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Today’s Solutions: June 21, 2024

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6 reasons to eat more chlorella, a nutrient-packed sea veggie

It’s common knowledge that incorporating vegetables into your diet is essential to maintaining your overall health. However, this doesn’t mean we should stick to the basic vegetables that are found in your local produce aisle.  If you’re looking to shake things up a bit, then perhaps give Read More...

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How to make mindful eating part of your life

The average American spends two-and-a-half hours a day eating, and while eating we’re usually doing something else too. Because we're working, driving, reading, watching television, or fiddling with an electronic device, we're not fully aware of what we're eating. This mindless eating—a lack of Read More...

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Make the most out of your breakfast and your day

While it’s impossible to say what the most important meal of the day really is, there is one good reason why breakfast is so essential: when you start the day with a healthy, balanced breakfast, you nourish your body with the energy you need to get through the day. To get the full benefits of Read More...

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3 lifestyle hacks to keep inflammation at bay

Inflammation is nothing to fear. It’s a natural and needed process in the body, helping to direct blood flow, immune cells, and nutrients to areas in need of healing. But when inflammation gets out of hand or occurs in the wrong place, it can result in tissue damage, hormonal imbalances, and even Read More...

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Share the joy of cooking with your partner this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up! So, if you’re debating between a home-cooked meal or fancy dinner out, we are here to advocate for home-cooked romance. Meals made with love at home can help boost physical and mental wellbeing. Here’s how. Cooking is a great de-stressor and it can help you Read More...

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3 Ways to cut back on sugar (without sacrificing too much)

If you’re like most people in the Western world, you’re likely eating more sugar than is healthy—but never fear, cutting out sugar doesn’t have to be a big sacrifice. Here are three relatively painless ways to slash your sugar intake. Read the labels Sugar is snuck into more foods than Read More...

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New study identifies why you should definitely be eating more spinach

We’ve written about how spinach can boost muscle gain and is high in folate, but today we have another reason to eat more of this leafy green. New research from Texas A&M University has found that eating spinach could reduce your risk of colon cancer. In their study, the researchers Read More...

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These 5 vitamins and minerals are essential to aging

Like all aspects of health and wellness, our nutrition needs change as we age. Changing physical health as well as lifestyle makes certain vitamins and minerals more crucial than they used to be. Let’s take a look at some that get more important as we age. Magnesium Magnesium promotes bone Read More...

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How healthy eating habits reduce stress levels

Are you feeling stressed lately? Perhaps part of the problem is your diet. Even if your diet isn’t the catalyst for your high stress levels, allowing your body to function at tip-top shape gives your hormones the chance to balance themselves out. Eating well isn’t impossible, but it certainly Read More...

6 Ways to get out of a healthy

6 Ways to get out of a healthy food rut

Having an arsenal of reliable go-to meals like grilled chicken over kale or a yummy veggie stir-fry keeps maintaining a healthy diet easier. However, if you have the same meals going in your rotation, then boredom may strike, making you more likely to succumb to your pepperoni pizza cravings. But Read More...