From the foods and drinks we consume, to our evening entertainment, nighttime routines impact our ability to fall, and to stay, deeply, soundly asleep. Research shows that the quality of our sleep correlates directly to many aspects of overall well being, including weight loss, mood, and mental clarity.
It’s hard to open a menu in any major metropolitan city without seeing the letters GF stamped beside entrées, baked goods, and more. “Gluten-free” seems to the buzz term of the decade. So what is a gluten-free diet and should you join the masses? If you feel you’re in the dark about the ins and outs of the GF lifestyle, read on to learn more.
When it comes to dieting, promising new fads seem to spring up almost daily, and there’s no shortage of supplements or methodical formulas to help you achieve your health goal. But with such a saturated market, it’s more difficult to determine which approach is worth your time and effort when it comes to adopting a diet that fits your lifestyle. It’s no surprise, then, that of the more popular wellness trends to rise to popularity is micro fasting, better known as “intermittent fasting” (IF for short).
Though it may not be as well known as other essential minerals like potassium and calcium, magnesium is absolutely crucial for healthy body functioning. Unfortunately, experts estimate that about 80% of adults are deficient in this vital mineral. Those who consume less than their recommended amount of magnesium are likely to have elevated inflammation in the body, which can put you at risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other health conditions. Deficiency is also associated with osteoporosis.