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Healthy Food Trends for 2017

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We welcome 2017 by setting new goals and pursuing a healthier and better lifestyle. There will be new and exciting health trends this year. Food is definitely on top of that list. So if you’ve been eating clean and working-out hard last year you can watch out for the hottest food trends for 2017. This prediction features what food will be part of everyone’s healthy diet this year.

Plant Waters

Last year’s hit was coconut water. You’ll see more beverages made from artichoke (Phase 3) and cucumber (Phase 1, 2 & 3). These are great replacement to sports drinks as they are natural hydrators. Plant waters have lesser calories than Gatorade, as they only have 25 to 30 calories for 8 ounce sizes. They also have natural sugars present hence no artificial sweeteners is needed.

Riced Cauliflower

Health buffs who are into low-carb replacement for potatoes and pasta will love riced cauliflower (Phase 3). Some food manufacturers are already selling frozen versions of it. If you want a better version, make one at home. Grate raw cauliflower or chop it in a food processor. Riced cauliflower only has 20-38 calories, 4-6 grams of carbohydrates and has 2-3 grams of fiber per cup serving.

Chocolate in the Morning

Having something sweet for breakfast is normal, a 2016 study showed the people who ate chocolate at least once a week do better on memory and concentration tests. You can toss some dark chocolate chips in your oatmeal or yogurt for breakfast. Bear in mind that you still need to avoid the unhealthy ones, like a chocolate doughnut,  as they do not contain nutrients that are beneficial for you.

Healthy Power Bowls

With the combination of vegetables, whole grains and protein, you can’t go wrong with power bowls. They’re really hot on Instagram. As they get more popularity, bowl foods can be expected to be available on supermarkets and restaurant menus. Remember, read the ingredients, they are only as healthy as what they contain.

Purple Foods

Purple cauliflower, potatoes, asparagus (Phase 2 & 3), rice, cereal and other foods will be popular in healthy food stores. The purple color is based on anthocyanins, an antioxidant that helps lower the risk of heart disease and cancer. When buying these, always check the labels for calories, sugars and sodium.

Legume Based Pasta

For people who are looking for low carb and protein filled pasta-alternative, legumes like chickpeas (Phase 1 & 3) and lentils (Phase 1 & 3) will be a hit in 2017. These legume based noodles are high in protein and fiber.

Fitness Trends for 2017

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Do you plan on sticking to your New Year’s fitness and health resolution from last year or are you in the process of making new fitness and health goals for 2017? Before you decide, check out the workout fitness trends for 2017 we have collated that will surely be of help in your decision-making process.

  1. Mixed Format Class. This type of workout mixes cardio and strength training and is guaranteed to help you burn more calories. Hybrid format classes like Speedplay, Orange Theory, Yas and Barry’s Bootcamp are mixed multiple workouts done in one class. You can also opt to join classes that sticks to only one particular workout style for 45-60 minutes. Choices vary from doing yoga and spin in a single class, bootcamp-like training that combines floor work and multiple machines, or a mixed format HIIT session.
  2. Apps. Don’t have time to join an exercise class or group? Fret not, there are workout apps that you can download and work with at home. You can access it anytime and anywhere on your computer, cellphone or tablet at your convenience. Apps like Apptiv and Sworkit features on-demand training and coaching with various options of workout styles to choose from. Another app, ClassPass, connects users to the nearest fitness classes being offered.
  3. Boxing. This classic sport turned into an ultra-empowering and anxiety-reducing workout helps you kick ass and at the same time keep you in your best form. Many fitness enthusiast are enrolling in boutique boxing studios, beginner classes, and traditional boxing gyms. If you’re worried about getting in the ring, there are also studios that focus more on no-contact style.
  4. Megaformer. This is an intense workout that will make your muscles shake and burn for the next 72 hours. Also known as the Lagree Method, named after its creator, Sebastian Lagree, Although difficult and challenging, Megaformer is worth every effort you exert.
  5. Live-stream Classes. 2017 is the year for livestream videos. You can now join different workout session via livestreaming. Fitness studios are bringing the in-class energy and power to you in the most convenient way possible.

So you better get ready to sweat and get fit this year. Maintaining a healthy diet plus exercise, whether it’s trendy or not, will always do you good. Let losing weight, burning calories and getting fit be your mantra and let 2017 be the year for you and your health.

Learn Emma Watson’s Secret Diet Towards a Healthy Lifestyle

Emma Watson has captivated our hearts with her glamor and charm ever since her younger years and up to present. Sometimes we wonder if her notable role as Hermione Granger was true because she casts a spell on us. We can’t help but notice and stare at her enchanting beauty. What could be the secret behind her flawless skin and youthful glow?

Learn Emma Watson's Secret Diet Towards a Healthier Life

Learn Emma Watson’s Secret Diet to live a healthy, glowing life.

1. Emma Watson Loves Outdoor Activities

Emma loves outdoor activities and she considered it as her form of exercise. She loves hiking on hills, walking, running, and playing hockey. Basically, she loves doing sports that can make her sweat.

She’s also undergoing weight-lifting that helps her to have stronger bones with a toned feminine body. As you may know, weight-lifting makes your muscle lean and boost your metabolism to lose more weight.

2. Emma’s Diet Plan Concentrates on Low Saturated Fats and Salt

Emma avoids eating unhealthy junk foods and focuses more on balancing her protein and carb intake. She prefers to eat fish (though sometimes she eats lean meat and grilled chicken), fresh fruits, veggies, salads, and spinach.

3. With Regards to Cheat Days . . .

Emma does also have her fair share of cheat days. She loves indulging in chocolates, pasta, bagels, etc. She also loves baking and she indulges herself with her delicious bakes too!

4. Emma Avoids Stress for her Skin Care

Emma knows that stress not only ruins your body but your beauty too. So as much as possible, she avoids any kind of stress and just focuses on the things that can make her happy. She wears sunscreen and removes her makeup every time she goes to bed. She also loves to pamper herself with a long bath.

Emma only uses branded makeup and nail paints like EssieLancôme, Giorgio Armani and Kiehl’s. She also loves to wear red lip shades and always keep a lipstick and lip balm on her purse.

Together with a healthy diet, exercise, and right skin care, Emma Watson was able to maintain her natural glow and vigor.  Use Emma’s story as an inspiration to embark your journey towards a healthy lifestyle too!