These days, it seems like everyone is telling us to drink more water and the importance of staying hydrated. The more water you drink, the more energy you have and the better you feel, even increasing productivity at work. There are apps for your smart phone and stickers for your water bottle that help you drink more water and gauge how hydrated you are. However, no matter how much we try, it can be hard to know how much water is the right amount to drink. While there is no magic number or perfect number of glasses to have per day, here are the top 5 healthy hydration tips to help you throughout your day.
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Photo Courtesy of Pixabay In the 1970’s and 80’s, world hunger and famine were common images in the evening news. Many predicted that diminishing food supply, and growing populations would inevitably lead to a “doomsday scenario.” Lappe, however, argued for a solution to this scenario, pointing out that there were “more than
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The argument for more sustainable practices in meat and dairy production has gained popularity in recent years, leaving consumers feeling as though they’re doing themselves, and the planet a good deed by buying “organic, grass-fed, and cage free” animal products. Marketing these products as sustainable, however, is misleading. If
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Have you ever been confused about the difference between ancient and regular grains? Are they more nutritious, better-quality grains, or are they another way of tagging a grain “organic”? First, here’s a list of the most commonly used ancient grains: Farro Spelt Kamut Quinoa (GF) Millet (GF) Amaranth (GF) Teff (GF) Chia (GF) Sorghum (GF)
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Have you ever considered the effects of factory farming, or “Frankenstein Farms” as they’re often called, for those living nearby? While we all know of the detrimental effects of factory farming on the environment, many don’t know that the smell produced by these farms is more than just a nuisance for those living nearby. The
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Photo courtesy of Pexels. If you’re looking for even more reason to give up eating meat and animal products, and turn to plants, Barbara King may have your answers in her new book Meathooked: The History and Science of Our 2.5-Million-Year Obsession with Meat. In this NPR interview, Barbara explains why humans are actually
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