04/16/19 Newsletter: “Beet” Inflammation With This Trick

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There are lots of different methods you can use to control your inflammation levels. One of the most efficient ways is to make dietary changes — including drinking a variety of anti-inflammatory beverages. Betalains and magnesium in beet juice possess some anti-inflammatory properties. And beets are loaded with fiber — helpful for digestive health and decreasing the risk of some chronic health conditions. If you’re content with sticking to water to hydrate, consider adding slices of fresh ginger for an even bigger anti-inflammatory punch. Read on to find more yummy anti-inflammatory drinks. [Swirled]

Life Hack Of The Day: Window Cleaning Edition

The next time you run out of glass cleaner try this all-natural cleaning trick — a raw potato. Slice the potato in half, and rub the cut side onto the glass surface until there’s a thin film of potato starch. Spray the surface with clean water and wipe with a towel. You won’t believe how good it looks. Seriously, is there anything a potato can’t do?!


You can score a serious workout without losing a ton of time with high-intensity interval training (HIIT). HIIT mixes short periods of high-intensity exercise with brief, low-intensity recovery periods. This method allows you to burn a substantial number of calories and improve both your cardiovascular and muscular endurance quite a bit. HIIT may be just what you need to take your fitness routine to the next level — start by incorporating it into your routine once or twice per week. [Swirled]

Career + Finance + Tech

Switching to smart plugs, thermostats, energy-efficient appliances and more could save you hundreds of dollars on your utility bills. The savings may be small at first — a few bucks here or there per month — but over time, it’ll really make a difference on your wallet. [Swirled]

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Food + Drink

You can dye Easter eggs naturally with veggies and spices. Check this out — beets will make the eggs pretty in pink, turmeric turns them a brilliant yellow, purple cabbage makes the eggs blue but (surprise!) brown eggs will turn an outrageous green. Veg out this Easter with the most colorful eggs ever. [Mommypotamus]

Recipe Of The Day: The beauty of a big salad is that you can use your imagination to create exactly what you want — no lettuce required. Start with roasted cauliflower pieces, then combine with cooked sorghum, shaved parmesan, sunflower seeds and chopped parsley. Top the salad with a delightfully aromatic warm dressing of sautéed shallots, green olives, fresh herbs and lemon juice. [Naturally Ella]

A quick tip from yours truly: Sorghum is a gluten-free grain with a low glycemic index. Widely known in Africa, India and Micronesia it’s popularity in the States has been growing since its natural texture and neutral flavor can act as a substitute for wheat flour in a variety of recipes.[Whole Grain Council]

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Nepal is a beautiful country that sits in the lap of the Himalayas. From picturesque cascades to wonderful vegetation to spiritual sites and spectacular lakes, the South Asian country is one of the best places to explore the richness of nature. If you’re planning a trip, check out these must-see places in Nepal. The village of Namche Bazar is known as the gateway to the high Himalayas and is the perfect place to take in the world’s highest peak. If you’re a first-time trekker, Dhaulagiri Mountain is a good choice because it’s a less difficult trail. Read to find out more about Nepal’s epic destinations. [Swirled]

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