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6 Food Trends That Are Good For Your Heart

You probably practice heart healthy eating — like eating less red meat, watching sodium, or cutting back on sugar. There are more ways you can eat well though that will benefit not just your heart but your entire body. If you’re looking for new foods to add to your heart-healthy menu, consider these 2019 trends.

5 Foods That Are Aging You

If you want to look and feel your best, it has to start from within. By drinking plenty of water, eating lots of fresh produce, getting enough sleep, and exercising on a regular basis, you can stay healthy and gain a glowing complexion at the same time. Wondering which foods are worth avoiding on your quest to looking and feeling younger?

Coffee - It’s Good for You!

Perhaps you already love coffee (it’s a magical, life-giving thing, we agree!) but you keep hearing conflicting information on whether it’s good for you or not. Does the caffeine harm you or is it heart-healthy? Can you drink TOO much coffee? It seems like whether coffee is friend or enemy depends on the day of the week. BUT coffee actually has several health benefits, some if not all of which are backed by science. Here’s what coffee can do for you.

Reasons You’re Gaining Weight & How to Combat Them

Did you know? Approximately 93.3 million of US adults suffer from obesity. Not only that but the estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the United States was $147 billion in 2008; the medical cost for people who have obesity was $1,429 higher than those of normal weight. And that’s not even mentioning the physical cost. Being overweight or obese can cause issues from your wealth to your health, but what’s making you gain weight in the first place? Is there anything you can do to combat it?

Top 3 Reasons for High Blood Pressure

Approximately 1 in 3 adults suffers from high blood pressure (or hypertension). Termed the “silent killer” due to the lack of symptoms it presents, high blood pressure can lead to a host of complications and long-term diseases (such as heart disease). High blood pressure is also the 2nd leading cause of chronic kidney disease. What exactly is high blood pressure though? What are common causes for it? And can you prevent it?

Trying to Build Muscle & Lose Fat? These 7 Foods Will Help!

There are plenty of reasons to eat better & work out - improving your health, losing weight, and gaining muscle to name a few. Most people have multiple reasons and luckily these tend to go together quite well. But losing weight AND gaining muscle can be a bit more complicated.

You’re already familiar with the various ways of losing weight - specifically creating a calorie deficit - but if you want to gain muscle as well, that can’t be all you do. In fact, gaining lean muscle requires energy and specific nutrients which means you should focus not only on how many calories you’re consuming but also which nutrient-rich foods you eat (as well as exercising regularly!). Without all of these things, you’ll reach a plateau and be unable to go further.

Eradicating the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has been called an epidemic and for good reason. In the past three decades, in the United States alone, childhood obesity rates have tripled. Nearly 1 in 5 school age children and young people (6 to 19 years) in the United States is now obese or overweight. That’s a huge increase! And it’s a huge risk to our children’s health and well-being.

Make Breakfast #1

Spring is in the air so you might be starting to get health-conscious in anticipation of summer and bathing suit season. One step in that process you should without a doubt consider is always, always eating breakfast. You’ve heard it said a million times but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and there’s plenty of reason why.

Top Mind/Body Trends of 2019

These days we realize that being healthy is a mind + body experience, not an endeavor solely focused on food and exercise. While eating healthy and taking care of ourselves physically is essential, we also need to manage stress, sleep well, use tech responsibly in our lives, be mindful of what’s in products we use on our bodies (such as makeup, etc)., and so on. It can all seem a bit overwhelming at times, so we’re here to help you out with a look at some of the top mind & body trends of 2019.

Souping vs. Juicing

Are you a fan of cleanses? If so, you're likely familiar with juicing - extracting juice from fruits & veggies using a juicer. Juice cleanses are often used to detox the body and kick-start bodily systems into optimal function, but there are some negatives. That's one of the reasons juicing is seemingly being replaced by souping. What is souping? It's essentially the same thing as juicing except you use soup instead. It helps detox your body, reduce inflammation, and increase circulation. Plus, there are various ways to do it. It's quickly becoming one of the most popular cleanses around. So, is it right for you? And how does it compare to juicing?

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