healthier alternative to butter

Homemade Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

French toast has always been a breakfast favorite of mine. I remember growing up and always making this delicious breakfast at my grandmothers house on the weekends. It was a special treat that we got way too often but there was always a special technique to make it taste so yummy! We had to leave the bread to sit out on the counter overnight, the egg mixture had to be whisked and we had to use butter to make the bread so crisp. As I have grown up and understood that butter isn’t the healthiest option, I have chosen to […]

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Fat Isn’t as Bad as You Think

Have you ever thought about the importance of incorporating healthy fats into your diet? One misconception many people have is eating any kind of fat will make you gain weight. “It’s a myth that if you eat fat, you’ll be fat,” says Dr. Felicia D. Stoler, a registered dietitian and author of “Living Skinny in Fat Genes.” According to Dr. Stoler, fat is an essential nutrient and is necessary to transport fat-soluble vitamins into our bodies. Eating fat helps us feel full. When fat is processed out of foods, often times it is replaced with sugar, salt or refined carbohydrates to […]

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Coconut Oil vs. Butter

Coconut Oil is becoming extremely popular and taking Hollywood by storm; check out our  Top 5 New Celebrities to Coconut Oil. However, there are still many people who are skeptical of coconut oil and it’s benefits over butter and olive oil. We spoke with the owner of Life Fitness Academy, Terry Barga, about using coconut oil and he said, “We love coconut oil and raw, pastured butter here at Life Fitness Academy and definitely recommend that our clients get rid of their polyunsaturated vegetable oils in favor of more stable fats that are not quick to go rancid. Many people […]

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