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Do You Get Enough Iron?

1/11 Why You Need Iron Iron is a mineral that your body uses to make two proteins: hemoglobin and myoglobin. Hemoglobin helps your red blood cells move oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Myoglobin brings oxygen to your muscles. Iron is also important in making hormones, as well as tendons, ligaments, …

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Best and Worst Salads for Your Health

“The fruit adds sweetness and antioxidants. The nuts give you protein, fiber, and healthy fat. This mix of nutrients makes your salad more satisfying and healthy. In fact, research shows that eating nuts regularly can help fend off heart disease and cancer”  read on… 1/18 Is Salad Really a Healthy Choice? That depends on what …

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Why the Nordic Diet is good for you

1/16 Where’s It From? The Nordic countries include Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, and Greenland. The “Nordic diet” is based on their traditional ways of eating. Like the more famous Mediterranean diet, it’s not really about weight loss. Instead, it’s a delicious way to eat healthy. So, what foods does it include? 2/16 What Can You Eat? …

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9 Simple Swaps to Upgrade your Breakfast

Are you in a breakfast rut? If you’re tired of eating the same cold cereal, oatmeal or toast every morning, then it’s time to get a little adventurous. Banish breakfast boredom by upgrading your morning meal with these nine delicious and simple swaps. 1 If You Like Scrambled Eggs… Try Egg Waffles One day, Lindsay Livingston, …

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The Health Benefits of Peaches

The Health Benefits of Peaches

From vitamins A, C and E to keeping your bones healthy… read on:

14 Best Foods to Fight Muscle Cramps

1/16 Eat to Beat Them Muscle cramps happen when your muscles tense up and you can’t relax them. While painful, usually you can treat them yourself. Exercise, dehydration, and menstruation are common causes. One way to stop cramps is to stretch or massage your muscles and to eat enough of these key nutrients: potassium, sodium, …

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Get the Protein You Need

1/11 The Power of Protein Calories aren’t the only thing you need to watch as you get older. Protein is important because it helps keep your muscles strong. You need muscles for strength and balance, as well as for everything from walking up stairs to carrying groceries. 2/11 How Much Protein Do You Need? Women …

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All About Magnesium

1/17 What Is It? Magnesium is a mineral your body needs to work right. It helps with hundreds of important body processes, including those that control how your muscles and nerves work. It helps to keep your bones strong, heart healthy, and blood sugar normal. It also plays a role in your energy level. You …

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Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Find out what you can do to raise your testosterone levels naturally, including changes to your diet and lifestyle. 1/12 Add Zing to Your Meals Onions and garlic are your allies in the kitchen and in the bedroom. They help you make more and better sperm. Both raise levels of a hormone that triggers your body to …

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How Much Protein Is Right For You?

I grew up reading bodybuilding magazines. On page after page, they hammered home the importance of protein – how you need it to build muscle, how you should be consuming massive amounts of it, and how you should take X or Y supplement to make sure you’re getting enough of it. When I went on …

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