Part of staying healthy is staying in the know and keeping up to date on what’s going on in the world around us. If you’re on the go and still want to keep up with what’s trending, we’re here to help! Here are the top links of the day in bite-size pieces.
5 Health Benefits of Peppermint (Huffington Post)
Next time you find yourself debating over whether or not to treat yourself to a candy cane or a peppermint mocha, don’t skip out on it. Peppermint has a lot of great health benefits, and even just smelling peppermint can help curb cravings and make you feel more alert.
If you are environmentally conscious or interested in philanthropy, shopping for big brand name products can be problematic. Some companies do not engage in practices that are good for the environment or for the people working in their factories, and many people do not want to buy products from those companies and thus sustain those practices. Greatist has put together an awesome list of companies producing athletic gear that make sure they leave a positive impact on the world.
Some people claim they can’t switch over to a healthy diet because fresh produce and other not-processed food is too expensive for their tight budgets. A recent study has found that swapping healthy items into your diet may not be as expensive as previously believed, and may only cost an extra $1.50 a day. While that amount can add up, it seems worth the try, especially since fresh produce goes a long way to keep you healthy!
If holiday shopping and avoiding decadent holiday foods at parties is getting you down instead of putting you in the Christmas spirit, this cat is probably your spirit animal. It looks weirdly like a person, and is rocking an awesome ‘stache, and really just hates Christmas. Or maybe he loves it and his face is just stuck like that.
The Most Tempting Photos of Veggies Ever? (Well+Good)
When placed alongside festive holiday desserts, vegetables can look pretty lame and less than tempting. These photos of veggies are pretty stunning, and almost make you want to eat some carrots or green beans instead of a brownie. Almost.