Tag: Health

Why Added Sugar Is Ruining Your Health

This article was originally published on MotivateHealth.com To eat a diet full of added sugar, one does not have to regularly guzzle soda or devour cupcakes. Added sugar is simply that: added. It is added to several unsuspecting products including foods considered “healthy” such as cereals, breads, fruit juices, granola bars, condiments, pasta sauces and

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Vegan Ratatouille With Rice

This past weekend, I made my own version of a ratatouille with rice for a going away party for my husband and I . (Just six days until we move to Scotland, now!) It was a such an easy summer recipe to make, though it does take some time. It tastes very similar to a

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Mindfulness: What It Is & How to Practice It

This post was originally published at MotivateHealth.com. By definition, mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them — without believing, for instance, that there’s a right or wrong way to think or

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This Nice Cream Recipe Is BANANAS!

Switch From Ice Cream to “Nice Cream”! Cool down this summer with a healthier alternative to traditional ice cream. You won’t believe my vanilla and chocolate “nice cream” recipe is gluten, dairy and added sugar free. Plus, it only has four ingredients! Ingredients 4 frozen, ripe bananas, sliced (freeze without the peel for easy blending)

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What You Eat Directly Affects Your Mood and How Your Brain Functions

You’ve heard it before: it’s important to “eat clean” when it comes to maintaining a well-rounded lifestyle. But what does that really mean? Eating clean for one person might mean a home-cooked meal of tofu and frozen vegetables, while for another it may be an organic raw, grain-free vegan meal. A study conducted by Harvard Medical School,

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