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Top 5 Healthy Hydration Tips

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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10 Cool and Refreshing Recipes for Summertime!

Try these no-cook summer recipes to keep you hydrated and cool during these summer months! 1. Pineapple-Cucumber Gazpacho 2. Watermelon Fizzies 3. Watermelon and Tomato Gazpacho 4. Raw Cauliflower Salad with Mustard Dill Dressing 5. Spinach and Kale Salad with Maple Citrus Dressing 6. Blueberry and Granola Breakfast Popsicles 7. Vegetable Fruit Popsicle Recipes   The post Cool Summer Recipes appeared first on PlantPure Nation.

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Birthdays: Plant-Based Style

Staying plant-based on birthdays can be tricky!  First, if you are the parent of a child and it is their birthday, you may not want to dictate a whole food, plant-based dinner.  But, if it is you or a loved one who is already plant-based, then it is both easy and fun to create a special celebration. Here are several ideas to try:

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Planning...the key to success!

As you begin to make whole food, plant-based (WFPB) eating part of your new lifestyle, a key skill that needs to be sharpened is learning to plan.  In the past as a SAD (Standard American Diet) eater, you might have run to a drive-thru or popped a frozen pizza in the microwave when you were hungry. The problem is that these habits harm your health and well-being. 

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Recipes That Make Lots of Leftovers

When it comes to the hectic nature of our lives, many people feel like, on a scale of one to 10, they’re at an 11. If that describes you, the thought of cooking a meal every night may seem like a daunting, if not impossible task. Fortunately, whether you like to batch cook all your meals for the week on the weekends or only have time to cook one or two nights each week, there are several whole food, plant-based meal ideas out there that will leave you with lots of delicious leftovers

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Helping Kids Try a Plant-Based Diet

Whether you were a picky eater as a child or not, chances are if you are a parent, you have dealt with the struggle of trying to get a child to eat a certain food. If your kids have grown up eating the Standard American Diet or basically any other diet besides a whole food plant-based one, chances are that they will be at least a little reluctant to try some of the new foods and this new way of eating. 

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How to Handle Those Tough Questions From Family and Friends

As you transition to a plant-based diet, you may be asked “tough” questions by your friends and family about your new way of eating. The good news is that after the transition, these questions often begin to disappear. Plus, with all of the information on the benefits of plant-based eating penetrating deeper into the mainstream, these types of questions seem to be diminishing.

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