6/12/19 Newsletter: Do This To Boost Your Immune System

Starting your day with a cup of warm lemon water has quite a few health benefits associated with it. Lemons are packed with the antioxidant Vitamin C and can assist a struggling immune system. The acid and pectin in lemons can also make your digestion more stable. In the morning, when we’re feeling the need for an extra boost, the refreshing scent of lemon can improve focus, clarity and memory. Squeeze in a glass of lemon water to make each day a little bit better. [Swirled]

Life Hack Of The Day: Cast Iron Pan Edition

If your cast iron is covered in rust or grim from frequent use you can use a potato and salt to clean it. Add a little drizzle of oil to the bottom of the skillet, then cover with coarse salt, for example, Kosher salt. Using the cut side of a potato, rub it around the skillet, getting the salt into all the crevices. The salt acts as an abrasive cutting through the grime. When you’ve finished, wipe up the oil and salt with a paper towel and the pan should be good as new.


Skip the hundreds of crunches and challenge your muscles with weighted exercises instead. If you’re looking for total body strength gains, you need to do two total body strength training workouts each week, or break things down into more targeted sessions and make sure you hit each muscle group twice a week. Your sessions should range from 20 to 45 minutes (at most). And remember, it’s more important to focus on the intensity of each move rather than how long it takes —  picking up weights that feel challenging by the twelfth repetition is more important than a hundred squats. Tap through for more ways to get that beach body you want. [Swirled]

Career + Finance + Tech

It turns out there are a lot of companies — new and established — that offer remote-friendly positions. They allow employees to choose from a variety of working options including “100 percent remote work,” “partial remote work” or the “option for remote work.” The fields with the most remote jobs are computer and IT, health and sales and include companies such as Hilton, Williams-Sonoma, Intuit, Dell, Salesforce and Humana. No matter what field you occupy, chances are there’s a remote opportunity for you if you look in the right place. Read on to see the top 100 companies for remote-friendly listings according to FlexJobs. [Swirled]

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Food + Drink

Cilantro is the leafy green part of the herb coriander and is one of the most polarizing foods around. If you’re not a fan of the herb it’s most likely because cilantro conjures up memories of a soapy aftertaste. And it turns out that your genetics may be to blame. Research by the genetics firm 23andMe found that people who dislike cilantro might all share a specific group of olfactory receptor genes; these genes can strongly sense the smell of aldehyde chemicals, which are found in both cilantro and soap. Next time you have to tell your waitress to leave off the garnish, at least you have the science to back you up. [Swirled]

Recipe Of The Day: Mouthwatering caramel apple energy balls are a cinch to make and you only need four ingredients. Combine pitted dates, dried apples, uncooked oats and cinnamon in a food processor or blender. Scoop out and shape into balls for a mid-day or pre-workout snack that is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut- and peanut-free and vegan. The energy balls can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for several days, but they will last longer if kept in the refrigerator. [Cupcakes and Kale Chips]

A quick tip from yours truly: Oatmeal is high on the satiety index – meaning it’s a complex carbohydrate that won’t spike your blood sugar and will keep you full for longer.

Do you have a kitchen tip to share? Let us know: [email protected].


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