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WHY KOURT DRINKS a Tablespoon of EVOO in the Morning

11/02/2022

A tablespoon of EVOO a day, they say. But why? What are the benefits? And how does Kourt incorporate this habit into her wellness routine? All the answers await ahead. Why EVOO? There’s a reason that the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world, and it comes down to … extra virgin olive oil. The purest form of olive oil is packed with healthy fatty acids, anti-inflammatory compounds (like oleocanthal), and antioxidants (vitamin E and squalene, both of which have anti-aging properties,…

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6 Legit Health Benefits Of Quinoa

15/01/2022

The correct answer is…wait for it…KEEN-wah. But no matter how you’ve been pronouncing the word, I hope you’ve been eating the gluten-free ancient grain, because it comes with a ton of health benefits. 1. Quinoa is packed with protein. Quinoa has way more of the muscle-building nutrient than most of the grain options you’ll find at the supermarket. Added bonus: It’s a ~complete~ protein, meaning it contains all the nine essential amino acids your body needs (most plant-based proteins only…

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How to Avoid the HANGRY STAGE

27/12/2021

First, let’s get down to the true definition. Hangry: bad-tempered and irritable as a result of hunger. (And yes, it’s an official word in the dictionary.) The main cause of hanger is unsteady blood sugar, which means low glucose in your bloodstream. It’s affected nearly everyone at some point. Sometimes we even intentionally let it affect us: I’m talking to you, fasters and restrictors. If you have outrageous and constant signs of hanger, be sure to regularly check your blood sugar…

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The Ideal PORTION SIZES for Meals

22/12/2021

As far as dieting goes, one thing that seems to be consistent across the board on several different philosophies is the importance of portion sizes. However, this can vary greatly depending on the person: age, activity level, hormonal stage, size, etc. You may have been able to get away with something in your teens or 20s that no longer flies in your 30s and 40s. I’m right there with you if this rings a bell. Most people who come to me think they…

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Five things to cut if you want to lose weight

02/11/2021

We can all agree that restrictive diets are detrimental to our physical and mental health in the long run. For our sanity, it’s important to enjoy what we eat, and registered dieticians insist that most foods are fine in moderation. That said, regardless of whether or not fat-loss is your aim, “there are some foods, which provide minimal nutritional benefits, that we should limit or avoid,” says Vandana Sheth, R.D., spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. So, how can you begin…

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The Pros and Cons of INTERMITTENT FASTING

18/09/2021

Because of intermittent fasting’s success, its rise to fame in the past few years has been something notable. We’re fans of this eating rhythm and utilize it whenever it makes sense. However, it’s important to understand it not just in basic terms, but in terms of our personal health and bio-individuality. We spoke with Dr. Taz Bhatia, integrative wellness expert and host of the Super Woman Wellness podcast, to fortify our knowledge and theories on the subject. “The idea behind intermittent fasting is simple:…

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12 best breakfasts for weight loss to keep you full until lunch

19/08/2021

The optimum breakfast for weight loss doesn’t have to be boring, bland or the least appetising option. To lose weight you need to be in a calorie deficit, yes, but fat loss is all about your overall calorie consumption and expenditure across your day, week, and month – not just one meal. It makes sense, then, that the healthier your diet is in general the easier it is to achieve a calorie deficit; you can turn any meal you love into a…

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7 tricks to stop high sugar foods sneaking into your diet

08/07/2021

We’re all aware that sugar isn’t good for us. But it’s often found in unexpected places – and in large quantities, making it harder to make healthy choices. Banishing all sugar is not realistic, or indeed much fun. The occasional treat is pretty fundamental, however, it’s important to know when you’re splurging so that you can take control of your diet, and understand what’s in the foods you’re using to fuel your body. To avoid overeating high sugar foods, leading…

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What really happens in your body when you cut out dairy?

03/07/2021

Swerving cow’s milk, cheese and yoghurt has been heralded as the answer to most things, from reducing your acne to helping you lose weight. And while some people are moving to cut out dairy for ethical reasons, if your concerns are health-related, does the science stack up in favour of waving ‘bye’ to the old semi skimmed?   THE HYPE BEHIND SWERVING DAIRY Milk products have long been vilified for their fat content and the perception that they can cause bloating; plus, the…

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What Not to Eat: METABOLISM EDITION

21/05/2021

My nutrition philosophy: eat smarter, not less. This means letting science be your guide when choosing foods and activities that provide your body with the support it needs to function at its best. In this case, boosting your metabolism. Your metabolic rate is the amount of energy and calories used during your normal daily living. And the greater your metabolic rate, the more calories you burn at rest. Hallelujah! Eating smarter, not less, is the key to maintaining a balanced weight, more energy, clear…

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