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.
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.
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.
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.
My dad used to joke that my mom and I don’t have blood running through our veins but tea. Honestly, I don’t even think it’s that much of an exaggeration. Because honestly, what’s more comforting than a big warm mug of tea?
Thankfully for me, a cup of tea really does make everything better. Tea is packed with disease-fighting antioxidants, called polyphenols and flavonoids. Drinking 3 cups of black tea per day reduces your risk of heart disease and improves your blood sugar levels. The slight caffeine buzz from tea also improves your alertness and focus.
Green tea contains even more health-boosting powers, thanks to its production process. Because the tea leaves are steamed and dried soon after harvest, green tea contains higher levels of antioxidants than black tea. One antioxidant in particular, called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), seems to be responsible for the health benefits of green tea, like inhibiting tumor growth in animal studies and boosting your brain functions.
Whether you enjoy a cup of Earl Grey, jasmine green tea or herbal infusions, there’s a flavour for every taste and every occasion. What most of us don’t realize, is that tea can be used in more ways than just putting a tea bag in boiled water. Besides making iced tea, you can use ground matcha in lattes, a mix of chai in baked goods or make tea-smoked savory dishes.
So get the health benefits from tea with every meal with these 10 tasty tea recipes.
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