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August 2021

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Beet + Pineapple & Manuka Honey Granita

August 31, 2021
BEET AND PINEAPPLE GRANITA  Originally published @onbetterliving With a texture similar to a snowcone, but with the flavor intensity of a sorbet, granita is a deliciously icy treat enjoyed in cafes and beachside bars throughout Italy to beat the summer heat. Luckily there’s no need to get on a plane to get your fix. In fact, granita is so easy to make, once you give it a try you’ll be sorry you didn’t start making it sooner. Granita recipes are...

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Critical Thinking

August 26, 2021
Being Well Informed about Supplements Thinking Critically about Supplements Thinking critically about supplements is more reasonable than impulse buying, but doing so is complicated. Choosing healthy food and supplements can be confusing and logic can often be counterintuitive. Thinking & reading critically requires some mental and emotional energy. It means we need to try to look beyond persuasive packaging to understand the reasons for a claim and evaluate if it holds up. The point of this article is not to...

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Omegas for Brain Health

August 24, 2021
Omegas for Brain Health After what we’ve been through, just about everyone could use a brain boost right now. Kids have undergone a year or more of disrupted schooling, and many of them have fallen behind. Adults are experiencing pandemic-induced brain fog.[1] And seniors who’ve been especially diligent about staying home are experiencing the effects of loneliness on the brain.[2] It’s a lot. Thankfully, there’s omega-3 fatty acids. Ever heard that fish is brain food? Well, it’s true. There’s ample...

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Featured Health Recipes

Peach, Lemon and Mānuka Tonic

August 19, 2021
Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Peach, Lemon and Mānuka Tonic Persons 2 Prep Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hour Ingredients 2 cups water Pinch of sea salt 1/3 cup Flora Mānuka Honey (a variety with a high MGO+ factor is recommended) ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 3 ripe peaches, sliced 1 lemon, sliced Sparkling water, to serve Instructions Add water and salt to a pot and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat, then stir...

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Summer Skin Health

August 17, 2021
Summer Skin Health Summer can do a number on your skin. The main culprit is sun exposure, which is responsible for the lion’s share of premature skin aging. But chlorine from the pool and salt water from the ocean can also suck the moisture from your skin, making it dry, rough, and scaly. What’s a summer lovin’ person to do? You know enough to protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen. And moisturizing from the outside with your favorite lotion...

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Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement

August 10, 2021
Collagen for Athletes: More Than Just a Beauty Supplement Collagen is hot. Celebrities and regular folks alike swear by it for healthy hair, skin, and nails. But collagen isn’t just a beauty supplement. It may also help you work out harder and recover more quickly. That probably sounds good whether you’re an elite athlete or just someone who’s trying to stay fit. Exercise: A Double-Edged Sword Exercise is good for you, but it can also be hard on tendons, ligaments,...

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Iron Deficiency and Athletes

August 3, 2021
Iron Deficiency and Athletes Iron deficiency is an all-too-common nutrient deficiency that is more likely to affect certain groups and populations than others. Athletes of all types - professional, amateur and “weekend warrior” enthusiasts – are more at risk of iron deficiency than other groups of people. Iron deficiency can result in fatigue, shortness of breath, difficulty concentrating and poor circulation. As you can imagine, none of these symptoms are good news for athletes! Iron is used to make hemoglobin...

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