The Many Benefits of Broccoli

When it comes to superfoods, broccoli's got its name all over that game. Whether raw or cooked, this vegetable is one of the healthiest options you can go for.

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Can Plastic-Eating Worms Save the Day?

It's no secret that we need to do something about plastic pollution on this planet. The landfills are full of it, and, increasingly, so are the oceans. It's one of those things everybody knows about, but nobody is sure what to do about.

Wouldn't it be great if there was a natural way to actually get rid of plastic? Well, there might be.

4 Best Apps for Calorie Counting

Counting calories is an integral part of a weight loss journey. Research has shown that people who log calories are more likely to lose weight and keep it off in the long run. But there's no point in doing it the old fashioned way with a pencil and paper. These days, there are apps to help do the calculations. So which app is best? Farm to Fit did some digging to uncover the four best calorie counting apps out there.

An Investigation of Calming Foods

Anxiety and stress can cause our stomachs to turn into knots. But what if you could target the very area where you're feeling the stress and combat it? It turns out eating certain foods can have a calming effect on the body and mind. Farm to Fit investigated to find a handful of foods known to act as calming agents in the body.

6 Great Reasons Why Garlic is Good For You

Garlic has long been considered both a seasoning staple and powerful medicine by many human societies. Ancient Greece, Egypt, and India alike believed garlic to be effective at treating respiratory issues, high blood pressure, tuberculosis, fatigue, fevers, and other illnesses. Garlic was also thought to be an aphrodisiac and a stimulant, in addition to its culinary and medicinal uses.

So what are garlic’s proven health benefits? Farm to Fit took a look at the research and found 8 great reasons why garlic is good for you.

Are Hangovers Worse on Keto?

We’re talking about keto hangovers here, not to be confused with the keto flu. The keto diet is a diet where you avoid carbs and consume large portions of healthy fats to put your body in ketosis. You may have heard about its appeal as one of the few modern diets where you can still drink alcohol.

There are some rules, though. You still have to avoid carbs (i.e. no beer), your tolerance will plummet, and you’re more likely to suffer from a debilitating hangover. 

But are keto hangovers worse than normal ones? What causes hangovers in the first place? Farm to Fit found out.

6 Healthy Peanut Butter Alternatives

Peanut butter is a staple of school lunches and afternoon snacks. However, not all peanut butters are created equal. Many brands add sugar, vegetable oil, and trans fats into what's normally, left to its own devices, a protein-packed snack. 

Additionally, if allergies come into the picture, or you're just looking to mix it up, it might be worth it to try some alternatives. Below, Farm to Fit has got you covered, with a handful of delectable spreads that compete with peanut butter on the nutritional front as well as on taste tests.

Healthy-(ish) Summer Dessert Recipes

Fit meals need fitting deserts. It's been a scorching summer so far, and we feel like we all deserve a reward. It can be tough when at the same time, you might be trying to keep an eye on your sugar or processed food intake! Cool off and treat yourself to beat the heat with Farm to Fit's 9 favorite healthy-(ish) dessert recipes.

7 Intermittent Fasting Types and Their Benefits

Fasting has been a staple of human spirituality and health culture for centuries. “Intermittent Fasting” only entered the spotlight as a weight-loss method after a popular BBC documentary in 2012. 

Just as there are many ways to do a pushup, there are several competing methods of intermittent fasting, each with their own unique advantages and disadvantages. In this week's blog, we're counting down the 7 most popular intermittent fasting types and their benefits, as well as their potential drawbacks.

 

The Diabetic Food Pyramid

We wanted to shed a little light on the Diabetic Food Pyramid—an alteration to the typical Food Guide Pyramid, catered specifically to diabetic individuals. Made by the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association, the Diabetes Food Pyramid groups separates foods into 6 groups. However, there are some tweaks that make it different than the Food Guide Pyramid most of us are used to.