Sleep Deprivation in Teens: A Common Problem

teen sleepingTeens on average need about nine hours of sleep at night. But most don’t get the amount of sleep they need. School, friends, homework, activities, television, video games, cell phones (texting) and the computer may have a higher priority for a teen than sleep. Sleep deprivation can have serious consequences for a teen’s health and well-being. What do you need to know?

Breaking News: Cauliflower Replaces Carbs

cauliflower pizzaDo you feel like you have too many carbohydrates in your diet? You can still have some of your favorite dishes, but replace the starch with cauliflower. You may have heard that the more colorful your plate, the better, but this white vegetable has benefits all around. Because of how versatile it is, you can use it to replace grains and legumes in your diet with just a little extra prep work. Here’s why you need to add cauliflower to your grocery list.

This First Step to Weight Loss Is … Sleep?

woman sleepingWhen it comes to losing weight, we’ve heard it all comes down to proper diet and exercise. But even if you’re watching your weight and exercising on a regular basis, you could still have a hard time losing weight. If you’re looking to get into shape then you may be excited to hear that quality sleep is just as important as diet and exercise.

Snack Ideas for Those with Diabetes

carrots and hummusWith diabetes, snacks can be vital to maintaining proper blood sugar levels. For anyone who is taking glucose-lowering diabetes medications or insulin, they also may use snacks to keep blood sugar levels close to normal to prevent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Today we’ve come up with a list of snacks that you can use to help decrease your chances of low blood sugar.