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Bone building Greens + Avocados

Bone building Greens + Avocados

Meet the Cousin of broccoli. Well, actually this dark leafy green is a closer relative of the turnip family. It can also be called “Rapini, Italian or Chinese broccoli, and Turnip broccoli! A one cup serving provides more than 100 percent of the daily value of vitamin K (which helps build bone density in women) and it also has the powerful antioxidant vitamins A and C. Broccoli rabe contains folate, iron and calcium.

When Dairy Hurts

When Dairy Hurts

There are food allergies that lead children to not consume dairy products. Good news, it’s still possible to meet calcium and vitamin D needs every day. Try fortified beverages such as almond, soy or coconut milk. And keep in mind that not all non-dairy alternative brands and styles are created equal. Be sure to compare Nutrition Facts Labels and select beverages that provide calcium, protein and vitamin D. Multiple food allergies can make choosing a milk alternative difficult. Consult with an allergist and registered dietitian nutritionist about which milk substitutes are best. — Excerpted from EatRight.org

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Fight Middle-Aged Spread

Fight Middle-Aged Spread

Hey, what’s a woman to do? Well, let’s start with Exercise – To build and maintain muscle, include resistance training and add aerobic activity to burn calories. Eat a nutrient-rich diet, which includes lots of veggies and whole grains and lean protein sources. And limit alcohol, so you can get a sound night’s sleep and brighter skin (alcohol dehydrates your skin!).

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BOOBS & BOOZE

BOOBS & BOOZE

A recent report says drinking just one serving of alcohol a day increases the risk of premenopausal breast cancer by 5 percent and postmenopausal breast cancer by 9 percent. So, while a glass of wine a day may be good for your heart, it’s not so good for your breasts. Consider indulging every other day.

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