Actually publishing this on a Friday this week! Hopefully it’s helpful to have this list before the weekend starts…gives you plenty of time to read whichever articles pique your interest before the Monday madness begins once again. Enjoy.
Source: Well+Good NYC
Maybe chlorophyll isn’t so boring after all? Seriously, though, it’s got a lot of great health benefits, and it comes naturally with any green veggies – the greener the better.
Source: Dr. Weil’s Daily Health Tips
Very quick read about how omega-3 fatty acids could slow changes in the brain that lead to dementia. Oh how we love omega-3s. Is there anything they can’t do?
This is why it’s great to load up on the veggies. Takes up space in your stomach, making you feel full, without overloading your body with calories. Sounds pretty compelling to us.
Another good one on how fruits and veggies can help us consume fewer calories. Anecdotally, I’ve been trying to keep more fruits and veggies in the fridge and fewer carb-heavy snacks on my shelves, which has naturally steered me toward eating more healthful snacks. Takes some getting used to, but forcing yourself to be disciplined by keeping the healthy stuff in front of you does seem to be effective.
Source: Food Politics
Speaks to the risks associated with a globalized food market. This is one of the big reasons we prefer to eat local.
Source: Civil Eats
Not a particularly fun read, but some great things to be aware of before your next trip to the supermarket.
GMOs (genetically modified organisms) aren’t just an issue here in the US, but it turns out that those who are responsible for the problem are exactly the same – Big Ag / Monsanto. This is a pretty sad story.
Source: LA Times
Unfortunately, this problem is not going away. Makes us want to open more Dig Inns like tomorrow…
Some helpful tips on how to do your own composting.
Source: New York Times
Turns out there’s no harm in doing cardio and weights on the same day, and it’s actually a more efficient way to work out. Also, while it’s not mentioned in this article, I’ve read elsewhere that lifting before your cardio workout (vs. doing the opposite) maximizes your calorie burn. Just FYI.
MINI-GUIDE: HOW TO GET BETTER SLEEP
Lots of good stuff on sleep this week, from a number of different sources. Below is a quick mini-guide to getting better rest, which is incredibly important for your general health and for sticking with a healthy diet (since sleep deprivation causes you to crave fatty and sugary foods).
Some great tips for those of us who perpetually find ourselves staying up to late to finish a few “quick” tasks before calling it a day.
Source: NatureBox Blog
Suggestions on what to eat before bed to get a better night’s rest.
The answer may come as a surprise. This one’s definitely worth a quick read if you like to grab a bite before bed.
Turns out those darn morning people tend to be more productive than those of us who get into our rhythm at night. But if you’re like me, mornings can be pretty painful. Greatist offers a bunch of helpful tips for making them less so. You can definitely get better at it over time.