How You Can Kick Your Sugar Habit For Good

Sugar AddictionA lot of people joke around when claiming to have certain obsessions. You might say you’re hooked on chocolate or addicted to your favorite TV show. You might even say you’re addicted to sugar, but if you did, you might actually be right.

Recent studies have shown that sugar triggers activity in our brains that is similar to the effects of certain illegal and highly addictive drugs. Whether you have a full-blown sugar addiction, or you just battle the occasional cravings, there are ways to kick the habit and to ignore the cravings. Your body, your mind, and your overall health will thank you.

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Chocolate Coconut Smoothie

Chocolate Coconut SmoothieThis chocolatey coconut smoothie is sure to tickle your taste buds and bring a big smile to your face :)

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill coconut smoothie recipe. It features a favorite choice food of mine – a young (Thai) coconut.

Recently I’ve been picking up one young coconut a week to blend into a special smoothie on Saturday mornings. That is if I can pour the coconut water into my blender before my girlfriend and I gulp it down.

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Bone Broth: Traditional and Superior Superfood

Nourishing Bone BrothBone broth is one of those foods that has faded in popularity, but which is coming back thanks to its numerous health benefits, copious nutrients, and great versatility. Unfortunately, you can’t rely on store-bought broths and stocks. These most often contain artificial flavors, MSG, too much salt, and even when organic, lack the most important nutrients that you get from homemade stock. With a little practice you can learn to make a nutritious and delicious broth that can easily become an important and life-changing part of your daily diet.

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Lemony Coconut Smoothie

Lemony Coconut SmoothieThis is a refreshing and satiating smoothie featuring what I consider a delicacy. Young coconuts, also referred to as Thai coconuts, are not always easy to come by where I live and can be a bit pricey. Consider yourself lucky if young coconuts are native to where you live.

When I do get my hands on this choice food I usually guzzle the coconut water immediately after opening. It’s full of electrolytes and very hydrating. Perfect after a run or workout.

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Blood Orange Kefir Smoothie

Blood Orange Kefir SmoothieThis is one decidedly delicious smoothie that’s super easy to make with only two ingredients.

It’s my version of an Orange Julius.

When blood oranges are in season I load up and enjoy a fair amount of them blended into smoothies. I find their crimson, almost blood colored flesh both beautiful and mouth-watering.

Here are the top blood orange nutrients and their health benefits:

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Healthy Smoothies on a Budget

Smoothies on a BudgetSmoothies are a great way to get a variety of nutritious foods into your daily diet. They are convenient, quick and easy to make, provide you with nutrition on the go, and best of all taste amazing. But what if you’re working on a tight budget?

Good nutrition can be really expensive. People living in poverty are often overweight or obese, a seeming contradiction until you realize that it’s cheaper to get a greasy, fast food hamburger than it is to buy ingredients for a fresh salad or smoothie. If you’re carefully budgeting your food expenses, but you want to eat well and benefit from smoothies, there is a way. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be outrageously expensive. You just have to know the tricks and be willing to put some time into it.

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