A glass of milk for strong bones. Milk with cookies or morning cereal. Everyone loves milk, right? Not quite. Animal-derived milk does have its downside. The good news is that those who want or need to stay away from cow’s milk can do so with a number of non-dairy milk alternatives.
When it comes to bedtime snacks, there’s a reason why sugar doesn’t typically make the list. While foods with tryptophan, vitamin D, or magnesium can help you drift off to dreamland, foods high in sugar and saturated fat are actually associated with disrupted sleep patterns, and eating sugar late in the day can potentially affect melatonin production. But… the best part of dinner is dessert, so what’s a person with a sweet tooth to do in the evening?
It’s time to change how you think about protein. When you think of protein, what comes to mind? Is it a juicy bacon cheeseburger or a 12-ounce steak? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us still equate protein with meat (and other animal products). But with reports of meat shortages and fewer trips to the grocery store due to the […]
It seems like natural products would be safer for your skin than their chemical counterparts, but experts say that’s just not true. You may think that using all natural skincare products lowers the odds you’d have a bad reaction to them. After all, things that are free of harsh chemicals should be easier on your skin. But, […]
Right now we’re seeing everyone baking cookies and sweet treats, but in my opinion, now is not the time to be on the banana bread bandwagon. We should be looking for foods that support immunity, nourish our bodies, and don’t spike our blood sugar. If you’re craving a starchy food, look to the sweet potato. It’s […]