Easy Mediterranean diet meal plan

Andara Puchino

If you’re thinking of going on a Mediterranean diet meal plan, you’re bound to have come across the many health benefits of this diet. From lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes to aiding with weight management, the Mediterranean diet is one of the most popular […]

Mediterranean Diet vs. Keto: Which Is Better?

Andara Puchino

Based on the traditional diet patterns of countries including Italy, Spain, and Greece, the Mediterranean diet was first defined by physiologist Ancel Keys in the 1960s (1). Meanwhile, though the ketogenic (keto) diet was introduced in 1921 as a treatment for epilepsy, it has only gained traction among the general […]

Food Combinations for Weight Loss: Do They Work?

Andara Puchino

Food combining — or pairing specific types of foods together during meals — is a common practice that is believed to be associated with a variety of health benefits. Some variations, including the Ayurvedic practice of food combining, provide strict rules and regulations about which foods should be eaten together […]

Intermittent fasting: Facts vs myths

Andara Puchino

Intermittent fasting is a term used to describe a variety of eating patterns that have alternating periods of fasting — abstinence from foods — and eating. The fasting period may last from 12 hours per day to several consecutive days, with a consistent, recurring pattern over the course of a […]

What’s the difference between veganism vs vegetarianism?

Andara Puchino

Most people can broadly describe the difference between veganism vs vegetarianism. The basic principles behind these diets are similar: both involve eating a plant-based diet, whether that be for environmental, ethical or religious purposes. But while vegetarians only exclude meat from their diets, veganism is more restrictive and involves wider […]

What can you eat on a vegan keto diet?

Andara Puchino

What can you eat on a vegan keto diet? And is it even possible to combine these two restrictive dietary patterns together? There are many reasons why people may decide to follow a keto diet. Cutting down on carbohydrates can promote rapid weight loss, improve blood sugar metabolism and even […]