Poor Sleep and Cardiovascular Disease

Poor Sleep and Cardiovascular Disease: Is There a Connection?

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Feeling rested is one of the best perks of getting enough sleep every night. But it’s not the only one. It turns out keeping your heart healthy is another benefit of sufficient sleep, making it critically important that you get enough rest on a regular basis. Let’s take a closer look at the link between poor sleep and cardiovascular disease …

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6 Reasons Getting Better Sleep Should Top Your New Year’s Resolution List

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Whether you officially make New Year’s resolutions or not, chances are good that sleep, specifically more sleep, and better sleep, is on your list of things that need to improve in the new year. The cool thing about getting better — and more — sleep as a goal is that it doesn’t require a gym membership, a trainer, an expensive …

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Want to Build Lean Muscle Mass AND Get Better Sleep? Try Adding a Calcium Supplement

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The number one things I hear the vast majority of my friends complain about, (no matter what their age but definitely my fellow midlifers), is that they’d like to be stronger and more fit, and that they all need better sleep. Being stronger and fit at midlife means you’ve got to focus on building lean muscle mass, and accomplishing that …

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Carb Confusion is Real. Are Carbs Evil? Let’s Do Some Myth-Busting

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Carb confusion is real, and it’s something many people struggle with on a daily basis. “Carbs are evil,” is what you hear from just about everyone on the planet these days, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Carbohydrates provide fuel for the body in ways that other things don’t, and carbs are everywhere. As a result, carb confusion …

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When Do Women Need More Calcium and Why?

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As a woman, you can expect your body to go through physical changes during certain milestones in life. And that means you need to adjust the nutrients you’re getting—with calcium being a priority. After all, calcium is what helps keep your bones and muscles strong, your heart healthy, and your nervous system working properly, so you can’t risk a deficiency. …

uperfoods Pregnant Women Should Eat

5 Superfoods Pregnant Women Should Eat

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Eating healthy is important during pregnancy, so if your diet is not ideal, now is your chance to fix that. After all, you need certain nutrients in order to help your baby develop properly. For instance, according to the American Pregnancy Association, folic acid can prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida, while iron is essential for getting oxygen to …

Calcium-Rich Kid-Friendly Recipes

Calcium-Rich Recipes Your Kids Will Actually Love

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Calcium is important for everyone, but it’s especially vital for kids. That’s because childhood is the time when the bones are busy absorbing as much calcium as possible, making them strong for years—assuming there’s enough calcium to go around for those bones! Sure, dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese are all great sources of calcium, but kids can’t exist …

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Healthy-ish Special Occasion Desserts

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Everyone deserves a treat once in a while, especially on special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. But that doesn’t mean you have to ruin your healthy diet completely. Instead, just stick to desserts that are healthy, or at least healthy-ish! That way, you can satisfy your sweet tooth after dinner without feeling too guilty about blowing your diet. Here are …

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How Get the Nutrients You Need When You’re Dairy-Free

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Can’t eat dairy? You’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, around 30 to 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant. So it’s no wonder many retailers, restaurants, and food manufacturing companies now offer several options for people living dairy free. From non-dairy milks (like coconut, soy, almond, and hemp milk) to non-dairy yogurt, …

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How to Eat Like Royalty Even if You’re Lactose Intolerant

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Whether you’ve been lactose intolerant for years or you’ve just recently become sensitive to dairy, you might be struggling to find tasty substitutes for milk, yogurt, cheese, and other popular dairy products. After all, it’s pretty hard to handle dairy when you’re lactose intolerant, which means you suffer from cramps and gas when you consume dairy. But that doesn’t mean …

Dairy Free and Lactose Free

Dairy-Free and Lactose Free: Do You Know the Difference?

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It’s common for people to assume that “dairy free” is the same as “lactose free.” But that’s actually not the case. Lactose free means the lactose—which is a type of sugar in milk—has been removed from the food. But dairy free means the food contains no dairy at all, which indicates it’s probably made of nuts, plants, or grains. So …

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15 Health Benefits of Melatonin

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Sleep is vital to maintaining the health of the entire body. So if you’re having trouble sleeping, you’re missing out on some major health benefits of melatonin. Luckily, you can change that by doing everything you can to get more sleep. But how? Well, one option is to ensure you have enough melatonin in your system, since this hormone is …

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Dairy-Free Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep

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Life is busy, yet you still have to squeeze in time for dinner every night. And it’s especially hard to find time to prepare a healthy dinner when you’re allergic to certain foods, such as lactose. After all, you typically have to alter recipes and find substitutes for the foods you can’t eat, or spend extra time looking for lactose-free …

Absorption of Calcium

5 Ways to Assist the Absorption of Calcium

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Whether you’re focused on getting more calcium through calcium-rich foods or you’re taking supplements to get the job done, it’s a good idea to make sure your body is actually absorbing this nutrient. After all, your bones and muscles need a little help taking in the calcium you’re giving them. As it turns out, certain habits you have can increase …

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How to Track Macros Without the Dairy

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If you’re like me, you’ve looked people straight in the eyes when they asked, “What are the macros for that recipe?” and acted like you knew exactly what they meant. But you really didn’t. It’s okay! Not everyone is well versed when it comes to macronutrients, or macros. However, you can learn and become adept at nutrition tracking, allowing you …

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The 5 Stages of Sleep and How to Achieve Them

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If you’re struggling to get enough sleep every night, you’re not alone. A study by the CDC found that about one-third of Americans don’t get adequate rest. And that’s a shame, because sleep allows your brain to recover while offering your body many health benefits. But you can’t just tell yourself to go to sleep and see results. I wish …

Menstrual Cycle Changes Your Brain

Yes, Your Menstrual Cycle Changes Your Brain

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If you’ve been getting your period for years, you’ve probably already noticed that your menstrual cycle changes your body. From bloating to cramps on certain days of your cycle, this fact is pretty obvious to most women. But did you know your menstrual cycle changes your brain, too? You might have suspected this for a while, considering it’s common to …

Alzheimer’s Affects More Women

Why Alzheimer’s Affects More Women Than Men

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More than 50 million people in the world have dementia—which includes Alzheimer’s—and that number has been rising in recent years. In fact, experts predict 75 million people will have this condition by 2030. As researchers work on ways to prevent and treat dementia, many also try to determine why Alzheimer’s affects more women than men. We have the same question, …

Meals to Make from Leftovers

Meals to Make from Leftovers from Your Fridge

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Have you ever opened your fridge and seen nothing but leftovers and odds and ends that may be edible but are totally random? I have! If you happen to be in this situation and you’re contemplating closing your fridge and just going out to eat tonight, hold it right there! Surely you can come up with a healthy, delicious dinner …

Calcium-Rich Recipe

Calcium-Rich Recipes to Enjoy During Pregnancy

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Getting enough calcium is always critical to your health, but it’s particularly important when you’re pregnant. After all, calcium helps your baby develop strong bones, a healthy heart, muscles, and nerves. And sufficient calcium benefits your own body during pregnancy, because it decreases your chances of preeclampsia. Basically, pregnancy is the perfect time to try some delicious calcium-rich recipes! Here …

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Why Melatonin is Good for More Than Just Sleep

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Melatonin is good for many things, but most people only know about its positive effects on sleep and jet lag, thanks to its influence on the circadian rhythm. Luckily, it has several other health benefits that you should know about before you decide whether or not melatonin is for you. Here are the advantages of taking this helpful hormone. Once …

Driving the Supplement Boom

What’s Driving the Supplement Boom? Younger Consumers Play a Role Too

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More than 170 million Americans take supplements. While senior citizens do make up a lot of that group—as 74 percent of adults 55 and older take supplements—younger Americans are not far behind. About 70 percent of adults between 18 and 34 take dietary supplements, and the same percentage applies to adults between 35 and 54. Basically, most people in every …

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Top 10 Dairy-Free Calcium-Rich Foods for Your Child

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Depending on their age, children between 1 and 18 need anywhere from 700 to 1300 mg of calcium per day. But studies show the majority of kids don’t get enough calcium on a daily basis, and it’s even worse for those with lactose intolerance, as dairy is not an option for them. If you’re struggling to get your lactose intolerant …