Stress Management

The Right Way To Start Your Day

Have you been running around each morning with a crazy amount of stress bringing you down? Need a pick-me-up each day just to function normally? Well, then you’ve been starting your mornings all wrong. When it comes to starting your day off right, nutritionist, chef, and Vitasoy ambassador, Zoe Bingley-Pullin, has all of the right starting tips. Follow through on Zoe’s morning routine to feel your very best as soon as you hop out of bed.

Zoe’s first step for her morning routine consists of drinking 1 liter of water before she leaves the house. “It’s important to drink at least 2L of water each day to balance your fluids, flush out toxins and keep your skin looking hydrated.” she says. “I keep a liter water bottle beside my bed so I can grab it and start hydrating as soon as I wake up.”

The second step in Zoe’s morning routine is to meditate or stretch for at least 5 – 10 minutes. If you’re unsure of how to meditate on your own, Zoe suggests simply finding a quite area in your home where you can sit and just focus on your breathing.

Finally, Zoe is quiet adamant about not leaving the house before having a healthy breakfast meal. “If you skip breakfast, you’re setting yourself up for blood sugar highs and lows all day – not great news if you’re running on an on-the-go schedule,” Zoe says. So prepare a fruit and vegetable smoothie in the morning, have a yogurt, or make yourself some avocado toast just to give you that initial kick-start energy you’ll need.


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Costco Issues A Huge Frozen Vegetable Recall

There’s a bad news alert for customers that have been relying on Costco for all of their frozen vegetable needs. It seems that this week, an entire line of frozen vegetables was recalled due to a possible listeria contamination. The brand in question happens to be CRF Frozen Foods, with their frozen mixed vegetables, green peas, and sweet corn all being recalled. If CRF Frozen Foods doesn’t ring a bell with you, then you may recognize the brand by their different names such as True Goodness By Meijer, Wellsley Farms Organic, Organic By Nature, Organic By Nature – Canada, and Schwan’s.

A long list of states happen to be affected by this recall, some of which include: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and West Virginia. You can find a complete list of the affected states on the FDA’s official site. The Canadian provinces that happen to be affected are: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Luckily for all those in the affected areas, the recall was simply a precaution as the frozen vegetables could have possibly been contaminated. Listeria is a serious problem for women who are pregnant, the elderly, and those who may have a compromised immune system.

So far there have been no reported incidents of listeria contamination from anyone. The symptoms of listeria include vomiting, fever, and diarrhea. If you happen to be experiencing these symptoms contact a medical professional.

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