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Everything You Need to Know About Kale

Swap your sandwich for a salad at lunch and… Kale benefits Get your Instagram ready to be filled with lots of green because a new study in the American Journal of Public Health just revealed that eating an extra serving of fruits and vegetables each day can leave us feeling much happier. Don’t take this news lightly because those feel good emotions impacted 12,000 people involved in the study. Each participant was tasked with keeping a detailed food and mood diary for two whole years. Science Daily reported earlier this week that after surveying these 12,000 volunteers, their findings were pretty huge and could impact a lot of people. The verdict? People who weren’t big on eating fruits and vegetables before the study and decided to up their game noted happiness. To what degree? They compared it to the feeling of being unemployed and finally landing a job. That’s pretty major. Overall, foods that were antioxidant rich like kale and spinach really added to the happiness factor. More carotenoids in the blood also added an …

How to Use Frozen Avocados

When you are striving to incorporate good fats into your healthy eating routine you undoubtedly have avocados handy and ready to go in your kitchen. But, the struggle is real whenever they ripen quicker than you can use them. But there just might be a new(ish) solution that will make your everyday green smoothie routine way easier. Enter frozen avocados.  Yes, these are now a thing and the internet is pretty much going crazy over them. Apparently, they were launched back in 2017, but are difficult to find, so they are only gaining popularity now. Created by Welch’s, these pre-cut, sliced and frozen little chunks of goodness come in 10-ounce and 32-ounce bags, and contain 50 calories per serving.  Ok. I bought a bag of Welch’s frozen avocado chunks. I was willing to try. OMG no. No, no, no. How do you make avocado chunks taste like raw fish? 🤢🤮😜 NO, really? (My husband is tormenting me about how I would ever thought this would work out. 🤷‍♀️) — hg murray (@spottydoggie) While people are certainly …

Is Sparkling Ice Good for You?

You know you should be drinking a lot of water (especially with how much you work out!), but let’s face it: aqua can be boring. That’s why you likely turn to sparkling varieties to keep it interesting, while still staying hydrated. We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but doctors reveal that the sparkling water brand, Sparkling Ice is causing major problems in your entire body. So is sparkling ice good for you? Short answer: no. Yes, friends, it’s time to look past their “healthy for you” branding and opt for water from the tap instead. (And no, your SodaStream isn’t any better. It’s time to quit bubbles once and for all.) The Wall Street Journal is breaking it down for us and sharing the big problem with Sparkling Ice drinks: they contain Sucralose. Sucralose is an artificial sweetener that is about 600 times sweeter than sugar. Your body has a hard time processing Sucralose, so much of it is expelled by the body. Health expert Frank Lipman, MD shared that it’s …