How to Grow Up and Stop Being a Picky Eater

If you’re still turning up your nose at steamed broccoli because it’s “too green,” it’s high time to take a hard look at addressing your picky eating. Often we grow out of our food aversions by the time we hit adulthood, in part because there’s more pressure as an adult to try new foods — think about the first time your friends insisted on that Ethiopian restaurant you now love, or your first…

4 Effective Herbs for Better Sleep

The human body can put up with a lot. But without a healthy immune system, it can make it incredibly difficult to live at your best. One of the biggest factors of this natural defense mechanism is sleep. We certainly feel the repercussions of too little of it, and even too much of it! But being plagued with a poor night’s sleep can cause a vicious downward spiral as you…

Superfoods and Why They’re Super

1. Greek Yogurt Regular yogurt’s thicker, creamier cousin is chock-full of protein and probiotics. It fills the belly, improves digestion, and bolsters the immune system. Plus, it’s a great healthy recipe substitute for sour cream, cream cheese, and even mayonnaise! 2. Quinoa This teeny-tiny, grain-like seed packs some serious nutritional prowess. With a mild, nutty flavor and a texture similar to rice or couscous, quinoa is one of the only grains or seeds that provides all…

The Best Foods for Your Heart—and Why You Should Care

If you’re a generally healthy 20-something, chances are the only time you really worry about your heart is when you’re going through a breakup. (Hey, I feel your pain). But your ticker deserves more attention than that—especially considering around 600,000 people in the U.S. die from heart disease every year, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women in this country. And simply being young doesn’t protect you…

How to Lose 5 Pounds of Fat Fast and Safely

Reality check. You are starting to see that dreaded muffin top. You’re in denial…but it could just be bad lighting, right? Maybe your shirt feels too tight and you catch a glimpse of back fat around the edges of your bra. Or you find yourself reaching for loose fitting dresses and stretchy leggings because that’s all you feel comfortable in. Perhaps your pants just barely fit but the thought of (gasp!) going…

6 Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric – the wonderful spice that gives the food it’s added to their bright yellow hue and aromatic smell – is part of the ginger family, and is predominantly used for adding flavor and color to popular Asian dishes. But this spice also has incredible health benefits, many of which are not widely known. Here are some of the ways that adding just a dash of turmeric to your daily…