Creator of lifestyle + wellness blog,, Annie is an entrepreneur through and through. Growing up, she suffered from celiacs disease and began juicing in order to give her body the fuel & nutrients it needed. Spurring her passion for nutrition and wellness, Annie went on to be the co-founder of Suja Juice. A New York Times Best Selling author, 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 feature, and certified holistic health coach Annie can be found blogging at BLAWNDE and on Instagram @annielawless_.

10 Healthy Fats You Need In Your Diet Now

It seems the minute we hear the word “fat”, we go running for the hills. It’s time we change our attitude towards fats because when eaten properly, they actually do our bodies a well of good. I have the personal struggle of Celiac Disease, meaning I have an intolerance to gluten. I realized through a lot of trial and error, the negative effects of grains and the wonders of fats. Not only are grains pretty hard on the digestive system, they can cause a pretty severe insulin reaction and elicit other hormonal responses that promote fat storage. Replacing grains with fats helped lubricate and nourish my digestive tract vs. tearing it up. Not to mention, I noticed my high-fat intake helped my skin, hair, and sleep all improve dramatically!