7 healthy snacks college students should keep in their dorms

Summer break is quickly coming to an end, and it’s time for college students to start moving onto campus. As you stroll through the store to gather your snacks for your dorm room, pick up these healthy snacks to keep that summer physique well into the school year. 1. Trail mix. When choosing the healthiest option […]

5 plant-based snacks to enjoy on Earth Day

What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with some fresh, wholesome foods. Fruits, veggies and nuts are great choices for a healthy plant-based diet. Check out these simple five recipes to enjoy on Earth Day. 1. Crunchy Chickpeas Ingredients 1 15-ounce can chickpeas 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic […]

Oreos compared to cocaine in new study

There’s a reason Oreo cookies are “America’s favorite cookie.”  The sugar and fatty content in the cookies are as addictive as cocaine is to certain individuals according to a recent study done in London using rats. A research team at Connecticut College in New London conducted an experiment on rats using a maze with rice cakes on one side […]

Free must-see food factory tours in the US

Ever wonder how your favorite food or snacks are made? While The Travel Channel and The Learning Channel may give you a quick tour on the screen, there’s nothing like walking through the factory to see how these foods are made before they hit the stores. From Hershey’s chocolate to Jelly Belly’s, if you are […]

7 snacks to pack when you travel

Train journeys are long, winding and particularly hunger-inducing. If by any chance you are traveling on a train that doesn’t have its own restaurant cabin or you are looking to save some money on any trip no matter how you travel, you will need to bring along edibles. So, the big question is: what are […]

Healthy alternatives to your favorite snacks

Junk foods are those foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients. Empty calorie foods do not contain the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. As a result, you may feel sluggish, fatigued and lack the energy you need to complete daily tasks or to exercise. The high levels of sugar and […]

10 Salty Snacks That Won’t Blow Up Your Waistline

If you’re in the mood for something salty but want to stay within the guidelines of your New Year’s resolution to get fit, read on. Too much salt can lead to a multitude of issues, including hypertension, high blood pressure, kidney disorders and dehydration. The following are 10 salty snacks under 150 calories that won’t send […]