When it comes to vegetables, the golden rule says: “Eat dark and leafy.” But just because a vegetable isn’t a powerhouse “green” doesn’t mean it can’t bring a lot to the table. “There’s a misconception that if something isn’t dark green, then it’s not good for you,” says Jackie Keller, author, nutritionist and founding director of NutriFit. But are so-called “filler foods”—low-calorie vegetables that fill us up but aren’t known for their nutritional benefits—worth the stomach real estate?
While caffeinated tea and coffee have been linked to some health benefits, such as lowering risk of skin and liver cancers, caffeine has some downsides. Some people are more sensitive than others and in addition to jitters, it can deplete sleep quality, especially in folks over 40, amp up anxiety, and it’s addictive.Continue reading...
Experimenting with new ingredients and combinations in the kitchen is an art, but you don’t have to be a professional chef to give it a go. Take some creative license in your own kitchen and enjoy what some may call strange food combos.Continue reading...
USDA statistics report that Americans are eating about 12% less meat than they did just 5 years ago. On the other hand, meat-substitutes are on the up and up. Sales are booming with veggie burgers and other beef substitutes like never before, but they may not be as healthy as you think.Continue reading...
You no longer have to settle for fruit from thousands and thousands of miles away. It is officially peak season for the tastiest fruit God’s green Earth has to offer. Here we help you get inspired about the produce you’re now able to pick to satisfy your sweet tooth naturally.Continue reading...
When it comes to food, going green has an undeserved “health halo.” Could we really be fooled by the idea that food is healthier just because it has a green label?Continue reading...
New studies are fueling the debate over the pros and cons of red meat. Can you now have your steak and eat it too? We slice through the latest research.Continue reading...
Purple foods have become a hot produce color as of late. The buzz is specifically due to a phytochemical called anthocyanin, which gives the purple, blue and deep red hue to fruits and vegetables. Here's what you need to know about all foods purple and recipes to try.Continue reading...
Omega-3 fats are a nutrient powerhouse, shown to improve heart health and mood. Of the omega-3s, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) are the most impressive. Yet most Americans only get 100 mg a day of DHA/EPA, far short of the recommended 250 mg. Find out how you can get more.Continue reading...
Think dietitians don’t eat cake? Of course they do, and you should too. So says a newly updated position paper by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Simply put they don’t support labeling foods as good or bad and instead support a “Total Diet Approach to Healthy Eating.” With this news we offer up some reasons why it’s actually good to eat "bad" foods.Continue reading...
We all order take out at some point, when we are short on time, tired after a long workout, or just craving a bit of a specific cuisine. Choosing something healthy can be difficult, so we offer up the top five options by popular cuisines to make it easier.Continue reading...
Every few months, it seems, there’s hype about the latest, hottest superfood—chia seeds and acai berries spring to mind. But LOTS of foods, many of which are stocked in nearly every grocery store in America, are "superfoods"—foods brimming with various disease-fighting nutrients, usually without providing too many calories.Continue reading...
Would you have a sandwich with a slice of white bread on one side and a whole wheat slice on the other? Probably not. Use these tips to create a smart carb strategy that saves you calories and gives you the fiber that your diet needs.Continue reading...
On average, we take in 363 calories of added sweeteners a day. Adding that many empty calories to a day’s worth of meals could send you over the calorie-limit cliff. To cut down, look for ways to nix added sugar at every meal. Taking a one-meal-at-a-time approach will help you recognize just how much sugar you can cut from your diet.Continue reading...
In addition to learning and creating healthy habits, you'll have to challenge yourself to overcome your worst eating habits. If you find ways to flip these with positive change, without completely sacrificing what you like, you can win the war. Here are strategies for fighting some common eating obstacles on your weight loss journey.Continue reading...
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The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.