Tonics and Elixirs: 14 Powerful Potions for a Shot of Health | The Health Sessions

Tonics and Elixirs: 14 Powerful Potions for a Shot of Health

All over the world, people have been using teas, tonics, elixirs and other brews to support their immunity, heal gut issues or improve their chances at getting a good night’s sleep. These potions can surely be a fast and easy way to carry powerful nutrients into the blood stream and throughout your entire body. But what exactly are tonics and elixirs?

Although the terms are often used interchangeably, there is a slight difference. An elixir is a botanical remedy that addresses a specific imbalance in the body, like a cold or menstrual cramps. A tonic, on the other hand, is a drink packed with ingredients that support your overall health, by fortifying bodily systems like your immunity.

No matter if you’re looking to balance your hormones, fight inflammation or reduce stress, you can find a tonic and elixir to help you. Of course, none of these drinks are miracle cures. If only it were that easy to heal yourself! But, tonics and elixirs are a fun and delicious way to get more disease-fighting nutrients in and strengthen your wellbeing. Pretty good for a drink, right?

So take a shot of health and try one of these powerful potions!  

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Top 5 Ingredients You Can Juice Or Blend That Combat Depression | The Health Sessions

Top 5 Ingredients You Can Juice Or Blend That Combat Depression

This article was written by Nicholas Charles at Sprint Kitchen.

Life is full of ebbs and flows. The good, the bad and the ugly. For those of us who face depression from time to time, we do have the power to change how we feel. One study found that people with moderate to severe depression improved their symptoms just by switching to whole foods and eliminating junk from their diets. So changing your diet can be a great way to lift your spirits and boost your overall well being.

Today, I’ll show you 5 fruit and vegetable ingredients you can turn into juices or smoothies that’ll help you kick those blues to the curb. All you need is a juicer or a blender.

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5 Delicious Smoothie Recipes for a Healthy Breakfast on the Go | The Health Sessions

5 Delicious Smoothie Recipes for a Healthy Breakfast on the Go

This article is written by Karmen from The Healthy Cuisine

Smoothies can make a great breakfast but only if you choose your ingredients right. In this article, we take a quick look at what you need to make a healthy and filling breakfast smoothie as well as share five delicious recipes you can try today.

There are certain rules to be followed when making a smoothie if you want it to turn out not only tasty but also healthy. This means you cannot just throw your favorite treats in there and call it a success. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to do it right so you do not end up with a dessert rather than a healthy breakfast.

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10 Healthy Homemade Iced Teas for Hot Days | The Health Sessions

10 Healthy Homemade Iced Teas for Hot Days

What’s more refreshing on a hot Summer’s day than iced tea? Luckily, it’s easy to make your own healthy homemade iced tea – especially if you choose great tasting iced tea blends. Steep your favourite loose leaf tea in just-boiled water and add a natural sweetener of your liking while your tea’s still hot. Finally, add exciting flavours like sliced fruit, citrus peel, fresh herbs and health-boosting spices. Now all that’s left to do is have enough patience to cool your iced tea in the fridge!

Take a look at these 10 healthy homemade iced teas to get you started. 

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Milk Alternatives: 8 Popular Plant-Based Milks Compared | The Health Sessions

Milk Alternatives: 8 Popular Plant-Based Milks Compared

This article is written by Sarah Hollenbeck. 

It seems like every day there is a new nut, seed or veggie getting turned into a milk. And with each version touting its own unique benefits, milk alternatives are a great addition to any well-rounded diet and a fun way add in some variety to your beverages and baked goods. But how do you know which version is right for you? No matter if you are avoiding diary or simply looking to branch out and try new things, there is a milk alternative option perfectly suited to your taste, texture and dietary preferences.

The folks over at Snap Kitchen put together the ultimate guide to the most popular milk alternative options, breaking down everything you need to know about each option including the nutritional content, taste, texture  and expert tips for how to best use each plant-based option in your favorite meals and baked goods!

Check out the infographic below for more information and get started experimenting with all that milk alternatives have to offer.

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