Our taste buds are starting to move from the hydrating fruits and vegetables we chose all summer, to the comforting and warming dishes of fall and winter. Fortunately, comfort foods can still be healthy. This Thai coconut soup is filled with nutrient-dense vegetables. Because this recipe contains lots of peppers and spices it makes a great post-cleanse soup, but it can be modified to enjoy on the 21-Day program as well.
Yoga is catching the world by storm. We know that yoga can help us sleep better, live happier, reduce stress, eliminate toxins and loosen up those tightly wound muscles. Clearly, there is no doubt that yoga deserves a consistent spot in our weekly wellness routine, but can we also count it as a full-body workout?
It can be frustrating to figure out if your hormones are out of balance. Perhaps you've discovered you've had symptoms of hormonal imbalance for quite some time. Traditional medicine tends to recommend hormonal birth control, hormone replacement therapy and surgery as your only options. While these interventions have their merit in certain situations, the majority of women can use more natural hormone imbalance remedies.
The keto diet has been making headlines everywhere lately. As we mentioned in our previous article, ketosis is a natural metabolic state our bodies initiate to help us survive when food is scarce. During ketosis, the body is forced to burn stored fat for fuel rather than carbohydrates. This has been said to boost weight loss, fight neurological disorders, reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes and provide consistent energy.
For decades, we have been conditioned to avoid fat at all costs. The first set of U.S. Dietary Guidelines warned us that fat was responsible for raising our levels of LDL cholesterol and contributing to cardiovascular disease. Many got swept up in the fat-free mania of the 80s and 90s, refusing to touch full-fat milk, cheese, and yogurt with a ten-foot pole. We internalized the notion that fat is bad, and carbs are good. Is that true? The low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet flips this mentality completely upside down.
Let’s talk about portions. We get tons of questions about portion sizes, especially when it comes to weight loss goals or eating on the 21-Day Program. Here at Clean, we don’t really focus on counting calories. All calories are not created equal. So what should we be considering when we talk about portion sizes?
For many people, the ritual of a hot cup of coffee is the only thing that gets them out of bed in the morning. While coffee may have some benefits, it also can have detrimental side effects like acidity, dehydration, and potential to cause anxiety. We recognize the power of a warm, comforting mug in the morning, so we've created this immunity-boosting matcha latte to get you going without the negative side effects. It's also a wonderful healthy beverage to drink while participating in the 21-Day Clean Program, so stir it up and go!
The health benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar (also known as ACV) are championed by beauty buffs and nutrition experts alike. Is it a condiment with a cult following? Apple cider vinegar is more than just a salad dressing. This fermented health tonic would be a great addition to your next 21-Day Clean Program with its alkalizing and detoxifying benefits, but there’s no need to wait. Apple cider vinegar supports daily detox and overall health, making it beneficial for everyday use.
Foods that increase metabolism are high on our cleanse shopping list. As the weather gets warmer, our desire to lose that excess belly fat becomes stronger. We have chosen two proven foods that increase metabolism to include as part of our new all-organic antioxidant blend found in our 21-Day Cleanse.
Weight loss is a concern for a lot of people embarking on their first Clean Program cleanse. They wonder, will a cleanse help me lose weight? If you have weight to lose, you most likely will. That said, we encourage you to focus more on making better choices for your health, and less on the number on the scale.