Powerful maca smoothie for hormone-balance

You already add moringa to your favorite smoothie and finally swapped matcha for coffee, but have you tried maca? Maca, a cruciferous vegetable related to broccoli and cauliflower, is exclusively grown at high altitudes in Peru and has been cultivated and used as medicine for thousands of years. Only in the past decade has maca infiltrated the modern health and wellness scene, where it has become celebrated for its natural ability to help balance hormones and libido in men and women.

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This Brussels sprouts salad recipe is a winner

While refreshing salads may feel like a meal reserved for hotter months, we love serving them year-round, using seasonal produce. Shaved Brussels sprouts make an excellent base for a heartier salad (and pair perfectly with dates and hazelnuts). We’ve kept the dressing light and refreshing so this salad can work any time of year. We love it as a nutrient-dense lunch or as a light side with roasted chicken or lamb for dinner.

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Is the mediterranean diet compatible with eating clean?

Some diets go just as quickly as they come, but the Mediterranean Diet seems like it is here to stay. Let’s be real though, it’s more like a lifestyle than a diet (probably why it continues to be loved by many). Overall, the Mediterranean Diet emphasizes the consumption of foods high in omega-3s and healthy fats, like fish and olive oil, and lots of plant-based whole foods like nuts, grains, legumes, fruits, and veggies.

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Plant-based diet 101

A plant-based diet focuses on whole foods and, well, plants! It doesn’t necessarily have to mean you’re “vegan” or any other label. It means you consume a diet rich in whole fruits, whole vegetables, whole grains, whole nuts, and seeds, etc. Most importantly, we are placing whole foods above all else, and limiting processed foods, just like the Clean Program.

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Do you know all these vitamin C benefits?

Our bodies don’t make vitamin C, but we need it for immune function, bone structure, iron absorption, and healthy skin. It’s water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach. While it’s common to try to get your vitamin C benefits from foods, many people also turn to supplements to meet their needs.

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