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Top 3 healthy meals from celebrity chefs

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Gordon Ramsay

Healthy cooking can be a massive challenge, especially if you have a hectic schedule where you don’t have much time to spend on food. However, if you have a family with young children, you must promote positive, healthy eating habits at mealtime. Think you could do with a helping hand? Here are some great healthy recipes from the world’s most famous culinary artists.

Honey-glazed carrots and parsnips, Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay is well known for his temper, and of course, his food. If you’re looking for something healthy and delicious, then Ramsay’s glazed vegetable dish is a must-try. The veggies are roasted with star anise, thyme, cinnamon and honey, culminating in a sweet and sticky glaze that you’ll be adding to every Sunday roast.

Chopped salad, Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay’s chopped salad is technically called “Sophie’s Chopped Salad” – which is the name of Bobby’s daughter. It contains a range of nutritious, healthy greens, which are essential to every type of diet. It also includes tomatoes, chickpeas, red beans, olives, cheddar cheese and tortilla chips for garnish. A simple, easy-to-make salad that everyone will enjoy.

Broccoli sautéed in wine and garlic, Mario Batali

According to Batali, this is one of his favourite recipes. It’s simple, delicious and very healthy. All you need is 1 head of broccoli, 1 orange and 1 lemon (all fresh). Side ingredients include olive oil, garlic, white wine and hot red pepper flakes. Using a sauté pan, heat the oil with the garlic until it begins sizzling. Once it’s sizzling, add the broccoli to the pan and commence adding wine to the pan, as this will keep the garlic from browning. Cook until the broccoli stalks are tender (usually 8-10 minutes), before adding red pepper flakes and the lemon and orange zest.

I have been writing about lifestyle for over 10 years and most recently Clare. I graduated in 2003 from Carnegie Mellon University with a Masters in Journalism and I use my journalism skills to navigate the lifestyle world.

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Struggling to lose weight? Check out some great health advice from these celebs

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Nicole Kidman

You don’t necessarily need to visit a nutritionist or doctor for any health concerns unless of course, they are more severe and chronic. If you’re just researching ways to lose weight, improve your workout or enhance your diet, then check out some of these nifty tips from the world’s most healthy celebrities.

Jennifer Lopez avoids caffeine

Jennifer Lopez received rave reviews in 2019 for her role as a stripper in the film “Hustlers”. When asked about how she keeps her body in shape, she recommended avoiding caffeine as much as possible. This includes no alcoholic beverages or coffee. On top of this, she doesn’t smoke.

Jennifer Aniston eats her comfort foods with a healthy twist

Jennifer Aniston does a lot of yoga and exercises often. However, she can’t part ways with some of her favourite foods and dishes (many of which aren’t healthy). She likes to swap out pasta sheets for roasted vegetables and uses turkey bacon when cooking her homemade carbonara (turkey bacon has fewer calories than regular bacon).

Halle Berry has four small daily meals

Halle Berry was diagnosed with diabetes at just 19 years of age. While managing her condition, Berry claims she has four “small” meals every day. She includes a lot of vegetables in each meal and drinks plenty of water. She also likes to avoid processed sugars and manufactured foods, like bread.

Nicole Kidman uses the 80:20 rule

One of Australia’s most acclaimed actresses, Kidman is well-known for sticking with the 80:20 rule when dieting. What does this mean? Well, 80% of your diet should be considered “healthy”, as in sticking to recommended fruit, vegetable and protein intake. The other 20% of your diet can be regarded as luxuries or foods you would only eat in moderation.

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Bryn Carden Explains Why You Should Never Sacrifice Sleep

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The world is full of sleep-deprived individuals trying to survive and manage life. Scientists suggest that humans need to get at least eight to ten hours of sleep a night, which by that time request, sleep is viewed as a luxury for most. However, the reality of a sleepless society results in declining personal health and wellness.

Bryn Carden, a student, studying Finance with a Real Estate Concentration at Texas Christian University while pursuing an entrepreneurial career, considers self-health a passion and says that sleep is something that people with busy schedules do not have to sacrifice. Sleep is an essential cornerstone to good health, and being adequately rested possesses more benefits for overall well being than skipping a solid night’s rest.

What Happens to Health When Sacrificing Sleep?

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that a third of the human population is sleeping for less than seven hours a night. Besides the common grumpiness and grogginess that comes with lack of sleep, more severe health risks can come with not getting enough shut-eye.

Not getting enough sleep can cause the body to have poor functioning, cognitive and reflex responses. During a clinical trial sleep study, researchers found that individuals getting no more than six hours per night for two weeks had declined in cognitive functions and reflexes just as drastically as people who had received little to no sleep for two consecutive nights.

Lack of quality sleep can also lead to health issues such as weight gain or even a shorter lifespan. When not getting the proper amount of sleep, the body can increase unhealthy cravings or hunger, leading to weight gain and even obesity. When a person reaches their necessary REM (rapid eye movement) cycles, their body can sufficiently serve the peptides and healthily regulate appetite.

The founder of Fatigue Science states that sleep is as essential to the body as food and water. In other words, people should stop sacrificing sleep and aim to productively rest by following these tips to better sleep.

How to Sleep Well

Entrepreneurs, college students, and anyone with a busy schedule are familiar with the importance of time efficiency. Approaching sleep with a time-efficient mindset will set anybody up for better sleep success and health results.

Try sleeping in colder temperatures between sixty and sixty-seven degrees for those who toss and turn in their sleep. Finding warmth under covers and amidst pillows will help settle the body for a good night’s rest.

During the day, avoiding caffeine after noon while fitting in thirty minutes to one hour of sweaty exercise will greatly assist in reaching those REM stages when it is time to sleep. And with the mention of time, scheduling a bedtime that stays the same regardless of the week’s day will establish a regular sleep-wake cycle, leading to fewer all-nighters and more effortless and healthy sleep.

On stressful days, even after establishing a sleep-wake cycle, adding time for a bedtime yoga routine or meditation will relieve tension that negatively affects sleep time.

About Bryn Carden

Bryn Carden is a versatile young entrepreneur with a deep sense of compassion and the desire to help make the world a better place. In 2017, she founded Styles for Smiles – a company selling bracelets to support the Smile Train Organization. The proceeds from selling Bryn’s designs have already helped fund cleft palate repairs for 16 children in developing countries.

 

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Nancy Mello is a psychic/clairvoyant who wants to understand the science behind her abilities

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Nancy Mello

Nancy Mello is a psychic, animal intuitive, and clairvoyant based in Connecticut who believes that both science and spiritualism should coexist. Through her work, Nancy has seen the incredible benefits that being able to connect with “the other side” brings to her clients.

The fact that there is no current scientific explanation for Nancy’s abilities leads many to dismiss her as a liar, something which is very hurtful for the mother of 2. Nancy is always worried that her children will be teased/bullied because of what their mother does for a living.

The truth is Nancy knows her abilities are real and has been able to produce amazing results for the people she’s worked with. While this evidence is all anecdotal, Nancy believes it’s a great starting point for more research to be done to understand her abilities.

Nancy’s end goal is to help fund research into her abilities so that people (herself included) can get a better understanding. She has even flagged she would be willing to undergo CAT scans of her brain to figure out what synapses are firing differently for her than other people.

All of this is reflective of Nancy’s sincerity in what she does. She never seeks to scam or rip people off – she seeks to use her abilities in an honest way to give her clients the answers they are looking for.

Whether she is helping a daughter connect with her deceased father, or helping a family find a lost pet, Nancy gives 110% of herself to the task. Nancy admits that it can sometimes be exhausting doing what she does, but she cleverly spaces out her readings so that she never gets overwhelmed.

Hopefully, one-day science will be able to advance enough that we have full-understanding of the abilities of Nancy and others like her.

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