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  • How GMO Foods Cause Health Risks

    How GMO Foods Cause Health Risks
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    December 13, 2017

    Making GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, involves altering genetic material in plants and animals to get results that you might not get naturally. Scientists genetically modify food items to make them last longer, to deter pests and even to make them taste better. This genetic manipulation can cause a lot…

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  • Ultimate Guide to Dublin, California

    Ultimate Guide to Dublin, California
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    December 6, 2017

    Plan an Amazing Day in Dublin, California Dublin, California, is a city on the rise. This thriving community is known as the “Crossroads of the Bay Area.” Many stay here because of its location and easy access to transit. Two major highways intersect here, Interstate 580 and 680, allowing visitors…

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  • superfood smoothies you can make at home

    Superfood Smoothies You Can Make at Home
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    November 29, 2017

    For those looking to easily incorporate healthy and nutrient-rich foods into their diets, superfood smoothies are a blessing. In most cases, they’re a win-win-win situation — they’re easy to make, they’re good for you and most importantly, they taste great. Smoothies can be consumed at any time of the day,…

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  • Ultimate Guide to Culver City, California

    Ultimate Guide to Culver City, California
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    November 22, 2017

    Planning Your Stay in Culver City Ten miles from the hustle and bustle of busy Los Angeles is a smaller community with just as much star power — Culver City. “The Heart of Screenland” is where the film industry got its start and where it continues to grow. Culver City…

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  • Alternative Sugars

    Alternative Sugars That Taste Better Than the Real Thing
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    November 15, 2017

    Sugar is the ultimate conundrum for food lovers. On the one hand, you know too much of it isn’t good for you. On the other hand, it just tastes so darn good. If you have a sweet tooth, those truths make maintaining a healthy diet even more challenging. There are…

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  • Ultimate Guide to Walnut Creek, California

    Ultimate Guide to Walnut Creek, California
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    November 8, 2017

    Spend Some Time in Walnut Creek Centrally located in the East Bay Area is an urban city with small town charm — Walnut Creek. If you’re staying in the region, a stop here will give you plenty to do, see and experience. Pedestrians will love this walker-friendly community as they…

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  • adding coconut oil to diet

    Tips for Incorporating Coconut Oil Into Your Diet and Daily Habits
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    November 1, 2017

    Coconut oil is an interesting, unique substance. On the one hand, there are numerous health benefits of consuming and using the oil. On the other, it’s an incredibly potent ingredient that’s used in everything from shampoo to laxatives, and some would argue the taste and smell is not pleasant. By…

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  • Ultimate Guide to Fremont, California

    Ultimate Guide to Fremont, California
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    October 25, 2017

    Plan Your Stay in Fremont If you’re planning a trip to the San Francisco Bay Area, be sure to stop in at the region’s fourth largest city, Fremont. Location is key, and this central city is only 30 minutes away from other popular destinations like the Silicon Valley, San Jose,…

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  • Guide to Ancient Grains

    A Guide to Ancient Grains
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    October 18, 2017

    A big part of meal plans such as Keto, Paleo and Whole30 is eliminating grains from your diet altogether. This can be healthy and provide a number of benefits, but there is another way to go if you don’t want to completely get rid of grains — ancient grains. Ancient…

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  • Ultimate Guide to Burbank, California

    Ultimate Guide to Burbank, California
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    October 11, 2017

    A Family Adventure in Burbank Lights, camera, action! Welcome to Burbank, the media capital of the world. Burbank is home to some of the most well-known studios and production companies in the nation, including NBC, Warner Bros. and Disney. There’s so much to do and see in sunny Burbank, but…

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  • egg-free gluten-free breakfast ideas

    8 Egg-Free, Gluten-Free Breakfast Ideas
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    October 4, 2017

    Eggs are considered to be a breakfast staple in this country, which isn’t particularly helpful for those on an egg-free diet. For those who also maintain a paleo or gluten-free diet, it can be even more difficult to find egg-free paleo breakfast ideas. Luckily, as dietary needs evolve and specialized…

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  • Ultimate Guide to Pleasant Hill

    Ultimate Guide to Pleasant Hill, California
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    September 27, 2017

    Plan Your Visit to Pleasant Hill Located less than an hour from top destinations like Napa Valley and San Francisco, Pleasant Hill is a cozy city nestled in Contra Costa County. Although it’s small, the friendly community and beautiful terrain surrounding them make Pleasant Hill a great place to visit….

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  • Plant-Based Proteins to Check Out

    Plant-Based Proteins to Check Out
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    September 20, 2017

    Eating healthy is always a good thing, of course, but it can cause some dilemmas. For example, there are many reasons nutritionists encourage people to embrace plant-based diets, but for some, it could lead to lower-than-desired levels of nutrients such as protein and iron. It’s something vegetarians and vegans deal…

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  • Guide to Seal Beach California

    Ultimate Guide to Seal Beach, California
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    September 13, 2017

    A Laid-Back Vacation in Seal Beach In northern Orange County lies a sweet break from your fast-paced life. Seal Beach is a laid-back community that values the simpler things in life. One and a half mile of beaches make this a picturesque seaside vacation your whole family will love. People…

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  • Healthy Foods That Are Bad for You

    The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Foods That Are Actually Bad for You
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    September 6, 2017

    If you’re reading this, you care about your health in one way or another. Most likely, you spend a lot of time planning your weekly menu and preparing meals at home. The health-conscious person is smart to eat a balanced diet with plenty of protein, whole grains, a rainbow of…

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  • Delicious Gluten Free Flour Substitutes

    Gluten-Free Flour Substitutes
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    August 31, 2017

    Whether by necessity or by choice, gluten-free diets have become more and more common in recent years. For those with celiac disease, a gluten-free diet is needed to prevent internal damage. Others have gravitated toward the diet as well, including some with non-celiac gluten sensitivity and those who want to…

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  • Tips for Mindful Eating on the Road

    Tips for Mindful Eating on the Road
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    August 23, 2017

    Whether they’re going for work or for pleasure, people who travel a lot know just how difficult it can be to maintain a healthy diet on the road. Convenience often takes precedence over any health plan you might be on, and the fact that you’re not at home makes it…

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  • Kid-Friendly Healthy Snack Recipes

    Kid-Friendly Healthy Snack Recipes
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    August 16, 2017

    Summertime can mean crazy time for parents, depending on the number of kids you have and activities they’re in. Regardless of the summer agenda, though, it’s important to keep the kids — and adults carting them places — well-fueled. Snack time during summer vacation tends to go to a whole…

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  • Superfoods to Incorporate Into Your Diet

    10 Superfoods to Incorporate Into Your Diet
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    August 9, 2017

    For professionals balancing family and work, consistently eating healthy can be a burden. It’s one of those things you know you should do, but convenience frequently takes precedence over healthy choices in the name of saving time. Fortunately, the idea that it somehow takes more time and energy to eat…

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  • Meal prepping for the whole week

    Tips for Meal Prepping for the Whole Week
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    August 2, 2017

    There are two main components essential to reaching your physical peak — regular exercise and a healthy diet. We know it takes hard work at the gym to see results, but one often-overlooked fact is that it also takes commitment and hard work to consistently eat well, particularly if you’re…

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