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Papaya Seed Powder: A New Alternative to Black Pepper

Papaya Seeds, The New Black Pepper

Papaya seeds are the hidden jewels within the papaya. They are a healthy and natural alternative to black pepper with a similar taste. Most people will eat the flesh of the papaya and throw away the power packed seeds, not knowing the health benefits they provide.

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A Guide to the Fitness Classes that are Taking the US by Storm

With the rise of ClassPass and group fitness classes, there are countless options out there to keep you motivated and toned these days. 

Although we love a good solo workout running on the beach, lifting weights, or going for a hike in the Redwoods, group workouts have a way of keeping us focused and pushing us to our limits. 

There have been a lot of new fitness classes popping up these days. You have much more to choose from other than that spin class or zumba down the road, and that’s a good thing! 

No matter what type of workout you’re after, you'll probably find it. 

We put together a few of our favorite group fitness classes that are taking the health world by storm in 2017. Read through our quick guide to learn more about our favorite classes right now. 

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Our Favorite Healthy Graviola Recipes for 2017

Include the superfruit Graviola (soursop) in your diet this year through these delicious recipes!

We've discussed the benefits of Graviola, also known as soursop, on this blog. In fact, we created a whole new sister company called Herbal Graviola because we believe so much in the health benefits of this funky looking fruit. 

Herbal Graviola has been busy in the kitchen, trying out tasty flavor combinations and figuring out the best and most unique ways to include this superfruit in daily meals.  We're excited to share that work with all of you, and give you a few recipes that you can try out yourself in 2017. 

If you'd like a refresher on exactly why Graviola is so amazing for you - please read this article here. Are you ready to introduce Graviola into your life this year? Have you tried soursop before? 

Our Favorite Healthy Graviola Recipes for 2017

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What’s the Deal with Papaya Leaves?

Papaya leaves are a great addition to any diet - this is why! 

Papaya is a popular tropical fruit that most people have tried or at least heard of. Papaya boats and green papaya salads have been trending as refreshing summer recipes for years. What most people don’t realize about papaya, however, is how you can eat pretty much every part of the plant - including the fruit, the seed, and our personal favorite, the leaves! 

You may think eating straight papaya leaves sounds like a strange appetizer for your next dinner party, but there are countless other ways to eat these nutritious parts of the papaya. Many people don’t realize just how important papaya leaves can be for your health, but we’re here to show you why papaya leaves are our favorite source of daily healthy goodness.

So let’s break it down to what you should know about papaya leaves. 

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How to Increase Productivity and Reach Your Goals this Year

A productive lifestyle can be yours in 2017. Discover our favorite tips from top productivity rockstars to get your life in motion this year. 

Productivity is an elusive goal for many. So many of us are stressed out by the amount of things we have to do, and the amount of daily activities we fill our lives up with. We want to live full and successful lives, but there’s that nagging feeling that we never get through our to-do lists completely and it’s frustrating. Maybe you want to start your own blog, your own business, cook more, spend more time with your family, start exercising every day, but there just never seems to be enough time in the day. 

This is where productivity comes in and why it’s such a major goal for most people. We wanted to share a few of our favorite tried and true tips that can increase your productivity and help you reach your goals this year. 2017 isn’t a time to procrastinate or wallow, it’s a time to get stuff done and create a healthier and happier life for yourself. Let's begin! 

 How to Increase Productivity and Reach Your Goals this Year

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5 Unique & Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

2017 is the year to be your best self and keep a resolution or two. Here are a few unique & healthy New Year's resolutions picked for you!

We all know that this time of the year is when we start to look ahead to the next 12 months, and brainstorm ways in which to better ourselves. I’m sure you all are already wonderful people inside and out, but it still never hurts to understand your weaknesses and improve upon them. It’s great to have self-reflection throughout the year, say at the end of every month, but we understand how busy lives can be and how easily it can be to forget about it. A lot of us only feel inspired enough to make big changes in our life at the New Year or after another birthday. 

And that’s okay. The passing of time can be a great motivator to remind you that there’s no time like the present. Tomorrow is not guaranteed and we may as well make the best of our lives and our time on this planet while we can. 2016 was a hard year for a lot of people, in some ways in seems like nothing went right. There are a lot of ways to make 2017 a better year for yourself and for those around you. 

There are our top 5 picks for unique & healthy New Year’s resolutions for 2017. 

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How to De-Stress around the Holidays

The best ways to reduce holiday stress levels & focus on the important things this December

The holidays can be a great time to appreciate what you’ve accomplished and experienced in the past year. It can be the perfect time to celebrate family and friends and show your love for those who you’re closest too. The holidays are a time for good food, good company, and reflection. Unfortunately, they can also be a time of increased stress.

Why are the holidays so stressful? Maybe it’s because it’s the end of another year and marking the passing of time can be overwhelming for some. There’s also a lot of pressure we put on ourselves to be our best selves at this time of the year. 

That could be for family gatherings, with some family members that you don’t get along with all that well. That could be for romantic couples, putting the unneeded pressure on themselves to find perfect Christmas gifts for each other. Or it could be putting pressure on yourself to come up with the perfect New Year’s resolutions and follow through with them. Sometimes the stress simply comes from an increase in crowds and holiday travel.  

Because most people have similar mindsets and/or problems when it comes to the holidays, it creates a frenzied and rushed energy. Everyone feels like they don’t have enough time, and we often forget to take a moment to just relax and think about where our stress is really coming from. 

We wanted to put together a list of our favorite recommendations from top bloggers to de-stress this holiday season. One less person that’s stressed this December means less negative energy being put forth during the holidays, and that’s always a good thing! 

How to De-Stress around the Holidays

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