Madeleine Burry

Madeleine lives and works from her Brooklyn apartment. She likes going for slow jogs, coffee shops, '70s movies, travel, and befriending neighborhood puppies. Follow her on Twitter @lovelanewest.
5 Sneaky Foods That Are Sabotaging Your Sleepytime
If you want a good night’s rest, you know to avoid the big three: caffeine, sugar, and booze. That means no late-night cup of coffee, decadent dessert, or nightcap. And, while hotels may leave a square of chocolate on the pillow, eating it before bed will also interfere with your sleep (chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is full of caffeine). But what about more unlikely foods that may disrupt your rest?
May 30, 2019
3 Sleep Experts Share What They Eat and Drink Before Bedtime
Anyone who’s had pizza-fueled dreams or late-night jitters from a too-late cup of coffee knows that what you eat (and drink) before bedtime can make a big difference when it comes to your sleep. We spoke with three sleep experts to find out their bedtime noshing habits to see if we could pick up on any smart ideas. Here are their strategies to get smooth entry into dreamland.
May 30, 2019
Here’s What Happens to Your Sleep When You Go to Bed After a Night of Drinking
We’ve probably all been there: indulging in just one more glass of wine or cocktail than we should. And while alcohol may help you fall asleep quickly, the next morning the consequences set in. It’s common to feel groggy, slow moving, and irritable — and quite likely, have a pounding headache, unsettled tummy, and more unpleasant symptoms.
May 30, 2019
Is Canned Food as Nutritious as Fresh Food?
When it comes to veggies, the more you eat the better. But of course, not all vegetables are created equally. Eating iceberg lettuce, which is basically a vehicle for salad dressing, just won’t deliver as many nutrients as a powerhouse like broccoli or kale. And then, there’s the question of where you get your vegetables— from the produce section, the freezer, or the canned goods aisle.
May 30, 2019
Should You Be Concerned About Salt in Your Canned Goods?
Are you looking to reduce your sodium? The reality is that most of us take in far too much, thanks mainly to processed and fast foods, not a heavy hand with the saltshaker. The very latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans call for eating less than 2,300 milligrams — or, one teaspoon of table salt — each day. If you’re on a low-sodium diet, your intake should be even lower.
May 30, 2019
What’s Up with That Foamy Stuff When You Wash Canned Beans?
As a vegetarian, I eat beans — and lots of them. At least once a week, and usually far more often, I’ll find myself at the sink rinsing off canned kidney beans in a colander to rid them of the liquid glop from the can, or standing over a pot of dried chickpeas, giving it an occasional stir.
May 30, 2019