The Health Benefits of Coffee

The Health Benefits of Coffee

A deliciously energizing beverage, coffee is enjoyed by people around the world both hot and cold. While you may enjoy it for its taste and jolt, the health benefits of coffee should not be ignored. Here are 10 ways your morning java benefits your health. 01 Coffee can improve energy levels One of the most noticeable health benefits of coffee is that it can help to improve energy levels—thanks to a little stimulant called caffeine. When you drink coffee (one of the world’s most popular beverages), caffeine is absorbed into your bloodstream before making its way to your brain, where it helps...

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10 of the Best Brain Foods

10 of the Best Brain Foods

Your brain is a powerhouse organ with a huge job description. Doing what you can to support its health can likewise boost mental performance, including concentration and memory. Keeping your brain in tip top condition requires exercise, stress management, staying hydrated, and a diet rich in brain-supporting nutrients. Check out these 10 brain foods that can help you clear the mental fog and enhance your performance. 01 Sharpen your brain with salmon This fatty fish is high in DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids, which have been found to offer an array of neuroprotective properties, including anti-inflammatory effects that protect healthy brain cells....

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The Best Natural Ways to Relieve Constipation

The Best Natural Ways to Relieve Constipation

Constipation may not be fun to talk about, but it’s common problem that’s estimated to chronically affect 14 percent of the population. When it happens, it can be uncomfortable, painful, and even downright stressful. Laxatives can offer short-term relief, but they are not without their risks, especially when used excessively or for an extended period. They can cause dependency, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and impaired intestinal function. So, before reaching for the bottle of laxatives when you feel stopped up, try these natural remedies. 01 Up your hydration  Dehydration is a common cause of constipation. Water helps soften stool so it’s easier to pass....

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Our Master Bathroom Renovation!

Our Master Bathroom Renovation!

When I was eight months pregnant, we decided to renovate our master bathroom. Fun, right?! It's attached to the area right off of our bedroom that used to be my office and is now Max's nursery. Tackling this while I was in the hospital was no easy feat, but we couldn't be more happy with the new space. It was in desperate need of a makeover! Speaking of home renovations, be sure to check out our Kitchen Renovation, too! I worked with our contractor friend Ryan on that project back in 2017. When I heard he teamed up with grade-school friend...

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Mediterranean Chickpea and Farro Salad

Mediterranean Chickpea and Farro Salad

Published May 24, 2021 · Modified May 24, 2021 · 9 Comments .tasty-recipes-quick-links { text-align:center; } .tasty-recipes-quick-links a { padding: 0.5rem; } Gorgeous Mediterranean Chickpea and Farro Salad packed with bright vegetables, herbs, and feta plus a delicious dressing. A great lunch or potluck salad for a crowd that gets better as it sits in the fridge! I feel like farro is having a moment. Is it just because they mentioned it 37 times on the last season I watched of Top Chef? Or because I can't stop shoveling this Strawberry Spinach Salad in my face? Perhaps. It's so darn nutty and chewy and honestly...

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Incredible Vegan Banana Bread

Incredible Vegan Banana Bread

Published May 31, 2021 · Modified May 31, 2021 · 332 Comments .tasty-recipes-quick-links { text-align:center; } .tasty-recipes-quick-links a { padding: 0.5rem; } Easy Vegan Banana Bread that's 100% whole grain, perfectly sweet and moist, and takes less than 10 minutes to whip up! A healthy and simple recipe that will be the only banana bread you ever need. THOSE CHUNKS THOOOOOO. I've always been a gigantic banana bread girl. Who in their right mind doesn't like banana bread? I cannot comprehend. I grew up eating banana bread at least monthly. My mumsy was a baker extraordinaire. She may not have been whipping up The Best Gluten...

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Day in the Life With a Four-Month-Old

Day in the Life With a Four-Month-Old

Heya, friends! I thought it would be fun to share another little life update since so much has changed now that sweetie man is over four months old. Be sure to check out Day In the Life with a Newborn, too! I have Max two days a week and our babysitter who starts next week will have him three days a week so I can work. Jeff and I are so grateful for our own moms (and my sissy!) who've come down to Columbus to help take care of Max many times over the past couple months! When it comes to sleep,...

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Fluffy Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Fluffy Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Published Jun 7, 2021 · Modified Jun 7, 2021 · 6 Comments .tasty-recipes-quick-links { text-align:center; } .tasty-recipes-quick-links a { padding: 0.5rem; } Super fluffy and moist Lemon Blueberry Pancakes made with yogurt for a scrumptious breakfast the whole family will love! The breakfast gods are calling. We better pick up the phone!! These lemon blueberry pancakes are everything I ever wanted in a pancake. Epically soft and fluffy. Packed with bright lemon and sweet blueberry favor. Melt in your mouth gooooood. I'm jumping up and down over here, people! I haven't posted a legit breakfast recipe in what feels like centuries. Oatmeal cups and quick breads yes,...

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New Restaurants In Cville: Broadcloth and Merrie Mill Vineyard

New Restaurants In Cville: Broadcloth and Merrie Mill Vineyard

I love trying new places, and couldn’t wait to go to both of these new spots! There are two new restaurants in Cville: Broadcloth at The Wool Factory and Merrie Mill Farm & Vineyard! This weekend we were able to go to both! Here’s what we ate and drank.  New Restaurants in Cville >> Date Night at Broadcloth The first new restaurant in Cville is Broadcloth! Dinner at Broadcloth was long-awaited. While Broadcloth opened a few months ago, the indoor dining space is intimate and we wanted to be fully vaccinated before visiting. Three weeks ago I made a reservation for an...

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Lately: Get Outside

Lately: Get Outside

Summer is about to begin! Our goal: get outside. We’ve been going to parks, playgrounds, creeks, and ponds after school. And the pool!  First Camp, Then Pool Mazen is signed up for adventure / outdoor camps for most of the summer, including a fishing camp that goes to a different body of water each day!  Birch will be doing camp through his school, and the focus is on play! They will have Water Day with a sprinkler and they’ll learn to garden!  We plan to spend our afternoons at the pool once camp is over for the day. I love that our pool also...

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