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23 11, 2021

New Takes on Old Holiday Recipes

2021-11-23T13:07:54-05:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Celebrations, Entertainment, food, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Thanksgiving is always a special time of year. It officially starts the holiday season providing an opportunity to get together with family and friends.  And after the difficulty in traveling in 2020 due to COVID, it’s especially meaningful this year.  But while you’re looking forward to the holiday, you might also be struggling with what to cook.  Well, what about putting a new spin on some holiday classics?  FirstLantic found three iconic recipes from our neighbors in the states of Hawaii, Missouri, and New Hampshire courtesy of Eat This, Not That. These dishes are sure to please even the pickiest eater.   So, let’s get cookin’ and eatin’! Brown Sugar and Pineapple Roasted Acorn Squash with Spiced Brown Butter Ingredients 2 acorn squashes cut into wedges; [...]

15 11, 2021

Why Insomnia Increases as We Age

2021-11-15T14:12:48-05:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: Aging, Health, Insomnia, mental health, Mental Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Do you ever wish you could literally sleep like a baby again?  Sleep does not come easy for many of us, and it becomes even more problematic as we age.  Of course, that's not true for everyone, like my husband snoring next to me as I write this.  However, it is a fact that the older we get, the more problems we have falling asleep and staying asleep.  In fact, researchers estimate that between 40% and 70% of older adults have chronic sleep issues, and up to half of those cases may go undiagnosed.  So why do sleep patterns change as we age, and what can we do about it? Changes in Circadian Rhythm There are many theories as to why sleep patterns change the [...]

7 09, 2021

Get Cooking with These Heart Healthy Recipes

2021-09-07T11:39:47-04:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Cooking, food, Health|Tags: , , |

If you missed FirstLantic’s blog last week, we provided some reasons to eat healthier and do your heart a favor.  We also included two easy and nutritious meals to try that take 25 minutes or less to prepare. If you didn’t take it to “heart” last week (pardon the pun), we’re going to give it one more good old-fashioned college try by tempting you with two more delicious recipes.  But first, take this brief quiz and see how well you do.  Click on the hyperlink in each question to get the answer. Which country in the world has the highest life expectancy? A. Switzerland B. Japan C. United States D. Hong Kong, China What percentage of the population in the U.S. has diabetes? A. 2.5% [...]

6 10, 2020

10 Foods that Will Make You Look and Feel your Age

2020-10-06T12:46:02-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Aging, Diet|Tags: |

Let’s face it – most of us really don’t want to look precisely our age if we’re over 40.  We don't want to appear 20 years younger either, but we do want to look and feel our best.  We exercise, try to eat our vegetables (and may get an occasional Botox injection), but most of us are probably still eating foods that wreak havoc on our skin without even realizing it.  So, FirstLantic.com has identified a list of foods that could contribute to premature aging so that you can try to eliminate them from your diet entirely or at least cut back substantially.    Trust us; your skin will thank you!   Salt and salty foods: While a little salt doesn’t hurt you, overconsumption of salt [...]

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