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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Chill out with this calming ashwagandha drink

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Stress is an inevitable part of modern-day life, and especially now more than ever. Constant stimulation from technology, long work hours, and trying to maintain our health can all add to our stress levels. By building in simple habits, we can help combat these everyday stressors, which left untreated can lead to a more serious long-term impact on our health. We’ve come up with a few tools to help you find your zen.

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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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An East-West approach to immune health

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The overall health of our immune system reflects how our inner and outer environments interact every day. Even though we can be making healthy decisions to the best of our ability, we are still confronted with battling the toxic burden from everyday life. With the increasing toxicity on the planet through air pollution, contaminated soils, and persistent pesticides, there is, as a result, more dysfunction in peoples’ bodies.

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Vegan citrus olive oil cake

Olive oil cake is one of those desserts that balances savory and sweet perfectly. Our version is rich and subtly sweet, with a touch of lemon to add a bright flavor. It feels perfect as a dessert topped with a bit of coconut cream or even with breakfast, toasted, and topped with ghee. No matter when you eat it, you’re sure to love this simple vegan olive oil cake recipe!

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Why should I take zinc?

We typically find zinc lozenges in the cold and flu aisle at our local grocery store, and for good reason. Zinc is a nutrient found throughout our bodies that helps our immune system and metabolism function. It is also important to wound healing and our sense of taste and smell.

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