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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

The A-Z of Food Tribes

Many people associate themselves these days by their diet and what they eat. Hosting a dinner party? Might want to check twice on everyone’s dietary preferences before going grocery shopping. Eating at a restaurant? You’ll find many places that cater to special needs diets and have special menus for these people.… Read more »

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Know Your Food: Pilaf 101

A prolific dish consisting of rice cooked in seasoned broth and often enhanced with vegetables and spices, pilaf has likely appeared on a plate near you… but where did it come from?… Read more »

Foodie Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow

The only thing I love more than eating beautiful food is looking at pictures of it! From mouth-watering dishes to beautifully arranged ingredients, fill your Instagram feed with delicious imagery and inspiration courtesy of this hand-picked list of food lovers and photographers:… Read more »

Top 5 Most Nutritious Herbs and Spices

People around the world have been using herbs and spices medicinally for thousands of years. For example, some believe that the heavy use of spices in India is the reason heart disease and cancer rates have been low there for a long time.

While there is no scientific evidence of this, one thing is for sure: adding more spices to your diet can’t be a bad thing, especially when you can use them in place of unhealthy things like excess salt.… Read more »

Top 5 tips for Staying Sane on a Plane

Staying calm and comfortable when you fly to your long awaited (and well deserved) vacation can be a challenge. Yappy dogs, out of control kids and the sneezy dude sitting beside you can take you from the sunglasses-and-flip-flops zone to a ball of stress within minutes.  Stay cheery all the way to the beach and back with these tips for staying sane on the plane.… Read more »

Know Your Food: Polenta 101

Polenta has come a long way since its beginnings as a ‘peasant food’ in Europe. Also known as ‘Italian grits’ polenta is a mixture of yellow or white cornmeal and water or soup stock. Perhaps its popularity has skyrocketed recently due to its versatility. Once polenta has been boiled together with the liquid base it becomes similar to a creamy porridge. You can eat it… Read more »

To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

While the jury’s still out on whether or not stretching helps improve your performance or prevent injuries and muscle soreness, there’s no doubt that it feels pretty darn good. It can certainly help you ease into your workout and wind down when you’re done, and it also improves your flexibility.… Read more »