Pregnancy Brain Is A Real Thing…Here’s What It Means

Bella Breakdown Calling all ladies who have experienced a little, well, forgetfulness during pregnancy…you are not alone, and whatever slipped your mind is part of a much bigger thing. The verdict is out, and it’s now scientifically proven that pregnancy brain is a real thing. Deacon University in Australia conducted a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia to find out just how many women experience this phenomenon dubbed, “Momnesia.” The poll was conducted with 1000 women, and the results concluded that 4 in 5 experience pregnancy brain. So what exactly does this entail? Pregnancy brain comes in...

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Chicken Stew

Bella Breakdown Melt butter in a large cast-iron pot or heavy-bottomed casserole over medium-high heat. Working in batches to avoid crowding the pot, add chicken and cook until well browned, 6–8 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a large plate and set aside. Meanwhile, bring 4 cups water to a boil in a small pot over high heat. Reduce heat to low to keep water hot. Add celery, carrots, onions, vinegar, fines herbes, and bay leaf to pot with butter and rendered chicken fat, scraping any browned bits stuck to bottom of pot. Season to taste with salt and...

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These Food Resolutions Are Key For A Healthier 2018

Bella Breakdown If you didn’t get to eat healthier this year as you intended to you should follow these food resolutions for a healthier 2018. Begin by making home cooked meals. It allows you to control what you are eating, plus you will save some money. Beware of snacking. It is estimated that a woman eats an extra 100,000 per year just from snacking at work! A smoothie or juice may not be good for you. There can be a lot of extra sugar and other ingredients in a drink that you think is healthy. Don’t stress so much. Counting...

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These Vegan Smoothies Are The Perfect Addition To Any Diet

Bella Breakdown Smoothies make for great snacks or meal replacements. Not only can you make some pretty tasty smoothies, they can be power-packed with nutrients and anti-oxidants that your body will thank you for. Whether you’re on a diet or just looking to add some healthy options to your life, these vegan smoothie add-on options are not only delicious but super healthy! Add these three vegan-friendly supplements to your next smoothie: 1. Chia seeds: they are a great source of vitamins, minerals and fatty acids. This gives you some added energy and can help curb cravings. 2. Moringa Powder:...

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It’s Time You See The ‘Canadian Galápagos’

Vacation #Goals Haida Gwaii, an island off of British Columbia’s northern coast, has a lot of nicknames….and none of them do this gem any justice. The Canadian Galápagos, Queen Charlotte Islands, whichever name you adhere to, is a vacation lovers’ dream trip. From abundant wildlife, to uplifting forest hikes to surfing…this island has it all. Here are the best times to plan your visit to Haida Gwaii, depending on your lifestyle: The surfer: Surfing season here is October to May, along North Beach, the Hiellen, Jungle Beach, and Rinnel Sound. The nature buff: If you love to camp, hike,...

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