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6 Hacks to Get an Afternoon Energy Kick from Food

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According to medical research, it's relatively normal that many people encounter an urge to sleep in the afternoon, especially after lunch. This condition is called the afternoon slump, characterized by fatigue, moodiness, frequent yawning, sleepiness, and lack of concentration. Notably, the afternoon slump depends on the type of food eaten for lunch. If you have meals with high-fat content, your body will slow down, lowering afternoon productivity. How do you beat the slump? This article takes a closer look at how to get an afternoon energy kick from proper nutrition. Stay Hydrated When your body is dehydrated, feeling unenergetic is...

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What does fat do to your body?

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As part of a balanced diet, you need to eat a small amount of fat. What does fat do to your body and why do you need to eat fat? Some fats are useful to some organ functions. However, because fat is high in calories, we have to be careful with our intake amount and quality of fat. In the video below, it will explain all that and more – such as what kinds of fat is the right fat for your body. Being knowledgeable is the first step in keeping a healthy lifestyle. https://youtu.be/HPk2vM6CInM Related blogs: Make 2020 Your...

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What’s the big deal with gluten?

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You may have noticed that there are some items in stores that have the phrase “gluten-free” on it. In the last couple of years, this phrase has become mainstream and is even claimed as a popular diet fad – but for those who are unfamiliar with what this all means, what’s the big deal with gluten? How did it gain all the popularity and what does gluten do? Gluten is a group of proteins, called prolamins and glutelins, which occur with starch in the endosperm of various cereal grains. In Latin, gluten means “glue”, which makes the dough elastic and...

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Unhealthy Foods that are Pretending to be Healthy

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When you first think of healthy foods, you think of fresh foods that would require lots of prep before it makes it to your dinner table – and it may be foods that aren’t necessarily your favorite foods either. Many people blame their healthy lifestyles for their poor eating habits – but healthy eating doesn’t have to be that time-consuming or complicated. There are healthy packaged foods that can help ease the stress and work related to accessing healthy food – you would need to read the label to fully understand what is in it though! There are ways to...

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Guide for Vegetarian, Vegan, or Plant-Based Foodies on Vacation

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Guest post by Hannah Stevens Going on holiday as a vegetarian, vegan, or on a plant-based diet can be a little scary, especially when you are new to a new eating lifestyle. Eating out in a different city, especially out of your home country presents another challenge. Do you eat what looks familiar? What if they aren’t accurate with their list of ingredients? What if you don’t know what’s in your food at all? Is it easier to avoid eating out all together? A new place, a new country, a new scenery, and especially new food is worth exploring -...

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