Healthy Food Fads That Are Just As Bad For You

Bella Breakdown Diet fads have come and gone over the many years of people trying to get in the best shape. Like the many diets that nutritionists live and die by, there are also food fads that are deemed “healthy” though that might not be the case. Here are some healthier food fads that aren’t as healthy as advertised. Agave: It may sound fancy and exotic, but agave nectar is not the best for your body. Compared to other sugars, agave holds fructose content that is just as high, if not more. Coconut Oil: With uses for food, hair,...

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Our NoBaked Cookie Dough Dreams Have Come True!

NoBaked Cookie Dough Growing up one of my fondest memories is coming home from school to a house that smelled like freshly baked cookies! As much as I loved freshly baked cookies, I also LOVED raw cookie dough. But, whenever I would attempt to sneak a spoon full of the raw goodness, obviously, I was intercepted by my mom’s salmonella warning. Even though nobody ever knew anyone who got sick from it, there was always that slight suspicion that it could happen. Now, being a mom myself, I totally understand why my parents were always throwing out the salmonella...

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Reasons To Go Vegetarian

Bella Breakdown It can be hard for meat lovers of the world to understand why someone would ever go vegetarian. Bacon is just too good! Besides the taste, many people get their main source of protein from meat. But for a lot of people, the reasons for going vegetarian trump certain meaty flavors and health benefits. The most common reason for going vegetarian is maltreatment of animals. Many people cannot handle the abuse and suffering that occurs in huge animal factories, so they choose not to support that industry. For others, going vegetarian is an amazing way to support...

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Build The Perfect Breakfast Smoothie

Bella Breakdown There’s no better breakfast than a smoothie in the morning. Except, perhaps, a fat stack of sticky, syrupy, butter smothered pancakes. But, ain’t nobody got time for that! Smoothies are quick, healthy, and they can be digested easily, meaning your metabolism will get the kick in the pants it needs ASAP. Plus, you can put a lid on it and take it with you wherever you go. Building the perfect breakfast smoothie is easy. First, get a super blender that completely destroys everything in its path. Then, add one banana (fiber), a scoop of peanut butter (protein),...

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Soul Food: More Than Just Delicious

Bella Breakdown February was Black History Month, and with that comes the celebration of Soul Food in cities across America. Few can resist the southern comforts such as fried chicken, mac and cheese, fried okra, and hush puppies, to name a few delicious morsels that originated in the Black South. However, many people eat this food without understanding its complicated beginnings. Stories have been passed down among some black families in the United States regarding the origins of Soul Food. For example, some say that women who where slaves who did not want to work in fields would work...

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