Antioxidants have an important job, but what is it? And why should you care?Continue reading What Makes Antioxidants So Good For You, Anyway?
Now that matcha has invaded everything from Starbucks frappuccinos to protein shakes, and we’ve become accustomed to seeing its striking green color across the most influential Instagram pages, another superfood is taking over town: spirulina. Spirulina—a type of blue-green algae—has been made famous by wellness brands like Moon Juice, Sakara, and The End Brooklyn (thoughContinue reading How’d These Smoothie Bowls Get So Blue?
Sure, if you’re committed to living a healthy lifestyle, you probably don’t skip out on your workouts—but what about your post-workout refueling routine? After all, proper nutrition after training has a huge impact on the results you see—whether you’re training for a marathon or building a more muscular body. Plain and simple, exercise stresses yourContinue reading Exactly What To Eat (And Drink) After A Workout To Boost Recovery
Most of us still have a slew of old wives’ tales stuck in our heads from childhood—and though our mother’s warnings about swallowing gum and sitting too close to the TV may have scared us silly in our younger days, we can’t help but wonder now if there’s actually any truth to them. To putContinue reading 3 Old Wives’ Tales About Your Health That Are Kinda True (And 5 That Really Are Bogus)
Coffee is probably one of the most reliable things in our lives—and despite the bad rap it gets for causing jitters and stealing sleep when taken in excess, it actually offers some pretty sweet health benefits. We may think of our morning cup of Joe as just an energy-booster, but epidemiological studies (which identify trendsContinue reading Don’t Quit Your Coffee Habit—Science Says So
The keto diet, which shuns carbs and ramps up healthy fats, may seem impossible to anyone with a sweet tooth. Sugar is an absolute no-go—even many fruits are difficult to squeeze into a day’s tiny carb allotment—which, sadly, leaves little room for typical carb-laden desserts. Plus, though Paleo and vegan treats line store shelves everywhere,Continue reading 4 Keto-Approved Ways To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
If you can down a serving of most pre-workouts and then settle down for a nap, it’s time to upgrade from that starter formula to a supplement that’ll really rock your world. Whether you’re looking for major stim, insane pumps, or no-nonsense ingredients, there’s a next-level pre-workout out there just waiting for you to crankContinue reading 5 Of The Most Hardcore Pre-Workouts Out There
Vegans have endured the ridicule of their carnivorous (and even vegetarian) peers since long before Instagram memes and Reddit boards. But in recent years—whether thanks to Beyoncé or documentaries like Forks Over Knives—the idea of swapping animal foods for plants has finally gone mainstream. If Beyoncé being on-board isn’t enough to win you over, getContinue reading Vegans May Have the Right Idea, After All…
This article originally appeared in Amazing Wellness magazine. Ahhh, spring is in the air! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the grass and trees are enjoying their post-winter thaw. But as you stop to smell the roses, you immediately start sneezing. Then, your eyes begin to itch and your nose becomes congested or runny.Continue reading 7 Natural Ways To Survive Allergy Season
Shopping for supplements can be a daunting experience, to say the least. Between the endless assortment of brands and science-y-sounding language splashed across labels, buying something as seemingly simple as a multivitamin often feels like a big decision. To add to the confusion, many different types of products are now being promoted as ‘high-potency.’ Huh?Continue reading Are Your Supplements Potent Enough?
We all have our go-to skin-care products—you know, the ones we always have stashed in our purses—but sometimes it’s fun (and super-effective) to play beauty chemist and whip up our own natural recipes. That’s why we asked five beauty pros to share their best DIYs; here are their favorite formulas for face masks, soothing spotContinue reading 5 DIY Skin Treatments Beauty Experts Swear By
Churn out tough workouts all you want, but if you really want to see results from your efforts, you’ll also need to pay close attention to what you do after those gym sessions. Poor post-workout practices can steal your success—but they’re pretty easy to avoid if you know what to look for. Read on toContinue reading 7 Things You Should Never Do After A Workout
As inconvenient as fish burps may be, they’re well worth the heart health benefits that omega-3s offer. After all, these fatty acids bolster our immune system, support artery function, and play a crucial role in our cell membranes and receptors. Loading up on salmon, taking your fish oil, and penciling in those cardio workouts aren’tContinue reading 5 Nutrients That Are Good For Your Heart—Other Than Fish Oil
From work to hyper kids to newly-released shows on Netflix, there are a million reasons why many of us (one in three, to be exact) fail to get the Zzz’s we need. And in addition to our already-late bedtimes, many of our sleep cycles are also sabotaged by our late-night eats (like ice cream, cookies,Continue reading 6 Foods That’ll Put You To Sleep
If you feel like you spend half of winter with a sore throat, you’ll try anything to be able to swallow without cringing. No matter how torturous your sore throat may be, though, there’s only so much cherry-red syrup you can chug. Luckily, there are a number of natural foods and drinks that can sootheContinue reading 5 Natural Ways To Soothe A Sore Throat
For many of us, coffee is a non-negotiable part of any morning. Not only does the caffeine help us snap out of zombie-mode, but it also contains a number of antioxidants that can support healthy blood sugar and cognitive function. What we add to that coffee has the power to either make it even healthier—orContinue reading 8 Healthy Things You Can Flavor Your Coffee With
When someone utters the word ‘cleanse,’ a few things might come to mind—hunger and suffering among them. Thankfully, expert advice (and horror stories) has shown us that putting ourselves through the misery of week-long liquid diets doesn’t do our bodies any good long-term. In fact, these intense cleanses often deprive us of the calories weContinue reading 11 Smart Tips For Cleansing Your System, Straight From Health Experts
There’s no denying it: Caffeine is probably the most well-known and effective workout-boosting ingredient out there. It’s also the most widely researched. Studies have shown that downing caffeine before a workout can make it feel easier, boost your performance, and help ward off soreness afterwards. Caffeine works its magic by stimulating your central nervous system,Continue reading 11 Caffeine-Free Ways To Power Your Workouts
We’re smack dab in the middle of winter—and that means there’s a very good chance your skin has reached the point of no return. We’re talking chapped, irritated, flaky, and dull. Dry winter air—and blasting central heating—seriously sap the moisture from your skin, making it essential that you use ultra-moisturizing products. Here are 10 skin-careContinue reading 10 Products That Can Save Your Flaky Winter Skin
You’ve probably popped a vitamin C-loaded tablet before flying or downed an extra glass of orange juice when you felt the sniffles coming on, but vitamin C does so much more than support your immune system, affecting everything from how well you absorb other nutrients and respond to injury to what your skin looks like.Continue reading Vitamin C Is As Important As Ever—And Not Just For Immune Support