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Take Advantage of Your Hormones to Sculpt Your Best Body Ever

exercise hormonesEvery time you exercise, special hormones in your body spring into action. Released by your system when you move, they give you energy, spark your motivation, and boost your mood. "Hormones are essential for your ability to work out effectively," says Katarina Borer, Ph.D., a professor of movement science and the director of the Exercise Endocrinology Laboratory at the University of Michigan.

Could This Drink from Starbucks Boost Your Milk Supply?

Everyone loves pink Starburst candies, so it's no surprise that a Starbucks drink that's reminiscent of the candy has developed a cult following. Fans order the brand's Strawberry Acai Refresher mixed with a bit of coconut milk, and the result has been dubbed the "Pink Drink," which you can find on the brand's permanent menu now.

It's a pretty delicious concoction, but if recent reports are any indication, taste may not be the only thing going for the popular order.

Egg Rolls with Moringa Leaves

In this moringa recipe, eggs are rolled with green chilies, cheddar cheese, and yup, moringa leaves to make this twist on the omelet.

Get the recipe: Egg Rolls with Moringa Leaves

Photo: Archana's Kitchen

Healthy Moringa Oatmeal

Green oatmeal? This breakfast looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book! But the slightly sweet flavor of the moringa pairs well with the pistachios, shredded coconut, and almond milk in the oatmeal.

Get the recipe: Healthy Moringa Oatmeal


Chunky Monkey Moringa Smoothie

You're used to adding a scoop of protein powder to your smoothies, so consider moringa your next foray into powdered nutrition. Moringa is a great post-workout option as it's high in protein, vitamin C, potassium, and calcium.

Get the recipe: Chunky Monkey Moringa Smoothie

Photo: Making Thyme for Health