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Leverage Nutrition to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Posted by Mikkie Mills on Sep 1, 2020 6:25:00 AM

Many of us struggle with sleep, finding ourselves feeling exhausted and depleted during our days. Our quality and quantity of sleep are certainly the culprits in many cases; however, you may not be aware of influential factors. If you are unaware of how much our nutrition and diet affect your slumbers, consider these tips for how you can better utilize food in your favor to achieve a better night’s rest.

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Topics: get better sleep, diet, nutrition

Never Eat These Foods Before Bed

Posted by https://www.thehealthy.com/author/marissalaliberte/ on Apr 11, 2020 7:59:00 AM

Avoid eating these foods before bed so you can get to sleep faster and have better sleep quality.

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Topics: insomnia, get better sleep, sleep hygiene, nutrition

Alaska's Keto Craze

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Mar 21, 2020 9:20:00 AM

You’ve tried all the popular diets: Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, shake replacements. The options are endless, but it doesn’t mean you have found the right fit for your body. With a little homework, a ketogenic diet could be the key to a healthier you with the added bonus of a full night’s sleep.

Studies from National Institutes of Health show ketogenic diets can drastically lower blood sugar and improve insulin resistance, helping to improve diabetes and prediabetes.

It can also improve heart disease including the lowering of blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. And keto is being used—and increasingly studied—as a dietary therapy for epilepsy, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

#1  What is a Keto Diet?
Keto diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet. It helps to lose weight quicker.

#2  So I can’t eat bread. But can I eat cheese or bacon, or dark chocolate?
Yes! Those are Keto foods. And there are plenty of more.

#3  How can carb reduction help me lose weight? I thought fatty foods are bad.
When you eat carbs, your body uses carbs to maintain its functions.
When you reduce carbs, your body maintains energy balance by shifting its fuel source from carbs to fats. This natural shift is called ketosis.

#4  What is ketosis?
Ketosis is a natural metabolic state. It occurs when your body starts burning fat for fuel instead of using carbs. This leads to successful weight loss. For example, your arms and your belly get slimmer.
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Topics: nutrition, sleep health, KETO

Diet Tweaks That Improve Your Sleep

Posted by Jackie Edwards on May 29, 2019 8:23:00 AM

Sleep is one of the most important factors for our health, with 67% of people indicating quality of sleep as being one of their biggest health concerns. And yet many Americans are lacking the right amount of sleep, or are getting very poor quality; 35% of Americans do not get the recommended 7 hours of sleep per night, and up to 20% have a difficult to manage sleep disorder.

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Topics: sleep hygiene, diet, nutrition

The KETO Craze and Your Sleep

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Mar 3, 2019 6:00:00 PM

You’ve tried all the popular diets: Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, shake replacements. The options are endless, but it doesn’t mean you have found the right fit for your body. With a little homework, a ketogenic diet could be the key to a healthier you with the added bonus of a full night’s sleep.

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Topics: sleep hygiene, diet, nutrition

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