5 plant-based foods to increase energy levels Processed foods and sugars can make you feel lethargic and lower your energy levels. Eating whole foods rich in healthy fats, vitamins and minerals will give you energy levels a significant boost and lower your stress levels, says Banin Shahina, Nutrition Manage at Fitness First. Here, she shares a few vegan friendly
What are adaptogens and why are people so into them?
So what are adaptogens herbs, exactly? You’ve probably heard about them on Dr. Oz, you’ve read about them in health magazines, you’ve heard friends taking them, popping up everywhere from juice bars to lifestyle blogs. A buzzword in the wellness world! First and foremost let’s begin by saying; Adaptogens are not a Western concept. The term “Adaptogen” comes from Dr. Nikolai
Foods with MSG
Hundreds of ingredients are added to foods during processing to enhance the flavor of the final product. Monosodium glutamate, commonly known as MSG, is one of the most controversial food additives approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While it’s “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) to be used in the food supply by regulatory agencies, some research shows that it may negatively affect health,
What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid in skin care
The skincare industry watches trendy skincare ingredients come and go; however, hyaluronic acid is one ingredient that has been a favorite for several years now. Hyaluronic acid or hyaluronan is a naturally occurring substance in the human body found mostly in connective skin tissues and eyes. Hyaluronic acid in the skin helps retain more water in the tissues, thus allowing your
Got water? Why we need to drink water.
We all know water is good for us and that we should probably drink more of it. So why, then, do Americans find it so difficult to sip from what is arguably the fountain of youth? Answers vary, but the fact is, one in 10 Americans drinks zero cups of water per day, according to a study by Dr. Alyson Goodman,
MOMS NEED TO GRAB SOME “ME TIME”
Moms are the true jacks-of-all-trades. They are the chefs who get meals on the table and lunches packed; the chauffeurs who get kids where they need to be; the doctors who bandage up scrapes; the listeners to problems big and small; the social directors of playdates and parties; and so much more. With all that they do, moms rarely get a