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8 Easy Ways to Eat Yourself to a Better Sleep

We asked Rodrick Covington of Manhattan’s Core Rhythm Fitness what the deal is. While he maintains that everybody is different and that their bodies respond in unique ways, he did give us some general rules to go by.

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8 Foods That Will Make You Look Less Tired

Those lines around your eyes don’t need any home-remedies, just home-cooked meals!  If it seems like the fine lines around your eyes are more noticeable and your skin looks a bit more dull when you’re tired, you’re not imagining things. Walnuts, another great source of omega-3 fatty acids, contain magnesium, which improves blood flow to the skin, giving you a healthy glow.

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How to Eat Out, the Healthy Way

So, in the interest of maintaining our resto-routine in a healthier way, we got in touch with Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise, the genius minds behind the organic, uber health conscious meal delivery company Sakara Life to break down exactly what they’d order, where and why. We figure if their client list includes a veritable who’s who of Victora’s Secret models (Lily Aldridge, Karolina Kurkova and Erin Heatherton among them), Tingle and DuBoise might know a thing or two about how to eat well without sacrificing the, you know, yummy bits.   At-home moves from Body by Simone.  "When we go out to eat, sometimes we’re the first to order french fries and a cocktail," admit the business partners. We believe that you are what you do most of the time, so most of the time we eat Sakara—fresh, vibrant greens, whole foods, hydrating vegetables, lots of healthy fats and nutrient-dense super foods.

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5 Surprising Signs You Might Need a Detox This Fall

Photo by Morrison Health By Molly Gallagher for Well+Good Sneezing everywhere, sugar cravings, and can’t get a good night’s sleep? This fun little set of issues might mean a detox is in the cards for you this fall, says Jeffrey Morrison, MD, an integrative physician in New York City and author of Cleanse Your Body, Clear Your Mind, who can spot someone who needs a detox from a mile away. 1. Allergies If it feels like every year your seasonal allergies are getting worse, especially going into fall, it’s not just because the pollen is getting worse, says Dr. Morrison. “We find when people do a detox, their allergy symptoms get much better.” Short-term remedy: Dr. Morrison suggests local bee pollen to help alleviate allergies.

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7 Snacks That Will Actually Help You Sleep Better

Related: The Hidden Ways Sleep Deprivation Can Lead to Weight Gain (Photo by Perry Santanachote) 1. Greek Yogurt According to Lauren Popeck, RD, a dietitian at Orlando Health, Greek yogurt is perfect for bedtime, because it contains the sleep-inducing chemical tryptophan. “Carbohydrates generally contain nutrients such as B-vitamins, amino acids, potassium and magnesium, which are the most effective for promoting sleep and relaxing the body,” says Lisa Moskovitz, RD and founder of New York Nutrition Group.

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4 Surprising Reasons to Drink Hot Water With Lemon Every Morning

Trying to cut coffee out of your morning? A cup of hot water with fresh lemon juice is an ideal alternative that manynutritionists drink every day — and it’s not just because of its tangy flavor! Here are four compelling reasons to make this quick concoction part of your morning ritual.

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Introducing our son, Ayan! (And my birth story for Baby #2)

Hi Everyone! I’m thrilled to share that our baby boy, Ayan Ellison Shah, was born on Tuesday, August 1st at 5:45am. He weighed in at 6lbs 11oz, is 20.5 inches long, and has a head full of black hair, just like his sister when she was born! 🙂 Ayan’s birth was dramatically different from Layla’s […]

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The Best Vegetarian Chili EVER!

My husband has always been a bit skeptical of vegetarian chilis. The classic response from him when I make a vegetarian chili recipe is: *taste* *pause* “this is pretty good. but it’s not chili.” My theory is that he responds this way because he used to eat meat (he turned vegetarian at age 15) and […]

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This Is Exactly What Julianne Hough Eats In A Day

As a professional dancer, singer, and actress, Julianne Hough has a lot on her plate—in more ways than one! To fuel the two-time Dancing with the Stars champ’s busy work days and involved workouts, she chooses whole foods, indulges in moderation, and hydrates aplenty. Before her pre-breakfast workout, Julianne blends one cucumber with spinach, kale, a pear, celery, carrot, a green apple, ginger, lemon, and beets for the ultimate green juice that fuels her intense workout without weighing her down.

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This One Trick Will Make Your Coffee Taste Better Instantly

Chemists at the University of Bath collaborated with a British cafe to discover how the temperature of coffee beans affects flavor. “What you’re looking for is a grind that has the smallest difference between the smallest and largest particle,” said Christopher Hendon, a chemist who was involved in the study. Instead of storing your coffee in your cupboard, try sticking it in an airtight container and toss it in the freezer the night before you grind and brew.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Chipotle Outbreak

Is it safe to eat at Chipotle? Customers reported experiencing painful norovirus symptoms ranging from severe stomach discomfort, nausea, dizziness, and dehydration to vomiting and diarrhea—which even drove two victims to the hospital. "We are working with health authorities to understand what the cause may be and to resolve the situation as quickly as possible," Jim Marsden, Chipotle's executive director of food safety, told Business Insider.

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Super Fast Goat Cheese Crostini

These little goat cheese crostini are one of my favorite appetizer recipes to make when we have a ton of people coming over. Why? Because this recipe… Is Easy Is Super fast to make (which is important if you’re making a bunch of dishes!) Is Light and low-calorie Requires 3 ingredients Looks fancy 🙂 Is […]

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Chickpea, Tomato, and Feta Salad

We’ve been doing a lot of picnic-ing these days. The weather has been absolutely perfect for it: warm, sunny, with a light breeze but not too hot or humid! It also helps that the parks around our neighborhood have tons of nice shady picnic spots, and eating outside with kids means less mess to clean […]

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Superfood Salad with Healthy “Ranch” Dressing

It has been a HOT summer so far, and being 36 weeks pregnant has just made the weather feel even hotter!! It might be a combination of not wanting to spend a ton of time cooking near a hot stove, or wanting to find more cooling meals, but I have been making a lot of […]

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New Study On White Vs Brown Bread Has Surprising Results

If you read “clean eating” blogs and follow #fitspo Instagrammers, you’d be forgiven for thinking that processed white bread is basically poison. The reality isn’t that simple, though, and processed white bread could actually be just as good for you as brown, according to a new study. Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Israel, monitored the effects of eating a traditional supermarket white loaf compared with artisanal wholewheat sourdough – and there was little difference between them.

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