Guest Post: The Benefits of Drinking Green Tea Daily

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“Healing doesn’t just take a little time, it also takes commitment to get started and to complete the process.” 
― Sereda Aleta Dailey

Green tea! You may have heard of it, you may already drink it regularly. Does it actually do that much good for the body? The answer is yes! Having one cup of green tea a day is actually one of the best things anyone can do to improve their health.

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4 Ways To Start Eating Right for YOU

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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The following is a guest post from Elle Gallatin, creator of Sweet Zen Wellness. She dives into the paradox of choice that our society faces each day when it comes to food, diets, and how to make the best decisions with all of these fads and trends. Sometimes these simple reminders are what it takes to quiet all the noise that our external world is constantly bombarding us with. Be kind to yourself, and always listen to what is best for YOU. –this little lark

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Simply Divine Orange Zest Cacao Truffles

Divine Organics Cacao Nibs

Raw cacao nibs photo courtesy of Divine Organics

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“Food is a passion. Food is love.”

–Hector Elizondo–

For those with a sweet tooth, this healthy recipe for cacao truffles is for you! Antioxidant-rich cacao nibs  are becoming a popular addition to baked goods, providing numerous health benefits compared to conventional store bought chocolate candy, bars, and powders. Check out the useful health benefit chart below, provided by Raw For Beauty

Health Benefits of Raw Cacao

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I’ve been experimenting with cacao nibs in the kitchen and have successfully made several batches of these healthy, organic, gluten-free, and dairy-free truffles with amazing feedback from my taste testers. These make a perfect snack for those on the go, or a guilt-free dessert to serve after a delicious meal. Let me know what you think and if you make any successful modifications, please share in the comment section below! : )

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All About Salt.

 

Clockwise from top: Maldon Sea Salt, Fleur de Sel de Camargue, Japanese Seaweed Salt, Jacobsen Salt Co. Flake Salt and Himalayan Pink Salt F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal

Clockwise from top: Maldon Sea Salt, Fleur de Sel de Camargue, Japanese Seaweed Salt, Jacobsen Salt Co. Flake Salt and Himalayan Pink Salt F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal 

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”  

-Jim Rohn-

Salt is something that humans have always consumed as part of a healthy diet. Unfortunately, claims that it contributes to heart disease and increases blood pressure have left many people afraid to use salt. While it’s true that too much sodium (like too much of anything) can lead to adverse health effects, it’s inaccurate to think of salt as something that’s “bad for us”. The truth is that salt is essential to life, and our bodies need a constant supply of it. Most salt that people use is of very poor quality and is certainly not the best representation of all that salt has to offer. Instead of being wary of using salt, I think we have more to gain by beginning to use quality salt in a way that contributes to our health. 

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