chocolate, oatmeal and exercise. I enjoy exercising and learning about nutrition and health, and I am currently training for my first half marathon.

The Best Elliptical Machine

Why is the elliptical trainer always the most popular equipment in the gym? It builds cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength, yet it’s gentle on your joints. And it’s easy to use for everyone! Running, walking and stair-climbing are all effective cardiovascular exercises. An elliptical trainer simulates those  activities, but in the comfort of a gym ….

Elliptical Vs Treadmill for Cardio – Which is Better?

When you walk into most gyms and health clubs these days, you’ll notice all of the different types of weight training equipment and cardio machines to help get you looking trim, toned, and terrific. When it comes to cardio equipment, the traditional treadmill has a rival in Elliptical trainers. In fact it’s now common to ….

Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System Review

People prefer slow cookers mainly due to their ease of use. You just have to dump in the ingredients, choose between low and high for your cooking temp, set it and forget it. As a slow cooker, Ninja 3-in-1 cooking system still boasts of all those familiar preset controls on other appliances, but it’s also ….

5 Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen

Real Food can be quite the undertaking. In fact, my husband and I soaked a huge batch of white beans in whey over night and we are boiling them now in our huge stock pot! This process alone can take up to one full day – which is a lot more time-consuming that just popping ….

8 Effective Fruit and Vegetable Recipes

Fruits are naturally sweet. Hence, when only fruits are used to make juices, they are quite tasty and drinkable. However, due to their high fructose content, they are not always healthy. Hence, many people resort to making juices out of vegetables only. While highly nutritious, these juices don’t taste good by themselves. Hence, many adults and children alike don’t enjoy ….

How to get the most out of Peppermint Essential Oil

Essential oils are getting popular, but I’m leery of outlandish claims. I myself have experienced some great benefits from using essential oils, yet I’m skeptical about some of the claims that many people make about them. I believe in honesty when it comes to natural remedies and am not likely to fall for gimmicks or ….

12 Baby Steps to Optimal Health

People are different. What works for one person may not work for the next. Some people (like myself) prefer to dive in head first, make changes right away and quit everything cold turkey. Others prefer the longer, slower approach. They like to dip their toes into the water first, then walk slowly into it and ….

10 Daily Habits of Those Who Live Mindfully

It’s true that we never use our full mental capacities – not by a long shot – and a lot of this is due to our daily routines. Everyday habits like taking showers, making meals and brushing our teeth are no coincidence. While habits help us to function with as little thought as possible, they ….

Honest Herbal Natural Remedies

Getting excited over new (or renewed) discoveries can give some people a bit too much of a push that sends them over the edge with exaggerated claims. I’m not one to buy into gimmicks and claims with an ‘Us vs. Them’ approach, its insulting to consumers. Many folks in the natural path for healing are ….

Vitamix Vs Blendtec – Which one is better?

In the Vitamix vs Blendtec discussion, there are some definite advantages of one blender over the other.  Before being fortunate enough to own both blenders I was rather convinced that they were the essentially the same blender but that really isn’t the case.  Each blender has some advantages over the other that make it unique–you ….