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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

What are Antioxidants and What do They do for Your Body?

The word antioxidant get’s thrown around a lot when talking about food and health. While you probably know antioxidants are healthy, something you want to eat plenty of in your diet, but do you know what an antioxidant actually is?… Read more »

7 Exotic Fruits You Need to Try

Whenever I travel, my favorite thing to do is try the local food – especially the produce. The fruits in my grocery store at home are easily recognized; not so when I’m in Asia, Africa or South America. Many of these exotic fruits are now popping up in specialty stores and markets around the US. Next time you’re shopping,… Read more »

Food I Always Have in the Freezer

Not to brag or anything, but my freezer game is pretty strong. I love to use this major appliance to save time and make healthy eating easy for my family. Don’t get me wrong – I … Read more »

9 Mid-Afternoon Pick-Me-Ups That Aren’t Coffee

Does the barista at your local coffee shop know to expect you for a double shot latte every day around 3 pm? The mid-afternoon slump is real, and sometimes it seems like the only way to make it to the end of the day involves an IV infusion of caffeine.… Read more »

Become a Mindful Eater with these Five Exercises

In my practice, I explain mindful eating to my clients as eating with the intention of paying attention. It’s a practice that stems from mindfulness meditation, and applies it’s lessons to food and eating. While it might sound a little “woo,” mindful eating is simply slowing down and paying attention to your food and how you feel while eating it.… Read more »

8 Signs Your Blood Sugar May Be Too High

You start your day with breakfast every morning, usually eating a bowl of whole grain cereal or oatmeal, along with some fruit and a glass of milk. But, there are those rare days when you choose to forgo that nourishing breakfast and opt instead for that pile of pancakes topped with maple syrup and ice cream. Whoops! But when does that whoops… Read more »

How to Gain Weight In a Healthy Way

Take a look at any magazine or online website and you’ll be inundated with information about how to lose weight. But for some people, being their healthiest self means gaining weight. This can be the case with athletes looking to gain weight to improve their performance, or someone who has lost weight due to illness, stress, or digestive … Read more »