REAL ADVICE. REAL RESULTS. — nutrition

We're learning it, living it, and sharing the latest healthy, plant-based recipes and weight loss tips so you can look and feel your best. Love, Jess, Nicole, and Ali

The 1 Food You Should Eat Every Day

A few cool facts about this FRUIT: Its key macronutrient is essential for weight loss About 43% of all US households buy them They've been linked to reduced inflammation (which means beautiful skin and hair for you) They ripen quicker when placed in a paper bag They are the Aztec symbol of love and fertility because they cannot self-pollinate! They are the fruit with the highest fiber content, helping to promote a healthy metabolism So why eat AVOCADOS every day? THE GOOD FATS 77% of the calories in an avocado are from fat, making it one of the fattiest plant foods in existence. But avocados don’t just contain any fat… the majority of the fat is oleic acid. Oleic acid helps reduce inflammation and has...
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The Real Girls of Raw Generation: Confessions of Hardcore Herbivore

Speaking from personal experience, even a 100% plant-based diet doesn’t guarantee the same awesome results as habitual juicing. Often, I find myself hesitating to use the label “vegan” to describe myself. It seems to have acquired a negative connotation in so many people’s minds. They associate veganism with rabbit food, deprivation, and tofu (side note- soy is the worst for a variety of reasons and I won’t eat it). But I’m far too self-indulgent for any facet of my everyday life to be rooted in a philosophy of deprivation. I prefer to think of myself as a hardcore herbivore. An impassioned pro-plant prophet. A crusader for chlorophyll.  I’ve been vegan for about 4 years now, however, it wasn’t like I...
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Why Soy Seriously Sucks

SOY IS NOT HEALTHY. When I tell people that I’ve gone vegan, an all-too-common response is, “Oh, so… what, you just eat a lot of, like,  tofu and stuff?” ...Or I’ll show up to a dinner party and the host greets me with a self-applauding, “Hey, I know you don’t eat meat so I marinated some tofu for you!” I force a polite grin, “Aw, you shouldn’t have…” No, but seriously- you shouldn’t have. Why? Most soy is genetically modified! If you’re not freaking out about GMO’s, you’re living under a rock. The rates of food-related illnesses and allergies have skyrocketed since GMOs became mainstream. Two of the most common offenders when it comes to adverse food reactions are soy...
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5 Healthy Sources of Plant-Based Protein

Whether you’re easing into a juice cleanse, hoping to maintain your results post-cleanse, trying to eat healthier, going vegan/vegetarian, or are just seeking a more nutritious source of clean energy, these plant-based protein sources are excellent for your health and promoting weight loss! Leafy Greens  They're a great source of protein and amino acids, but it's challenging to consume enough to meet your dietary needs. That’s the magic of drinking cold-pressed green juice: it easily maximizes the amount of vital nutrients your body soaks up! Hemp Seeds Per gram, these tiny Superfood seeds pack more protein & iron than beef! They’re one of the most nutritionally complete foods in the world, giving you a healthy dose of the essential amino acids your body needs...
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The Best Healthy Meal Delivery Companies

 You had the purest of intentions to make 2017 the year you transformed your eating habits for the better... but for one reason or another, find yourself failing to turn those healthy visions into your daily reality. Or maybe you just kicked off your New Year's resolutions with a juice cleanse. You were thrilled with your results... but you're already struggling to keep them up.  It's much easier to eat right and maintain your ideal weight when you don't have to stress about meal planning and grocery shopping. So we did some digging into a few of the best healthy meal delivery companies that do the majority of the work for you! Once per week, these companies ship the pre-portioned ingredients and recipes you...
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5 Signs You May Be Vitamin & Mineral Deficient

Sometimes we get so busy and preoccupied with life that we stop listening to the signals that our body is using to try to communicate that something is wrong. These are a few of the ways your body may be screaming at you that it's lacking the nutrients it needs: SYMPTOM #1: Cracks at the corners of your mouth. The Deficiency: Iron, zinc, and B vitamins like niacin (B3), riboflavin (B2), and B12.  The Fix: Eat more sun-dried tomatoes, Swiss chard, tahini, peanuts, and legumes like lentils. Iron absorption is enhanced by vitamin C, which also helps fight infections, so combine these foods with veggies like kale, broccoli, red bell peppers, and cauliflower.   SYMPTOM #2: A red, scaly rash on your face (and sometimes elsewhere)...
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Overweight is Just 1 Snack Away

You eat healthy and get skinny for bathing suit season, but as the weather gets colder, you slow down, veg out, and succumb to the winter blues. Sound familiar? Shorter, darker days and chillier weather can have a huge affect on the way we feel. For many people, feeling a little down can spark that urge for instant gratification... often in the form of self-indulgent snacking.  It starts off innocent: a co-worker brings in donuts or you have a hard day and treat yourself to a meal of warm, gooey mac n' cheese. Much like a drug, as you surrender to temptation here and there, it takes increasingly more of the same junk food to get that rush of pleasure, and you end up gaining weight...
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Going Raw for Weight Loss? Here's How!

You've heard that raw foods are the best thing for your health, beauty, weight loss and weight management, but aside from fruit and vegetables, what are you actually supposed to eat on a raw diet? And do you need to eat 100% raw in order to see benefits?  The point of eating a partial to fully raw diet is to give your digestive system a rest and to replenish the nutrients your body needs to be healthy and vibrant. When your body senses that it is getting the optimal nutrition from raw foods, it switches out of famine mode. When you eat food devoid of nutrition your body holds onto fat. Once you start eating the right nutrients (found in raw foods) it releases...
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Healthy Hangover Cures

“When people tell me ‘You’re going to regret that in the morning’, I sleep in til noon, because I’m a problem solver.” Let’s be honest- you’re no Puritan. Sometimes you’re going to have a cocktail. Or four. You don’t need a lecture. You need a healthy fix. So here’s what to do if and when you gasp awake like, “WHAT THE HELL DID I DO (to my body) LAST NIGHT?!?”: RE-HYDRATE! Alcohol depletes liquids from the body. Hydration is pivotal to overcoming the hell that is a hangover and also helps dilute any impurities remaining in your stomach from the night before. Coconut water is a great option for hydration because it is full of electrolytes. GO BACK TO SLEEP....
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Why is green juice all the rage?

People go nuts for green juice, and there's a good reason for it. Here are some of the benefits our customers notice:  Promotes healthy weight loss  Brightens your skin Boosts your immune system Quick nutrition for when you're on-the-go Boost of energy without coffee! But did you know that not all green juice is created equal? Our green juices contain 50% leafy greens (kale, spinach, collards) and still taste great. You can drink green juice to help you reach your weight loss goals, for a quick breakfast, as a late afternoon snack, a pre or post workout snack... the possibilities are endless!  And, most juice companies actually process their juices through applying heat or pressure. The biggest appeal of green juice...
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