You may have heard that some foods are higher on the glycemic index than others. Or maybe you’ve heard of “slow” carbs vs “fast” carbs. The glycemic index is a way of rating carbohydrate-containing foods based on how quickly they are digested and absorbed in the body. But what exactly does this mean?Continue reading “A breakdown of the glycemic index”
Veggie-filled smoothies don’t always have to be green! We’ve created this carrot pineapple smoothie that is antioxidant-rich shake. The result is a beautiful orange color (with carrots as the vegetable source) and tropical flavor you’ll want to sip year round.
Whether you were more of an orange or apple kid, chances are juice has been a part of your diet since you were old enough to drink from a cup. As an adult, fruit juice is still undeniably delicious and makes a great mixer for brunch cocktails. But, it can also send our blood sugar into a tailspin. For this reason, we recommend drinking fruit juice in moderation on the 21-Day Clean Program. Green juice made from vegetables, on the other hand, offers many health benefits and can make a healthy addition to your diet both on and off the cleanse.
It’s the day after a vigorous spin class and your glutes are so sore you can’t sit, stand, or lie down comfortably. While you could pop a few ibuprofen, finding relief from post-workout muscle soreness could be a bit simpler. We’re talking about CBD, which you’ve probably heard of in the context of edibles, tinctures, skincare, and even lattes. While CBD is derived from the cannabis plant, it won’t get you high. However, when applied topically, it may soothe aches and pains and help you recover faster after a workout.
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Food combining principles have been around for a long time. Generally, food-combining eating assigns foods to different groups. These are usually broken down into carbs and starches, fruits, vegetables, proteins, and fats. Some guidelines also classify foods as either acidic, alkaline or neutral. Food-combining diets specify how you should combine these groups in a meal.
Breathing is one of the most important activities we engage in. Our lives are dependent on a constant flow of oxygen being delivered to each cell. In the yogic tradition, the breath is said to carry a person’s life force. “Pranayama” is a Sanskrit word made up of the two words, “prana” and “yama” (or “ayama”), and is translated to mean “mastery of the life force”.
This spicy cider is made with a slew of health-enhancing ingredients. At first, the ingredients may sound odd but the result is a spicy, sweet, and sour combination that you can dilute in juice or water, or take straight as a health shot to improve immunity. The base for this drink is apple cider vinegar, which has long been used for health and medicinal purposes.
Cryotherapy — where the body is exposed to extreme cold therapy treatments for several minutes — has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially with athletes and movie stars. But what are the benefits, and are the treatments effective or just a lot of hype?
Cramps, bloating, headaches, breast tenderness, food cravings, and mood swings. Many women around the world endure period-related symptoms in varying degrees of intensity during their cycle. While not always pleasant, menstruation is our bodies’ way of helping us shed what we no longer need. But what if you are also on the 21-Day Clean Program?