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It’s believed about 10 million Americans are deficient in iron. So, if you’ve been feeling extra fatigued lately, there’s a chance low-iron may be to blame. While the body is able to store about 1 to 3 years worth of iron, it’s really easy for your stores to run low. Why? Not only is iron a notoriously hard mineral to absorb, it can also be easily lost.  And while vegetarian and vegan diets are often linked with iron deficiency, steak eaters are equally at risk to go low on this essential mineral that plays a variety of important roles in the body. If you’re low in iron it’s hard for your blood to stay oxygenated which is why you may feel weak, exhausted, or short of breath when your stores are low. When our iron levels drop so low that it affects our hemoglobin, this is what is called #anemia.   Symptoms of low iron and iron deficiency can include: • Shortness of breath • Dizziness or lightheadedness • Feelings of weakness • Fatigue • Brain Fog • Depression • Increased heart rate • Skipped heartbeats or heart palpitations • Thyroid issues • Brittle Nails • Hair loss • Pale Skin • Poor sleep • Anxiety Even if you’re eating a balanced diet with a variety of different iron-rich food sources including meat, poultry, legumes, leafy greens, nuts, and seeds, taking a supplement might still be necessary to get your stores up to healthy levels. One breakthrough, plant-based, iron supplement called Ferritin+ from @FloraHealthy is an iron supplement made with naturally iron-rich, organic peas. Iron is extracted from peas in the form of a protein called ferritin which is easily absorbed. With only one capsule needed per day, supplying 111% of your RDI of iron per day, Ferritin+ is a gentle way to get your iron levels where they need to be so you can get that pep back in your step. If you think you would benefit from a plant-based iron supplement, TAP OUR LINK to learn more about Ferritin+!

How To Start A Financial Fast

If you are wondering how to pay off debt and/or looking to improve your spending and set yourself on a path to financial success, a financial fast might be a good idea for you. For example, if seeing influencers and ads on Instagram makes you want to spend with reckless abandon, consider deleting the app for a few weeks or setting up a time limit to lessen your doom scrolling. There are several different budgeting methods, including the 50/30/20 rule, which suggests putting 50% toward what you need, 30% toward what you want, and 20% toward savings and debt repayment, and the envelope system, which has you set aside cash in different envelopes by category and allows you only to spend what’s in each envelope. Take time to focus on the things you really need to spend money on, like groceries and rent, and the things you could probably give up for a while, like fancy dinners out and extra-foam lattes.

#ad Our Taco Salad just went plant-based and we're in love! (Get the recipe below) If you're looking for more ways to make eating plant-based easier (we're so with you!) be sure to check out Open Nature® and O Organics® plant-based and vegan products. #OpenNature products are free-from icky 110 food ingredients #OOrganics is USDA-certified organic and always non-GMO Both are minimally processed with NO artificial flavors or preservatives!The taco "meat" for this salad is made with a Plant-Based Ground Pea Protein that cooks and tastes virtually identical to real meat! Try it with all your favorite recipes that call for ground meat (meatballs, burgers, tacos, etc.) RECIPE: Easy Plant-Based Taco Salad Plant-Based Taco "Meat" (16 oz.) Open Nature Plant-Based Ground Pea Protein (find in the plant-based meat section at ACME) 1 tbsp avocado or neutral oil 2/3 cup prepared salsa 2 tbsp chili powder 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp garlic powdersalt + pepper (or to taste) Salad Toppers (optional) Romaine lettuce (or your fav greens) Warmed black beans Tomatoes Corn Cilantro Pickled jalapenos Green Onion Sliced Avocado Shredded Cheese (Vegan or Dairy) Sour Cream ( Vegan or Dairy) Salsa Tortilla chips or shreds Directions 1. Heat a large heavy pan or skillet over medium heat with the oil. 2. Add the Open Nature Plant-Based Ground Pea Protein and sprinkle the spices on top. 3. Cook for about 5 minutes, browning the "protein grind" as you break it apart with your spatula. 4. Add the salsa and cook for about 3-5 more minutes, or until all the protein is fully browned. 5. In a bowl, build your salad with the suggested salad toppers. 6. Serve with fresh lime and hot sauce or dressing of your choice. For more plant-based goodness, Shop O Organics and Open Nature at your local #ACME online! And don't forget to download the @acmemarkets app! It makes shopping a breeze! Plus, you can order groceries for pickup/delivery, save $ with coupons, + earn rewards and free items! See more https://lnk2.io/wQYbRTJ

The Most Powerful Ashwagandha Supplement For Stress Relief

These powerful plants contain special compounds that can naturally help regulate our hormones and metabolism, but one of the most important benefits of adaptogens is the way they help our body adapt to stress and protect us from the damage it can cause on a cellular level. In a two-month randomized, double-blind study of 60 participants with mild stress, researchers found that those adults who were given a 240 mg of full-spectrum extract of ashwagandha root experienced a significant reduction of stress, anxiety and cortisol levels after two months as compared to the placebo group. In fact, KSM-66 Ashwagandha® has been clinically proven to help reduce stress, anxiety, cortisol levels, and stress-related food cravings while helping to improve memory and cognitive function. Other vitamins included like Vitamin D can help with mood and immunity, while antioxidant-acting vitamins like A, C, and E can reduce damage caused by free radicals, which can be high during times of stress.

We just found the best kept secret pizza flavor combo ever! #ad It's so simple it's genius! What is this magical combination? It's ➜ Your Fav Pizza + #MikesHotHoney = Best Pizza Flavor Combo Ever! 😍 Combining a little sweet with a little heat, @mikeshothoney is a chili infused honey that tastes amazing on just about anything it crosses paths with. After trying it on one of our favorite pizzas made with prosciutto and arugula from our favorite pizza spot @cafesitaly, we were instantly hooked. It's like an explosion of flavors and textures. You have the sweet and spicy from the honey, the salty tender prosciutto, the peppery bite from the fresh arugula, and the rich buttery cheese. All that layered on the perfect pizza dough finished with a bit of crunch from the crust. Perfection! Unbelievable! We need more pizza! If you love sweet + a little heat you have to give this a try. Order up a pizza from your favorite local spot and then drizzle on some #MikesHotHoney. Anytime you're trying new delicious things, eating pizza, and supporting a small local business it's a triple win. And we promise it will change your pizza game forever. Our fav new condiment, #MikesHotHoney is also incredible drizzled on fried chicken (fried anything really), all the tacos (every last one of them), salads, cheeses, BBQ, seafood, roasted veggies, yogurt, oatmeal, bacon, pancakes, cornbread, or stirred into teas, coffee, espresso, and cocktails. Believe us there's lots more. To try Mike's Hot Honey on a slice for yourself (any true foodie will have to), see our story to choose your own flavor adventure. #SupportLocalPizza #MikesHotHoney🍕Night https://mikeshothoney.com/

Veestro Weight Loss Plan Review: Everything You Need To Know.

So, if you love the idea of a plant-based diet but don’t know where to start, the Weight Loss Meal Plan from Veestro, the #1 vegan plant-based meal plan delivery makes it incredibly easy. The Veestro weight loss plan is perfect for anyone looking to shed some pounds with a plant-based meal plan but doesn’t want the hassle of shopping, prepping, and meal-planning. If you want to lose some weight with healthy, plant-based meals made with organic ingredients all portioned out and ready to go, this plan is for you. If you’re trying to shed a few pounds, but don’t know where to start, Veestro’s Weight Loss Plan is the perfect option.

#ad21+ Spritzers = Summer Refreshment Perfection! Stay chill all summer long with this super easy, but super tasty recipe for our Grapefruit Strawberry Rosé Spritzers made with Grapefruit flavored Soleil by Signature SELECT™ Sparkling Water from #ACME.Get the recipe below! Calorie Free, Sweetener Free, and Sodium Free, #SoleilSparklingWater comes in more awesome flavors like Blood Orange, Cucumber Melon, Mixed Berry, and Lime and new flavors about to hit shelves include Tangerine, Watermelon, Raspberry Lime, and Mango! And how about some music with that spritzer? If you want to #siptothebeat each Soleil Sparkling Water flavor comes with its own unique Spotify Playlist like Good Times, Chill Vibes, or Amped Beats to help you perfectly set the mood. Just check the Soleil packaging to find the playlist. When you shop be sure to use the #ACME app! It makes shopping super easy, saves you $$$, earns you rewards, personalized deals, and free stuff too! Grapefruit Strawberry Rosé Spritzers Ingredients 4 quarter slices of grapefruit 2 medium strawberries sliced 1/4 cup grapefruit juice handful of ice 1/2 cup rosé wine Signature SELECT Soleil Grapefruit Sparkling Water Directions Add the grapefruit slices and fresh strawberries to a wine glass. Muddle with a spoon or muddler if you have one to release juice. Top with 1/2 cup of ice. Add the wine and fill the glass to the top with Soleil Grapefruit Sparkling Water. Add more fruit for garnish! Note: If your rosé wine is dry, add a little agave or sweetener of choice to taste for a hint of sweet. See which Soleil Sparkling Water flavors are available from your local @acmemarkets at https://lnk2.io/wqfrNcS Please drink responsibly!

17 Lucky Green Cocktail Recipes For St. Patrick's Day

So this St. Patrick’s Day forget those ambiguous green beers and instead try one of these delicious, Irish inspired green cocktail recipes instead! St. Patrick’s Day cocktail is an original recipe from the famous Pat O’Brien’s in New Orleans. If you prefer a whiskey cocktail this St. Patrick’s Day, Sweet Pea’s Kitchen has you covered. Made with Irish Cream liqueur and white chocolate pudding, these shots will be a special delight to your eyes and your taste buds this St. Patrick’s Day.

Part of reaching your fitness goals is all about finding ways to fire the flames of motivation within you. And having someone keep you accountable is 100% key to achieving your goals! Even professional athletes have trainers. Why? Because it works. This is what makes an app like @futurefitapp better than the rest. What other app gives you the opportunity to be trained by an elite coach that will create a personalized fitness plan for you and personally motivate you each day to make sure you're hitting your goals? Over 80% of Future coaches have trained pro, collegiate, or Olympic athletes and over 95%+ have a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. They know exactly how to get your butt into shape, whether you're just getting back into a routine or you're looking to take your workouts to the next level. As someone who always struggled big-time with exercising consistently, Future and my coach @lorigray_cpt somehow worked some magic and now I can't get enough! I can't wait to see where it all takes me. Need more motivation to get fit and not give up on your fitness goals? TAP OUR LINK for 17 Ways To Stay Motivated To Exercise and get 50% off your first month of Future. http://tryfuture.com/betterliving https://onbetterliving.com/fitness-motivation #FutureofFitness #FuturePartner

#FuturePartner Update! – 45 Days In/30 @FutureFitApp Workouts Completed! I can’t believe it, but it’s been 45 days and I’ve officially completed 30 workouts with Future! Am I still loving my experience? Yes, 100%! Would I change anything? At the moment – no. I feel like I’m on such a good track with my fitness journey by letting my coach guide me. And I have no intention of slowing down. If anything, using Future actually has me in love with fitness and working out again, for good. Here’s what I’ve learned after 30 Future workouts: ❖ I’m Starting to Enjoy Aspects of Working Out I Used to Avoid Fact: I used to hate working out with weights and doing lunges. But since my coach has included them in my workouts, I’m seeing results and getting stronger. With a little practice, I’ve learned that dumbbells and lunges aren’t so evil after all. ❖ My Coach Keeps Me Super Motivated to Workout Even When I’m Not Loving Life Have I woken up every morning since starting Future dying to workout? I’m only human, so no. Some days you have too much work, you’re tired or don’t feel your best. But honestly, it’s those days that getting motivating messages from my coach @lorigray_cpt has made me get my butt into gear to get my workout done. It’s so true that you’ll never feel sorry for working out, you’ll only regret not doing it in the first place. ❖ I Feel Better and More Energetic Than I Have In a While There’s no doubt that working out has given me more energy. And the positive changes that I’m seeing in my body, like more toned legs and arms, are fueling my motivation to keep working out. ❖ Final Thoughts I’m truly loving my experience with Future and feel like it’s worth a try for anyone looking to start working out or take their fitness to a new level. Honestly, I’ve never been so excited to keep working out and see where Future and my awesome coach will take me. Want to Try Future for Yourself? Future offers a 30-day risk free trial and readers of Better Living will also get 50% OFF their first month of Future! TAP OUR LINK to get started now! http://tryfuture.com/betterliving https://onbetterliving.com/future-app/ #FutureofFitness

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