FOOD CULTURE

Foods rich in probiotics are some of my favorite foods to include in my everyday diet. Probiotics are live microorganisms or good bacteria that help optimize your gut bacteria, which has been shown to improve digestion, immunity, metabolism and even skin health....

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The most frequently used excuse for not eating healthy is the price of most healthy foods out there. It is true that what is advertised as healthy and organic can break the bank but there are a lot of nutritious options that are within a reasonable budget...

February 7, 2018

Exercise is a big part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle but is also one of the most difficult things for people to add into their busy schedules or just motivate themselves to do. There are many ways to incorporate the recommended 60 minutes for kids and 30 minutes f...

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...

Sleep feels like a luxury for us sometimes but it is essential to optimal health. Sleep is when our bodies can rest and restore to a state of strength and health. Without the proper rest, the negative health effects can be permanent and begin to effect your everyday li...

May 1, 2017

Becoming vegetarian is not always easy, but keeping a few staple foods in the fridge and pantry will encourage a smooth transition! Here are 5 nutritious foods to keep in the fridge when you are saying goodbye to meat: 

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1. Lentils & Beans 

These little legum...

May 1, 2017

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1. Water 

Water is not only important for your health and every system in your body, but it also helps to keep your skin cells hydrated and plump. It flushes out toxins in addition to protecting against dry, cracked skin. Avoid dehydration by ensuring that y...

February 22, 2017

The heart of any Italian's home is the kitchen! Stock your pantry the Living in Italian way with Fiorella's top 5 staples to dress up any Italian dish or add an Italian flare to any protein or vegetable dish!

Top 5 Living in Italian Pantry Staples:

Pantry Staple #1: Mari...

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