Your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing depend heavily on the complex sets of hormones within your body. Acting as chemical messengers, hormones regulate numerous bodily processes and functions – including appetite, mood, and sleep, among numerous others.
In order for everything to function smoothly and for you to feel your best, your hormones need to be properly balanced, and this is where nutrition plays a vital role. Here’s what you need to pay attention to in your diet so you can improve and maintain your hormonal health.
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Water is arguably one of the most important items we can—and need to—add to our diet. In fact, we should think of it as a nutrient, just like we do with the vitamins and minerals we get from fruits and veggies.
There are well known—and surprising—health benefits to drinking water. Here are some tips to drink more water no matter how busy you are.
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From trendy plant-based food festivals to ‘free-from’ supermarket aisles, veganism has rapidly gone from a fringe movement to a national phenomenon. The proven health benefits are so strong that even high profile sports stars like Venus Williams and Lewis Hamilton are turning to veganism to aid their performance, and their actions only aid the growing conversation around veganism within sports.
Find out which sports have the highest number of vegans and take a look back (over the last four decades) to see who in the sporting world took up a plant-based diet first and which athletes are doing so now.
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Fermented products, such as kefir and miso, have been used therapeutically for 10,000 years or more. In the early 1900s, Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff theorized friendly bacteria in yogurt enhanced physical and mental health and prevented aging.
As scientists have further uncovered the role of the human microbiome in health, and the development of various diseases in the past few decades, probiotics have become a hot health trend once again. Not all probiotics are created equally. There are many different strains of beneficial bacteria and yeasts, and they’re not universally effective for all conditions. Find out which popular claims about probiotics are supported by evidence, and discover how to find the best probiotic supplement for your needs.
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Stress isn’t something that has to be tolerated. You need to get rid of it for your own good.
There are just too many things that can cause stress nowadays. And work stress usually takes the crown. Things have gotten so bad that it can even cause a medical condition in the form of chronic stress.
But fear not. If you feel that you’re getting stressed-out occasionally, there’s no need to search for medication. In situations like this, the right approach and a thought-out strategy usually help out a lot.
And that’s what our infographic is for. We’ve gathered the best 18 techniques that can help you defeat stress without having to take pills or turn to any radical methods. You’ll also find a handful of quick tips to make the process even more simple.
Have a look through the infographic, and you’ll find a way of fighting stress that works the best for you.
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