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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

Sneaky Sugar Offenders

Many of us begin a healthy lifestyle journey by giving up sugary sodas and cutting back on cookies and other sweets. That’s a great start, but sugar may be lurking in some seemingly healthy foods, too. And yes, you should care.

The American Heart Association suggests limiting added sugars to an average of 6 tsp a day for women and 9 tsp a day for men. The trouble is, you could … Read more »

5 Complete Protein Sources from Plants 

As someone who’s adopted virtually every dietary label on the spectrum, from a straight up buffalo chicken wing addict, to dabbling in raw veganism, to finally landing in an ambiguous flexitarian zone, I. Have. Heard. It. All.

“But, but… bacon!”

“You don’t make friends with salad!”

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Healthy Snack Alert: Homemade Popcorn

Popcorn is a very nutritious, high-fiber, low-calorie, wholegrain snack. No, I’m not talking about the neon yellow kind that comes in microwaveable pouches. For some strange reason, I spent most of my young life believing that was the only way I could enjoy popcorn. I was so, so wrong.

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5-Ingredient Smoothie Recipes

In the spirit of saving time and cash while maximizing taste, I challenged myself to whittle my usual 10+ ingredient morning smoothie recipes down to five ingredients. A wise friend pointed out that by doing this, I’ve also created recipes that are great for people who are new to the world of smoothie-ing (yes, I just made that word up).… Read more »

Top 5 Most Nutritious Seeds

I’m a huge fan of nuts, but they shouldn’t get all the glory. Seeds are also delicious little nuggets of nutrition you can easily incorporate into your diet. They’re highly sprinkle-able on salads, snack-able on their own, and mash-able so you can use them in place of nut butters and other dip-like things. Each seed brings its own unique flavor and… Read more »

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Water

Earlier this summer I completed detox which resulted in a few major transformations for me and also renewed my love of drinking water incessantly throughout the day.  It didn’t take me long post-detox for water … Read more »

The Student’s Guide to Eating Well

Going off to college or university is an exciting time. It can bring an overwhelming mix of emotions. After all, you’ve got to figure out how you’re going to navigate campus, make good grades, make friends, and basically make it on your own. You’re probably not overly concerned with making food. In my first year of university,… Read more »