Author: Grace

I’m a 20 plus newlywed, nutrition student and aspiring writer, with a love for chocolate, oatmeal and exercise. I enjoy exercising and learning about nutrition and health, and I am currently training for my first half marathon.

Top 20 Best Mountain Bike Shoes

If you ride a mountain bike and love mountain biking sports, then you need to wear the Best mountain bike shoes you can afford. First of all, mountain biking is a demanding sport that uses a lot of muscles in your body. You need to take into consideration that without the proper equipment this sport ….

15 Amazing Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

If you would delve deep into the Japanese culture, you will see that they love Matcha Green Tea. This is the highest grade of powdered green tea and it is made out of the young leaves of Camellia sinensis. Matcha Green Tea goes through a process before it is ready. It is steamed then after ….

Why Bother With Clean Eating?

Last week two things came my way that inspired this blog post from me.  Firstly, although I hardly ever watch TV (not out of principal, only because French TV is not really my thing, and I’m too lazy to spend time channel surfing), I saw that Sean Penn/Susan Sarandon flick “Dead Man Walking” and it ….

The Best Elliptical Machine

Why is the elliptical trainer always the most popular equipment in the gym? It builds cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength, yet it’s gentle on your joints. And it’s easy to use for everyone! Running, walking and stair-climbing are all effective cardiovascular exercises. An elliptical trainer simulates those  activities, but in the comfort of a gym ….

Elliptical Vs Treadmill for Cardio – Which is Better?

When you walk into most gyms and health clubs these days, you’ll notice all of the different types of weight training equipment and cardio machines to help get you looking trim, toned, and terrific. When it comes to cardio equipment, the traditional treadmill has a rival in Elliptical trainers. In fact it’s now common to ….

Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System Review

People prefer slow cookers mainly due to their ease of use. You just have to dump in the ingredients, choose between low and high for your cooking temp, set it and forget it. As a slow cooker, Ninja 3-in-1 cooking system still boasts of all those familiar preset controls on other appliances, but it’s also ….

5 Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen

Real Food can be quite the undertaking. In fact, my husband and I soaked a huge batch of white beans in whey over night and we are boiling them now in our huge stock pot! This process alone can take up to one full day – which is a lot more time-consuming that just popping ….

8 Effective Fruit and Vegetable Recipes

Fruits are naturally sweet. Hence, when only fruits are used to make juices, they are quite tasty and drinkable. However, due to their high fructose content, they are not always healthy. Hence, many people resort to making juices out of vegetables only. While highly nutritious, these juices don’t taste good by themselves. Hence, many adults and children alike don’t enjoy ….

How to get the most out of Peppermint Essential Oil

Essential oils are getting popular, but I’m leery of outlandish claims. I myself have experienced some great benefits from using essential oils, yet I’m skeptical about some of the claims that many people make about them. I believe in honesty when it comes to natural remedies and am not likely to fall for gimmicks or ….

12 Baby Steps to Optimal Health

People are different. What works for one person may not work for the next. Some people (like myself) prefer to dive in head first, make changes right away and quit everything cold turkey. Others prefer the longer, slower approach. They like to dip their toes into the water first, then walk slowly into it and ….