Will inflammation and pain ease up if you follow a Mediterranean Diet, or go vegan, paleo, or gluten-free? Here’s what you need to know. When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may not automatically consider how your diet affects your condition. But because RA is an inflammatory type of arthritis, avoiding foods that worsen inflammation and increasing those that lessen inflammation definitely helps. So which diet is best for RA? The ideal meal includes raw or moderately
Intermittent fasting has proven to have many health benefits. Promoting weight loss, improved metabolic health and even an extended lifespan. Not surprisingly given the popularity, several different types/methods of intermittent fasting have been devised. All of them can be effective, but which one fits best will depend on the individual. Here are 4 popular ways to do intermittent fasting. 1. The 16/8 Method: Fast for 16 hours each day. The 16/8 Method involves fasting every
Did you know that certain foods can increase your metabolism? The higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn and the easier it is to maintain your weight or get rid of unwanted body fat. Here are 5 tips to rev up your metabolism, which will help you lose weight. 1- Drinking plenty of H2O. Studies show we need 64-80 oz. of water every day to meet our needs. 2- Daily exercise remodels your metabolism, so your body burns more fat. Intensity trumps all. Exercising actual
Infusion Water INGREDIENTS: 2 slices of watermelon, cut into thirds or quarters
Small handful of basil, scrunched
Ice and cold filtered water DIRECTIONS: Fill your juice pitcher to the top with ice and fruit. Slightly scrunch up the basil so it releases it’s flavor. Cover with cold filtered water. Add watermelon slices. This water is best if you let the water infuse at least 1 hour. If you’re inpatient (like me), poke a few holes in your fruit with a fork for instant flavor.
Infusion Water INGREDIENTS: 2 1/2 cups cubed honeydew melon 3 kiwis, peeled and sliced 1 lime, sliced Fresh mint for garnish, if desired 5 cups water 1 cup ice cubes DIRECTIONS: Place the honeydew, kiwi, lime and mint in large pitcher. Add ice and fill container with water.
Infusion Water INGREDIENTS: 1 mango peeled and cubed (2-inch) piece ginger peeled and thinly sliced 5 cups water 1 cup ice cubes optional DIRECTIONS: Place the mango and ginger in large pitcher. Muddle for spicy kick. Add ice and fill container with water.
Infusion Water INGREDIENTS:
5 tbsp lavender 3 tbsp maple syrup 2 large lemons, juice 1 cup of boiling water 1,5 liter cold water ice cubes INSTRUCTIONS:
Place lavender, maple syrup and boiling water in a bowl and stir well together. Let it infuse for at least an hour, but the longer the better. Strain the mixture and pour into a serving pitcher or large bottle. Add lemon juice, cold water and ice cubes and mix well together. Enjoy!