Collagen Peptides for Knee Pain and Anti-Aging

Anti-Aging, Health and Wellness

Collagen Peptides for Knee Pain and Anti-aging

I started having some knee pain while going up the stairs at home. I even occasionally even run up the stairs. I am always interested in getting exercise whenever I can. This time-ouch-knee pain. Before considering any surgery for knee pain, which has become quite popular these days, I decided to do everything I can that is natural first to help my body recover. The body has amazing restorative properties when we give it a chance to heal and supplement with whatever it may be lacking.

I was out shopping for supplements such as magnesium when I happened across a large can of collagen peptides, so I purchased both. The magnesium is so important for muscle pain, it actually is responsible for over 300 different processes in the human body!

So why...

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10 Fruits That Taste Awesome, Even Grilled!

Anti-Aging, Health and Wellness

Open-flame cooking brings out the best flavor in just about every food. When you grill vegetables and fruits, their natural sugars caramelize and they taste even sweeter.  Here are 10 fruits that taste awesome because some favorite fruits are fast and easy to grill, and they make a deliciously different ingredient, side dish, snack or treat. Because they are nutrient-rich, filled with fiber and low to medium on the Glycemic Index, grilled fruits are SmartCarbs that you can enjoy without impeding progress toward your weight loss goal. (Just be sure to consult your Grocery Guide for proper portion sizes.)

Ready to try grilled fruits? Here are a few tips for success with all fruits and hints for enjoying 10 great tastes of the season:

Basket, Pan or Skewers

The grates that came with your gri...

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10 Healthy Foods to Gain Muscle

Anti-Aging, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss

You lift weights and work those resistance bands hard. You squat and lunge, push and pull up, and hold plank ‘til your body trembles. All excellent moves designed to help you gain muscle.

That’s important for lots of reasons: As you get older, muscle mass naturally decreases—after age 30, you can lose as much as 3% to 5% per decade. Most men will lose about 30% of their muscle mass during their life, according to Harvard Medical School.1 When muscle mass goes down, body fat goes up. Plus, muscle burns more calories than fat, so the more muscle you have, the better your weight control.2

Strength training is step one for how to build muscle.3 But do you know what to eat to gain muscle? What you eat on the days you work out—and the days you don’t—is just as important...

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9 Healthy Living Tips for the Whole Family

Anti-Aging, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss

When you’re on a diet, you may find yourself preparing food for yourself while the rest of your family enjoys a different meal, but here are 9 healthy living tips for the whole family to make life easier. Creating separate meals and snacks can be a difficult undertaking. It can make staying on plan harder than it has to be. We’re here to help! Fine below the nine healthy living tips for your family that are sure to make things easier on you. These simple ideas and recipes will help you stay on track with your Nutrisystem plan while keeping your family happy and healthy.

Here are nine healthy living tips the whole family will love:

1. Plan Together

healthy living

Make a meal plan every week with input from the whole family. Everyone around the table will be happier when it’s time to eat...

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Power in Protein: The Major Health Benefits of Shrimp

Health and Wellness, Weight Loss

If you’re looking to add more protein power into your healthy diet, you might want to make a stop at the seafood counter on your next shopping trip. There are a wide variety of health benefits of shrimp, and it is the perfect addition to your Nutrisystem program. These little crustaceans may be tiny. However, they pack a big punch of protein and can take on a wide range of flavors.

Shrimp is a popular seafood staple that is featured in many classic recipes. Not only is it delicious, it’s also weight loss friendly. According to Healthline, a three-ounce serving of shrimp contains a whopping 18 grams of protein and only 84 calories (one Power Fuel serving on your Nutrisystem weight loss plan). They’re also low in fat and carbohydrates...

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How Dorinda Medley Got Her “Pre-COVID Body” Back

Beauty, Weight Loss

Many of us have put on some pounds during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, according to a Nutrisystem survey with over 2,000 people conducted by OnePoll, around 91% of respondents have gained weight since March 2020. Even reality star Dorinda Medley can relate.

Dorinda Medley

Best known for her role on “The Real Housewives of New York,” Dorinda is just like 71% of those surveyed who are trying to keep a weight loss goal in 2021. She’s keeping it real and spilling the tea on how she is getting back on track.

“Listen, we’ve all gained a little wait during COVID,” says Medley. “At least I have.” That’s until she decided to try Nutrisystem.

“I can’t tell you how amazing I feel after just a few months on their program,” she explains...

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25 Simple and Easy Quinoa Recipes

General, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss

Quinoa is often called a “superfood,” but you can think of it as a hard-working everyday staple for your healthy recipes.

Quinoa (say it “keen-wah”) is considered a whole grain, although it’s technically a seed. Like other SmartCarbs, it’s high in fiber and low in calories. According to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a half-cup serving also fuels you up with four grams of protein—in fact, it’s one of the few plant foods that’s a “complete” protein, including all nine essential amino acids.1

Quinoa has a chewy texture and a lightly nutty flavor that blends well with many other ingredients. It comes in different colors, including red, white, yellow and even black.

Quinoa is the perfect swap for rice in your recipes...

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Feeling Stressed? 9 Foods That Make You Happy

Weight Loss

There are just some foods that make us happy, so we have included 9 foods that make you happy.  Whether we love their taste or because they remind of us of good times, it’s no secret that food can bring comfort. However, those comfort foods are oftentimes unhealthy snacks and sweets that crush your weight loss goals. They give us a quick blip of joy that’s gone moments after we’re done eating. When you’re feeling stressed, you need foods with powerful nutrients that lift your mood and energize your day.

Our wellness and nutrition experts at The Leaf have reviewed the research and put together this list of nine foods that have been shown to boost mood and prevent stress, so you’re ready to deal with whatever comes your way...

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Men’s Hair Product Guide: Everything You Need To Know

Anti-Aging, Good products - Bad products

Long gone are the days when the only men’s hair product guys used was gel from the grocery store.

Today’s beauty market is full of great items designed for different purposes so that any guy can style his hair to look the best.

It can get a little overwhelming though to look at seemingly endless choices of pomades, sprays and creams and know what to pick!

Here’s a helpful men’s hair product guide with everything you need to know.

Key Features

The four things to look for when assessing men’s hair products are shine, mate, hold and malleability.

Shine means how much the product reflects light and makes your hair look wet and, well, shiny. Matte is the opposite – this type of product absorbs light, and it seems like you’re not wearing anything.

The product’s hold determines how lon...

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6 Healthy Tips for Sustainable Eating

Anti-Aging, Diseases

Transform your diet with an earth-friendly approach to eating! You can easily improve your health AND the planet with these 6 healthy tips for sustainable eating. From eating more veggies to starting a home garden, we’ve got six heathy tips we think you will enjoy to help you help the environment.

In short, to eat sustainably means choosing foods that are healthy for your body but that are produced in a way that also protects the earth. It’s a concept that was developed to both reduce the risk of killer and chronic diseases and to help preserve our natural resources so the earth can continue to feed generations to come.1

How does what we put on our plates hurt the environment? For example, the raising of livestock for meat, eggs and dairy products uses far more natural resources—a thir...

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