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Hot Chocolate [paleo, aip, dairy-free]

Hot Chocolate [paleo, aip, dairy-free]

Picture it: snow falling outside, fire burning, you sitting down on a comfortable chair wrapped up in a blanket drinking healthy hot chocolate.

Mmmm... Delicious!

While I don't happen to live in an area that gets a lot of snow, I still very much enjoy sipping on a nice cup of hot chocolate in the winter.  Something about hot drinks are so comforting and relaxing -- that warm sensation you get with each sip (or even simply holding your mug) makes you feel at peace.

Nature's Electrolyte Drink [paleo, AIP)

Nature's Electrolyte Drink [paleo, AIP)

Have you ever actually looked at the ingredient label on an electrolyte drink such as Gatorade or Powerade or another "healthy" sports drinks?  It may surprise you... (I'll give you hint: the second ingredient is something you usually see offered for dessert!)

Whether it contains glucose, corn syrup, sucrose, or dextrose (all ingredients in various types of sports drinks -- even the low calories ones), it's still a form of sugar!

Most people believe these drinks are good for you since they are so popular among the athletes.  But this is far from the truth!

Benefits of Water: 10+ Reasons to Drink More Water

Benefits of Water: 10+ Reasons to Drink More Water

"DRINK MORE WATER!" You probably hear this all the time...for good reason!  Water is vital for our bodies to perform properly.  I'm sure you're aware that our bodies consist primarily of water - everything from our brain down to our cells.  Water is the key to a full-functioning, feel-good body!  Humans can go over a month without food, but only about a week without water - much longer than that and our body begins to shut down from the inside-out...  It is THAT important!  There is a countless number of reasons to drink an adequate amount of water on a daily basis, but here are a few of my favorite benefits of water: