World Mental Health Day is when we take a moment to shed light on a topic that is considered taboo. Mental health can often be an uncomfortable conversation because it’s not a black and white topic. But when we start the dialogue, knowledge and compassion show up! If you know someone who has been affected […]
Kale is everywhere these days. Tossed in salads, sautéed, blended into smoothies, roasted into chips – this superfood has become a classic choice! A leafy green veggie, kale’s earthy flavor is the perfect accent to any meal. Varieties of Kale: Curly: bright dark green or purple in color, has tight ruffled leaves. This kale is […]
Dark chocolate is alluring, dreamy, and divine. There is truly a magical energy to it. Its bittersweet taste tends to leave us feeling comforted. With cravings heightened all year long, our love for chocolate knows! And, lucky for us, dark chocolate is now referred to as a healthy treat.
This blog was written by Dasha Agoulnik, a NASM certified personal trainer. She is a Master of Science in Nutrition student at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and future registered dietitian.
Choosing the right diet can be a difficult and time-consuming task. In my experience, the most effective diets are not about sacrifices or restrictions. A sustainable diet is about finding the ideal balance of macronutrients to give your body what it needs to power through your daily activities. Whether your day-to-day routine requires manual labor or sitting at a desk, it’s possible to create a well-balanced meal plan that leaves you satisfied. That’s why, in my professional experience, I focus on creating flexible diet plans specifically formulated to fit individual needs.
Coconuts have a way of reminding us of long vacations, walks on the beach, hula dancing, and tropical drinks. From a family vacation in Hawaii to a yoga retreat in Sri Lanka, coconuts connect us to the culture we immerse ourselves in. This hearty fruit is a not only a refreshing treat but also a […]
Liquid gold. Ambrosia. Manna. Nectar of the Gods. Honey is seen as a celestial indulgence, the symbol of purity, love, and wisdom. There’s a wildness to it, a warming feeling that reminds us of its health benefits and connection to the past. Known for its incredible sweet taste and holistic properties, honey has been prized […]
Dragons might not be real but this fruit sure is. Known for its hardy pink skin and its unique seed-speckled flesh, dragon fruit tastes like a mix between a kiwi and pear with a slight crunchiness. Beautiful and vibrant on the outside, its inside is where the magic resides. Dragon fruit is packed with many […]
Tart cherries and tart cherry juice have been the darlings of the fitness world for a while now, thanks to their ability to help alleviate joint pain and soreness, accelerate muscle recovery, and make athletes sleep more deeply. Due to recent studies and increased interest, tart cherries and tart cherry juice are making their way to the mainstream. We couldn’t be more excited.
Lemon: the queen of all citrus fruits. A common fruit with an infamously tart flavor, lemons are loaded with nutritional value. Not to mention they’re as versatile as they are nutritional. Known for their bright color and fresh scent, this superstar fruit is often prized for its juice which is used in everything from home cleaners to sore throat remedies to easy facials.
Creamy and dreamy, avocados are nature’s butter. Whether mashed into guacamole or spread onto seeded toast, there are countless ways to indulge in all the delicious, nutritious benefits avocados have to offer.