Try Family Meals to Get Your Kids Eating Healthy!


Eating as a family is an experience that both parents and kids alike can enjoy equally. Interestingly, children actually like routine and adapt to it very easily so getting them to sit up at the dinner table may not be as difficult as you imagine. To the parents out there, this is a great opportunity to touch base and share thoughts and ideas with your children.

Did you know that children who have family meals in their life are more likely to experience the following health benefits?

  1. They are much more likely to consume grains, vegetables and fruits on a more regular basis, especially being there to police their behavior can help.
  2. They are less like to eat unhealthy snacks throughout the day.
  3. Interestingly, as they grow up they are less likely to take up smoking, alcohol and marijuana.

These meals are also a great opportunity for you the parent to teach and be role models for kids in how to eat healthy, and even in how to make healthy food delicious.

If you have some trouble getting your children to the dinner table and building a healthy eating habit, then here are some ideas you could try implementing:

  • Ask your children to invite a friend over for dinner, this will make sure they are at the table.
  • Actually turn making dinner into a game, have some fun getting your children to help out in the kitchen and they are sure to hang around to enjoy the fruits of their labour.
  • Don’t push them about healthy food. The first goal is to get them to the table, be content with that for now. If you try and force things upon them, get angry at them or start lecturing then they are less likely to take up this routine. Make it easy, calm and fun.

You can still have family meals even with takeout, although you should strive for a nutritious home cook meal to build health but it also increases feelings of bonding among family members. It also makes the occasion more important to children if they feel like a lot of work and preparation has gone into this, it makes a meal into an event.

You should try and do this for every dinner, but if you absolutely can’t then at least try and make a weekly event where everyone sits down together. This will bring the family together, make the kids feel a more a part of something bigger than themselves and allow you to introduce healthy eating through example. This is as much about looking after the kids and their feelings of family unity which have a massive impact on mental health than it is about physical well-being.

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5 Ways to Increase Testosterone Naturally

Low T can be a massive pain. Maybe you have noticed decreased energy levels, a lower sex drive, increasing fat and a lack of muscle definition. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to raise testosterone levels, there are multiple ways to do this. Testosterone therapy is effective however it is costly, painful and can be very time consuming. Maybe you don’t feel like you need to go to these extremes and you just want a little bump in your t levels so you can live a healthier and more fulfilled life.  There are ways you can do this naturally, we have listed some of them below.

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1. Increase your zinc intake

Zinc is an important part of raising testosterone levels and might do the trick by itself. We actually recommend going to a doctor and testing this out to see how your zinc levels are doing. Zinc is commonly found in foods such as Oysters however can also be taken as a straight supplement. Be careful not to overdo it with Zinc as levels higher than 40mg per day can cause toxicity resulting in headaches and nausea. Oyster extract is a great product for naturally increasing zinc levels effectively.

2. Magnesium

Magnesium is a badass ingredient when it comes to naturally targeting the bodies ability to increase testosterone levels. It actually doesn’t increase the amount of testosterone per say but allows your body to absorb more of the testosterone that is being produced and not let as much go to waste. Foods where you can find Magnesium include most vegetables (especially greens such as spinach), fish, nuts, beans and whole grains such a brown rice. You should be able to meet the recommended levels of Magnesium by increasing your consumption of these products. If you need an extra boost, there are plenty of magnesium supplements on the market.

3. Vitamin D

Ah Vitamin D, the vitamin of the sun. The vitamin D council recommends a minimum level of 50ng/ml in your bloodstream, you might want to get tested.  If you don’t have the recommended amount you should look to supplements. Sun exposure is the best way to get Vitamin D but if you are deficient and you don’t live under the ground you should probably start looking for supplements. Vitamin D has been proven to regulate testosterone levels in the human body.

4. Sleep

That’s right, sleep has been proven to have a massive impact on testosterone production. This really is about health, the better you take care of your body the more it will be able to function at optimal levels. So doing things like sleeping properly, exercising every day and eating healthy (what I call the magic tri-vector) is really going to help you to regulate and maintain healthy levels of testosterone production and absorption.

5. Natural Testosterone Boosters

These are supplements that are designed to give you the correct doses of a combination of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D, Magnesium and Zinc. Think of these supplements as a all-in-one solution to get all of those natural ingredients you need to increase t levels without having to take them all as separate supplements. Be careful to make sure you know what is in the ingredients list and you fully understand the impact of each ingredient on your body. There are some great products out there, for example check out some Prime Male results, but there are also some less effective ones, read this Anabolic Freak review. Be sure to get your tests done first to make sure you are not putting too much of any one ingredient into your body.

This has rounded out our article on how to increase testosterone levels naturally. We hope you really enjoyed it. Remember that this is not a substitution for medical advice and to always talk to your physician if in doubt.

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