Sweet summer is coming to an end, and if you’re gearing up for a long holiday weekend this Labor Day, don’t let your health take the back seat.
Believe it or not, there’s something about being in a car that makes you want to eat a lot of snacks. (We know the feeling!) Being miles away from your kitchen in addition to driving for hours without seeing anything more nutritionally promising than a gas station can really “crash” your diet. But, with a little smart packing and a good plan, you can eat almost as healthy on the road as you do at home. Here's a few tips:
Skip the drive-thru. While French fries are easy to eat with one hand, they’ll definitely add more unwanted junk in your trunk. Opt for fresh fruit instead that is low in calories and great for maintaining your electrolytes, which keep your muscles from getting stiff as you drive. Can’t finish it all in one bite? Sprinkle a little True Lemon over your fruit to keep it from browning during the ride.
When it comes to your waistline - how much you eat isn’t the only thing to be “consumed” with. When you eat can also make a difference in your weight too.
Believe it or not, your body is more prone to burn and store fat at certain times of day. And new studies have shown that to burn the most fat, you need to go 12 hours without eating – say from 8:00pm to 8:00am. So, it’s important to time (literally) your calorie intake accordingly.
Summer’s the time to dodge the gym (Adios treadmill!), but sky-high temps make workouts tougher and potentially more dangerous to your body. While the benefits of exercising outdoors - increased energy, improved mood, and reduced tension - are more than rewarding, the sizzling summer sun can really make you fizzle - literally!
Let’s paint the picture. In hot weather, your heart not only pumps blood to your working muscles but also sends blood to your skin so your body can release internal heat into the environment and help cool itself. Together, they create added stress on your cardiovascular system, which in turn increases your risk for dehydration and dangerous heat-related illnesses.
Whether you’re spending a vacation camping and hiking, running a 5k, or just doing more fun activities like biking, walking, and swimming, we’ve got some tips for how you can help beat the heat and stay hydrated through your next outdoor workout.
"You must be the change you wish see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
Becoming more eco-friendly in our everyday lives is not as hard as one would imagine. When thinking about how to become more eco-friendly in your daily life it’s great to remember the three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle. For example, when you make those well-deserved weekend trips to the beach take the time to clean out your car and recycle those old water bottles and soda cans that are quickly filling up the backseat.
Last week, True Lemon was included on the TODAY Show in a Joy Fit Club segment with Hoda and Kathie Lee Gifford.
31-year-old Kimberly from Indiana was profiled on the segment. She joined Weight Watchers, exercised, drank lots of water with True Lemon and went from 245 lbs. to 129. YAY Kimberly!
But we couldn’t help notice how Kathie Lee eyeballed the glass of True Lemon and said, “it doesn’t look so hot.”
Like True Citrus flavors, paletas cool you off and make summer muy fabuloso. In Mexico there’s a dozens of kinds of these luscious, juicy, frozen treats on a stick.
Paletas are easy to make (thanks in part to convenient packets of True Lemon, True Lime and True Grapefruit). Just heat, blend and freeze!
Between the tourist destinations of Belize and Costa Rica is El Salvador, a rural country that’s becoming more American by the minute – in what they eat, at least.
Thanks to junk food, it’s estimated that 85 percent of children in El Salvador’s countryside have tooth decay, leading to jaw infections, tooth loss and even malnutrition, since it hurts kids’ mouths to eat. Ouch!
Why so much decay? Because families in El Salvador’s rural areas can’t afford to go to a dentist. But they can afford cheap sodas and candies. The result: kids with teeth that are black and rotten to the root. Ouch!
What’s more delicious and better for you on a hot summer day than a glass of water chock full of ice cubes -- and your favorite all natural True Citrus flavor, of course? Actually, nothing!
We've already talked about how cold water boosts exercise. But does just drinking that icy cold water alone help you lose weight?
Here at True Citrus, where we make water more magical the natural way with 100% crystallized citrus, we’d like to take a look at whether or not the “Ice Water Diet” really works.
Summers are super hot in Baltimore, True Citrus’ hometown. And our humidity takes “big hair” to a whole new level.
But super hot is when True Citrus flavors shine brightest. So to help you chill out without AC bills going through the roof, here’s four cooling tips:
1. When it’s hot, stay away from juices and sodas with refined sugar. Despite those TV ads that make it seem like sodas are SO refreshing, drinking cola can actually make you hotter. Why? When you take in sugar, your blood sugar levels spike, raising your body temperature. Sugar also increases your heart rate by constricting your vascular system.
This Fourth of July, 236 years ago, Americans declared their independence from tyranny. Thomas Jefferson wrote:
“WHEN in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.”
The Declaration then goes on to state why exactly it was we Americans wanted out from under the thumb of the British Empire.
Here at all natural, all-American True Citrus, we think this holiday is a great time to declare independence from another kind of tyranny. Soft drinks.