17 Plant-Based Slow-Cooker Dinners Anyone Can Make




If you’re on the hunt for a few plant-based slow-cooker recipes, you’re not alone. Plant-based diets are gaining popularity, although there seems to be some disagreement on what a plant-based diet actually is. In my book, it means eating mostly plants—fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices—but still leaves room for a little bit of meat, fish and dairy. To other people, it means eating only plant foods, and eliminating animal foods altogether. In other words, veganism.

To make things simple, all of the plant-based slow-cooker recipes below are vegan, made with plenty of veggies, legumes and whole grains—plus various fun ingredients like coconut milk, peanut butter, tortilla chips and even some dairy-free cheese. That’s not to say that a plant-based eating style means eating vegan all the time, it’s just to give everyone some recipe ideas that are meat-free and heavy on plants.

Whether you’re looking to follow a plant-based diet, or just want to try adding a few more plant-based meals to your week, the recipes below are a great place to start. All are foolproof, since your slow cooker does all the work. Plus, each one yield several servings that can easily be refrigerated or frozen for future meals.


Choosing Chia.

1. Chickpea Pumpkin Curry

It may not be peak pumpkin season, but if you can find winter squash at the farmer’s market, this slow-cooker plant-based curry is a great way to punch up its flavor.

Iowa Girl Eats.

2. Black Bean and Rice Soup

Give slow-cooker black bean soup a little extra something by adding rice.

Chelsea’s Messy Apron.

3. Mexican-Style Quinoa Tacos

Who needs ground beef when these slow-cooker plant-based tacos have all that texture from beans and quinoa.

Dear Crissy.

4. Vegetable Lentil Soup

Slow-cooker vegetable lentil soup might not be the most out-of-the-box idea, but you really can’t go wrong with it.


5. Loaded “Baked” Sweet Potatoes

Instead of cranking up your oven for a whole hour, “bake” your sweet potatoes in a slow cooker. Then, fill ’em with corn, beans, herbs and tasty cashew cream.

STYLECASTER | 17 Plant-Based Slow-Cooker Dinners | Rice and Beans

Sweet and Savory Meals.

6. Rice and Beans

If you need a low-fuss, budget-friendly meal, look no further than slow-cooker rice and beans.

STYLECASTER | 17 Plant-Based Slow-Cooker Dinners | African-Style Peanut Stew

The Girl on Bloor.

7. African-Inspired Peanut Stew

This filling slow-cooker stew is thickened with peanut butter, and filled with chickpeas and all kinds of vegetables.

STYLECASTER | 17 Plant-Based Slow-Cooker Dinners | Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Jessica In the Kitchen.

8. Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Hard to believe, but this hearty slow-cooker casserole is totally vegan!

STYLECASTER | 17 Plant-Based Slow-Cooker Dinners | Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew

The Kitchn.

9. Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew

Not only is this slow-cooker curry stew tasty, it’s also freezer-friendly.

STYLECASTER | 17 Plant-Based Slow-Cooker Dinners | Vegan Jambalaya

Veggie Balance.

10. Vegan Jambalaya

Vegan jambalaya might seem counterintuitive, but it’s possible. This one’s made with vegan sausage, plus tons of spices.

STYLECASTER | 17 Plant-Based Slow-Cooker Dinners | Quinoa Tortilla Soup

Making Thyme for Health.

11. Quinoa Tortilla Soup

The more tortilla chips you add to garnish this slow-cooker soup, the better.

STYLECASTER | 17 Plant-Based Slow-Cooker Dinners | Vegan Lasagna

Vegan Chickpea.

12. Vegan Lasagna

What’s the secret to vegan lasagna, you ask? Vegan cheese, for starters—and plenty of veggies. The recipe calls for gluten-free noodles, but you can use regular if you don’t have a gluten allergy.

STYLECASTER | 17 Plant-Based Slow-Cooker Dinners | Lentil Sloppy Joes

Simply Quinoa.

13. Lentil Sloppy Joes

What’s more fun than a nostalgic sloppy joe dinner?

STYLECASTER | 17 Plant-Based Slow-Cooker Dinners | Tofu Tikka Masala

Yup It’s Vegan.

14. Tofu Tikka Masala

Tikka masala is a classic Indian dish, and you can make a pretty convincing version in your slow cooker.

STYLECASTER | 17 Plant-Based Slow-Cooker Dinners | Curried Kale Soup with Cauliflower Rice

Cotter Crunch.

15. Curried Kale Soup with Cauliflower Rice

There are so many plants happening in this slow-cooker curried kale soup.

STYLECASTER | 17 Plant-Based Slow-Cooker Dinners | Pinto Bean Enchiladas

Oh My Veggies.

16. Pinto Bean Enchiladas

Wouldn’t it be great to come home to a slow cooker full of warm, plant-based enchiladas at the end of a long day?

STYLECASTER | 17 Plant-Based Slow-Cooker Dinners | Vegan Stuffed Peppers

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With a rare outing of Tesla’s next-gen Roadster prototype last week, we are getting a first look at the upcoming all-electric hypercar’s trunk space.

Tesla unveiled its next-gen 2020 Roadster back in 2017, but only one working prototype has been shown to date in it only made a few public outings.

Last week, Tesla did bring the Roadster prototype to its Investor Autonomy Day and it resulted in our first look at the new Roadster back seats and door system.

Unlike previous outings, Tesla actually let attendees open the doors and get inside the vehicles, which is a first in broad daylight, and some of them have actually opened the trunk of the new Roadster.

It is resulting in our first good look at the next-gen Roadster’s hatch and rear cargo space (pictures via u/backstreetatnight on Reddit):

The trunk space looks a little bigger than what is standard in the supercar segment.

When Tesla unveiled the Roadster prototype in 2017, CEO Elon Musk claimed a list of insanely impressive specs including 0-60 mph in 1.9 sec, 620-mile of range, and more.

But what was even more surprising to some is that he said it would actually be a four-seater with back seats and it will also have enough cargo space to go on roadtrips.

Based on those pictures, it looks like it could fit two or three suitcases.

It also looks like the back seats fold down to create a little more cargo space in the back.

Though the back seats are apparently only available for the base version of the vehicle because Musk said that Tesla also plans to offer a “SpaceX package”, which will include cold air thrusters powered by a system of air pumps and tanks that would take up the space for the backseat.

It’s unclear what the cargo space will look like with this performance package. It’s also unknown whether or not there’s front cargo space like in Tesla’s other vehicles.

Tesla is trying to bring the next-gen Roadster to market by 2020 and make it the quickest and fastest production car on the market – and it just happens to be all-electric.

Musk describes the goal of the vehicle as destroying the halo effect that gas-powered vehicles maintain by having the top performing models.

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Shhh! 3 Frequently Misinterpreted Introvert Behaviors

Introversion is a stable aspect of personality, not a form of social anxiety.

Posted Apr 27, 2019

In the midst of a career in which I have found myself speaking to groups and managing people, I routinely avoid small-talk and spontaneous gatherings, where I find myself short on words. Sometimes I let down my guard and unleash a torrent of hyperactivity and pranksterism, but that is behavior I typically reserve for my daughters and wife. I’m socially slow-to-warm-up yet an organized, focused thinker, dependably conscientious, and privately creative. I listen more than I talk, and I think before I speak. I am generally quiet. I literally do not process thought at the speed of social conversation, and my silence can easily be mistaken for disinterest or worse.

Here are a few examples of commonly misinterpreted introvert behaviors—

#1 – Small Talk

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If you’re an introvert, this one rises to thorn-in-the-flesh magnitude proportions. Make no mistake: introversion does not mean one is averse to human connection; for many introverts like myself, it’s quite the opposite. Yet, for introverts, small talk is a means to serious conversation; it is not an end in itself. Many introverts have a very strong aversion to small talk.

It isn’t that we introverts don’t want to talk to you (necessarily). Introverts must think it out before they are very well able to talk it out. On the other hand, extraverts must talk it out in order to think it out.

Folks ask me, “How was your weekend?” and I’m apt to respond, “Fine,” just as I did when my mother asked me about my day when she picked me up from junior high. Yet I enjoy time one-on-one with a friend having deeper conversation over coffee or a pint of beer. In small talk, I wince, writhe, and wither; in more isolated and focused conversation, I can be direct and even, I am told, disarming—we are a confusing sort.

#2 – Standoffishness

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At one organization I worked at years ago—Metrocare Services in Dallas, Texas—I was excited upon being hired as a clinical director for their therapeutic foster care program and began reading up on the organization. In that search, I stumbled onto a link to a recent interview of then CEO, Dr. James Baker, on National Public Radio.

Dr. Baker was insightful and articulate, and I was excited to work for him. When I came on staff, I learned, by Dr. Baker’s own admission, that he was quite introverted. Before one branch meeting when he was to come to my site, he went so far as to warn staff of his introversion in an email, letting folks know he would be reserved, and he encouraged staff to initiate conversation with him. I found this strange and refreshing.

True to form, Dr. Baker was mesmerizing in front of our group, and when I went to him afterward to formally introduce myself face-to-face (we had only emailed), he seemed distant and disinterested, yet I had an understanding that his presence with me was being influenced by his own temperamental wiring, and that affected how I engaged with him. For one, I didn’t take his demeanor as a personal slight against me.

#3 – Reclusiveness

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Little pleased me more as a youngster than to be off on my own, exploring trails, sitting in the silence of nature, or imaginatively carrying out some odd job, such as cleaning my favorite trees with dirt (the hobby of an introvert, to be sure). I spent much of my free time alone reading and writing. I collected baseball cards and coins and spent countless hours organizing them, creating indexed lists, rudimentary spreadsheets to track changes in their value (I had a subscription to Beckett Sports Card Monthly and a copy of The Official Red Book of United States Coins).

A Note on Shyness

And, of course, there’s shyness. I have already shared a few thoughts on “standoffishness,” which is perhaps just one common way that similar behavior can be perceived—that is, the same or similar behavior by a person in a different situation or role or season of life may be interpreted as “shy.” While either description may be sufficiently fair, it is my duty on the behalf of introverts everywhere to explain this—

Introverts are not necessarily shy. Extraverts are not necessarily gregarious. These two stereotypes are well-earned by superficial assessment; however, the next time you encounter a shy introvert or a gregarious extravert, know that the combination of these traits are not necessarily coincidental, but neither are they necessarily intertwined. To be clear: introversion is a stable aspect of personality, not a form of social anxiety.

Being An Introvert

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In these ways, I have the burden and benefit of knowing more of who I am, and more to the point, knowing how I am—temperament and personality. It is confirmed to me each and every day in my experience of my own self in life. I have learned that people are different than each other and that no amount of effort is going to alter the most fundamental traits by which we process information and engage in relationship. We each have cognitive, character, and temperament orientations by which we live.

Rauch (2003) offered a satirical, and strikingly accurate, description of introversion—

Do you know someone who needs hours alone every day? Who loves quiet conversations about feelings or ideas, and can give a dynamite presentation to a big audience, but seems awkward in groups and maladroit at small talk? Who has to be dragged to parties and then needs the rest of the day to recuperate? Who growls or scowls or grunts or winces when accosted with pleasantries by people who are just trying to be nice? If so, do you tell this person he is ‘too serious,’ or ask if he is okay? Regard him as aloof, arrogant, rude? Redouble your efforts to draw him out? If you answered yes to these questions, chances are that you have an introvert on your hands. (p. 133)

Over the course of my personal and professional journey, I have remained acutely aware of my introversion, which carries its own idiosyncratic drawbacks but also its own unique strength and utility. Well, I’ve said enough. Before we go, for goodness’ sake, let us have a bit of silence—{ }.


Rauch, J. (2003). Caring for your introvert. Atlantic Monthly, 291(2), 133-134.

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Tesla Pickup render brings Elon Musk’s cyberpunk ‘Blade Runner’ truck to life

A concept artist has showcased a cool and creative take on Tesla’s pickup truck, which is expected to be revealed sometime later this year. Bold and unapologetically futuristic, the Tesla Truck render is a pretty good representation of Elon Musk’s upcoming “cyberpunk” vehicle.

When Elon Musk discussed Tesla’s upcoming pickup truck to veteran tech journalist Kara Swisher last November, he noted that the vehicle will be so futuristic, it won’t look out of place in the iconic sci-fi Blade Runner franchise. Musk even mentioned that if the vehicle does not sell well because it’s too cyberpunk, then the electric car maker will release a more “conventional” truck.

An artist’s render of the Tesla Pickup Truck. (Credit: Emre Husman)
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Concept artist Emre Husmen’s take on the Tesla Pickup Truck definitely qualifies as one of the more futuristic takes on the upcoming vehicle. The artist’s design features generous ground clearance and an incredibly aggressive stance. Futuristic headlights and taillights also provide accents to the vehicle’s Model X-inspired front fascia. Similar to Rivian’s acclaimed R1T pickup, Husman’s take on the Tesla Truck features a double cab design and a rather short bed.

The design of Tesla’s Pickup Truck is still pretty much under wraps. During the unveiling of the Tesla Semi, Elon Musk mentioned that the vehicle could be derived from the all-electric long-hauler. Musk even showed a couple of artist’s renditions of the Semi-based pickup truck that have proven to be quite polarizing. Tesla provided another teaser of the vehicle during the Model Y event as well, but it only featured a cryptic, angular image that incited numerous interpretations from the electric car community.

An artist’s render of the Tesla Pickup Truck. (Credit: Emre Husman)

Regardless of its final design, the Tesla Truck will likely provide ample competition for the juggernauts of the pickup market like the Ford F-150 and the Dodge RAM. This is partly due to the vehicle’s specs, which include dual motors and a pretty insane towing capacity of 300,000 pounds. The vehicle is also expected to be large enough to seat six people, and include practical features such as a 240-volt connection for heavy-duty tools and an air compressor to run other equipment.

The pickup truck market could very well be the next big frontier for electric vehicles, especially in the United States. Kicking off the segment is the critically acclaimed Rivian R1T, which was unveiled to much enthusiasm late last year and expected to be released in 2020. Auto veteran Ford has also announced that it will be developing an electric version of its best-selling F-150 truck, which, if successful, could end up converting a significant number of traditional pickup truck drivers to electric transportation.

An artist’s render of the Tesla Pickup Truck. (Credit: Emre Husman)

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How elderberries can help you fight the flu

If you have ever eaten ripe elderberries or made elderberry jam, syrup, or wine, then you will be familiar with their sharp, tart, yet refreshing taste. According to tradition, these dark, purple berries can fortify a person’s immune system. New evidence suggests this is correct — and research explain how.
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Elderberries really do have antiviral properties, and a new study explains why.

Sambucus nigra, the black elder, is a common shrub spread widely across regions of Europe and North America.

Traditionally, people use both the elder’s flowers and its fruit to make seasonal drinks or jam.

In late spring or early summer, many people collect elderflowers to make flavorsome cordials, while the elderberry harvest occurs in late summer or early autumn when the fruit is ripe.

The harvesting time is important because uncooked, unripe elderberries can be toxic. Historically, individuals have reported cases of elderberry poisoning, which may have been due to too early harvesting or improper preparation.

For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recorded the case of no fewer than 11 people who fell sick after having drunk elderberry juice from the same batch.

The report explains that the shrub’s “fresh leaves, flowers, bark, young buds, and roots contain a bitter alkaloid and also a glucoside that, under certain conditions, can produce hydrocyanic acid,” which is a type of cyanide.

Nevertheless, elderberry drinks and desserts have remained a familiar culinary staple in many communities. Moreover, some people believe that elderberries can help fortify a person’s immune system and guard against disease.

The answer is in the natural chemicals

According to a new study that researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia conducted, elderberries really do have antiviral properties, and they can fight a virus once an infection has already occurred.

In a study paper that appears in the Journal of Functional Foods, the investigators report that substances present in elderberries can stop an influenza virus from entering and replicating in human cells.

“What our study has shown is that the common elderberry has a potent direct antiviral effect against the flu virus,” says one of the study’s co-authors, Golnoosh Torabian, Ph.D.

“It inhibits the early stages of an infection by blocking key viral proteins responsible for both the viral attachment and entry into the host cells,” the scientist continues.

In their study, the researchers examined the effect of commercially farmed elderberries that they processed into a serum. This the investigators administered to cells at multiple different stages of the influenza cycle, including before infection with a flu virus and during infection.

The scientists found that the phytochemicals — the natural, plant-derived substances that the elderberry serum contained — had a “mild inhibitory effect” when the flu virus was just about to infect a cell.

However, once a cell already contained infection, the same chemicals were significantly effective in stopping the virus from propagating.

“This observation was quite surprising and rather significant because blocking the viral cycle at several stages has a higher chance of inhibiting the viral infection,” says co-author Peter Valtchev, Ph.D.

Moreover, the researchers explain that applying the elderberry solution also boosted the cells’ own reaction against the attacking virus.

In addition to that, we identified that the elderberry solution also stimulated the cells to release certain cytokines, which are chemical messengers that the immune system uses for communication between different cell types to coordinate a more efficient response against the invading pathogen.”

Prof. Fariba Deghani

The researchers explain that the antiviral properties of elderberries are due to the anthocyanidins — plant pigments — it contains. According to other research, anthocyanidins also have an antioxidant effect, meaning that they can protect cells from becoming damaged.

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World’s Largest Tesla Model X Police Fleet Is In Switzerland

Model X is silent, quick and roomy. Police believe that it can save them money too.

A police department in Basel, Switzerland is introducing the world’s largest fleet of Tesla Model X 100D patrol cars.

Three of the first cars already entered service, while the further four (for total 7) are expected over the course of this year.

The first units were ready in December, but as it turns out, it took a while until police dispelled concerns about data security (location of the vehicles can be turned off, while voice isn’t recorded more than needed for voice-activated features).

The police department is reportedly paying for the Model X 100D some 49,000 CHF ($48,041) more than for its diesel equivalent, but hopes to save money over long-term.

Currently, at least several police departments around the world are using either Tesla Model S or Tesla Model X.

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This week, we’ve seen concepts imagining macOS 10.15 and iOS 13 features. Now, we round things out with a new – albeit hopeful – concept of watchOS 6. The concept envisions things like Shortcuts support, new Health features, a dedicated Apple Books app, and more.

The concept was created by Jake Sworski and imagines several features that Apple Watch users would appreciate. One of the neatest features imagined here is support for automatic watch faces. This means that Apple Watch would automatically switch watch faces based on time or location.

Sworski’s concept also envisions an expanded Activity Rings system. Here, users can add additional Activity Rings for things like breathing, distance, sleep, and more. There’s also a new Body app that makes it easy to track height, weight, and BMI directly from the Apple Watch. A dedicated Nutrition app lets you log calories from watchOS, as well.

Like a lot of watchOS concepts, sleep tracking is also imagined in this one. In a new Sleep app, users can see things such as their average heart rate while sleeping, total time in bed, time asleep, and more.

Other features imagined in Sworski’s concept include an expanded Calendar app, as well as brand new apps for Notes, Home, Photos, Books, Safari, and more. Essentially, with these apps on watchOS, the Apple Watch could become an even more powerful standalone device and rely less and less on the iPhone.

You can view the full watchOS 6 concept on Behance to see the features in closer detail. What do you think of these watchOS 6 imaginations? What’s on your watchOS 6 wishlist? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below.

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I’ve had a long road with the Apple Watch. I bought the original one on release day, but sold it within a few months due to the slowness of watchOS 1. I purchased a Series 2 when it was released, but I ended up returning it a few weeks later. When the Series 3 Apple Watch was released, I ended up buying one to write a review, but returned it before the return period was up (it was around Christmas so I had a longer return period). In the entire time the Apple Watch has existed, I’ve probably owned it a total of six months. A month ago, I picked up another one. This time, I have a Series 4 Apple Watch with LTE. I know I am late to the Apple Watch party, but I do have some thoughts that I think are interesting based on my past history, and my thoughts on Apple’s health plans with Apple Watch. I’ve been around the watchOS scene from day one, but I’ve definitely come and gone for periods of time.


The Podcasts app is outstanding

love podcasts, so being able to listen to podcasts directly from an Apple Watch with my AirPods is really a game changer for fitness. I love how I can stream a new show directly from LTE without having to sync offline.

On that same note, I do wish you could sync shows from Apple Podcasts on iPhone without having to be on the charger. I understand that Apple wants to save battery life, but if you are someone without an LTE Apple Watch, it would be annoying to always have to put your watch on a charger to download shows. If you’ve been at work all day, you might want to listen to the latest episode of 9to5Mac Happy Hour on an evening run. Since it usually comes out during the day, you wouldn’t be able to do that without finding a charger. If you find yourself in that situation often, you may want to look at Overcast as its Apple Watch app can download shows when away from the charger.

watchOS has improved dramatically since 2015

When the first Apple Watch was released in 2015, we were quickly met with software that was barely usable. Apps refused to launch, and it was just generally a pain to use. Apple has made dramaticimprovements year over year to Apple Watch. As someone who vividly remembers the frustrations of watchOS 1, watchOS 5 is a dramatic improvement. Apps are fast at launching. I can easily be on a run, use Siri to send a text message, and then change my running playlist on Apple Music.

For those of you who’ve owned multiple Apple Watches, I am not telling you anything you don’t already know. My point is that we really need to take a step back and appreciate the engineering talent of the team building watch OS while also acknowledging Apple Watch Series 4 is fast. The current watchOS experience is smooth as silk, and that was anything but true with watchOS 1. I am really looking forward to seeing what watchOS 6 brings at WWDC 2019 this summer.

Apple Watch health and fitness are still killer features

Using an Apple Watch to measure activity and health

When the original Apple Watch was released, Apple was trying to figure out what the Apple Watch was for. Over the years, it’s become clear they see it as a health and fitness devices. When you visit the Apple Watch section of, this is the first text you see:

Apple Watch Series 4. Fundamentally redesigned and re‑engineered to help you be even more active, healthy, and connected.

When Apple released the Series 1 and Series 2 Apple Watches, it added heart rate monitoring for Apple Health. When you enable heart rate monitoring, you can also turn on heart rate notifications, so you know if your heart rate remains above or below a chosen beats per minute (BPM), or to occasionally check for an irregular heart rhythm. Irregular rhythm notifications are available only with watchOS 5.1.2 or later in certain countries.

With Apple Watch Series 4, Apple added electrocardiogram monitoring (also known as ECG and EKG). The ECG app on Apple Watch (Series 4 or newer) can record your heartbeat and rhythm using the electrical heart sensor and then check the reading for atrial fibrillation (AFib). It then records that information into the Apple Health app.

Since the release of Apple Watch, there have been countless stories of people’s lives being saved by the health advancements in Apple Watch and Apple’s Health Initiatives.

Apple Watch ECG health

If you have an Apple Watch Series 4 or newer, here’s a how to guide on how to take an ECG.

Apple also includes a Health app on the iPhone where it easy to learn about your health and start reaching your goals. It consolidates data from iPhone, Apple Watch, and third-party apps in one place.

Apple’s health initiatives are clearly a priority going forward. With all of Apple’s other products, it’s about creativity, expression, and productivity. Apple Watch and Apple Health may end up transforming the company more than anyone ever thought. While Steve Jobs’ legacy will be the iPhone and the Mac, Tim Cook’s legacy will be how he ushered in an era of connected medicine in a way that allows users to trust who has access to their data.

Here’s a short list of past articles we’ve posted about major health issues being discovered/avoided thanks to Apple Watch:


Thanks for joining me on this journey. I’ve had a long road of using Apple Watches. The device is finally clicking for me. I am more aware of my health when wearing one. No, it’s not just about closing the rings daily (which I aim to do), but it’s more about living an active lifestyle.

As I write this article, I am waiting on the sun to come up so I can go on an early Sunday morning run. While I’ve been a runner since 2010, I am more motivated to lace up my sneakers with Apple Watch because I know my friends are going to get an alert when I’ve finished the run. If the iPhone was about being connected with those you aren’t with, Apple Watch is about putting all the other devices down and to get moving. I cannot wait for WatchOS 6 and Apple Watch Series 5. I think Apple Watch is the best fitness device on the market and will dominate the competition for the foreseeable future.

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This two-ingredient drink can help you sleep better

Laura Barry

Almonds are especially high in magnesium.
Almonds are especially high in magnesium.Image: Pexels

Journalist for The Cut, Lisa Ryan, recently interviewed multiple medical professionals about the benefits of magnesium when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.

Ryan discovered that not only is magnesium essential for bone health, nerve and muscle function, and protein synthesis, but the mineral could also help you achieve better sleep due to its ability to calm muscles and induce relaxation.

In fact, for those who suffer from an, overactive mind or anxious thoughts, this two-ingredient drink for sleep could be the answer to all your problems.

In an article she wrote for Fast Company, Dr Tara Stewart, a neuroscientist and medical doctor, suggested that a pre-bedtime drink made from nut milk and turmeric.

Why? Because almond milk contains magnesium which she believes can reduce the stress hormone cortisol and calm the nervous system, while turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can prevent nocturnal stomach problems that can interrupt sleep.

She suggests that those who need to sweeten this nightcap add manuka honey rather than sugar as it will help boost your immunity.

A neuroscientist has a simple trick to get a good night's sleep.
A neuroscientist has a simple trick to get a good night’s sleep.Image:Getty

Many things contribute to not getting enough sleep.

A stressful lifestyle, using digital devices that emit blue light before bed, and a bedroom set up that’s isn’t conducive to getting deep sleep have all been blamed for sleepless nights.

While health care professionals now recommend removing digital devices and minimising light pollution entering the boudoir, as well as breathing and stress-relieving techniques, a long-forgotten mineral has resurfaced as the answer to achieving deep sleep: magnesium.

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