There are many reasons behind to switch to a plant-based diet: Some do it for environmental reasons, some for religious, and others for financial or health reasons. And if done correctly, sticking to a vegetarian diet can have some amazing health benefits. As certified nutrition consultant Sarah Considine puts it, "If you are looking to increase longevity and overall wellness, the vegetarian diet is the way to go."
Coffee — or more specifically a flat white with almond milk — is the beverage that fuels us in the morning and makes us feel like functioning human beings. So, it might seem like a major betrayal to coffee addicts to suggest something else to drink in morning... especially beverages that might not contain caffeine (the horror!!). But there's more to mornings than choosing between a latte and a cappuccino, just like there's more to eat for breakfast than avo toast. And if you're on the market for something different, there are some fantastic coffee alternatives (with caffeine and without) that are well-worth a try.
Ready your cauldrons and wands, girls! Today, you'll learn about real-life potions. Well, it's not quite Felix Felicis from "Harry Potter" or anything actually witchcraft-related, but these potions are still magical in their own way. Most commonly known as adaptogens, they're currently generating a lot of buzz in the wellness community.
Kombucha is tasty — and it has lots of people kicking their soda addiction. You've heard about how good it is for you: It's got all of the beneficial properties of tea, plus plenty of probiotics for your gut. These helpful bacteria can decrease inflammation and may aid in weight loss — plus, a healthy gut biome has even been shown to improve your mood. It also happens to be super refreshing on a warm day (and makes a damn good cocktail).
Although maintaining good health starts with eating a well-balanced diet, staying hydrated, and exercising regularly, your gut also deserves a little extra TLC — especially since it's so interconnected with your immune health.
According to Quartz, nearly one in five US workers experience debilitating anxiety or depression — and the younger you are, the worse it gets. Thirty percent of respondents who are in the millennial or Gen Z group responded to a survey saying that they experienced anxiety to point where it disrupts work "all the time" or "often."
Protein definitely plays a key role in a healthy diet: The essential macronutrient is a building block for our hair, skin, muscles, and bones. And while protein can easily be obtained through regular consumption of animal proteins, those who observe vegan or vegetarian diets sometimes have to work a little harder to maintain a healthy protein intake, since plant-based foods may not be enough to supply the actual amount of daily protein you need.
It's official: soups and casseroles are out, and salads are in. Fresh and delicious salads. All the salads: Sweet, savory and spicy, from quinoa to kale, we've found all the best salad recipes for the bounty of spring.
There is something green that's all over Instagram... and for once, it isn't avocado. No, this time it's celery juice that's all over our feeds. Celebrities (Miranda Kerr, Pharrell Williams, Jenna Dewan, to name a few) and wellness devotees alike are quaffing the drink for its reported health benefits. That got us curious, so we decided to take a look at what supposedly makes the juice so special — we even reached out to experts and had them assess whether it's the real deal... or just another craze that will burn out before our blenders do.
Your favorite serums and moisturizers can only do so much — an effective skin care routine needs to be matched with a healthy and balanced diet for best results. So if you're not heavy on fruits and vegetables but love your skin, it might be time to make some dietary changes, so you can start working from within. And luckily for you, a lot of fresh produce options currently in season this spring happen to have wonderful benefits that will help you keep your skin radiant and healthy. Check them out — and start making your grocery list ASAP!
Meatless Mondays started as an international campaign that began in 2003 to encourage people to cut down on their meat consumption for their health and the health of the planet. Skipping meat any time of the week is beneficial and lazy Mondays are a particularly good night to experiment with going meat-free because most recipes can be prepared fairly quickly.
Yes, Trader Joe's has lots of healthy food options... but it's so easy to get sidetracked by all the crispy cheese puffs, Belgian chocolate confections and yummy baked goods (and don't even get us started on the wine aisle). So to help get ourselves back on track, we talked to four registered dietitians about their favorite healthy TJ's buys.
When you're trying to lose weight quickly, it's easy to fall prey to bad diet tips — call it a case of hearing what you want to hear. Still, you should always exercise caution: Expert dietitians suggest that not all diet trends are what they're cracked up to be... and some can even lead to some serious health consequences, especially if you aren't careful.
When lunchtime hits, we need something to keep us fueled to tackle the remaining 50 things on our to-do list before the end of the day. (No pressure.) But instead of opting for something healthy and sustaining, we often settle for quick and convenient. In an effort to make more satisfying choices, we're trading in mediocre food for something better, like a homemade lunch bowl.
Have you heard of quark? Nope, we're not talking subatomic particles here — we're talking superfoods. Though quark is widely available, it's not as trendy as, say Greek yogurt, so not everyone is familiar with the stuff. But you know what? It's well-worth getting to know.
As much as we like the thought of enjoying an elevenses snack with co-workers, the sad reality of our frantic, modern working world is that we're lucky if we are able to stop by 2:00 for a quick lunch. So, we need something for breakfast that will keep us fueled — other than stress and caffeine.
Honestly, there are few things more headache-inducing than the nightly "What are we going to have for dinner tonight?" saga. The choice itself is hard enough — and then, you have to dig through the fridge and pantry for ingredients... or worse, make a trip to the grocery store. It takes a lot of mental (and physical) energy and after a long days' work, who needs it?
Refueling before and after a workout is definitely crucial — and though it's certainly tempting to reach for an energy drink and a sugary protein bar after a grueling sweat session... well, that's probably not the most healthy choice.