The Difference Between Food Allergies And Food Intolerances

Bella Breakdown It is really common to hear people talk about all of the food allergies or intolerances they have, specifically with gluten and dairy products. But it is important to know that there is a very big difference between having a food allergy, and having a food intolerance. If you have a food allergy, your body has a very specific and targeted reaction. It signals an immune response in which the body produces antibodies to attack a particular protein within the food product. This attack causes an allergic reaction that can be seen within a few seconds, or...

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Common Healthy Eating Myths

Bella Breakdown If you find yourself trying to eat healthier, you may be overwhelmed by the wealth of information and misinformation about what foods you should and should not eat to maintain optimal health. Well, I’m here to help you on your journey, and bust a few common myths about healthy eating. 1. “It’s best to eat only fruit in the morning”. While fruit is a great way to get a low blood sugar back up, you should balance it with protein to maintain a healthy blood sugar, and to keep yourself fuller, longer. 2. “Snacking through the day...

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The Weight Of Love

The happiness of a new relationship is often unmatched. You are excited and glowing from all of the feelings of infatuation, lust, and even love. You find that you are so happy just being on the couch with your new bae, that you never want to get up. Thus bringing us to our next finding. It turns out that people in new relationships are gaining a shocking amount of weight. Two thousand people in relationships were surveyed in a poll by Jenny Craig, and it turns out that the average individual gains around 36 pounds since they started dating...

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Food That Will Bug You

v Bella Breakdown Luckily for me, I’ve never necessarily been a picky eater. I’ve always been okay with different flavors, vegetables, an occasional odd meat. Never have I been so picky, that my diet had to resort to eating bugs. For one young woman in Philadelphia, bugs seemed to be the only thing she enjoyed eating. That’s right, I said it. Bugs. 24 year old, Joy Nemerson began getting creative with her meals because she was suffering from food intolerance. Joy started to implement food into her diet. She advocates for the fact that these creepy crawlies contain just...

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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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