Green Smoothies for Breakfast!

There are many different options when it comes to eating breakfast. But one of the quickest and healthiest is making a green smoothie. There are different ingredients you can add to them but there’s one specific that’s great overall. It contains many fibers, it keeps you full till mid day, and it makes your skin glow, literally. The amount of vitamins you get come from the vegetables and fruit you use, depending on each. Most fruits and vegetables are high in Vitamin A and C. Another reason why they’re great is because it allows you to eat your veggies that you may not like by blending them into a delicious drink. Instead of wasting every day on a $5 coffee, you can make a simply green smoothie at home; they’re cheap because vegetables aren’t expensive. Tomorrow begin your day with a nutritional and sweet green smoothie. If you are interested in the recipe watch the video and check out  vegkitchen.com

The video contains the recipe of the green smoothie by Kimberly Snyder, a nutrition expert.

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SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP!

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Getting your good night’s rest is important. Sleeping helps your brain function better and prepares you for the next day. You should try and get between 7-9 hours of sleep every night. Although many college students and adults loose sleep because they somehow think they’re young and they’ll be able to sleep once there are in their elderly year, they are only harming themselves. Every morning is going to be a challenge, you don’t function properly throughout your daily duties, and you become more of a sloth. For instance, falling asleep in a classroom or an office meeting is pretty embarrassing and you don’t want to be that person. You definitely don’t want to be that person. So get your sleep on! Oh and remember, the time just changed an hour backwards.

“Studies also show that sleep deficiency alters activity in some parts of the brain. If you’re sleep deficient, you may have trouble making decisions, solving problems, controlling your emotions and behavior, and coping with change. Sleep deficiency also has been linked to depression, suicide, and risk-taking behavior.” – National Institutes of Health

For more info, visit: nhlbi.nih.gov

Drink up…on TEA!

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After a long day of work a cup of tea is always a good idea. But if you can drink it at any time, do it. Tea is very beneficial. Green, black, and white are all derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, a native to China and India, which contains unique antioxidants called flavonoids. These teas will help you boost your immunity against illnesses, it hydrates  you better than water, helps prevent your liver from alcohol, protects yours lungs and lowers stress brain power are just a fewer of the benefits tea has. Next time you want to drink some soda, drink some tea instead. You can make your tea hot or cold, and there are many flavors you can choose from. Tea will always make you feel better; it’s just so soothing and relaxing.

More info: webmd.com

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If you are interested in purchasing some teas, here is a good website to get them from:

http://www.celestialseasonings.com/

There’s more to than just the TREADMILL!

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Working out has to be one of the best medicines out there. Who said working out had to only be running in the treadmill for two hours to see results? Whenever it’s your exercise time, change-up your workout routines. Don’t stick to the same basics of running on the treadmill, getting on the bike or elliptical. There are so many more things you can do so that you’re workout aren’t boring. Plus, if you workout with a friend, it’s double the fun.  Here are some great ideas for you to change it up!

  • Take a salsa or Zumba class
  • Take a boxing class
  • Run the beach boardwalk
  • Do a Yoga class
  • Go on a hike
  • Jump rope
  • Go for a swim
  • Ride bike in a forest
  • Take a Pilates class
  • Take a Spinning class
  • Ballet class and other dance classes
  • Kayaking

The point is to not only believe that the gym is the only place there is to workout, you can always change it up. Turn in the treadmill for a beautiful outdoor swim in the pool.

Eat Healthy for a better YOU!

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Eating healthy has got to be one of the most challenging things to do. Everyone constantly thinks about food. Who wouldn’t? Food is delicious! Everyone loves their burger and fries but chicken breast and veggies will have a better effect on you and your body. Eating healthy has many benefits. Eating a diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the cause of heart attack, heart disease, and a stroke. It can protect you against cancers, may reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes. It lowers high blood pressure, risk of getting kidney stones and helps decrease bone loss.  Yes, you’ve probably read statistics like this before but it’s because it actually works. Have you ever heard of you are what you eat? If you eat healthy you will not only have a better life and feel great, but you’ll look amazing too!

Interested in more info, visit: choosemyplate.gov