Try a few of these healthy alternatives to enable you to embrace the season with open arms, clearer nasal passages, and dryer eyes.
As we age, collagen production often slows, making it that much more important to supplement. From helping to restore the digestive lining, soothing signs of inflammation, to supporting skin health and reducing signs of aging – collagen is an easy boost that can help us be and feel our best from the inside-out. With cleanses and detox on our minds, what better way to utilize collagen's properties better than in a delicious smoothie with benefits...
When you were a kid, you were likely told to ‘eat your greens.’ Fast-forward a few decades and all of us in the sustainable wellness community are echoing – and amplifying – that parental sentiment. The difference between then and now is that today more people are embracing diets rich in nutrition-packed plants, enjoying more access to fresh, whole, greens. They now understand that the phytonutrients found in greens play an essential role in helping to support healthier lives, less burdened by disease and chronic illness. And while we’re all pretty familiar with the classic greens like spinach and kale, one of the more recent additions to the healthy greens list is seaweed, an ocean-grown veggie that’s worth getting to know better.
If you think that a calorie is a calorie – and it doesn’t matter if it comes from kale or cookies, then it’s time to rethink what you think you know about calories. Contrary to what your Momma, track coach or even Doctor led you to believe, all calories are NOT created equal, and thinking you’ll lose weight simply by counting them or cutting them will likely leave you hungry, irritable, malnourished and not much lighter than you were when you started. So instead of slashing and burning the caloric field, let’s level it with the following food for thought: