Coffee and caffeine are often seen as the antithesis to a healthy diet and especially a juice only program like a Reboot. But is caffeine actually helpful or harmful? Just like most things in the world of nutrition, it all depends on your individual context.
Consuming cruciferous vegetables on a regular basis has been linked to helping support natural liver detoxification and reducing the risk of developing certain cancers. But many people may not love the taste of some of these gems (think broccoli, cauliflower, radish, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kale) or may think that drinking foods like cabbage or broccoli in juice is just plain weird. Here’s a way you can hide broccoli while still reaping its many benefits. This juice is perfect for novice juicers, kids or cruciferous nay-sayers.
This juice is the perfect way to energize before your long (or even short) run. Beets are shown to help your body better use oxygen, meaning that it takes less effort to keep the same pace. Natural compounds in beets like nitrate are also demonstrating they can help lower blood pressure. Peak levels of beet’s performance boosting nutrients happen around 2-3 hours after drinking. So, wake up with this refreshing juice then tie your shoes to hit the road and train.
How many times in your life do you recall being prescribed an antibiotic to help you get better? Antibiotic overuse can lead to major public health issues like resistant strains of bacteria that cause serious health problems and death in some affected individuals. Efforts to stop unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions is starting to pay off.
This Valentine’s Day be good to your heart and treat yourself to a superfood-rich, delicious smoothie. A diet rich in plant-based foods and healthy fats may reduce the risk of heart disease. Now that’s something to love! Get the recipe.
We’ve all been there. The morning rush to get everyone out the door on time, lunch on the fly between important work meetings and projects, then the mad dash at the end of a busy day, rushing from work to carpool then home for homework and getting ready for work the next day. Who has time to eat healthfully when life is so crazy busy? You do! We all do! But it takes some thoughtfulness and strategy. Follow these top 5 tips for finding time to eat healthy.
Last week I was in sunny Florida for my sister’s wedding, enjoying the sun, sand, and fresh tropical smoothies and juices. Now I’m back in chilly, snowy New England missing the warmth! So, this morning I decided to start my day with a superfood packed smoothie, reminiscent of our fun times at the beach. Enjoy the recipe!
Ever find yourself feeling bloated, sluggish and uncomfortable with what feels like a swollen belly? You may be experiencing bloat. Bloating can come from many things and there are lots of ways to figure out how to prevent it from continuing to sabotage a great day of feeling well.
We all do it – when January 1st rolls around we sit down and make resolutions for the New Year. Typically those resolutions are ones we believe we will stick to, no matter what! If you’re still making 2014 resolutions, don’t make them too specific, too vague or too impossible. Here are 5 resolutions you shouldn’t write down this year.
Beautiful, festive red and green fruits and veggies are loaded with health promoting nutrients. Here’s a closer look at why you should fill your plate and glass with some red and green goodness this holiday. RED Lycopene, a phytonutrient that lends a red hue to produce like pomegranate, tomato and watermelon is an important antioxidant and member of the carotene family, like its more well-known relative beta-carotene. Consuming lots of lycopene is linked to a reduced risk for prostate cancer. Many red fruits like bell peppers, strawberries and raspberries are high in super immune booster, vitamin C, which also acts to promote healthy, strong skin as well as fight off those cold germs. Pomegranates are the third highest fruit source ... Continue