Nettle Tea – A Great Health Tonic!

Nettles, specifically stinging nettles (Urtica dioica), have all kinds of health benefits and are packed with goodness. They’re also an excellent medicinal herb for a wide range of conditions and ailments. Here are some healthful properties of nettles, and a recipe for making your own nettle tea. Nutritional Profile First of all, nettles are high…

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5 Lemonade and Other Delicious Citrus-Based Drinks

Lemonade is one of the favorite drinks around the world. It makes you feel good and imparts a sense of wellbeing. It’s purported to have been around since medieval Egypt. Some lemonades are sweet and some are not; some are cloudy and some are clear; some are carbonated and some not. What you get depends…

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The Truth About Fruit Juice and Smoothies

What are the benefits of drinking juice and smoothies? Fresh juice and smoothies are a great in helping you to meet the five-a-day recommendations, in a quick and convenient way.  Mixed juices and smoothies will also have a variety of different fruits and vegetables in, so you’ll be getting a good range of the vitamins,…

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Summertime Drinks That People Love

Summertime you need a lot more hydration because you’re generally more active and it’s hot. These drinks are trending right now and will be in fashion this summer. We bet for a lot longer than that too. Juice – Freshly squeezed juice will probably never be out of fashion now that it’s out there. Nothing…

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Coffee Makes the World Go Around… And Your Belly!

I love coffee!  Lattes and cappuccinos are very popular coffees these days.  But are they made with calorie-laden full-fat milk? A regular sized latte made with full fat milk could contain over 145 calories and even skinny versions contain more calories than you might think – about 80 calories for a regular size.  Do you…

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7 Practices In Having a Healthy and Sustainable Diet

Long-term weight loss is all about sustainability. Individuals tend to experience a yo-yo effect of losing and gaining more weight the following months making it worse than when they started.  Yes, many weight loss regimens often give you drastic results. But after a few weeks, you realize that these practices aren’t exactly effective in the…

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Reasons You Are Overeating and How You Can Stop It

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is alarmed by the number of overweight and obese individuals. Almost 40% of US adults are considered obese. Being overweight or obese can lead to cardiovascular problems and other health conditions including type 2 diabetes.  According to the agency’s data, 49.1% of US adults tried losing weight…

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Why You Shouldn’t Stick to a Rigid Meal Plan

There are countless meal plans that became popular over the years. There are those meal plans to help you bulk while there are those that can help you lose weight. But let’s get real. Just how many people stick to a diet plan? UCLA researchers even discovered that the majority of dieters don’t exactly lose…

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