A journey towards a healthy and happy You

Purple Sauerkraut

By: lifesum October 2nd, 2019

Peel and grate the cabbage, beetroot and the ginger. Add the ingredients in a bowl, add the salt and scrunch the mixture with your hands for a couple of minutes. Put the ingredients in a..

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Lifesum Becomes First Health App to Integrate Insects

By: lifesum October 22nd, 2018

This was once a reason to send your food back in outrage. Now it’s the latest culinary revolution, said to benefit your health and help the planet. And we’re getting involved. As of this month,..

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Managing your cholesterol through diet

By: lifesum July 22nd, 2020

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs for good health, but in the right amounts (1). While most people view cholesterol as inherently “bad”, it is an important building..

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Your healthy brain

By: lifesum July 21st, 2020

What is brain health? Health in broad terms is defined as the absence of illness or injury (1). So can we assume brain health is the absence of illness or injury in the brain? Not..

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Balancing your blood sugar

By: lifesum July 20th, 2020

Your body and your blood sugar When we eat food, our body works to break down that food into different nutrients needed for energy, building blocks and other body functions. Specifically, the carbohydrates we get..

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Think Before You Snack: How to Curb Emotional Eating

By: lifesum July 17th, 2020

1. Determine the Root Cause Emotional eating is a coping mechanism, so to cut out this habit it requires you to confront what’s stressing you out and making you turn to emotional eating. This is..

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A beginner’s guide to the ketogenic diet

By: lifesum July 6th, 2020

For starters, what is the ketogenic diet? The ketogenic diet, also referred to as keto for short, limits your intake of net carbohydrates and replaces them with higher amounts of healthy fats. High-fat foods such..

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How to Eat Healthy: 7 Easy Tips

By: lifesum July 6th, 2020

1) Keep an eye on calories Calories are energy we get from food that fuel our daily lives. Getting the right amount on a daily basis is essential for overall health and body function. They..

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The Mediterranean diet: a practical path to better health

By: lifesum July 4th, 2020

What is the Mediterranean diet? The Mediterranean diet is based on the eating habits of adults living in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea, including Italy and Greece. Since the 1960s, it’s been observed that..

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Decoding your food label

By: lifesum July 3rd, 2020

Nutrition facts panel The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires a Nutrition Facts label on most packaged foods and beverages (1). The purpose of the Nutrition Facts label is to provide you with nutrition..

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Connecting with others through food

By: lifesum June 10th, 2020

Humans and meals George Simmel, a sociologist & philosopher from the 1800s-1900s, said that meals symbolize how humans differ from animals – animals eat, but only humans participate in cultivated meals. He also said that..

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Actually, exercise is about more than fitness

By: lifesum May 29th, 2020

1. Exercise is about confidence For a lot of people, exercise helps to build confidence. For those who feel like they aren’t capable of much, it’s a good way to see real results in short..

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Healthy baking: recipes that are good for your mind and soul

By: lifesum May 28th, 2020

1. Banana bread Everyone’s doing it – why can’t you? To make a healthier (and honestly, far more filling) loaf, the key is starting with dual-purpose ingredients. This recipe from Erin Lives Whole uses flax..

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This is how to do self-care on a budget

By: lifesum May 26th, 2020

1. Start with exercise Believe it or not, your body needs exercise in order to feel good. It doesn’t have to be anything too intense, it could be a simple as a few stretches, a..

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No equipment at home, no worries: how to workout without all the ‘gear’

By: lifesum May 22nd, 2020

Instead of a dumbbell Use a heavy book, laptop, cans, your baby. Lighter dumbbells (3 lbs – 15 lbs) are typically used in pairs for high-rep upper body exercises, like overhead presses, lateral raises, and..

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These are the exercises you should do to boost your endorphins right now

By: lifesum May 19th, 2020

Exercises which you enjoy the challenge of Which exercises have you done which challenge you mentally to push yourself? It could be something like rock climbing, where you need extreme mental focus in order to..

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How to protect work-life balance when working from home

By: lifesum May 15th, 2020

Use time to make boundaries It’s easy when working from home to find yourself getting up to throw the laundry in, or finding yourself texting more than usual. Try and keep the same boundaries you..

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Here’s what to do if snacking is sabotaging your diet

By: lifesum May 14th, 2020

Drink more water A lot of the time, snacking is a reflex because of boredom. Curb your boredom. Try this: Have a glass of water, and wait at least 10 minutes. If you still feel..

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What you need to know about working out from home vs at the gym

By: lifesum May 12th, 2020

It’s better because there’s no one else to throw you of The noise and distractions of the gym; the tv, the people, that one guy who grunts loud; all of those are gone when you’re..

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Sustainable eating in practice

By: lifesum May 8th, 2020

Limit food waste According to the USDA, as much as 30-40% of the food supply goes to waste. Taking responsibility as a consumer is therefore vital, not only for the environment but also from an..

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The stress and nutrition connection

By: lifesum May 8th, 2020

What is stress? Stress is often described as how the brain and body act in response to any type of pressure or challenge (2). Just like everything in life, it is all about finding the..

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Connecting with others through food

By: lifesum May 8th, 2020

Humans and meals George Simmel, a sociologist & philosopher from the 1800s-1900s, said that meals symbolize how humans differ from animals – animals eat, but only humans participate in cultivated meals. He also said that..

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