Side Effects of Energy Drinks: 7 Reasons You Need to Ditch It Now

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In today’s fast moving world, we’re all looking for ways to stay energized and make it through the day, and when our natural energy levels don’t seem to cut it, we need a little help. Some of us rely on caffeine, some on natural sources…

Tea Tutorial: Drinking Tea Properly for Every Occasion

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Drinking tea gets lost in the shuffle with the coffee hoopla out there. And with so many types of teas out there to choose from, which tea should you be drinking or offering guests at a certain time of the day? Below is a mini tutorial for…

How to Drink Japanese Sake Like a Total Boss

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Japanese sake is one of those adult beverages that too few people learn to fully appreciate because it can be even more intimidating to order than wine. There's a Japanese proverb that perfectly illustrates this complexity: It is the man who…

Leaves of Splendor: 15 Facts that Will Help You Make the Best Tea

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How to make the best tea can be pretty subjective considering the many different ways there are to drink this popular beverage. And it is extremely popular. According to the Tea Association of the U.S.A., "On any given day, over 158 million…

10 New Smoothie Recipes You Definitely Haven't Tried

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We're always on the lookout for tasty and healthy new smoothie recipes. Smoothies are a fantastic and tasty way to up your fruit and veggie intake as long as you're careful to avoid added sugar and stick to a 70/30 veggie to fruit ratio. According…

Sparkling, Shpritzers & Seltzer: Yay or Nay or Carbonated Water?

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As more and more people are cutting out sugary sodas, carbonated water is becoming an increasingly popular replacement. It's perfect — no calories, no chemicals and there's just something about bubbles that gives your drink that extra oomph.…

Summer Elixir: 8 Sangria Recipe Ideas to Sip on All Season

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It's not a summer party without the perfect sangria recipe. This cocktail is cool, fruity, boozy and so simple to make enough for a crowd. We've rounded up eight delectable recipes for sangria that range from light and bubbly to deep red with…

Smooth Sailing: 12 Smoothie Recipe Ideas You Won’t Believe You’ll Love

In life, much like smoothies, you get out of it what you put into it. So if nutrition and flavor is what you’re seeking there’s no end to your smoothie possibilities. And since these days there are so many ways of adding vitamin-happy…

Bullet Proof Coffee: 6 Reasons Why People are Putting Butter in their Java

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Want to drink a special coffee that will make you sharper and thinner? Just add butter. Whaaat? You heard right. Devotees of the paleo movement–that high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet–are turning their morning java into a slow-burning,…