Why The Keto Diet Is Something You Should Consider

Bella Breakdown There are a million different diets out there, so why should use choose the keto diet? Well for starters, you can still eat cheese, butter and meat. This high-fat diet seems contrary to what we normally think of when we hear the word diet. However, it is recommended by doctors for its various overall health benefits. The ketogenic diet lowers blood sugar, helps your muscles recover better, fuels your brain, increases your sex drive and switches your energy source from glucose to fat. Did we mention that it helps you lose...

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Is “Healthy Food” Truly Healthy?

Bella Breakdown Trying to figure out if “healthy food” is truly healthy can be a bit frustrating. You might think you are making a good health-conscious decision by eating a meal you were told was healthy, but in reality you might be surprised to find out about a certain secret ingredient. This secret ingredient that was added to your meal may not actually be considered healthy. A great way to find out if you are unknowingly eating unhealthy food is to do some easy and quick research and start getting used to reading the labels. One of the secret...

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Pro Tip: How To Cut A Watermelon….The Right Way!

The Perfect Poolside Snack When we think of summer, we think of hot and sunny days by the pool or beach, complete with fresh fruit. Watermelon has long since been a summer BBQ staple, but it’s not the easiest fruit to cut…until now, that is. Refinery29 has brought us the best demo on how to cut a watermelon, and it’s just in time for your summer BBQ with friends! Be the hostess with the mostess, and cut the perfect watermelon slices for a poolside summer staycation! How To Cut A Watermelon, by Refinery29 Step 1: Buy a watermelon. Step...

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This Is the Most Vegan-Friendly City In The World

Bella Breakdown According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Los Angeles, California has embraced a meat and dairy free dining culture better than anyone else in the country. With popular vegan dinning options like Gratitude, Crossroads and Shojin, it’s no wonder that the city was dubbed the ‘most vegan-friendly city in the world.’ But that’s not where it ends. Of course, there must be a celebration! DJ, animal rights activist and vegan, Moby, will be hosting said party. The philanthropist has his own vegan cocktail bar in New York City, called Ladybird. On May 15th,...

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What Is Tactile Eating: And Can It Help You Lose Weight?

Bella Breakdown If you are looking to step your instant-game up while losing weight, then this foodie trend is for you. Tactile foods are foods that are pretty to look at, while being interesting to munch on. Many have found this food trend appealing as it provides different types of textures, making it a fun meal that’s pleasantly noisy. Other than being fun to eat and a good way to gain more followers on Instagram, tactile food could get you more healthy while losing weight. A small study was done in British preschools, where the preschoolers were allowed to...

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Mac N Cheese Empanadas And Apple Streusel Bread…OMG

Bella Breakdown Okay, are you salivating yet? We sure are! These two recipes are decadent, delicious and filling. You get your shot of saltiness with these cheesy and gooey mac n’ cheese empanadas, and then you can polish it off with a savory sweet treat like apple streusel pull-apart bread. Need we say more? Mac N’ Cheese Empanadas by Tastemade INGREDIENTS For the dough: 1 1/2 cups flour 3 tablespoons ice-cold water 1/2 cup cold butter, grated and chilled 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Egg wash (1 egg + 1 tablespoon water) For the filling: 6 ounces...

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