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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Believe it or not: Americans throw away $165 billion dollars in food each year. That means 40% of food is wasted every year! There are clearly many ways food is wasted, but one way is in our own homes. Too often, food gets pushed to the back of our refrigerators, freezers, or pantries and forgotten about for months or even years to come. We’re left scratching our heads and wondering if a food item is still safe to eat. Or, if it goes bad, we end up throwing food away and wasting not only that food, but money. It affects our environment and our own wallet.
To clear up the gray area and to help reduce food waste, Kitchen Cabinet Kings put together a helpful guide that breaks down the average lifespan of common household foods. It can be helpful to reference this chart next time you grocery shop and create simple labels on your food. You can avoid food waste and getting sick by eating potentially spoiled food. Check out the full infographic below that details each food item broken down by storage medium in your freezer, refrigerator, or pantry.
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For many of us, the greatest struggle is right before bed when we’re more likely to choose the wrong food to eat, leading not only to a restless night of sleep but also to feeling a bit heavier the following morning.
Certain foods, however, contain distinct ingredients that can actually contribute to a better night’s sleep and even help suppress hunger and speed up metabolism, leading to weight loss. In this article, we’ll dive into both the best and worst foods for each goal in mind.
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Matcha is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same plant used to make all green and black teas. To create matcha, farmers grow tea plants in special shaded conditions, pick the finest young buds, and use a slow-turning granite grinder to rub them into an ultra-fine, vivid jade-hued powder. Matcha powder is whisked into warm water to make traditional matcha tea, frothed with milk to make green-tea lattes, and used to flavor and color various foods.
Green tea is sometimes called the healthiest beverage on the planet. Matcha tea boasts even more nutrients than brewed green tea because it contains the actual tea leaves (rather than just liquid flavored by steeping leaves). In fact, tea made from matcha powder has 137 times more of the potent antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) than brewed green tea, according to one study. Intrigued? Dig into more of the health benefits of matcha and discover 10 delicious and healthy recipes with matcha in the starring role.
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Ahh, mornings. Some people love them and consider themselves to be “morning people,” waking up with a smile on their face, but it seems as though a larger number of individuals would rather hit snooze over and over again than get their day started.
If you consider yourself the latter, you need to add overnight oats into your routine! They take just a few minutes to prepare the night before, and are packed full of healthy carbs, nutrients, and cholesterol fighters to help aid your heart health.
Overnight oats are super versatile, and can be combined with an endless number of ingredients and toppings to cater to any palate. Take a look at these 10 tasty overnight oats recipes from Personal Creations that are sure to get your day started on a positive note!
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