Health & Wellness

  • Is Canned Food as Nutritious as Fresh Food?

    Is Canned Food as Nutritious as Fresh Food?

    When it comes to veggies, the more you eat the better. But of course, not all vegetables are created equally. Eating iceberg lettuce, which is basically a vehicle for salad dressing, just won’t deliver as many nutrients as a powerhouse like broccoli or kale. And then, there’s the question of where you get your vegetables— from the produce section, the freezer, or the canned goods aisle. Research reveals that fresh and frozen produce are basically equivalent nutritionally — in fact, with some vegetables, such as green beans, frozen has an edge over the limp, past-their-prime version in your fridge. But...

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  • 7 Ways Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

    7 Ways Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

    If you're trying to lose weight, the amount of sleep you get may be just as important as your diet and exercise. Unfortunately, many people aren't getting enough sleep. In fact, about 30% of adults are sleeping fewer than six hours most nights, according to a study of US adults. Interestingly, mounting evidence shows that sleep may be the missing factor for many people who are struggling to lose weight. Here are seven reasons why getting enough sleep may help you lose weight. 1. Poor Sleep Is a Major Risk Factor for Weight Gain and Obesity Poor sleep has repeatedly...

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  • 9 Easy Ways to Practice Self Care This Week

    9 Easy Ways to Practice Self Care This Week

    Between long hours at work, weekend chores, dinner plans with friends, and time for your family, your calendar is overflowing. But can you remember the last time you took an hour, maybe even two, for yourself? If you had to think longer than a few seconds, you may want to consider taking a step back and reevaluating your schedule. Prioritizing everyone else in your life may seem honorable, but the reality is, totally neglecting yourself isn’t good for anyone. In order to take care of others, you first need to take care of yourself. (It's kind of like the safety...

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  • What Do Your Food Cravings Really Mean?

    What Do Your Food Cravings Really Mean?

    While cravings can mean a number of things including psychological reasons, a strong craving usually indicates your body is low in a specific nutrient, vitamin or mineral. The craving is an indication that it wants to make sure it gets what it needs. The difficult part these days is we have so much processed, unnatural food at our disposal that we often get confused about what our bodies are actually asking for. The foods you crave may NOT contain that nutrient and often the person eats unhealthy empty calories in place of nutrient-dense wholefoods. What’s the Deal with Cravings? There...

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  • The Healing Power of Essential Oils

    The Healing Power of Essential Oils

    Essential oils are more popular than ever and for good reason! These freely available plant medicines are one of the quickest, and most effective ways to trigger emotional, mental and physical responses within your body. They also smell amazing. It is common knowledge that essential oils have been used for centuries for their medicinal, spiritual, and uplifting properties. Our ancestors understood that mother nature provided us with everything we need to prosper including an extensive range of powerful plant extracts, each with their own unique organic chemistry, scent and healing properties. Each and every essential oil contains compounds with unique...

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  • 7 Tips to Lose 7lbs

    7 Tips to Lose 7lbs

    Before you start to diet, the first thing you need to know is your weight loss goal. This will be your ideal weight. This will determine the course of your weight loss journey. Quick weight loss is a relative term. For some people who need to shed only few pounds it may only take a few weeks. For those who want to lose more than 50 pounds, it may take a few months and for the obese it may really take a much longer time. All depends on how focused you are and what your goals are. Here are some...

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