Month: January 2016

Health: How To Get Better Sleep

Do you ever wake up feeling tired? We do! Here are 6 ways to get better sleep. We will definitely be trying these! 1 – Get more melatonin Try eating foods like cherries that will boost your melatonin level. 2 – Exercise! Take the time to exercise on a regular basis and your body will be better prepared to sleep while also giving you more energy during the daytime. 3 – Eat foods with high magnesium Magnesium calms the nerves system, relaxes you and prepares you for sleep! 4 – Drink chamomile tea Chamomile tea has been used for centuries to relax the muscles and ease mental stress before bed. 5 – Eat Bananas Bananas contain tryptophan, potassium and magnesium as well, which are muscle relaxants. Have one half-an-hour before bed every night and up your magnesium levels while simultaneously relaxing your muscles. 6 – Stick to a schedule and keep a diary Staying consistent to a bed time routine will get your body in the habit of relaxing at the right...

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Health: Snack Ideas

We all love to snack, that is for sure! Did you know there are certain snacks that help support your efforts to live a healthy lifestyle? They can help regulate your digestion, give you energy throughout the day, and enhance the growth of lean muscle mass. Here are a few: 1. Cottage cheese, avocado, and tomato on wheat bread Benefits: 9 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber 2. Almonds Benefits: 3.5 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein 3. Tuna on whole-wheat crackers Benefits: 3 grams of fiber, 20 grams of protein 4. Warm pear with cinnamon and ricotta cheese Benefits: 8 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber 5. Minty Iced Green Tea Benefits: Metabolism-boosting antioxidant called...

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Recipes: Zucchini and Bean Salad with Bulgur

Ingredients: 1/4cup olive oil 2tablespoons red wine vinegar kosher salt and black pepper 2 mediu m zucchini (about 1 pound), halved and thinly sliced 1 15.5-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed 1 small shallot, thinly sliced 1/4cup chopped salted roasted almonds 1/4cup chopped fresh dill 1cup bulgur 1cup goat cheese, crumbled (4 ounces) Directions: Whisk together the oil, vinegar, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Add the zucchini, beans, shallot, almonds, and dill and toss to combine. Let stand, tossing occasionally, until the zucchini softens slightly, 10 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, place the bulgur in...

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Health: Breakfast Ideas

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Here are some fresh takes on making it both delicious and healthy. 1 – Hard Boiled Eggs and Avocado Bowl 2 – Smoke Salmon ToastIngredients: 2 pieces marble rye bread, toasted 2 tablespoons cream cheese, divided 1 hard-boiled egg, peeled and thinly sliced 2-3 thin slices smoked salmon 1 teaspoon capers Several dill sprigs Salt and pepper, to tasteDirections: Spread 1 tablespoon of cream cheese on each piece of toast. Divide the egg, salmon, capers, and dill over the cream cheese, and sprinkle with salt and pepper to...

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