August 7, 2018

We all know how important a good night of sleep is. But did you know what a lack of sleep can do to your body (other than cranky morning)? Lack of sleep can lead to exhaustion, anxiety, headaches, slows your body's metabolism and prevents your body from restoring itsel...

July 10, 2018

It's summer and the perfect time to enjoy the weather and soak up the sun. But remember excessive UV radiation from the sun may increase your risk of skin cancer, aging, and dehydration. In addition to sunscreen and minimizing your exposure to the sun, certain foods ha...

December 12, 2017

This dish combines classic Italian ingredients, like pork and fennel, into a simple and elegant dinner. Pork loin is a healthy, lean cut of meat full of protein, and puts a healthy spin on the slaw by using Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise! Juicy, savory sliced pork...

November 27, 2017

Metabolism is a natural process the body goes through in order to use the fuel from food into the energy for our bodies to function. Why is nutrition important to metabolism? Certain foods have been shown to increase your metabolism. And when we increase our metabolism...

September 18, 2017

Snacks are meant to be eaten with hunger and to hold you over until your next meal, not for stress or boredom! Emotionally eating or eating when you are not truly hunger can lead to weight gain. Eat your snack mindfully and slowly. The best snacks combine protein...

September 18, 2017

I can't live without my coffee and it is an Italian way of life! Cappuccino in the morning and espresso rest of the day is the protocol of Living in Italian (see full series here!) Thank goodness it has great health benefits too. 

1. Boosts Metabolism

The caffeine i...

September 5, 2017

Probiotics are live microorganisms that are believed to provide health benefits when consumed. Probiotics and prebiotics can be found in many foods that do not have to be eaten alone and when incorporated into your everyday meals can be quick and easy additiv...

August 8, 2017

This smoothie is Fiorella's ultimate hangover cure for the morning after a night out! Keep in mind that after one too many cocktails alcohol tends to dehydrate your body and also cause some stomach and digestive issues. Whip up this smoothie the next day using fresh in...

May 1, 2017

Italy's Mediterranean climate is ideal for growing many different types of peppers. Learn more about the health benefits of cooking with all peppers and recipe ideas to try at home! 

Nutrition RX:

  • Pickled Friggitello- the capsaicin in these peppers help to reduce pai...

April 25, 2017

Water is incredibly important for hydrating your cells, regulating body temperature, and lubrication, not to mention that it makes up 50-60% of the adult human body! If you’re sick of plain water, try these 6 tasty ways to enjoy water while increasing your fluid intake...

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