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Lifestyle, Health, Nutrition & Inspiration from Luvo

5 Fresh Places To Picnic This Spring

Picnics are one of my favorite things to do in the spring and summer. From spur-of-the-moment sandwiches on the lawn to well-planned feasts with friends—what’s not to love about spending time outside, among the trees and butterflies, enjoying great company and a plate (or three) of delicious food? Whether you pick the standard afternoon time slot or a breakfast-themed bash, eating outdoors is always rejuvenating and relaxing.… Read more »

Garlic 101

Garlic. We often have it on hand, and we eat it all the time, but how much do we really know about this pungent vegetable? In honor of Garlic Day on April 19, we thought we’d put a post together on some of the facts, so next time you mince, mash or chop, you’ll know a bit more about what makes garlic so special.… Read more »

Seven Hacks to Reduce Stress Now

For better or worse, stress is a part of everyday life. Not all stress is bad. Acute stress, which is in response to a specific event, can sometimes be good for you. The hormones released help prepare you to deal with the situation and gives you the energy you need to take action. However, if you’re … Read more »

11 Health Mistakes You Don’t Want Your Kids to Make

Lots of big life changes accompany your 20’s – finding a new job, moving to a new city, searching for a new apartment, paying bills you never knew existed, and falling in and out of relationships more times than you can count. Amid all these changes you may find your health taking a back seat.… Read more »

How to Freeze Food Without Plastic

Reducing our reliance on plastic products just makes good sense for the environment and our health, especially when you consider that some plastic products can actually leech unhealthy chemicals into your food. Even the plastic products made free from toxic BPA can be just as bad. On top of that, plastic containers might be… Read more »

How Well Do You Know Your Seedlings?

I like to play a game when I drive past a farm or orchard, and try to guess what fruit or vegetable I’m looking at. I usually lose, and I’m the only one playing. Of course, the game only works when someone else in the car has a pretty good knowledge of fruits and vegetables, because I typically don’t have a clue what I’m looking at. We … Read more »

5 Tricks to Help You Drink More Water at Work

Whether you’re stuck at your desk or on your feet for 8+ hours a day, your body is always losing water and it needs to be replenished. It’s recommended that the average adult drink eight, eight ounce glasses, which equals to about two litres or half a gallon of water every day. That’s because 70% of our body is comprised of water, and our cells and organs depend on adequate water to function.… Read more »