Even though the holidays are officially over, you still can find time to eat delicious, healthy meals at home! All of the meals this week taste great the first day but even better the second! If an early winter cold has you down, my Asian chicken-noodle soup is just the right prescription—it’s loaded with greens and spices to ward off any sniffles.Continue reading...
This year has seen headlines that have had a major impact on the practice and perception of healthy eating and exercise in America. Without any further ado, here are the news stories of 2011 that kept Calorie Count members talking.Continue reading...
With specialty food stores and going organic, eating your best can come at a high price. Luckily, there are tons of actions you can take to not fall into this food trap. It all comes down to planning ahead.Continue reading...
While there is ample coverage of carbs and protein in the media, when it comes to healthy living, fat gets the cold shoulder. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests 20 to 35% of daily calories come from fat with no more than 10% coming from saturated fat.Continue reading...
Do you ever have those days when you feel like a bottomless pit and snack on everything in sight? Me too. I know my body sometimes requires more calories, but I also know sometimes I eat out of sheer boredom. Here’s what I do when I want to ward off those boredom munchies.Continue reading...
Savvy shoppers watching their caloric intake know that ice cream, pizza, and cookies could push them over their daily limit. But you may be surprised at how foods that have a reputation for being “healthy” pack a surprisingly high amount of calories in a single serving.Continue reading...
How much do you really know about what’s in your food? As an editor for EatingWell Magazine, I know quite a bit, which at times can be unsettling. What do I mean? Well, for example, when I first starting reading about bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical used to make certain plastics, including some used to store food and drinks, I was a little freaked. Science suggests that BPA may disrupt hormones and possibly lead to reproductive problems.Continue reading...
The way scientific studies and health gurus alike have touted the perks of tea over the past few years, you'd think the stuff was some kind of all-powerful magical elixir. Improving heart health, reducing cancer risk, warding off dementia and diabetes—there's barely a health benefit that hasn't been credited to tea. It's true that the brew has disease-fighting antioxidants, and, as far as anyone can tell, should be great for us. "The science is certainly promising," says David L. Katz, MD, director of Yale University's Prevention Research CenterContinue reading...
Eating food raw is not just for raw foodists. Not only is it convenient for on the go snacks, raw fruits and vegetables can also improve your health.Continue reading...
Breakfast is hands-down my favorite meal of the day. Mostly I keep it simple—toast and peanut butter, fruit and yogurt. But when I have more time or when I go out to eat, I’m faced with an important choice: pancakes or eggs?Continue reading...
I just returned from a fabulous, but jam-packed, four-day conference in San Diego and when I walked into the office this morning my exhaustion and jetlag showed. There’s only so much coffee could do.
Emotional connections to food are woven into the fabric of our social experience. Notice how often food is at the center of your celebrations: holiday office parties, baking holiday cookies with grandma, and sharing traditional meals with your family. Eating is a wonderful way to reminisce, nurture, and bond.Continue reading...
Some healthful foods have gotten bad reps they just can’t shake. Do you avoid peanut butter because you think it's super-fattening? Have you banned egg yolk because you're concerned about your heart health? Get the good truth about these and more “misunderstood” foods and why you should eat them—in moderation, of course.Continue reading...
If fruits and vegetables had a popularity contest in America, the winners would be carrots, tomatoes, strawberries and oranges. A new paper published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association reveals Americans are getting a vast majority of their phytonutrients from this small group of fruits and veggies.Continue reading...
I never leave home without snacks in my bag. If an appetite emergency strikes, I’m ready. Of course, just because I have a snack doesn’t mean I need to eat it. Munching when you’re not really hungry can rack up lots of extra calories. But judicious use of the right snacks can boost your calorie burn (every time you eat, your metabolic rate increases slightly) and even help you blast fat. Here are three portable snack options packed with fat-burning ingredients: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.