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Benefits of Maca Energy Coffee for Men

[caption id="attachment_6376" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Image credit: Jen P on Unsplash, Priscilla d Preez on Unsplash[/caption] Is there anything better than an afternoon pick-me-up? A hot beverage can be exactly what you need to help you be productive. Why not add some maca powder to your hot coffee to get some extra benefits? Never heard of maca? You’re not alone, read to learn more now! What Is Maca? Maca is a blonde-colored root vegetable with a sweet flavor. Its size and shape is similar to a radish. Maca can be cooked and added to all meals and can served in a stew or as a side dish. The sweet flavor of the root vegetable naturally lends itself well to baking. Dried and powdered maca root has become popular. It can be...

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3 Delicious Low Sugar Starbucks Drinks You Should Try

Lowering sugar intake doesn't have to mean giving up what you love! There are lots of great low sugar Starbucks drinks to swap for your usual caffeine fix. Whether you're gearing up for a New Year's resolution or simply looking for ways to cut back on added sugars, there are plenty of low sugar Starbucks drinks on the menu that can provide the tasty caffeine fix you need to get through the day. There are also non-coffee and caffeine free Starbucks drinks for anyone looking for a little treat without the energy spike! I've created a roundup of a few of my favorites (caffeinated and decaf), so you know how to order low sugar or sugar-free drinks on Starbucks' app or at the counter. Three Low Sugar Starbucks...

Best 6 Supplements for Men Over 40 and Women Over 40

Your nutritional needs will evolve as you age. Once you reach your 40s and 50s, you may want to assess your diet and make sure you're meeting your nutrition requirements. You should talk to your doctor about adding a supplement if there are any gaps in your nutrition. Here is a list of our best multivitamins for men and women over 40. Supplements For Men Over 40 Most men in their 40s do not require additional supplements unless they follow a restrictive diet, like vegetarianism or veganism. If you are eating three regular meals a day, plus fiber-rich snacks such as fresh fruits and nuts or seeds, you are on the right track. Daily Multivitamin A one-a-day multivitamin can cover your basic vitamin and mineral needs. Choose a blended...

5 Gut Healing Foods For a Healthier Life 

Improving gut health is a popular topic right now. Between gut health drinks and probiotic capsules, you can barely turn an aisle in the store without seeing something marketed toward a healthy gut. Supplements are great, but they can't replace a diet full of nutritious, gut healing foods. If your meals lack fiber, ferments and healthy fats, this list of the five best foods for gut health will help make your next trip to the grocery store easy! What Makes Your Gut Healthy, Anyway? We all have a gut microbiome, which means that we all have billions of bacteria living in our digestive systems. The number and type of these bacteria depend on a lot of factors (diet, genetics, environment, medications), but we all have a balance of "good"...

Best Vitamins For Men 

[caption id="attachment_6328" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Harsh Gupta, Amanda Jones, LinkedIn Sales Solutions on Unsplash[/caption] Ever wondered what the best vitamins for men are? There are so many different brands and supplement options on the shelf it can be hard to know which is the best for you. The reality is you only really need to take a vitamin if you have a vitamin deficiency. This article explains the most common nutritional deficiencies men are at risk for and offers recommendations to help you meet your daily vitamin needs to maintain stellar health. Essential Vitamins For Men [caption id="attachment_6324" align="alignnone" width="639"] Laurynas Mereckas on Unsplash[/caption] As the body ages, it will naturally lose some of its ability to absorb vitamins from food. In these cases, a supplement like a men’s multivitamin with...

3 Unique Fall Breakfast Ideas For Cozy Mornings

When you think of fall breakfasts, you probably think of warm, cozy spreads of pancakes, waffles, oatmeal and plenty of cinnamon and spice. Big, leisurely breakfasts aren't practical for most people's everyday lives, but that doesn't mean you have to skip cozy morning mealtime! Today, I'm going to share a few fall breakfast ideas that are cozy and satisfying, no matter how busy your morning is. FAQ What should I make for breakfast? Ideally, you should make something that includes carbs, protein and fat so that your body is nourished and fueled for the day. How can I cook fast in the morning? If you're pressed for time, prep a few breakfast ideas over the weekend so you can grab and go. What is a good breakfast that you don't...

Essential 5 Vitamins For Women 

[caption id="attachment_6296" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Clay Banks and Brook Cagle on Unsplash[/caption] Although men and women both need vitamins and nutrients to stay healthy, women can have higher recommended intake values for some vitamins. These recommendations can change throughout the lifespan, especially if a woman becomes pregnant. Here is a quick list of five vitamins that should be on your radar. Please remember this list offers general guidelines and is not intended to be medical advice. Iron Vitamin D Magnesium Vitamin B12 Folate Essential Vitamins For Women [caption id="attachment_6291" align="alignnone" width="530"] Image credit: Alexander Dummer on Unsplash[/caption] Women are at a higher risk for bone diseases, different forms of cancer (like cervical or breast), and mood disorders including anxiety and depression. Staying on top of your nutrition and adding a supplement...

8 Easy School Lunch Ideas For Your Kids 

Summer flew by and now it’s time to think about school lunches. There’s nothing wrong with having a sandwich but there are many other creative meals that are easy to make and enjoyable for your kids. Essentials For A Healthy Lunch [caption id="attachment_6271" align="alignnone" width="446"] Credit: CDC on Unsplash[/caption] A healthy lunch is balanced and offers variety. Vegetables and fruits should be present, but your child will need the bulk of their energy to come from carbohydrates. Pick high-quality whole grain carbs whenever possible. They are rich in fibre and essential nutrients, including iron, that kids need to grow and thrive. Protein is recommended at every meal. It helps to keep bellies satisfied and the amino acids in the protein are essential building blocks that build new tissues, hormones, and...

10 Items for Transitioning to Vegan Lifestyle for Beginners

You are ready to take the plunge into plant-based eating but you’re not sure which items you should buy. Here are 10 products that help with switching to a vegan lifestyle for beginners. Choosing to go vegan is growing in popularity. It is not a trendy diet, but a personal choice. Once you cut out all animal products from your diet you are exposed to different nutrient deficiencies. But, with good planning, you can meet your needs through plant-based food sources. Keeping these 10 items on hand will help you transition to veganism and stay on top of your dietary requirements. 10 Products for Going Vegan for Beginners Becoming vegan is a challenging process from the decision stage to the implementation. First and foremost, you need to rearrange your eating...

Food And Drinks For Great Skin 

In the heat of the summer applying makeup is the last thing you want to do. It gets melty and gooey, and it feels like your skin can’t breathe! Instead of reaching for concealer, focus on your diet choices instead. Certain food and drinks can help you maintain great skin. Food and Drinks for Great Skin: A Summer Guide 1. Prioritize Hydration The number one recommendation to help achieve great skin is to stay hydrated. The human body constitutes 70% water, and we need to keep replenishing our fluid throughout the day to prevent dehydration. Dehydrated skin can feel itchy and red, and can appear dull instead of glowy. Choose water whenever possible and keep your intake of sugar-sweetened beverages low. If plain water is boring, jazz it up...

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