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Should You Be Drinking Green Tea?

Green Tea While many of us turn on the coffee maker or fire up the espresso machine for a latte in the morning, should we be brewing a cup of green tea instead? People I know who maintain healthy lifestyles often seem to drink it more often rather than other teas or...

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Breathe Easier With These 8 Indoor Plants

Cold Salads According to this fun, but somewhat concerning fact-filled article on Distractify, we spend 90 percent of our time indoors. The National Human Activity Survey (NHAPS), a two-year phone U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-sponsored survey...

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Easy Classic Hummus

Love hummus? It's so easy to make your own! Here is a hummus recipe that is super easy to blend up. Yes, I finally made hummus, all by myself! I’m feeling accomplished. 🙂 I love hummus, but usually buy it at a local company here in Portland. I wanted to make it...

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Avocado and Tomato Salad with Microgreens

Fresh, juicy and bright: this Tomato and Avocado Salad makes the perfect side dish for lunch, dinner, and summer potlucks! 3 Ingredients to make this Avocado and Tomato salad 1. Avocado - 🥑 You either love avocado or you hate it, but take it to heart because avocados...

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Watermelon and Cucumber Salad with Feta

This watermelon and cucumber salad is combined with diced feta cheese, crunchy onion, and mint, all tossed in an easy red wine vinaigrette. A simple yet unusual summer salad. Watermelon-cucumber salad is one of those flavor combinations that sound odd but just works...

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My 7 Day Sugar-Free Journey

It’s hard. It’s challenging. But ultimately, it is rewarding. Sugar-Free. Cutting out sugar can be one of the most beneficial things you do for your health, both mentally and physically. Studies have shown that high sugar consumption significantly increases the risk...

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How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

If you’re like most people, you probably consider caffeine to have few negative consequences beyond perhaps the occasional inability to sleep at night. We all like the occasional latte. In fact, some of us are almost religiously devoted to our daily coffee- or...

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Nightshades—a Culprit In Common Health Conditions?

Nightshade. The name alone sounds almost ominous. You may have even been told to avoid eating them if you suffer from certain health conditions. But what exactly makes plant nightshade, and does scientific research show that removing them from your diet helps with...

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The Movement Toward Free And Clear Products

Have you noticed that more and more companies are offering cleaning products and personal care products like shampoos and conditioners with the label “free and clear” on them? What does it mean for a product to be “free and clear,” and why are some people choosing...

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The Acai Berry: Is The Health Hype Real

When using one of my freemium email accounts, I used to see ads popping up claiming the health virtues of the acai berry. Because it was mentioned in an advertisement, I dismissed the possibility that there might be something to this berry. Lately, I began wondering...

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