By now, you probably know the vast benefits that fasting has on the body. Going without food, we’ve got that part down… but what about breaking the fast? Many of us put a lot of thought into preparing for and engaging in a fast, but when the time comes to break the fast, it's a different scene all together. In this article we'll discuss practical tips to eat more mindfully next time you break your fast so you can fully nourish your mind and body and cultivate a greater sense of appreciation and gratitude for your meal times.
The ancestral ritual of fasting has seen a revival in modern times and has taken the health scene by storm. Whether it be intermittent fasting, liquid fasting, or various kinds of prolonged fasting, the benefits of consciously going without food are profound. Fasting, however, isn’t always easy. Whether you’re a seasoned faster, have had trouble sticking to a practice, or are thinking of trying fasting for the first time, these are our top tips to help make your fasting experience a little bit more pleasant.
Even though fasting is an ancient practice, its popularity has resurfaced recently in a number of ways, from intermittent fasting to juice fasts to multi-day water fasts and beyond. The recent resurgence of fasting can be attributed to a litany of new research on its ability to improve body composition, gut health, metabolic health, and support disease prevention. However, there are also many lesser known, yet equally fascinating benefits of fasting. Read on to learn more about how fasting can benefit your mind, body, and spirit.
Recovery. It’s not sexy, we know... Rest days? Foam rolling? Deloading? Stretching? Boring... Most people would rather just crush themselves in the gym day after day, because that’s how you see results, right? Maybe not. What if we told you adequate recovery is actually one of the most important factors in optimal fitness and physical health The truth is, no matter how hardcore your fitness routine is, how often you exercise, or how on-point your diet is, if your recovery sucks, your health and performance will suffer.
Turmeric is everywhere nowadays—supplements, beauty products, salad dressings, fancy overpriced lattes; it's even made its way into chocolate. You've probably had your fingers or countertops stained by turmeric, sprinkled turmeric powder on your salads or smoothies, or started taking a turmeric supplement for any number of the seemingly infinite benefits of this wonder-spice. But when it comes to the difference between turmeric and curcumin, many are left scratching their heads.
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Getting enough protein is a struggle that many plant-based dieters face. But given a proper game plan and execution, vegetarian and vegan athletes can meet their protein requirements with relative ease. Coming up with that game plan, however, requires some high-level strategizing, which can feel daunting. If you’re new to a plant-based diet or just looking to step up your plant-based protein game, it can easily feel like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. In this article, we’ll explain the nuances of the plant-based protein problem and explain how to get more protein on a plant-based diet the simple way.
What's the best way to brew coffee? That’s like asking who your favorite child is. It’s an impossible question to answer without knowing what all of them have done when you aren’t looking. Just kidding… But the truth is, there are many coffee brewing options available that vary in the time they require, gadgets they involve, and flavor profiles they produce. The best coffee brewing method for you depends on your personal preferences. Whether you like your morning coffee routine to be mindless or more intricate, here’s a guide to some of the most popular brewing methods out there.
Most of us are missing out on some of the health benefits (and getting the best possible flavor) of coffee by not storing, preparing, brewing, and sourcing our coffee properly. Here are seven tips for how to brew coffee like a pro in your own home so you never have to pay $8 for a nonfatmochachocalatte at your local coffee shop again.
Learn nine surprising ingredients you can add to your morning cup o' Joe for better flavor and added health benefits without any of the deleterious effects of cream and sugar.