Without a clear scientific consensus on the topic of fasting for women, it's difficult to give general recommendations on whether fasting is 'good' or 'bad' for women. In this article, we're breaking down ways to find out if fasting is right for you, and the best ways to approach it as a female to maximize the benefits but minimize the negative hormonal side effects for both pre- and post-menopausal women.
Fasting continues to make headlines. Every day more research is published revealing its application to everything from heart health to neurodegenerative diseases, cancer prevention, autoimmune disorders, and nearly everything in between. But what about fasting for women? What does the research say when it comes to sex differences? Does fasting affect women differently than men? In this two-part series, we'll take a deep dive into this topic to answer those questions and much more!
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.
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.
Not many people would argue that pure, unadulterated honey is one of the most delicious tastes in the world. But very few are aware of the benefits of honey on human health, which range from providing vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients to benefitting metabolic health and boosting the immune system. Learn the history of honey, how it has been used as a sacred food for thousands of years, its unique nutritional profile and variety of health benefits, as well as how honey matches up against other "healthy" sweeteners.
Although sugar has been seriously demonized in the modern health movement, this article is here to demystify sweeteners and debunk the notion that all sweeteners are bad. We will explore what sugar is, what makes a sweetener healthy or unhealthy, how to choose the healthiest sweetener, as well as how to use sugar mindfully to optimize health, performance, and generally enjoy your life!
If you’ve been following a low carb diet for a while and have been experiencing weight loss plateaus, hormone imbalances, low energy, or a decline in athletic performance, you might want to consider implementing strategic carbohydrate refeeds.