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My Mouth is Dripping... because of this Fig Tartlett

Figs are not only sexy, but they are one of my absolute favorite fruits! I love the crunch of the seeds between my teeth (they can have as many as 1,600 in 1 fruit!) and the almost candy sweetness on my tongue.

Beyond the delicious sensations in my mouth, figs are serious bites with benefits. They are an excellent source of potassium and can help balance blood pressure. High in calcium, figs fortify the bones. With more fiber than any other dried or fresh fruit, figs are great for digestion, can help lower cholesterol, keep weight in check, act as a mild laxative, and can protect against colon and breast cancer. They are like the absolute perfect little package.



A Little Bacteria a Day Can Keep the Doctor Away

We readily accept mold in our cheese- that’s called blue cheese, and healthy bacteria in our yogurt- veiled by the words “active enzymes” or “contains acidophilus.” Now there is a new bacterially-enhanced beverage with lofty presumptions and high hopes in its ability to deliver a healthy dose of healing microorganisms. It’s called Kombucha.



10 Foods to Throw Away TODAY

Spring Cleaning doesn’t just end with your closets and garage. Give your refrigerator an extreme makeover and get started on a healthy, more fit you for the summer with tips from Paulette Lambert R.D., the Nutrition Director at the California Health & Longevity Institute, at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. Paulette oversaw the Nutritional progression of the 8 participants in ABC’s new television series Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, here are her top 10 foods to trash or swap RIGHT NOW!




8 Late Night Snacks To Avoid

You’re warned not to eat late at night because you don’t really burn calories while you’re sleeping. The truth is though, if you’re eating late at night, you may have trouble getting any sleep at all! The reason being that many of our favorite late night snacks tend to be foods we wouldn’t chow down on in the light of day in front of others…Or food that you simply force yourself not to eat all day but come night time, your will power is exhausted. And these foods happen to be loaded with ingredients that could be taking away your precious beauty sleep and adding pounds.