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Is Kombucha Actually Good For You?

A registered dietitian weighs in and ranks the options. How Healthy Is Kombucha? Kombucha is a great way to get an additional boost of probiotics, or the good gut microbes in your body.  However, it really depends on the brand you choose for the best benefits. Some commercially available kombuchas are loaded with sugar. This is tricky because sugar is an important part of making kombucha. The bacteria feed off sugar and convert it into vinegar which supports the health of probiotics in the gut and can help slow […]

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Healthy Pizza Recipes You Can Make at Home

(www.idealshape.com/blog/healthy-pizza-recipes)   If you know anything about me, you know that I love pizza, and so do my kids! We have pizza EVERY Friday together as a family, and it is the most fun tradition. As a personal trainer for over 10 years, what I’ve found is that being healthy and happy requires balance and moderation. You can make health-conscious (and DELICIOUS!) meal choices throughout the week to support your weight loss and fitness goals, but you need a happy balance.  READ MORE…

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Mrs. Sprat got it right

(Image by Frederick Richardson via Wikimedia Commons.) Jack Sprat could eat no fat. His wife could eat no lean. And so between the two of them, They licked the platter clean. If Jack Sprat could eat no fat . . . well, he’s going to be one sick, hungry guy. Fats, unlike carbohydrates, are essential, as necessary as water or oxygen. If we are, at the core, hunting carnivorous creatures, a product of our unique evolutionary past, it’s easy to recognize that consuming the fat of animals […]

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The Egg-Cholesterol Connection Explained

If you’re like most people, you associate eggs with cholesterol—something to avoid. But, according to the recently updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans, cholesterol is no longer listed as a nutrient of concern, meaning there is no longer a recommended daily maximum.* #HealthyHowTo Video: Separate an Egg in Seconds Read More The guidelines do note that there is strong evidence to suggest that eating patterns that include lower intake of dietary cholesterol are associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. And moderate evidence indicates that these eating […]

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WILL I GROW IT BACK? … Best Pre-Workout Meals & Supplements | My Current Stack | Q&A

Growing the Beard?! Diet & Supplement Advice on how to eat and utilise Pre-Workouts to Maximise your Training & Motivation! Q&A on Intermittent Fasting, Muscle Building, Fighting & Announcements/Updates $3 Gym Hack: https://youtu.be/5eVKHNaD-wc Improve SQUATS & MOBILITY: https://youtu.be/a4Eb7wyVeB4 ● Online COACHINING/DIET Plans: http://www.LexFitness.co.uk ● DSR Clothing: http://www.DESIRE-BRAND.com ● Get 10% OFF with LEX10 at http://www.EHPLabs.com (All UK customs fees are included/covered for you!) ● Gymshark GEAR: http://gym.sh/Shop-Lex-Griffin INTERACT WITH ME HERE INSTAGRAM @Lex_Fitness | http://www.instagram.com/Lex_Fitness TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/lexonidas CREWCast (My Podcast – New Episode EVERY Monday) iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/crewcast/id1285547324?mt=2 […]

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Weight Loss Inspiration: 5 Remarkable Weight Loss Success Stories

If you’ve read any of our weight loss success stories, you already know: Every journey is different. Our customers all have different reasons for gaining the weight, different reasons for turning to Nutrisystem, and  different challenges and victories along the way. But ask any of our success stories to sum their journey up in one word and the theme remains the same: Life-changing. These folks know first-hand that losing weight isn’t just about looking better in a bathing suit. It’s about taking control of your health so […]

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Refreshing Springtime Salad Recipes

Ah, springtime. The sun is shining, the crisp air is blowing, the flowers are blooming; there are so many refreshing details that make this season the perfect departure from a long, dreary winter. Plus, it’s finally time to head outside and tend the garden you’ve been missing for months! Growing your own produce isn’t just a fun hobby, it’s a healthy habit that encourages you to take advantage of having the freshest fruits and vegetables at your disposal. Looking for new, interesting and delicious ways to make […]

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Easy & Natural Ways to Improve Your Skin

Your skin covers up all the important things inside your body, so you should take good care of it, right? Sometimes it can be hard to know how we can best take care of our skin. There’s always a new product that claims to be able to solve all your skin problems. I don’t have the time or money to try out all these products, so I look for natural ways to improve my skin! I’ve always had a lot of acne and dry skin, especially around […]

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Electrolytes, What are they and Why are they Important?

Your body is made up of a large portion of liquids containing substances called electrolytes.  These electrolyte substances are small substances that a body needs to stay in good electrical balance. Items such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphate carry electrical charges that are responsible for stimulating muscles and nerves. They also regulate the amount of fluids throughout your body, which affects cellular function, blood volume and blood pressure. While, sodium plays the primary role in water regulation, they all help keep body fluids balanced and […]

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Quick Tropical Chicken Salad

Quick Tropical Chicken Salad Chicken breast is one of my favorite proteins to use so I love creating new recipes to help keep things interesting! Try this quick tropical chicken salad with the unique addition of tropical flavors. It will take you less than 10 mins to make! Click to Pin It! Ingredients: 4 oz shredded chicken breast 1/2 zucchini cut up into bite sized pieces 2 tsp coconut oil 3/4 cups pineapple cut into small cubes 1 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp dry basil himalayan salt & […]

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