Health & Wellness

Plant Based Protein 0

Protein is critical to the body. It helps you to function at your peak, supplies you with a long term energy source, and helps to build lean muscle, increasing your metabolic rate and helping you to burn more calories throughout the day. It is recommended that adults in the U.S. get 10% – 35% of their daily calories through protein sources.

When you think of protein, don’t limit yourself to animal based protein sources. Plant based sources are lower in fat and higher in fiber. Here are some of our favorite plant based protein sources…

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Relaxing Detox Bath 0

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The weekend is almost here and what better way to unwind and relax than with a detox bath? Taking just twenty minutes a day to unplug, quiet your mind, and truly relax can do wonders for your overall health and well being. Furthermore, epsom salt soaks can ease stress and relax the body, relieve body aches and muscle cramps, help muscles and nerves function properly, help prevent hardening of the arteries and blood clots, make insulin more effective, relieve constipation, and eliminate toxins from the body. Take some “me” time this weekend and enjoy our recipe for a relaxing detox bath.

Top 8 Skin Nourishing Foods 0

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Let’s talk skin. While it’s important to practice good hygiene, use products appropriate for your skin type, and protect it from the elements… don’t forget to nourish your skin from the inside-out! Here are our top 8 foods to feed your skin.

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+ Avocado – packed with biotin to battle dry skin and brittle hair and nails

+ Pomegranate – this antioxidant-rich food helps builds collagen and speed healing

+ Walnuts – the omega-3 fatty acids make skin smoother and hair healthier

+ Green Tea – the polyphenols in green tea provide photoprotection, aka a natural barrier against the sun’s harmful rays

+ Beans – the amino acids in beans help to repair and regenerate collagen

+ Tomatoes – high in lycopene, an antioxidant that helps slow down cellular damage and fights free radicals

+ Salmon – contains astaxanthin which improves skin elasticity and battles fine lines

+ Eggs – the protein in eggs helps repair cells that have suffered from free radical damage

What are your favorite skin beautifying foods?