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Pomelo Salad

Pomelo Salad

This salad is rather special and always surprises me how wonderful it tastes. I really enjoy Thai food, it is fresh with a layer of subtle tastes. Pomelo is a large citrus fruit, which looks like a grapefruit but larger. I love using it in winter as side dish due to it’s benefits.

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7 Simple Steps for Healthy Living

7 Simple Steps for Healthy Living

Transitioning into a healthy lifestyle can seem overwhelming. For many, it feels like world full of unfamiliar routines and unattainable habits.

To break down that barrier, here are seven simple steps you can take to make your own transition, starting today:

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A Guide to Mindful Eating

A Guide to Mindful Eating

So often we eat mindlessly. We passively put food into our mouths while working on the computer, watching TV, when we’re on the run or perhaps when we are feeling stressed. Mindless eating puts us out of touch with our bodies, leaves us feeling unsatisfied and can easily lead to overeating and subsequent weight gain. On a deeper physiological level, it can actually create stress on our digestive system and impair utilization of the nutrients we are consuming. This is especially true when we are eating on the run in a stressed condition. During times of stress, our blood is flowing away from our digestive system and into the muscles so that we can fight or flee. This creates a non-optimum environment for the digestion and assimilation of nutrients into our cells, which can sabotage our beauty. Nourished cells mean beautiful skin, vibrancy and abundant energy.

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Why Blueberries Deserve a Place on Your Plate

Why Blueberries Deserve a Place on Your Plate

Although we commonly relegate these blue beauties to coffee shop muffins, here are just a few reasons why blueberries deserve to command a little more respect in your daily diet and maybe even become the star of their own show:

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Tropical Greens Smoothie

Tropical Greens Smoothie

Fresh green smoothies are one of the best ways to flood your body with health-boosting phytonutrients.

Today’s recipe is perfect for smoothie beginners and pros alike. With a delicious combination of tropical pineapple, mango and peach, you’ll hardly notice the leafy greens blended in for the additional boost of plant power.

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3 Easy Ways To Reduce Stress

3 Easy Ways To Reduce Stress

In small doses, studies suggests that stress has the value of kicking our immune system into gear and possibly even fighting potential illness. However, an abundance of stress left unchecked can create detrimental health issues – physically and mentally. Too much stress on the body can cause problems ranging from headaches and insomnia to heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. Emotionally, people with high levels of stress often suffer from overeating or undereating, substance abuse, anxiety and depression.

The next time you start to feel overwhelmed, try the following three tips and notice if you feel calmer and more refreshed:

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Warm Beet Salad

WARM BEET SALAD

The humble beet is an antioxidant-rich root vegetable that provides serious support for the liver and gallbladder. The deep pigments that give beets their rich color, called betalains, are special phytonutrients that provide anti-inflammatory and detoxification benefits.

Loaded with a variety of additional nutrients such as folate, potassium, magnesium, fiber, and vitamin C, beets are a great way to increase the nutrient-density of your diet.

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