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Sustainable Eating: Cricket Edition

Okay, even WE can admit that the idea of eating crickets seems a bit…gross. But there is currently a burgeoning edible insect industry - one that involves lots of insects, but most notably crickets. We’re talking cricket-based pastas, protein bars, chips, and more (and there’s good reason for that). Before you nix the idea of cricket-based foods altogether, have a look at the details.

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.

5 Tips to Improve Digestion

Digestive problems are a pain - literally. Gas, bloating, constipation, nausea, heartburn, and diarrhea have become common issues in our busy world, issues we’re often too embarrassed to discuss or ask help for. Whatever issue you may be having, however, there are steps you can take to alleviate them. Here are the top 5 ways to improve your digestion & clear up the pain.

Get Motivated (& Stay Motivated!)

This is it - you’ve made the decision to eat better or exercise more or lose weight or cook everyday or even just to go to bed at a decent hour every night. Whatever it is, the decision has been made and you’re ready to do it. You’re going to start this new lifestyle change TODAY. Well, maybe tomorrow. Okay, for sure next week. Oops. How often has this happened to you? You make a plan to change something in your life, with the best intentions, only to see it fall through. Unfortunately, good intentions don’t necessarily equal action.

5 Easy Keto "Fat Bomb" Recipes

If you’re currently on the keto diet, chances are you’re familiar with “fat bombs”. Essentially small snacks that are low in carbs but high in fat (hence the name “fat bomb”), they’re designed to be eaten as snacks, quick breakfasts, or whenever you need an extra pick-me-up during the day. They’re typically made with a combination of ingredients that includes butters, coconut oils, nuts & seeds and are surprisingly easy to make (with the right recipes). Luckily, we have five of those recipes right here. Enjoy the deliciousness (and ease) of these keto “fat bombs”!

1.Chocolate Walnut:
3.5 oz. Dark chocolate
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup small walnut pieces
1 tsp cinnamon
8 drops stevia