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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

The Science of Fiber

We’ve all heard that dietary fiber is essential for our bodies. It helps keep us healthy in a variety of ways and, as such, it’s right up there in terms of importance in our diet with vitamins, minerals, carbs, proteins and fats. Fortunately, It’s usually listed among the nutritional information on our food, so it’s not difficult to determine how

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Happy National Chili Day! Your Guide to the Perfect Chili

Chili is a controversial subject. Should it have meat? What type of meat? Should it include beans? Dry or canned? What are the requirements of the perfect bowl of chilli? The debate rages on. Whether you’re a purist or not, we can all agree on a few best practices. In honor of National Chili Day, here’s your guide to making the perfect chili every time:… Read more »

Match the Grocery Basket with the Hollywood Movie Character (Quiz)

The 88th Academy Awards are upon us, and we thought it would be fun to celebrate with a Hollywood-inspired quiz. We know you love food, but how well do you know your favorite movie characters’ eating habits? Take our quiz and find out! Match the grocery basket with the popular movie character:… Read more »

Ugly Vegetables and The Delicious Soup You Can Make With Them

There’s no denying that root vegetables aren’t going to win any vegetable beauty pageants anytime soon. Ginger, beets, carrots, and other roots look like dirty, nubby, asymmetrical blobs, but don’t let their ugly exteriors fool you—these veggies are super tasty! Our talented food-photographing/recipe-creating pal Gabriel Cabrera has created a winner once again with this wonderful soup that uses some of … Read more »

Vitamins Dictionary

There’s no other way to say it: Our bodies are complex machines. They need lots of different nutrients to function properly, many of which our bodies cannot produce on their own. So we need to get them in decent daily doses through what we eat and drink. Vitamins serve a diverse range of purposes in our bodies. Let’s break down the A to K of vitamins.… Read more »

Guide to Pairing Herbs

If you know how to use them in your cooking, herbs can boost the gourmet-factor of your meals. They can make your food taste extra delicious without adding tons of extra fat, salt or calories. Not only that, herbs are very nutritious! For example, just two tablespoons of parsley gives you 150% of your daily recommended amount of vitamin K. Herbs are also packed with antioxidants. Oregano has twice the antioxidant content of blueberries!… Read more »

Sneaky Ways to Sneak in Fiber

The F word. Aka fiber. We know we need fiber. It benefits our digestive system, helps us feel more full on less food—say hello to not overeating—and can reduce the risk of heart disease. But how do we work more fiber into our daily meals, without having to work too hard? And how much of if do we really need?… Read more »