Calcium Needs for Children + Banana Berry Blast Smoothie Recipe

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If you have young children, you’ve probably told them more than a few times about the importance of getting enough milk to keep their bones healthy and strong, right? And It’s true, the calcium in milk is a key building block for healthy bones. But what if your child doesn’t like milk or is allergic to dairy? Do you know …

National Nutrition Month: An Interview with Danielle Omar, RD and Cal-EZ nutritionist

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In today’s online world, it is increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction. When it comes to eating well and optimizing our health, we rely on the expertise of credentialed professionals like Cal-EZ registered dietitian Danielle Omar. Registered dietitians like Danielle guide us to make informed choices and develop healthy, research-backed nutrition habits. In honor of National Nutrition Month, we …

What Millennial Women Need To Know About Bone Health

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If you’re here on the Cal-EZ blog, I’m guessing you care about bone health. As I’m sure you know, Calcium and Vitamin D are essential to maximizing bone strength. What many women don’t realize is their bones reach maximum mineral density and strength around age 30. This means your diet (ie what you eat and drink every day) between the …

HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURMERIC + 9 RECIPES TO TRY

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Turmeric has been used for centuries in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine, but now it’s becoming more popular in the United States, and for good reason. In addition to flavor, color, and preserve foods, the spice is also a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Turmeric contains a substance called Curcumin, which is largely responsible for its antioxidant powers. Studies have shown …

5 tips for starting your clean eating journey today

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By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the term “clean eating.” It’s one of those words that’s become synonymous with being healthy. But what does it mean to eat clean?   Simply put, clean eating means choosing whole, natural foods that are minimally refined. It doesn’t involve removing entire food groups from your diet, restricting calories, or depriving yourself. It’s about …

Tired, Burnt Out and Addicted to Sugar?

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Do you wake up each morning feeling exhausted, even after getting plenty of sleep? Do you often feel lethargic, lacking the mental and physical capacity to do the things you love? Have you been relying on caffeine, carbs, or the candy dish at work for a quick energy boost…only to feel a major “crash” hours later? If you said yes …

Are you Getting Enough Vitamin D this Winter?

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Many of us don’t get enough calcium and vitamin D, especially during the winter months when there isn’t enough sunlight to stimulate the production of vitamin D from our skin. Vitamin D and calcium are critical for bone health, particularly during adolescence and after age 50. Vitamin D actually helps your body absorb more calcium and recent studies have shown …

12 Tricks to Lighten Up Your Favorite Holiday Dishes

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This week I hosted my first Friendsgiving for my supper club gals. It was a ton of fun (and work!), but totally worth it to spend time with my best girlfriends before the hustle of the holiday season begins. My friends and I are foodies for sure, but we also like to eat healthy and definitely appreciate saving a calorie …

5 Secrets to Feeling Young & Energetic After 40

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I spend so much time taking care of everyone else, it’s easy to neglect my own health. Sound familiar? As a busy mom, wife, and business owner, I admit my yearly physical gets postponed (or never scheduled), exercise gets put off, sleep seems more and more elusive, and I lack the energy to do the things I love. I know …

The one superfood you should eat everyday: Apples

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As the saying goes…an apple a day keeps the doctor away! Apples are one of the original superfoods. They pack a powerful antioxidant punch, are rich with vitamins and minerals, and are a great source of fiber. This delicious and versatile fruit does it all! Apples & Their Health Benefits GUT HEALTH & REDUCED HEART DISEASE RISK Apples are a …

8 Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Makeovers for Fall

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With fall here, there’s nothing like a sweet pumpkin dessert to get you in the fall spirit! I personally love to find dessert recipes that lighten up a recipe without compromising taste. Here are 8 healthy pumpkin desserts you must-try this fall (and all of which are perfect to add Cal-EZ to for an added calcium and vitamin D boost!).

The Ultimate Fall Produce Guide + 8 Must Try Fall Recipes

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It seems like it happens overnight…the days get a little shorter, there’s a chill in the air, and before you know it, fall is here! From brussels sprouts to honey crisp apples to pumpkin, I love the bounty of nutritious in-season vegetables that fall brings to my plate (not to mention calcium rich vegetables such as kale and broccoli). The best way …

Small and Mighty: 8 Tiny Foods That Pack a Healthy Punch

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  From hemp hearts to flax to sunflower seeds, these mini nutrition superstars are loaded with essential nutrients like protein, fiber, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids. Both a versatile and functional part of a healthy diet, they pack a powerful punch in a small package.  

[EXTENDED] Win a Seat in the Nourish: 21 Days of Clean Eating Program!

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* UPDATE: We extended the deadline to 12PM Eastern on Thursday, April 14th! There’s still time to enter! Get excited––because we are! We teamed up with registered dietitian and frequent contributor to our blog, Danielle Omar, to bring you the latest and greatest giveaway yet! Two lucky winners will get to participate in Danielle’s exclusive  21-day Nourish clean eating program! …

Healthy Snack Foods? Yes, Please!

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I absolutely love finger food. There’s nothing better than “app night” for dinner at our house. We stand around eating cheese and crackers, hummus and veggies, roasted veggies with dip, and my favorite warm roasted shrimp with cocktail sauce. We do this every few weeks and it’s always a different mix, depending on what I have stocked in the fridge. …