adaptogen drinks and other adaptogen snacks

14 Great Products That Sneak More Adaptogens into Your Diet

By Jess N / January 26, 2022 /

Adaptogens can help improve our bodies’ stress response, but they also tend to taste like bitter dirt. These adaptogen products mask their flavor while maintaining their value.

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Cinnamon Blueberry Banana Smoothie

An M.D. Shares Her Go-to Healthy Meal Plan (Including the Tasty Recipes)

By Jess N / January 26, 2022 /

It may sound like a cliché, but you really are what you eat — as I always tell my patients, food can either be your medicine or your poison.

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If You Do One Thing for Your Health Today, Make It This

By Jess N / January 24, 2022 /

Even mild dehydration can lead to cognitive impairment. Here are ways to turn the simple act of drinking a glass of water into self-care.

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Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

By Jess N / January 24, 2022 /

This healthy chicken pot pie is packed with colorful vegetables and utilizes whole grains for the crust but tastes *even* better than you remember.

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Broccoli and Almond Soup

8 Soups That Are Seriously Beneficial for Gut Health 

By Jess N / January 24, 2022 /

These soup recipes are seriously delicious and great for your digestive health (and none of them are super complicated to make, either).

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Here’s Why You Feel Sluggish During Winter (and 5 Ways to Fix It)

By Jess N / January 21, 2022 /

There are some major reasons you don’t feel well in the winter; thankfully, they can be managed with at-home treatments to improve your chances of feeling great. 

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Tofu Stir-Fry with Cauliflower Rice

These Healthful, Delicious Dinner Recipes Take Just 20 Minutes or Less

By Jess N / January 21, 2022 /

For those nights when you just don’t have time to cook, these quick, nutritious meals are healthy, tasty, and take just 20 minutes.

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Do Those “Immunity Booster” Shots Actually Do Anything or Are They Snake Oil?

By Jess N / January 19, 2022 /

“Immunity booster” shots claim to bolster your immune system… but do they actually do anything for you? We did the research and found out.

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The Unlearning You Need to Truly Become More Confident

By Jess N / January 14, 2022 /

Confidence can be buried under layers of fears and limiting beliefs. Allowing your confidence to shine can be done by unlearning negative beliefs: here’s how.

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Rainbow Hummus & Avocado Collard Wraps

10 Easy Recipes That Will Help You Recover After a Workout

By Jess N / January 14, 2022 /

Eating well for muscle recovery is just as important as working out. These high-quality recipes will help you recover post-workout.

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poached egg on top of steamed asparagus

7 Money-Saving Grocery Hacks (That Don’t Mean Eating Less Well)

By Jess N / January 14, 2022 /

If you want to eat healthily and not break the bank, consider these simple tips for shopping on a budget. (Seriously, #6 makes a ridiculously huge difference.)

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Feeling Anxious? Try the 5 Senses Exercise

By Jess N / January 12, 2022 /

This exercise is intended to orient you in your environment and your body, so that you can reduce your distress and process better.

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mashed cauliflower shepherds pie

7 Lighter Versions of Your Favorite Winter Recipes (That Still Taste Great)

By Jess N / January 11, 2022 /

We rounded up some fan-favorite winter comfort food recipes, each with a healthy twist (and plenty of extra vegetables).

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Food combining: turmeric and black pepper

Food Combining: Does It Work? Nutritionists Give Us the Real Answers

By Jess N / January 10, 2022 /

Food combining is based on the belief that certain foods pair well and others do not. We break down what’s true and what isn’t.

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What Is The Best Drink to Lower Cholesterol? kefir smoothie with blueberries

What Is the Best Drink to Lower Cholesterol? We Asked Experts to Find Out

By Jess N / January 10, 2022 /

Dietary changes can help reduce high cholesterol. Here, experts explain the best drink to lower your cholesterol — which might surprise you.

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The Ultimate Guide to Postbiotics (Which You Need Just as Much as Probiotics)

By Jess N / January 7, 2022 /

You know about probiotics and prebiotics, but what are postbiotics? We interview experts in nutrition for info on this important player in gut health.

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10 Healthful Chicken Soups from Around the World

By Jess N / January 5, 2022 /

We’re celebrating some excellent chicken soup recipes from across the world that showcase how a simple base can be used to create a seriously impressive diversity of flavors.

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The Unexpected Side Effects of Relative Choices

By Jess N / January 4, 2022 /

After quitting drinking, author and comedian Sharon Spell lost 50 pounds — but that was just the start of her weight loss journey.

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white foods

The Health Benefits of White Vegetables

By Jess N / January 4, 2022 /

White vegetables have a whole lot to offer nutritionally. We’re sharing the most nutritious ones you can find — plus what they can do for your body.

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Masala Vegan Tofu Scramble

10 Easy Keto Breakfast Ideas (That Aren’t Just Bacon and Eggs)

By Jess N / January 3, 2022 /

Coming up with keto breakfast ideas can be challenging. Sure, there’s always bacon and eggs — but here’s some more fun variety.

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sugar drawn in a skull

5 Reasons You Absolutely Need to Eat Less Sugar

By Jess N / January 3, 2022 /

If you crave sweet treats on a regular basis, you’re not alone — and there’s a neurochemical reason behind your desires. But this habit-forming substance is seriously bad for you.

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Mediterranean-Style Baked Cod

8 Delicious, Metabolism-Boosting Mediterranean Diet Recipes

By Jess N / January 3, 2022 /

High-quality olive oil, fresh produce, whole grains, flaky fish… what’s not to love? These metabolism-boosting Mediterranean recipes are the perfect way to start the year on a healthy note.

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Trainers Share Their Top Tips for Getting Fit in Just 20 Minutes a Day

By Jess N / December 30, 2021 /

Two certified fitness trainers explain why 20 minutes a day is sufficient for helping you reach your fitness goals, and share their top tips.

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8 Honest, Actually Doable Health Tips from the Clean Plates Team

By Jess N / December 28, 2021 /

Our team shares their best healthy lifestyle tips (that we *actually* use in our everyday lives) to stay strong, eat well, and feel our best.

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