Diet

5 Simple Ways to Avoid an Afternoon Slump

August 20 2019

Your last sip of coffee was hours ago, and now your eyelids are drooping. Before you reach for the chocolate or head for the vending machines, wake up! There are better ways to prevent afternoon exhaustion than a sugary treat you’ll quickly regret that you had. While most of us can’t pause for a nap,...


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How to Obtain Restorative Sleep

August 7 2019

  Do you wake up feeling tired, exhausted and lethargic in the morning even though you’re quite sure that you’ve had several hours of shut-eye? It’s very much possible that you just failed to get the kind of sleep that’s restorative, something vital for your mind and body to be able to get rejuvenated. There...


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Health Benefits of Common Everyday Foods

July 25 2019

Tired of hearing about expensive and hard-to-find fad foods? You’ll never believe the power of what’s already in your pantry and fridge drawer. From peanuts to popcorn, these no-frills foods pack surprising nutritional punches. (One even cleans your teeth!) 1. Celery This crisp vegetable does a lot more than flavor soups and add crunch to...


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11 Delicious Foods To Help You Stress Less

July 17 2019

Fill up your shopping list with these foods to soothe and calm the second brain in your gut. Salmon “Omega-3 fatty acids found in foods like fish, nuts and seeds help maintain the health of the brain’s cell membranes and assist the transmission of ‘feel-good chemicals’ like dopamine and serotonin,” explains nutritionist Natalie Parletta, PhD....


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8 Easy Tips to Avoid a Grumpy Gut While Traveling

July 15 2019

Travel can be stressful for your mind and body. But following these simple tips can help you keep your gut happy and healthy while you’re on the go.   An upset stomach or digestive issues that require spending extra time in the bathroom are surefire ways to bring a fun trip to a screeching halt....


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5 Best Foods To Enhance Your Immunity

July 5 2019

The right foods can power up your body’s immune system and ward off attacks from viruses and bacteria. “A wide variety of nutrients found in healthy whole foods work together to strengthen immunity,” says dietitian Dr Joan Salge Blake. She isn’t a fan of relying on supplements. “If you isolate some of these compounds, you...


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10 Best Energy-Boosting Foods That Beat Fatigue

July 3 2019

Hello, edible energy! Introducing the top 10 foods to recharge your batteries, fast! Rolled Oats All hail your breakfast bowl. Why? These health-boosting flakes help stabilise blood sugar for hours. “Protein and fibre balance out sugar cravings, so we make healthier choices throughout the day,” explains nutritionist Kristen Beck, director of Beck Health and Nutrition...


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6 Foods to Eat to Help Prevent the Flu

May 30 2019

When it seems as if everyone around you is coming down with a nasty case of the flu, you know you’ve got to help give your body the best chance at warding off illness. Of course, you’ll be practicing good hand-washing habits, you got your flu shot earlier in the year, and you’re focusing on rest and relaxation....


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22 Healthy Foods That Don’t Spoil Easily

April 26 2019

One problem with whole, natural foods is that they tend to spoil easily. Therefore, eating healthy is associated with frequent trips to the grocery store. It can also be a challenge when traveling without access to a refrigerator. Still, many healthy foods can be stored long term without spoiling, as long as you have the...


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Comfort Foods to Avoid When You’re Sick

April 24 2019

You’ve done everything you can think of to prevent it, but it happens anyway — you get sick with the cold or the flu. It might be tempting to run to your comfort foods to make you feel better, but that may not be the best thing for your body as it’s fighting off an...


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