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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 …

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4 Ways Kale Benefits Your Body

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Look at any list of superfoods, and kale is on it for sure. And yet, despite the fact that kale is clearly healthy, not everyone consumes this leafy green on a regular basis. Why? Well, let’s face it. Kale can be kind of intimidating, especially if you don’t know what to do with it. Plus, nutritious, green foods can be …

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5 Foods Men Should Eat and 5 They Should Avoid

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If you’re a man and staying healthy as you get older is goal, you need to make sure you’re regularly getting certain key nutrients in your diet. And if you’ve got any intentions of avoiding the old man hunchback, you’d best be making sure you’re getting enough calcium in your diet—before it’s too late. Think I’m being alarmist? Try taking …

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Back-to-School Breakfast Smoothies That’ll Keep Them Full ‘Till Lunch

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It’s a fact isn’t it? Kids are ALWAYS hungry—or at least mine, and all the kids I know are. Back-to-school time can be a tough transition for parents and kids alike, and sometimes getting anything into their bellies before they head off for school is no small feat. My kids are now in seventh grade, and they don’t eat lunch …

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Good Fatty Acids and the Best Way to Get Them in Your Diet

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If you’ve been staring at that giant bottle of fish oil pills in your medicine cabinet, dreading taking the next pill, you’re not alone. Though many people are aware of the benefits of the good fatty acids found in fish oil, not everyone relishes the idea of taking it in pill form. Fortunately, there are other ways to get daily …

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Grilled Chicken Summer Salad [and Tacos!]

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Now that’s a mouthful: Grilled Chicken Summer Salad [and Tacos!]. Well, that’s because it’s a combination of meals, all in one, thanks to two of my favorite foodie bloggers, Gaby Dakin of What’s Gaby Cooking, and Lindsay Ostrom of Pinch of Yum. I’ll also start by saying that when I originally saw this recipe, I sent it to a friend who …

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Why Vitamins and Minerals Are Important and How to Get Them

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Most people know vitamins and minerals are important to their health, but that may be the extent of their knowledge about the nutrients bodies need to stay healthy and fit. Vitamins and minerals come from what you put in your body, and the body needs those nutrients to function the way it should. Here’s an overview of why vitamins and …

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5 Nutrients Men Aren’t Getting Enough Of—And How to Fix That

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Are you focused on trying to be at the top of your game when it comes to fitness and health? If so, you are definitely not alone. In all candor, I wake up every day striving to be at the top of my game, and then family, work, and a whole lot of other things get in the way and …

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Lactose Intolerant—Here are Five Ways to Get the Calcium You Need

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Dairy tends to be the go-to source of calcium for many people, but if you’re lactose intolerant, you’ve got a whole different challenge. The good news is that dairy is far from the only way to get calcium in your diet. In fact, there are plenty of lactose-free, calcium-rich foods available for the lactose intolerant. Here are just a few …

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Calcium-Rich Foods to Feed Your Picky Eaters

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Calcium is one of those nutrients we all know is important for strong bones and teeth. It’s especially important for growing children, who need over 1,000 mg per day once they hit age 4. But when your child’s a picky eater, it can be hard to ensure he or she gets enough calcium-rich foods every day. Luckily, there are some …

5 Superfoods You’ve Been Neglecting

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Superfood ingredients like kale, acai, maca, and spirulina are pretty standard vocabulary now, but they haven’t always been at the forefront of every health-conscious cook’s cabinet. There are plenty of less-than-trendy foods that still deserve a spot on your plate. These foods pack a nutritional punch, and often cost less than the “it” superfood of the moment. Here are 5 …

Halloween Candy Dilemma – Is it worth it?

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Yes, Halloween candy is delicious and absolutely worth eating, BUT in moderation of course. If you’re an adult who regularly exercises and eats right– treat yo self! But if you’re a parent, worried about your child’s nutrition and their candy consumption, you’re right to be concerned.  Children need proper nutrients such as protein, calcium and vitamin D, before filling up on candy.