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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

4 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Supplement

“To supplement or not to supplement?” can be a tricky question. The FDA defines a dietary supplement as “a product intended for ingestion that contains a ‘dietary ingredient’ intended to add further nutritional value to (supplement) the diet.” But, how do you know if you need further nutritional value added to your diet? And how … Read more »

Healthy Recipes with Canned Food

The Canned Food Challenge

It’s bound to happen, after months of grocery shopping and countless impulse canned food purchases, your kitchen pantry looks more like the canned food aisle at the grocery store than you know, your kitchen pantry. While it’s great you’re “stocked,” you may also be nearing the best by … Read more »

7 Obscure Pastas That Deserve a Chance

Everyone’s familiar with the old stand-by pasta shapes, like penne, macaroni, spaghetti, ravioli and so on… but what if you want to amp up your semolina-fuelled adventures? Get started with these lesser-known but equally delicious pasta shapes you may not have tried before:… Read more »

Spring Clean Your Diet

The temperature is warming up, plants are peeking through the ground, and trees are beginning to bud. It time to start thinking about spring cleaning. And not just your closet (although it’s a good time for that too), but your kitchen as well. Say goodbye to your winter eating habits and start springtime off on the right foot. Spring clean… Read more »

6 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Salt

Let’s face it: Most of us—about 90% of Americans—are eating too much sodium. We need less than 2,300 mg/day, though most of us take in closer to 3,400 mg. The body works hard to process this excess sodium, which takes a toll on your heart and blood vessels. Over time, this can contribute to high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and kidney problems. Here are 6 signs you’re eating too much sodium:… Read more »