Deadly Consequences of Drinking Alcohol

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Many people associate having a great time with consuming alcohol. Just recently, my husband and I threw a little party at our home as our way of celebrating our first apartment together. However, many people were not okay with the fact that drinking was not allowed in our home. I was completely shocked. I’ve never experienced something like that before. People were verbally abusive toward us because of a rule we implemented in our house. I remember thinking, “People can’t go a few hours without alcohol to hang out? Seriously?!”

Growing up, I’ve seen first hand what alcohol is capable of. The blackouts, yelling, arguments, and disrespect was NOT fun to be around. My husband and I decided to change our family tree and discontinue the drinking trait. Trust me, we don’t miss it.

Nevertheless, the sad truth remains that alcohol use disorders affects more than 15 million people in the United States. [1] Alcohol is a legal drug and it’s extremely addictive. If you’re over 21, it’s incredibly easy to obtain and the majority of people spend their 21st birthday getting completely wasted. That’s the norm, right?

Advertising commercials make drinking look so great and fun, but 80,000-100,000 people die each year from alcohol related deaths. [1, 2]  I really don’t think drinking should be considered as a game or sport. It’s dangerous. Yet, drinking seems to be highly supported among most people. “What’s the big deal?” “Surely, you can have a drink or two. It won’t hurt.” Yeah… I’ll pass on that.

Stop Drinking Alcohol Immediately!

I’m not kidding. After reading this blog post, I pray it will have enough hard truth in it to keep you away from this liquid poison.

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Let’s look at the different parts of the body and discover how booze can negatively affect us. Read more

Protein Rich Foods

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What food are the highest in protein?

Protein is good for your body for many different reasons. It helps your body remain functional well as you age. Joint and bone health are promoted by protein. Also, it can help you gain muscle. You can find the full list of its benefits here. In this post, we’re going to look at different types of foods and how much protein are within them.

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Breakfast Foods

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Wonderful Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

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Wonderful Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

Such a beautiful day for chocolate lovers! After reading this, you’ll have multiple reasons to indulge in a bite of the bittersweet goodness of dark chocolate. I know what you’re thinking, “Ariel! That stuff is gross!” And I’m not going to argue with you. Certainly, it’s bitterness throws people off. However, the more you consume it, the better it’ll taste.

From experience, I can tell you that over time it becomes a  tasty treat. Plus, you can enjoy it guilt free! Surely, the only reason people consume not so yummy health foods is for their health benefits. They want the results that will yield from it. All the amazing health benefits of dark chocolate are worth it!

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What percentage of dark chocolate is good for you?

The kind you’re looking for is 70% cocoa and up. This means it’s more natural and less processed. Once the chocolate gets processed, it loses much of its nutrients. Therefore, as long as you’re eating 70% and higher, you’ll get to enjoy all these health benefits. Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Russian Twists

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All About Russian Twists

Russian twists are a great way to increase both abdominal and back strength. It will promote growth in all your core muscles and is extremely simple to do. Russian twists are awesome because the only thing you really need to perform them is yourself and a floor. Yes, that means you can do this exercise in the comfort of your own home!

Equipment needed: Absolutely none. However, you can grab some dumbbells to really kick up the intensity. (This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of my links, I’ll receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much! Read our full disclaimer here.)

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Stomach Exercises For Women That Work!

Stomach exercises for women that work

Are you tired of not seeing results after working so hard to obtain them? These stomach exercises I’m about to share with you are across the board. Everyone agrees that these specific core exercises work and are great for beginners or experts. They are sure to get your blood flowing and your core activated.  Whether you’re looking for a great beach body, want a flatter stomach, or a tone core, these activities will get you there. Let’s take a look.

Stomach Exercises For Women

Flutter Kicks

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Items That Contain High Fructose Corn Syrup (And Some That Don’t)

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The dangers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are a real threat. It can cause heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and so much more. When I began my health journey, I was incredibly shocked at how harmful this substance was. It’s more astonishing when you find out how many foods and beverages contain HFCS. I was a bit mad. No longer could I indulge in the foods I once loved. However, my commitment to myself and my family is more important than my pallet’s preferences.

I formed a habit of actively checking the ingredients of the products I purchase. We went on a mission to clear out our cabinets of anything without nutritional value. (A lot of foods left our home that day.) Here are some foods we were challenged to let go of and alternatives we’ve found to satisfy our cravings. Read more

8 Reasons Why You Should Quit Soda Today

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Reasons To Quit Soda Today

Soda was a normal thing in our household. I was raised to love it and we drank it every day. I didn’t make the decision to quit soda until in my twenties. It’s normal to drink soda regularly, isn’t it?

The only issue with soda is it’s incredibly unhealthy for you. (Like WAYY unhealthy!) It leads to many of the health problems we see in our culture today. The darn things are everywhere! You can go anywhere and order a Coke. The drink is also highly addictive. These companies know exactly what they’re doing to push revenues through the roof by ensuring you’ll purchase more in the future. After learning the health effects of consuming this soft drink, I chose to stand up and say, “No more!”

It was incredibly tough for me to stop drinking soda. The more I tried to stop, the more I wanted it. I was caught up in an addiction that I was determined to win. After failing multiple times, my victory finally prevailed. At last, I can say I’m free from carbonated drinks and I’m glad for it. However, many people give me weird looks when I politely decline soda. It makes me feel like an outcast.

Why should you quit soda?

I know normal people drink soda, but I’m weird okay? I want to take care of my body and live as long as I can. Let’s examine some reasons why soda is so bad for the human body. (And why you should stay far away from it!) Read more