What I like about a stir-fry is how easy it makes putting a healthy meal together. This recipe has lots of vegetables and chicken breast providing lean protein for staying power—and it clocks in at just 225 calories.Continue reading...
Whether it’s walking to work, installing a low-flow showerhead, or recycling more often, it’s important to live a little greener. The same holds true for your diet. Saturated in an alphabet of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, leafy greens are the MVPs of the supermarket produce section. And if you need more incentive to toss bunches of kale into your grocery cart, a daily serving of leafy green vegetables may lower your risk of type 2 diabetes by 14 percent, according to a recent study in the British Medical Journal.Continue reading...
Trying to eat healthier and maybe even lose a little weight? That’s one of my goals for the new year and I’m going to really focus on having a healthy, low-calorie dinner to help me meet my goals. Science shows that when it comes to losing weight, what’s most important is how much you’re eating.Continue reading...
One of the two simple sugars, fructose and glucose, may leave you feeling much hungrier than the other. Brain scans tell the story in a new study by Yale researchers which may affect how you satisfy your sweet tooth.Continue reading...
Those winter blues setting in? Try eating like a Spaniard, an Italian or a Greek. In a study of more than 11,000 people—published in March 2012 in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition—those who stuck to a Mediterranean diet scored higher on markers of mental health than their counterparts who ate a more Western diet. How to eat the Mediterranean way?Continue reading...
You may be confused reading the beef food labels at your grocery store. Organic and grass-fed beef products usually come with a heftier price tag but are they worth the cost for you and your family? Here you can take a look at the differences between conventional, organic, and grass fed beef for a better picture of what you're paying for.Continue reading...
Just in the last few months, two or three new artisanal steak restaurants have opened in town. I’m usually the last to know that something is trendy, catching on just as it goes from cool to cliché—but even I can notice that locally sourced steak is a hot food trend right now. A hot and expensive trend. With these three steak-cooking secrets you won’t miss the taste of the restaurant experience (or the bill!)Continue reading...
If the only time you eat sesame seeds is sprinkled atop a bagel or sushi roll, you may be seriously missing out. Sure, they’re tiny, but the nutty-tasting seeds are packed with heart-healthy plant compounds called phytosterols, and just 2 tablespoons provide 16 percent of the daily value of bone-forming magnesium. But sesame does even more than that. Read on for four delicious ways to make sesame a go-to ingredient in your kitchen.Continue reading...
If you’re tired of hearing diet advice to eat less, we have news you’re going to love."By picking foods that are naturally lower in calories but larger in volume, you can eat a lot more food without worrying about what it will do to your waistline," says Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., author of The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet (William Morrow, 2012).Continue reading...
You may have heard the old adage: “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”, but does that really impact your ability to lose weight? A study published Tuesday in the International Journal of Obesity found that yes, there may be truth, although, it’s not 100% clear why.
As part of my pledge to eat healthier this year, I’ve decided to cut back a little on my meat consumption—a tall order for such a carnivore. I dug through my recipes and pulled out some vegetarian recipes that will help me make eating meatless delicious.Continue reading...
Last week, Coca-Cola came out publically for the first time to address our nation’s obesity epidemic with an advertisement. They’ve finally decided to join the conversation about how sugary beverages impact our health.Continue reading...
Nothing beats fresh produce. Still, in the kitchen, using canned or frozen fruits and vegetables can be a lot more convenient—but is it worth it? Are you giving up nutrition for convenience? Although a fresh fruit or vegetable would never be considered unhealthy, surprisingly there are a few circumstances where frozen and even canned could offer you more health benefits than fresh. Here’s a closer look at a few examples of fresh foods vs. their canned or frozen counterparts.Continue reading...
Every time I see a cereal commercial on TV touting the benefits of whole grains, I feel like someone’s wagging a finger at me. I know whole grains are good for me: they provide a healthy boost of vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients and are also rich in carbohydrates, the body’s main fuel supply.Continue reading...
Resolved: I will lose weight, save money and be healthier in the new year. Sound familiar? If you made even just one of these resolutions this year, I have a tip for how to get started…use your slow cooker. Sound wacky? Find out how this one handy piece of kitchen equipment can help you meet your new year’s resolutions (and if your resolution is to revive 1970s cooking methods, even better!).Continue reading...
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