The Key Trick For A Healthier, Happier Holiday

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Wow, where did the time go?

It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Labor Day…

Now, the holiday season is here and the new year is just around the corner.

And with all of the seasonal decorations, bright lights, and holiday cheer, there’s a ton to get excited about this month.

Unfortunately, there’s also a dark side to this part of the year — quite literally.

Since the days are SO much shorter.

And getting less sunlight during the winter can do more than just throw off your day.

December 20th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

New Study: Exercise Slows Aging. Are You Getting Enough?

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Good news if you’ve been an exerciser for the past few decades: A new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that the muscles of older women and men who have exercised for several decades are virtually indistinguishable in many ways from the muscles of healthy 25-year-olds. The participants also had significantly higher aerobic capacities than most people their age, making their biological age some 30 years younger.

Aging obviously takes a toll on our bodies, no matter how healthy we are. But this new research suggests that what we consider to be normal, age-related deterioration may not be normal, and it may not be inevitable.

If you’re over 50 and haven’t been exercising regularly for the past 30-odd years, don’t lose hope. Starting an exercise regimen at any age will improve your health, prevent disease, and extend your life. If you’re already active, stay that way. If you’re just getting started, here are five things you need to know.

December 18th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Recipe: Healing Cantonese Soup (A big bowl of “comfort”)

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We have an absolutely delicious treat to share with you today.

It’s the latest in healthy Thrive Naturals recipes…

And it packed with plenty of vitamins, minerals — and a whole lot of flavor.

Plus, it’ll take no time at all to prepare.

Now, in recent months, we’ve talked about how giving your body the proper nutrients can help you get the healthy feeling body you deserve…

And luckily, there’s one magnificent ingredient — perfect for any time of year — that delivers amazing benefits for your body…

December 14th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

The Secret to Raspberry Ketones For Weight Loss Success

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Raspberry ketones are a popular supplement for weight loss. The claim is that they cause fat in the body’s cells to break down more efficiently, helping your body burn fat faster. They also purportedly increase adiponectin, a hormone that aids in regulating metabolism. But do they really work? In this blog post, we evaluate what the research says.

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What Are Raspberry Ketones?

December 5th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

The Dangers of Ultra-Processed Foods and How to Swear Them Off

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What do breakfast cereals, soft drinks, fast food, packaged cupcakes, and frozen dinners have in common? Aside from the fact that most of us find these foods delicious, they’re all considered ultra-processed foods.

Now, you’ve heard of processed foods, those foods that have somehow been altered from their original state, such as grain to bread or peanuts to peanut butter. But not all processed foods are unhealthy–think whole-grain bread, frozen veggies, and milk, all of which are processed in some way before they find their way onto the grocery store shelves. Ultra-processed foods, on the other hand, can literally kill you.

Ultra-processed foods, according to a study published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism Research, are those that contain, in addition to sugar, salt, oils, and fats, “food substances not used in culinary preparations.” These include artificial colors and flavors, chemical preservatives, and additives that create pleasant textures. Ultra-processed foods are the ones you really need to watch out for, and here’s why.

November 8th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Is It Time for a Liver Cleanse?

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We live in a world of toxins, and your liver plays a major role in removing environmental and dietary toxins from your body. Common toxins include those that are found in everyday cleaning and body care products, processed foods and drinks, and environmental pollution, such as pesticides and heavy metals.

How well your body removes these sorts of toxins depends on your liver function. When liver function isn’t optimal, it can lead to a range of problems due to toxin being allowed to build up, and this can interfere with the digestion of food and fats in the body and lead to much more serious health conditions if left untreated.

October 30th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Want a better brain? Be a better friend!

Friends and family are everything…especially during this time of year.

And they help provide a benefit for you that might come as a shock:

They help your mind stay sharp!

Let me explain…

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October 15th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Can Fiber Be Tasty?

Many people who read this blog reach out to us on a daily basis to tell us the same thing…

They’ve usually reached the point where their health frustrations are too big to ignore any longer.

They’re embarrassed by how much weight they’ve gained.

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Others tell me about how they’re just plain sick of digestive problems and low energy ruining their day.

Well, I’ve got a few tips that will not only give you energy, but will help your body stay as slim and trim as you want it…

October 12th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

5 Easy “Better Brain” Tricks for Improved Concentration

No, it’s not just you. We all tend to have a little more trouble concentrating as we age, largely due to normal age-related changes in brain function. But the good news is that you can improve your brain function and the health of your brain in myriad ways, according to research. Here are just five of them.

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October 9th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Top 5 Best Fruits & Veggies for Maximizing Weight Loss

It’s no secret that losing weight as we get older can be a real struggle. More than two-thirds of all-American adults are overweight or obese, and nearly 50 percent of adult women are considered obese or extremely obese, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

The best way to lose weight, of course, is to develop a healthy diet that includes plenty of whole, plant-based foods like fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, and whole grains. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society, half of your plate should always consist of fruits and vegetables, which are packed with fiber, essential minerals, and vitamins C and A.

Try to eat fruits and veggies in a rainbow of colors, since their colors indicate certain nutrients and compounds. Accepted guidelines recommend eating as many vegetables each day as you please and eat two to four servings of fruit. Here are five diverse fruits and vegetables that have proven weight-loss benefits. Add these to your daily diet for better health and more efficient, lasting weight loss.

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September 27th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments