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Simply Delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte

Tis' the season for pumpkin spice-flavored everything! This holds especially true for all things coffee. Whether lattes, cappuccinos or plain old coffee, pumpkin spice varieties are on the menu of just about every major coffee shop chain. Problem…

Refreshingly Guilt-Free Cocktails for Summer

Alcoholic cocktails are often the focal point of social events and gatherings, especially during the summer months. But, if you're watching your weight, constantly indulging can put a real hurt on the calorie budget. Among all alcoholic cocktails,…

Five Surprisingly Nutritious Post-Workout Drinks

If you regularly engage in intense exercise training, it's important to pay close attention to what you consume after your workouts. This holds especially true for workouts lasting longer than an hour, as there arises a need to replenish the…

Are Diet Soft Drinks a Healthy Choice?

I was recently asked my opinion on drinking diet soft drinks. The person specifically wanted to know if there's anything wrong with enjoying a diet soda in the morning for a quick caffeine boost. Initially, this question was somewhat difficult…

Watcha Drinking? Let’s Talk About Green Tea

Tea is undoubtedly one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world. And among the hundreds of different kinds of tea that offer medicinal benefits, green tea is one of the most prized for its multitude of health-promoting qualities.…

Why You Should Drink at Least One Cup of Coffee Every Day

Coffee is indeed one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world yet it’s often labeled as a "bad" habit since coffee generally contains high levels of the potent stimulant caffeine. Personally, I’ve been an avid coffee drinker…

Why the Master Cleanse Won’t End Your Weight Loss Battle

The "Master Cleanse" is a liquid-based dieting program that has experienced widespread popularity for decades. Not surprisingly so, as it typically results in dramatic amounts of weight loss in a relatively short period of time. Also known…

How Drinking Red Wine Every Day Supports Good Health

Occasional alcohol consumption has proven health benefits. This holds especially true for red wine, as it contains numerous all-natural chemicals that help prevent disease and promote overall good health. Interestingly enough, both the alcoholic…

A Few Good Reasons to Enjoy a Glass of Sicilian Wine

A while back I had the pleasure of attending Wines of Sicily, a special wine tasting event in Chicago that showcased a wide range of ingenious, delicious dry white and red Sicilian wines designated by the Sicilia DOC consortium of wine producers.…

Simple Ways to Enjoy Alcohol Without Gaining Weight

Occasional drinking has clear health benefits but drinking too much can exert numerous adverse side effects including unwanted weight gain. Alcoholic beverages are derived from simple sugars and starches but they actually contain more calories…

Drinking Pink: The Disease-Fighting Power of Rosé Wines

Rosé wines ("pink" or "blush" wines) are some of the most underrated and overlooked wines in the United States. As main dietary staples in Provence these wines offer a crisp, acidic yet mildly sweet flavor that pairs very well with nutrient-rich…