Energizing Snacks for Exhausted Moms & Dads

ModBalls: Energizing Snacks for Exhausted Moms & Dads

Parenting is a demanding job. It takes a lot of energy to care for tiny humans, and unlike other jobs, being a parent isn’t confined within certain working hours. So what can exhausted moms and dads do to replenish their energy and stave off parental burnout?

Read on to learn more about natural energy sources that can re-energize exhausted moms and dads and help prevent parental burnout.

Are Sports Gels Your Best Option for Sustained Energy?

Having enough energy is essential — especially for endurance athletes — but not all products marketed as sources of energy are actually beneficial. Even popular energy boosters like sports gels, also known as energy gels, have their drawbacks. Read on to learn more about sports gels and how they’re used, along with a clean energy alternative to try instead.

Energy Shots (or Maybe Not?)

Energy shots sound like the perfect solution to the chronic afternoon slump. After all, what better way to perk up your waning energy than by taking a quick shot of caffeine to push you through those last few hours of the work day? Read on for what you need to know about your favorite energy shots, as well as some of the best alternatives to consider when you’re running low on energy.

Healthy Alternatives to Soda

Giving up sodas can be hard. The sweet addiction is available at nearly every restaurant, store, and street corner, and it’s ubiquitous presence in advertising makes it difficult to forget. There are, however, plenty of great alternatives that can satisfy your sweet tooth — without leaving you crashing.

Adaptogens: Old Medicine in the New World

Adaptogens are a wonderful way to enhance your current diet with herbs and foods that have been used to cure illnesses and heal wounds for centuries. As scientists learn more about them and companies integrate them as ingredients into more recipes, we’ll likely see them more often in the future.

Macro v Micro Nutrients: Why Your Life Depends on Both

While several contemporary diets focus solely on macro nutrients, a healthy, sustainable diet relies on an adequate consumption of both macro and micronutrients. Maintaining a diet that is varied, with attention to foods that are particularly nutrient dense, can help you meet both your macro and micro nutrient needs.

Exploring the Uses & Health Benefits of Ginger Root

Modballs: Exploring the Uses & Health Benefits of Ginger Root

From ginger ale to gingerbread, the yummy applications of ginger root are many. This little root is immensely popular as a flavoring for several types of foods and beverages. But it’s more than just a spice: there are also many health benefits of ginger root, which is why we chose it as one of our powerful, nutrient-rich ModBalls ingredients.

Read on to learn more about the various health benefits of ginger root and how to get more of it in your diet.

Monk Fruit Benefits as a Sugar Substitute

ModBalls: Monk Fruit Benefits as a Sugar Substitute

To cut back on sugar, many health-conscious people turn instead to other types of natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, and fruit juices or nectars. One such natural sweetener, monk fruit, may not be as popular in the U.S. as other sugar replacements, but it’s started to gain attention in recent years because of its many health benefits.

Read on to learn more about potential monk fruit benefits and its usefulness as a sugar substitute.

10 Raw Honey Benefits & Why You Should Say Goodbye to Processed Honey

ModBalls 10 Raw Honey Benefits & Why You Should Say Goodbye to Processed Honey

Honey can be a great natural sweetener, but not all honey is created equal. Most of the honey you see at the grocery store is processed and may even contain added sugars. Raw honey, on the other hand, contains only (and all of) the ingredients Mother Nature built into it. While you might already think of honey as being more healthy than other sources of sugar, some of the specific raw honey benefits might still surprise you. Read on to learn about 10 raw honey benefits and why you should swap out your processed honey for raw.

How Antioxidants Work (Hint: Avoid Supplements)

ModBalls How Antioxidants Work (Hint: Avoid Supplements)

If you’ve ever justified a bar of dark chocolate or a glass of wine “because it’s high in antioxidants,” you’re in good company — and for good reason. Antioxidants are essential to maintaining balance in our bodies’ ecosystems and building a healthy defense against disease.
With all these products in circulation, it’s important to understand how antioxidants work so that we can search out products that benefit us — and avoid products that don’t. What are antioxidants, and how do they work to promote health? Which foods are actually antioxidant powerhouses, and which are mostly marketing? Read on to find out.