Eat your heart out
Looks like pasta, smells like pasta, and tastes like pasta (if pasta had slight artichoke-y vibes). Palm heart pasta is quickly becoming the latest, greatest veggie noodle (sorry, zoodles!). Taken from the firm core of sustainably grown palm trees, palm hearts are processed into ready-to-eat noodle shapes like lasagna, linguine, and angel hair. This crunchy, keto-friendly wheat alternative is low fat, low carb, and packed with potassium and fiber.
Traditionally, compression therapy applies pressure with bandages, hosiery, boots, or pneumatic devices to treat venous and lymphatic disorders. Now, it’s moving mainstream as a popular at-home therapy. Athletes and living room exercisers are turning to wearables like compression stockings and pressurized boots (think: thigh-high-meets-inflatable-ski-boot) to help reduce leg pain, improve performance, and lower recovery time.
Keep your cool
It’s getting hot in here. Food production generates over 25 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. Many organizations, like The Cool Food initiative, combat this environmental impact through promoting meals with reduced carbon footprints. Eco-friendly eats favor starches, legumes, liquid fats, and plenty of plants. With over half of Americans looking to eat more plant-based meals, expect to see more cool things take shape, like carbon footprint labeling on products.
Get into the flow
Stuck in a funk? Feeling uninspired? You might be in need of a creative coach. A creative coach focuses on the blocks and barriers that hinder your creativity and sets up systems and routines to get you inspired. Like a fairy godparent sounding board. And creative coaching isn’t just for artists. Professionals, executives, parents, and anyone else looking for a new skillset can benefit from a shift in perspective and a little encouragement.
Is your sweatsuit your new suit-suit? Put it to good use. New research finds that multiple “exercise snacks” throughout the day may be just as beneficial as an hour-long, early morning sweat fest. These bite-sized bursts of movement can be as short as 10 minutes, incorporating exercises like jumping jacks, stairclimbing, or a brisk walk around the block to improve your cardiovascular fitness and metabolism.
Rooting for you
Native to Northern Asia and Europe, burdock root has been used for centuries as a holistic medicine. Today, the humble burdock is putting down roots as a powerhouse plant with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cleansing properties, found in fresh root form, or as an extract, oil, or tea. Moderate burdock root consumption may help purify the bloodstream, improve circulation, and even slow the spread of certain cancers. Check with your health care practitioner if you want to give burdock root a try.