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Asia was the summer 2015 health intern and now contributes original recipes to Boston magazine. She is a Tulane University graduate with degrees in public health and English. Asia is also a NASM-certified personal trainer and maintains her own health and wellness website, Body by Asia.
From Milton to Maine, your next great outdoor adventure awaits. New England has some of the most exquisite hikes in the world, offering adventure, fitness, and Instagram-worthy views. Here, we've selected 55 amazing hikes to try this year, from the bucolic fields of Middlesex Fells to the waterfalls of Maine.
Bacteria is everywhere-it lurks on every surface you touch, the food you eat, and floats through the air. But while some bacteria can make you sick, there's also a variety of beneficial bacteria. Enter: probiotics. These probiotics can be found in the latest health craze: fermented foods.
If you had told me four years ago that I would end up at Tulane for college, I probably would have laughed at you. Tulane was a last minute school that I added to my college list and I certainly had no plans to come here.
One glance at Instagram will tell you avocado toast is a huge food trend, and for good reason. Avocados are rich in vitamins, fatty acids, and monounsaturated fat, which helps lower bad cholesterol and the risk of heart disease.
These are some cool parents^^ I'll never forget that one night in the spring of my senior year of high school, when I sat on my parents bed, bawling my eyes out. They both kind of chuckled at me, amused that I was working myself up so much. "Why are you crying?!
In recent years, the popularity of non-dairy milks -soy, rice, almond, and more-has risen dramatically. Whether it's because the milk is vegan, lactose-free, or has a lower calorie count, more people are incorporating these milks into their healthy lifestyle.
Have you ever found yourself staring into your refrigerator on a Sunday night, realizing you have no healthy food for the week ahead? This common problem can be fixed with a simple solution: meal prep. "Having a plan is the best way to ensure that you'll have healthy options," says registered dietitian Marci Anderson Evans.
One of the latest superfoods sweeping the nation, acai (ah-sigh-ee), is a powerful berry that contains fiber and antioxidants, which may help protect cells from damaging free radicals. Blend acai with milk, frozen fruit, and nut butters, and you'll get a vibrant bowl filled with nutrients.