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Going (Leafy) Green: Celebs Embrace Plant-Based

More and more celebrities are choosing plant-based diets to support their physical health and beauty. They have access to the best doctors and personal trainers, with health gurus on speed dial. And they are still going “Veg,” because they find they look their best and perform at peak levels with a meat-free diet!\r\n\r\nPerhaps the most well-known plant-based advocate in recent years is none other than Queen Bey, who famously went vegan for 22 days. She not only widely-publicized the effects of her experience (including tighter, younger-looking skin, natural and easy weight-loss and feeling AMAZING) but Beyoncé was so passionate about it, she even launched a meal delivery service that makes trying the vegan lifestyle easy, tasty and cost effective.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nActresses like Rooney Mara, Anne Hathaway and Alicia Silverstone have all named vegetarian or vegan diets as the secret to their gorgeous figures. It’s not just the girls either… some of Hollywood’s…

Here’s why Coconut Does A Body Good

Coconuts have a long history of medicinal and culinary use. Along with olives and avocados, coconuts are among the very few fruits that contain substantial amounts of fat. The coconut is unique in that it is composed of 92% saturated fat, while avocados and olives contain predominantly monounsaturated fats. In fact, the saturated fat content of coconuts has been a source of controversy for some time. After being shunned as unhealthy in the ’90s due to their high saturated fat content, coconut products are making resurgence in health-conscious communities.\r\n\r\nDespite the bad rap given to saturated fats during the low-fat craze of yester-year, evidence is mounting that such fats may confer more benefit than harm. Lauric acid, the primary fatty acid in coconuts, has been shown to have anti-microbial properties, making it a kind of probiotic that can help to restore and maintain healthy bacteria in the gut. This boosts the…

These 6 Foods will give your skin a glow up

Most women, and many men, care about anti-aging and healthy skin – keeping that youthful glow for as long as possible. From cleansers to serums and facials to more-advanced procedures, most of us spend a lot of time (and money!) on our skin-care routines. So, while we’re doing all this work on the outside, it’s easy to support gorgeous skin from the inside by eating delicious fruits & veggies on a regular basis\r\nIncorporate These Six Foods Into Your Diet For Beauty From The Inside Out\r\nPapaya: Papaya’s gorgeous reddish color is due to its high content of beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body, and acts like the “mechanic” of ongoing skin repair. Plus, the enzyme papain is used in all kinds of exfoliating facial masks, and when you eat it, it contributes these same cleansing properties to your digestion and promotes both bright skin and eyes.\r\n\r\nPumpkin seeds: Eating handful of…

Veggie Curious? Exploring A Plant-Based Diet

With the end of the season comes the pinnacle of summer bounty — tables at farmers’ markets heaped with vegetables all colors of the rainbow, from yellow zucchini and red peppers to purple eggplant, delicious dark leafy greens and tomatoes in every heirloom shade.\r\n\r\nThe health and beauty benefits of this diet are so desirable it’s gaining fans across all demographics from superstars like Beyoncé and Sir Paul McCartney to athletes like Venus Williams and much of the NFL, (and regular folks like us!). Choosing forks over knives is easier and more delicious than ever, and the effects speak for themselves:\r\n\r\n \r\nHealth Benefits Of A Vegetarian Diet:\r\n\r\n Easy way to manage healthy weight\r\n Reduced risk of heart disease and cancer \r\n Healthier eyes, better vision and less macular degeneration\r\n Improved digestive health\r\n To say nothing of the benefits to the environment and animals by choosing a plant-based diet\r\n\r\n \r\nCall To Action: Give It A Try!\r\nThis week skip…

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