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  • antibiotic free meat

    Why Is Antibiotic-Free Meat Better for You?
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    February 21, 2018

    When making meat-purchasing decisions today, you are sure to come across antibiotic and hormone free meat. In recent years, the use of antibiotics and hormones in livestock has raised some concerns by consumers. You may wonder what exactly this means for you as a consumer and why meat raised without…

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  • paleo vs keto

    Paleo Vs. Keto: Your Guide to the Top Diets
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    February 14, 2018

    Diets are nothing new. No matter what year it is, there’s always a buzz about whatever the current trendy diet is. Some of them have merit, and some of them don’t, but all of them sound like complete gibberish if you don’t know anything about them. We live in an…

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  • dairy free foods high in calcium

    Dairy-Free Foods That Are High in Calcium
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    February 7, 2018

    Calcium is synonymous with milk, cheese and all things dairy. The iconic “Got Milk?” campaign would have you believe a tall glass of skim milk is a prerequisite to staying alive and well. But what foods are high in calcium besides dairy? For starters, a lot. From vegetables to fish,…

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  • do you need a probiotic

    Should You Add a Probiotic to Your Diet?
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    January 31, 2018

    Healthy eating is an essential habit from childhood all the way through to adulthood. When putting together your game plan for eating healthy meals, you have to separate the fads from the fact. Crash diets and carb moratoriums might be all the rage, but they aren’t the key to a…

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  • tips for going grain free

    Tips for Becoming Grain Free
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    January 24, 2018

    There are many reasons for going grain free these days. Whether you have recently discovered that you have Celiac’s disease, you have been prescribed a grain free diet to isolate a potential autoimmune disorder, or you have chosen to explore the health benefits of avoiding grain, doing so can be…

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  • sources of vegetarian protein

    Top Sources of Protein in a Vegetarian Diet
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    January 17, 2018

    Maintaining a balanced diet is difficult for everyone, even the health and fitness conscious. Keeping up with your caloric intake, nutrients and vitamins, proper foods, and even exercise is not easy. However, for people with special dietary requirements, such as the gluten-free, the vegans or the vegetarians, it can be…

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  • gluten free recipes

    The Best Gluten-Free Recipes to Try at Home
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    January 10, 2018

    Going gluten-free can be really hard. Eating out is a challenge, and partaking in low-key pizza and beer outings is suddenly out of the question. Looking for some of the best gluten free recipes? Now, gluten-free doesn’t have to be a bummer. In fact, living the GF lifestyle can be…

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  • top iron rich plant based foods

    Your Guide to the 18 Top Iron-Rich Plant-Based Foods
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    January 3, 2018

    We all know that there is a whole host of vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to be ingesting every day to be healthy and function correctly. We need Vitamin A, B, C, D and E. We need protein and calcium and plenty of healthy fats. One that isn’t…

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  • compost vs. garbage disposal

    Composting vs. Garbage Disposal: Which Is Better?
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    December 27, 2017

    We’re all trying to do our part to keep the planet a little greener. None of us want to be intentionally wasteful and throw food in the garbage can every time something goes bad. But life happens. Sometimes we forget we bought something and we accidentally let it go bad…

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  • Tips for Getting Calcium on a Vegan Diet

    Tips for Getting Calcium on a Vegan Diet
    by Yalla Mediterranean
    December 20, 2017

    Between getting stuck with a limp salad at many restaurants and dodging misguided questions about how they get enough protein, vegans have it rough sometimes. Another topic that vegans are frequently berated over is calcium. As soon as vegans reveal that they choose not to consume dairy, many well-meaning friends…

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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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