How Tea Can Change Your Life

Mar 20, 2017 by

When was the last time you sat down for a cup of tea? How did it make you feel? Tea can be good for your system, for your sinuses, and it can help you relax too. There are many different types of tea for you to choose from. Black tea, white tea, green tea, and herbal tea are just the basis of the options. You can opt for different flavors, you can find tea that has caffeine in it or is naturally caffeine free, and you can opt for loose leaf tea or tea in bags. Detox You can drink teas that have detoxing properties of all different kinds. There are teas with skin detoxing ingredients, which can help you fight blemishes and even acne. You can drink a tea that detoxifies your colon...

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Top 7 Winter Cocktails to help you get over Christmas...

Mar 7, 2017 by

Just because it’s past Christmas, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good night out, or a great cocktail to start the evening off on the right note. Just so long as there’s no Sherry, Baileys, mulled wine, cranberries or any other festive flavours involved, right? Dakota Murphey, independent content writer working alongside Best Venues London, has put together a selection of 7 refreshing and indulgent winter cocktails that are perfect for the post-Christmas freeze. Skinny Bitch Are you detoxing this January? Watching your weight? The good news is that there’s a low calorie cocktail that will allow you to have fun without throwing you off course. Soaring in popularity over recent years, at around 90 calories per drink the Skinny Bitch is the go-to cocktail for any post-Christmas dieter. Ingredients: 40ml Vodka 85ml...

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How To Enjoy Your Favorite Pasta Dishes With Less Guilt...

Mar 3, 2017 by

Pasta is one of those meals where you like to pretend it’s good for you, since it does have tomatoes in it (and they have vitamin C in them, don’t they?), but you know it really isn’t all that good for you. Pasta can be pretty fattening and packs in a lot of carbs. Although, if you’re only indulging in pasta once a week or less then you’re at least doing something right. If you want to feel a little better about your pasta consumption you can make some of the following changes to your cooking routine. Pasta can be an entire meal in one plate and can be a great comfort food, so don’t nix it from your diet just yet. Look Into Organic Sauces When you’re shopping for pasta sauces you should...

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Four Things To Remember When It Comes To Your Diet...

Mar 2, 2017 by

Dieting, whether you have a particular weight loss goal or you just want to eat healthier, can be a struggle for some people. Food addictions are real, and many people also suffer from stress eating and other issues. When it comes to dieting what is considered healthy for one person might not be healthy for another. Even a complete diet overhaul may not be the answer to your weight loss goals either if that’s why you’re eating healthy. You may need to do more than eating salad and drinking protein shakes. Here are a few other things to keep in mind. If You Lose Weight You’re Going To Need New Clothes Even if you aren’t working toward a weight loss goal, a change in diet to healthier eating can cause weight loss. It will...

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Reward Yourself for Sticking to New Your Diet...

Feb 27, 2017 by

Getting into the groove of a new diet and sticking to it is incredibly hard. No matter where you are on your journey, whether two days in, five days, a week, a couple of weeks, or already a month in, you should make sure to set up rewards at certain checkpoints along the way. If you want to ensure that you stick to your diet, make sure you are enjoying your quality of life in this new lifestyle.   It is important that you stick to the diet you have identified as being potentially life-altering. You need to make sure that if you have picked out a new diet that is going to help you be healthier than ever before, that nothing you choose to reward yourself with is going to set you off...

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Sports Equipment To Buy When Food Is the Goal...

Feb 24, 2017 by

You’ll often hear that people don’t have as much moral dismissal toward hunting if the end goal is to eat what you’ve killed or captured. But then a big part of that equation becomes what kind of equipment do you need in order to do that killing and capturing. Sometimes better equipment will make the process easier, cleaner, quicker, or more humane, for instance. And the costs associated with sporting equipment in this area of interest vary widely, along with the skill required to make them work. Five quick examples of this type of goal-oriented sports equipment include fishing rods, hunting rifles, hunting bows, animal traps, and hunting knives. Check out how each of those are roughly valued. Fishing Rods Many people will say there’s nothing like the taste of freshly-caught fish, especially if...

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Quality Food and Drink are Good for Your Health in More Ways That One...

Feb 23, 2017 by

  When people talk about healthy eating and drinking, the conversation invariably turns to quality ingredients. Quality ingredients are typically whole foods, natural meat and produce that it fresh and has not been processed. These ingredients contain many of the same wholesome properties that they did just before harvest. Since your body rebuilds its cells with the ingredients you eat, it makes sense that high quality food is good for your health.   But high quality food is good for your health in another way. Cheap, discounted food is at the root of American obesity. Many of these cheap foods are subsidized, such as those composed of corn, wheat, and other cheap carbohydrates.   It takes a lot of food to feed a country the size of the United States. The US Federal government...

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Your Nutrition And Maintaining A Healthy Weight...

Feb 22, 2017 by

A healthy weight is important to your complete well-being. People that suffer from being obese or overweight are at a higher risk for different health issues, including heart disease and diabetes. It doesn’t take much to bring your risk back down if you start eating better and working out. While the proper weight for any given person can depend on their sex, their body type, and even their height, your waist circumference needs to be a certain size as well. This is mainly guided by your height. You should also be aware of your BMI (body mass index). So, how do you work toward a healthier weight and a healthier body? Well, what you are putting into your body can make a huge difference. So can the physical activity you are getting on a...

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Life Tips After Binging on Holiday Foods...

Feb 10, 2017 by

The holidays come and the holidays go.  But all those extra sweets and yummy treats definitely stay.  Particularly around the tummy and butt area.  After indulging for nearly 2 full months it is common to feel like your pants are fitting just a little bit tighter. Whether you were binging on sweets, you’re more of a fan of savory indulgences, or maybe you just love it all. The result is the same. Feeling a little out of sorts with your body and like you may not be bikini ready just yet. Here are some of the best tips for managing your life after indulging on food during the holidays. Wear Loose Clothing First and foremost the plan of action is to hide any undesirable chub or flub.  The best way to do this is...

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The truth about vaping as we currently know it...

Feb 4, 2017 by

Proposed new regulations on vaping are meant to clear the haze on the growing trend. But what do we really know about it? (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Nothing signifies the formalization of a trend like government regulations. Acknowledging that vaping—the use of a battery-powered device to inhale not always nicotine-free vapour—is here to stay, Canada introduced amendments to the existing Tobacco Act last November that would rename it to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act. The goal is to regulate the manufacture, sale, labelling and promotion of the devices, while prohibiting sale to Canadians under 18. The hope is that regulations will also provide desperately needed quality control to a frontier industry that is estimated to grow and be worth $32 billion worldwide by 2021, said Barry Finegan, a smoking cessation expert and anesthesiologist at...

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Where Does Alcohol Fit In Your Diet?...

Feb 2, 2017 by

Anyone over the age of 21 is eventually going to have to have some hard conversations with themselves about where alcohol fits in a healthy diet. It’s such a prevalent part of the food experience, the social experience, and the celebration experience – it’s important to put it in context every once in awhile with a specific regard to nutrition, diet, and health. Five categories to consider while you’re on this meditative path about alcohol include where the troubling result of addiction can lead you, what the benefits might be, where social value rests, how to pair alcohol with food, and what to consider while trying to gain or lose weight. The Troubling Result When you drink too much, or if you have a genetic disposition toward alcohol, you can fairly easily end up...

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Five Tips For Fighting Fat And Losing Weight...

Jan 28, 2017 by

It’s a brand new year and many people have been working on weight loss since New Year’s resolution time. It’s likely if that was one of your resolutions you’re still working toward your weight loss and haven’t given up yet. That means that now is the perfect time to get some extra tips to help keep your motivated. When it comes to weight loss many people give up when they don’t start seeing results right away. Unfortunately, it takes some time to start losing and at some point you might hit a plateau as well. Here are a few tips that can help you get through it and lose weight. Try Something Different There are plenty of aids out there meant to help you with your weight loss. You can find scientifically proven assistance,...

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Tips For Prolonging Your Life

Jan 20, 2017 by

The majority of people desire to live long and happy lives surrounded by friends and family that love them, doing the things that they love most in this world. Therefore it’s extremely important to treat your body with care and take the proper measures to extend your life as much as you can. Many people desire a rich and quality life but can’t seem to follow through with what it takes to have one.  It doesn’t have to mean that you spend every day of your life hidden behind closed doors afraid of the world.  It is important to still live your life and understand that risk is a part of the experience of life.  All it takes is a few simple steps to decrease your chances of something going wrong.  Here are some...

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Tips On How To Choose Healthy Treats For Your Children...

Jan 5, 2017 by

Eating healthy is a great way to reward your body, with nutrients required to stay healthy and happy. Of course, it is never easy to get started on a healthy track, but with the right information and encouragement, you will be well on your way to raising healthy children. Just remember, your children are watching and mimicking your behavior every step of the way, so if you are eating junk food, they will also want to eat junk food. Below, you will discover a few tips on how to choose healthy treats for children. Dress Up The Food Most children will immediately frown at a stalk of broccoli. They will either say that it looks like a tree branch or something that a dog would not eat. This is only natural, since most children...

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5 Best Eating Habits For 2017

Dec 30, 2016 by

Figuring and adopting the best eating habits is the basis of building a healthy life.  Many people who struggle with their health have tried everything the dieting market has to offer to no avail.  Because the changes they make are typically short term, the effects never last very long.  Real change requires augmenting one’s habits and building a whole new lifestyle.  Check out a few of the best eating habits recommended for a healthy body.   Cut out processed foods. If it comes in a box and takes 15 minutes to prepare, then it is probably not a healthy choice for a meal.  These types of foods are often riddled with sodium and other preservatives that can cause significant damage to the body over time.   Instead of Hamburger Helper, cook fresh vegetables and...

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Fit Bit or Fake Bit – Why a Fitness Tracker Might Not Be Right For You...

Dec 21, 2016 by

This is the time of year when I get super excited about food.  There are recipes in my family that only come out at Christmas or Hanukkah that have been handed down for generations.  Cakes, pies, candies and cookies, mom’s special fudge recipe, all are just waiting to tempt the palate and expand the waist.  It’s no better at work or play with all the office parties, fundraisers and potluck invitations that roll in.  My fitness tracker won’t be able to keep up with all the steps I’ll have to take to work it off.  In fact, I’m thinking of giving the thing a break until after the new year. It’s interesting that this year there was a class action suit against makers of those fitness trackers.  Users complained that even though they were...

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Reasons To Take A Nutrition Class...

Dec 15, 2016 by

You have been reminded since childhood to eat your fruits and vegetables and probably know the basics about what constitutes a healthy and nutritious diet.  However, you may be surprised at many of the benefits taking a nutrition class as an adult has to offer.  Almost every community college or adult education center has nutrition classes that are offered in any area of the country.  Here are a few reasons to take a nutrition class that could benefit you down the road. Being More Informed It is important to be well informed about the foods that you consume.  More and more studies are being conducted that show many nutritional benefits from curbing your diet to add more vegetables and fruit and consuming less meat.  Many nutrition courses focus on teaching students about the drawbacks...

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Tips For Losing Weight After The Holidays...

Dec 15, 2016 by

The holidays tend to be a time of gluttonous indulgence.  When the plate of cookies always seems near, and there’s never a glass of wine or slice of cake you can’t resist.  Parties, social meetings, and eating out are all common themes of the holidays.  It’s no wonder that on average people tend to gain 5-10 pounds during this season. However, indulgence is a part of the tradition of this season and it’s meant to be enjoyed once a year.  Instead of holding yourself back and not allowing yourself to enjoy the tastes and customs of the holiday season, just prepare yourself for how to lose the weight efficiently once it’s over. Here are the most effective ways to gradually and effectively get rid of those extra pounds. Go On a Diet Try going...

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Nutritional Tips For Breastfeeding Moms...

Dec 9, 2016 by

You just welcomed a healthy baby into the family, and have made the decision that you are going to breastfeed your new addition.  Many moms, even military parents, choose to breastfeed their baby because of all of the health and nutritional perks it provides to their child, but breastfeeding also requires the mom to take a look at what she is eating too.  Here are few nutritional tips for nursing moms to take into consideration when planning their daily meals. Make Sure You Are Hydrated Extra water intake is key if you choose to breastfeed your baby.  Breastfeeding classes and birthing courses will usually put a strong emphasis that if you want to nurse your baby for any significant amount of time that you should always take in extra water.  Hydration is important for...

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3 Way Cooking Relieves Stress

Dec 5, 2016 by

Cooking doesn’t have to be a task that is dreaded every night.  In fact, cooking is seen by many people as one of the most cathartic activities that you can do.  It’s all about how you go about it. Obviously, if you don’t know what you’re doing and have to cook a 5-course meal for 15 people in a limited amount of time, it’s not going to be a very soothing experience.   Cooking should be a gradual learning process which is enjoyed and done with intent and joy.  Your food will taste as good as the energy you put into it! Here are some reasons why cooking can be so good for your state of mind and encourages stress relief. It Actives The Same Part of The Brain as Meditation When you meditate...

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23 Protein Shake Recipes to Make You Lean & Strong...

Nov 30, 2016 by

If you’re replenishing after a workout, trying to build lean muscle mass, or just find yourself hungry and need something more filling, bulking up on protein foods might be the answer. But if you can’t stomach eating another steak or cracking one more egg, it might be time to start drinking protein shakes. Easy-to-make and portable, these healthy protein shake recipes will ensure you get your fill of these amino acids. One thing to keep in mind: Many of these recipes use commercially available protein powders. When you purchase a powder, make sure you always opt for an organic whey protein (or vegan) variety that’s free of pesticides, naturally sweetened and cold-processed. I know you’ll love these protein shake recipes that’ll keep you full, strong and satisfied! 23 Protein Shakes & Smoothies 1. Almond Joy...

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Make Eggs Your Family’s Super Food...

Nov 28, 2016 by

Every mom needs a secret weapon in her kitchen: for some, it’s a Vitamix blender, for others, it’s grandma’s homemade cold remedy, but a mom’s best friend isn’t expensive or secret; it’s eggs. They are rich in a wide variety of vitamins and nutrients, are a low-calorie source of protein, and are also full of minerals like zinc, iron, and phosphorus. Coupled with some dairy and powerful vegetables like dark leafy greens, eggs can keep your family fed and healthy without forcing you to spend hours over the stove. Weight Loss Food With child obesity on the rise across North America, parents are paying more and more attention to what kinds of foods their children eat (and what they themselves are having for dinner). One of the great things about eggs is that they...

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The Role of Dietary Supplements in Weight Management...

Nov 17, 2016 by

Hectic lifestyles, demands on time, and processed foods with less and less nutrients have led to an epidemic of overweight people around the globe. Fitting regular exercise into schedules is increasingly difficult, and eating on the run precludes healthy meals prepared at home, and eaten slowly. Bodies are getting too much salt, sugar, and fat, and not enough of the essential vitamins and minerals needed to lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight. Many people are turning to dietary supplements for help. Products for Weight Loss: Weight loss is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. Products are on the market that claim extreme results with no effort, or changes in lifestyle. There are some that ensure unrealistic weight loss in a matter of a few days. Among the ridiculous and the dangerous...

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5 Things Women Working in Agriculture Want You to Know About Farm Life...

Nov 7, 2016 by

Are you a capable woman who wants to try her hand at farm life? Do you picture yourself watching the sun rise over fields of golden wheat, a cup of coffee in your hand and a smile of contentment on your face? Or maybe you think of gathering organic vegetables to toss together a salad for your lunches and dinners?  With an increased interest in getting back to the land, young people, and many women, are showing a renewed interest in farming. The last few years have shown a steady rise in public interest in organic farm products, as well as sustainable living. But before you begin to spin castles in the air of what your new life will be like, read on for 5 aspects of farm life that women working on farms want...

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Eat More Turkey, Save More Money...

Nov 7, 2016 by

Every Thanksgiving Americans dig into more than five billion pounds of gobbler. It’s both a tradition and an obsession. For only a few days the whole country becomes turkey-conscious. We serve it up roasted, deep fried, barbequed, hot, cold, and pickled. As the comedian Jackie Gleason once joked: “After Thanksgiving we even had turkey-flavored ice cream just to get rid of the leftovers!”   But the way Americans eat, or don’t eat, turkey is no joke. Every year there are dozens of cases of food poisoning caused by the incorrect cooking of turkey — and many consumers never even look at a turkey the rest of the year, even though it’s one of the best protein foods around and is the least expensive meat, pound for pound, in the supermarket for most of the...

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