health and wellness

8 Things to Do After Exercise To Prolong Happiness

8 Things to Do After Exercise To Prolong Happiness Getting a work out in everyday is an excellent way to boost your happiness and health. Though, there are many things we can continue to do throughout our days to prolong that happiness, leading to improved moods and energy. Below are 11 things to do after an exercise to prolong happiness and give your body a rush of endorphin’s. 1. Drink Plenty of Water Water is key, especially after an intense work out session. Exercising and sweating hard depletes our body of fluids, so we must re-hydrate to gain back our […]

6 Natural Fat Burning Foods

6 Natural Fat Burning Foods When it comes to weight-loss it seems like everyone is searching for that one magic pill that will help you loose weight overnight. But the reality is, that maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly is the best and most effective thing you can do. However, there are certain foods you can add into your diet to help you further your weight loss journey. Here are 6 natural fat burning foods. 1. Green Tea Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages you can consume. It contains polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants that give green […]

6 Foods that Are Causing You Inflammation

6 Foods that Are Causing You Inflammation If find yourself dealing with mild or serious inflammation you may want o take a closer look at some of your favorite foods. Chronic inflammation can often lead to life threatening conditions such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. While there are certain foods that can lower inflammation, there are definitely foods that can cause it as well. Here are 6 foods that are causing you inflammation. 1. Salad Dressings The majority of store-bought salad dressings are made with omega-6 oils, which includes safflower, sunflower, vegetable, grape and soy. The body can not […]

5 Health Myths Everyone Should Know

5 Health Myths Everyone Should Know While we continue to learn more about health and our bodies each year, there will always be crazy untrue health claims all over the internet that are pretty convincing. So, below we have 5 health myths everyone should know and understand. Low-fat is not a “healthy” option When something is labeled “low-fat” is does not mean it’s the healthier version. When companies remove “fat” from a product it is left with little flavor and no nutrition value, which is then replaced with heaps of sugar, salt and fillers. Low-fat or fat-free foods may actually cause you […]

Learn All About The New Superfood Lucuma

Learn All About The New Superfood Lucuma Just when we think we have seen it all when it comes to superfoods, we are introduced to a new one. Lucuma is the greatest and latest when it comes to superfoods and best of all it’s naturally very sweet! Learn all about the new superfood lucuma, below. What is Lucuma? Think of lucuma as a mix between an avocado and a sweet potato. The lucuma fruit is native to South America and traditionally referred to as the “Gold of the Incas”. This luscious fruit has been cherished for thousands of years. Today, lucuma is often […]

Superfoods Teens Should Eat

Superfoods Teens Should Eat Growing bodies require a special amount of nutrition and energy. Swap out unhealthy, sugary drinks and treats for these highly nutritious superfoods. Cashews and Walnuts Nuts are packed with health benefits and vital nutrients. They are a fun and delicious snack, full of valuable protein, vitamins, minerals, heart healthy fats and antioxidants. Just one ounce of cashews offers five grams of protein and 10 percent of our RDA for iron. Whereas about 14 walnuts gives us 4 grams of protein, 3 percent of our RDA for calcium and 5 percent of our iron. For best results choose […]

Nutritious Fruits to Eat During Pregnancy

Nutritious Fruits to Eat During Pregnancy Eating proper amounts of nutrition is crucial during pregnancy, for both the baby and mother. And fruit is an excellent way to get plenty of nutrition into your diet. Below we have 5 nutritious fruits to eat during pregnancy. Cherries These beautiful red fruits offer the body a healthy dose of vitamin C, which is needed to help fight off certain types of infections such as the common cold, allergies and the flu. Naturally, cherries assist in the supply of blood to the placenta and baby. They have also been found to help promote […]

Top Health Foods That Aren’t Healthy

Top Health Foods That Aren’t Healthy With so many products out there claiming to be natural, low-fat, gluten-free etc. it’s often hard to determine which foods truly are healthy. Many of these foods claiming to be healthy may be doing you more harm than good. Below you will find the top health foods that aren’t healthy and should be avoided. Soy Products Many believe that soy products are a healthier option, but they aren’t. This includes soy milk, yogurt, protein, tofu, etc. Soy contains dangerous levels of phytoestrogen, which can cause serious hormonal disruptions for both men and women. It has also […]

10 Fall Superfoods

10 Fall Superfoods With colder weather comes great fall harvest. You can find these amazing superfoods at your local super market or farmers market. Not only do fall superfoods boost your taste buds, but they also offer up some amazing health promoting benefits as well. Many of these amazing superfoods actually lower the risk for certain illnesses and disease, manage weight loss, and fill the body with essential vitamins and minerals. Here are our 10 favorite fall superfoods. Apples  An apple a day just might keep the doctor away. Both sweet and crunchy, apples are rich in antioxidants and have a […]

2016 Superfoods You Need to Try

2016 Superfoods You Need to Try Nutritional powerhouses like kale, avocado, and coconut are now a staple in most super markets. So what does the health food world have in store for us next? Take a look at 5 of the new superfoods of 2016.  Health journalist and co-founder of Brighton Bone Broth Co Sarah Maber is helping us uncover the latest superfood trends. Banana Flour  Gluten free and made from green bananas, banana flour is about to steal the spotlight. It has a nutty flavor that can be added to smoothies, dressings, as well as a replacement to traditional flour. Thanks […]