The Best and Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Stressed

Bella Breakdown If you’re feeling overwhelmed, these foods might make you feel better, or worse! These are some of the foods that will make you feel worse if you are already stressed out. Refined sugar: The immediate blood sugar rush and subsequent crash will make you tired and cranky. Salt: Excess salt intake can make you feel bloated and even raise your blood pressure if you already deal with hypertension. Caffeine: Too much caffeine can leave you jittery and anxious. Go for these nutrient–dense foods instead, which can help with stress relief in the long term. Vitamin C: Regularly...

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This Low-Carb Avocado Bun BLT Is Genius

Bella Breakdown We are all about those healthy fats. To make this delicious recipe: – Cook your bacon in a frying pan and drain the fat – Slice an avocado in half and remove the pit and skin – Sprinkle salt, pepper, and a swipe of mayonnaise onto both halves of your avocado “bun” – Layer on the lettuce, bacon and tomato. – Put it together like a sandwich and sprinkle sesame seeds on top. BAM, the guilt free BLT is ready to be...

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Salted Caramel Fondue Recipe

Bella Breakdown Everything tastes better dipped in salted caramel fondue. Give it a try! You can make this gooey yummy recipe in 3 simple steps! 1.) Melt soft caramels and heavy cream in a pot 2.) Cook over low heat for 15 minutes 3.) Whisk in flaky sea salt and begin dipping! Some great dipping ideas are apples, pretzels and graham...

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Zits are No Match for This Magic Ingredient

Bella Breakdown It’s been fun, acne. The secret ingredient to getting rid of acne is activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is the stuff used in water filters that attracts water’s impurities. It also acts like a magnet when used on your face, pulling toxins, dirt, and oil from pores. It has antibacterial properties and is gentle on the skin. There are many charcoal cleansers you can buy, or you can make your own. To make one at home, combine 1 teaspoon (five tablets) of activated charcoal, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1/4 cup unscented pure castile soap, 1 tablespoon of...

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Cramp Relief Smoothie Recipe

Bella Breakdown This cramp-busting smoothie will help you fight hunger as well as PMS! Carrots help lower hormones and detoxify the body, pineapple helps to ease bloating, banana helps to ease muscle cramps, ginger helps calm and soothe cramps, turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, Kefir fights against PMS and bloating. Combine these six ingredients in a blender. PM-YES! Next time your aunt flow pays you a visit, try this yoga routine designed to help out us Bellas with...

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