The best times to take vitamins and supplements [Visual]

Most people take their supplements at a time that is convenient to them. However, some nutrients work best when taken at different times of day. Check out this guide to when it’s best to take some of our most popular supplements.

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How to Choose the Healthiest Nondairy Drink

A shift to nondairy milks may positively impact the environment (the dairy industry contributes about 2 percent of America’s total greenhouse gas emissions). It’s no wonder more people around the world than ever have opted to try out plant-based milks.

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9 Powerful Nutrients that help you get a good night’s Sleep [Infographic]

What the heck happened? It is another Tuesday night and you are again rolling in your bed trying get some sleep. You have your earbuds in and your sleep mask on, so why do you still have problems with falling asleep?

What if I told you that you can get rid of these horrible insomnia nights? The solution is adding simple food products to your diet to ensure you get the right sleep improving nutrients.

A mistake a lot of people make is consuming stimulants after 14:00. An Example of a stimulant would be caffeine. So, imagine this you are at work and thinking of getting that dark chocolate or another coffee.

It is just a small snack/drink, right? Yes, but it also has a great impact on your sleep since caffeine takes a while to wear of. People tend to underestimate how much of an influence a cup of coffee at 15:00 can have on your sleep.

But enough about avoiding consumables before bedtime. As said before Eating the right foods can have a big positive impact on you sleep quality. If you are interested then keep on reading because you are about to discover the holy grail of sleep enriching foods.

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A Guide to Chia seeds [Infographic]

A Guide to Chia seeds [Infographic] | ecogreenlovevia northstarnutritionals.com

Chia is packed with the healthy fats doctors and nutritionists recommend for our diets – Omega 3s, Omega 6s and Omega 9s. These are the same fats found in fish and nuts that are heart healthy and good for us. They help keep our bad cholesterol levels low, and our good cholesterol levels high.

And you don’t need huge amounts. A single scoop provides fiber, protein, and calcium. That single scoop even provides 51 mg of magnesium, which is good for muscle health, nerve health, heart health…too many benefits to begin to list! But just in case you’re interested, this article explains the many benefits of chia in great detail.

Is Chia New?

Not at all. It’s believed the Aztecs used chia seeds centuries ago. And modern research into their health properties started over 20 years ago.

Foods that Fight Stress [Infographic]

Foods that fight Stress | ecogreenlove

It’s easy to forget the importance of everything we put into our bodies. What we eat has a critical impact on our health and in turn, our ability to deal with stress.

The main takeaway from this article should be to eat the most nutrient-dense foods possible. Meaning, for every bite you put in your mouth be sure you are getting important macronutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Here are some foods (note this is just a brief list – there are many more!) that can help alleviate your stress.

Remember, if you are under chronic or severe stress, food is just one component. Adequate sleep, hydration and stress management are also important factor to address!

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