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How to Enjoy Healthy White Wine

How to Enjoy Healthy White Wine

  A glass of wine is one of life’s simple pleasures. Like a warm bath or a much-needed meditation session on a stressful day, it’s a simple, easy way to unwind and reset.  It’s no secret, we at Smartvine love our healthy wine. So in honor of National White Wine day this August, we wanted to talk about white wine specifically. Why it’s special, and how to enjoy it.  Get the Right Wine When choosing white wine, most people have difficulty choosing between sauvignon blanc (a completely dry wine with hints of green apple, lime, white peach, and passion fruit)...

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Getting Your Diet Back on Track: 10 Practical Tips

Getting Your Diet Back on Track: 10 Practical Tips

We all know that awful feeling in the pit in your stomach from not hitting your goal, or the guilt of overindulging and blowing your diet.  Not everything comes easy, and a diet is one of the most common things to falter as time goes on.  If you get off track every now and then, it doesn't mean you are a failure. It means you are human. Getting back on track with your diet is easy - it starts with a good understanding of what went wrong and some healthy perspective on where to go. The good news is, you...

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Mindful Eating Exercises: 10 Ways to Practice Mindful Eating and Drinking

Mindful Eating Exercises: 10 Ways to Practice Mindful Eating and Drinking

Everyone's talking about mindfulness and all the mental benefits that come with it. It turns out that practicing mindful drinking and mindful eating exercises can lead to several physical benefits, including a healthier body and weight loss.  Just what is mindfulness anyway? And what does it have to do with eating?  Mindfulness is the practice of living in the present and taking the time to be aware of each moment. It's an exercise for the mind that makes your life and your wine more enjoyable.  Read on to learn ten ways you can start implementing mindful drinking and eating to...

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15 Healthy Vegan Summer Snack Recipes

15 Healthy Vegan Summer Snack Recipes

Once in a while, it's important to treat yourself to an evening of mouthwatering snacks and delicious wine.  "Mouthwatering snacks" doesn't have to mean deep-fried or sugar-filled. In fact, unwinding with unhealthy foods and sugary wines does more harm than good. You're punishing your body by feeding it food it can't get any nutritional value from, and undoing all the hard work you've done towards leading a healthy, active lifestyle.  The best way to pamper yourself, and your body, is by preparing delicious, healthy foods that don't make you feel guilty the next day. You'll enjoy the breadth and variety...

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What are You Craving? The Connection Between Food and Mood

What are You Craving? The Connection Between Food and Mood

For many of us, food is intimately connected to our most formative experiences. Cultures across the globe use feasts to celebrate weddings and holidays and to mourn at funerals.  In America, we associate food with the seasons—watermelon and barbeque in the summer, pumpkin spice in autumn, and rich hot cocoa during the winter. Food has a hold on our personal emotions as well. We seek out "treats" when we're happy and crave comfort foods when we're hurting. What about the psychology of food ties our feelings and our eating habits so closely together? Why do you crave unhealthy snacks, and...

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