Entries tagged with “Nutrition”
After years of reading scary warnings about our fat intake, many of us prefer not to eat any trans fats in processed foods, but we certainly don’t want to exceed the recommended da…
Dr. Deborah Gordon dives into the controversies and misperceptions surrounding supplements.
According to Dr Itzhak Fried, Professor of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, “We only need to see something once to remember it.” The senior author of a…
Why all the international fuss about pulses?
News flash: Seaweed is really good for you. Here's why—and how—you should add nutritious seaweed to your diet today.
Eager to rev up your libido? Click here to learn more about the best foods to feed your body's sexual vitality, then try these recipes from raw vegan chef Elyse Clark. Maca B…
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Learn more about these under-the-radar Eastern superfoods.
Learn why Ayurveda is the healing you, and our planet, need now.
Here are five health benefits of pumpkins so you'll feel a little bit less guilty when reaching for that second slice of pumpkin pie.
You’ve been diligent. You’ve counted calories, carbs, grams of fat and protein—even bites. You’ve also been a regular at the gym. You’ve been doing everything right but when you lo…
Turn your smartphone into a tiny health coach with these apps for better nutrition, mindfulness, and gratitude.
It’s time to stop the stress cycle for good. Here are five ways to indulge in chocolate without the guilt.
Try one of these five sources of flavorful hydration that will give you a little more nutritional bang for your buck.
Here six fruits and vegetables that really shine when the temperatures drop.
Read about the benefits of blending and try this recipe for a delicious green goddess smoothie.
With all the confusing ingredient labels on food products today, it can feel overwhelming. Trips to the grocery store are taking up way too much time these days with reading throug…
In a world that pushes toward the complex, there are still simple ways to stay healthy.
Whether you're an Aries prone to headaches or a Gemini that can't shake a cold, we've lined up the perfect superfood for your astrological sign.
As we look at labels, it's important to understand what we are actually putting into our bodies, and why artificial sweeteners are harmful.
An excerpt from The Good Karma Diet: Eat Gently, Feel Amazing, Age in Slow Motion by Victoria Moran
Which are the best foods to fight memory loss? Take this handy list on your next grocery shopping excursion.
Brain MakerThe Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain—For LifeBy David Perlmutter, MDLITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANYThe gut houses an internal compass, but could it also h…
LOW-CARB DIETS MAKE PEOPLE STUPIDA study from the psychology department at Tufts University showed that dieters who drastically reduced or eliminated carbohydrates from their meals…
Focus on food quality by choosing nutrient dense foods.
From the health benefits to the best resources, here’s the scoop on calcium.
The Corn Refiners Association is changing the name of high-fructose corn syrup to “corn sugar” in an attempt to rid themselves of the stench that comes from the manufacture and use…
“Don’t rely on your doctor to point out possible chronic inflammation to you; it doesn’t share the same visible symptoms as acute inflammation.”
At first, being vegetarian was great, and when I say great at first, I’m really referring to the time between making the conscious decision to forever swear off meat and the 22 hou…
This detoxifying crimson juice is perfect for starting off the New Year right.
What’s the difference between a granola bar and a protein bar, and are they truly healthy?
Prepare for success by turning your refrigerator into a lean, mean, clean machine.
Get the most lutein by juicing this green super vegetable.
Here are six tasty ways to boost your intake of lutein.
How Coffee Protects against DiabetesWhen we think of ways to prevent Type 2 diabetes, we typically think of losing weight, exercising, avoiding processed foods, and eating more who…
We've rounded up seven surprisingly filling foods that can satiate you for hours.
Holistic nutritionist Nicole Granato overcame polycystic ovary syndrome without drugs. She shares her story, and tips for other women.
Every Friday afternoon, thousands of elementary school students across the country take home a backpack filled with food provided by organizations like Feeding America. Without it,…
Why the fountain of youth isn’t actually full of water
“Forbidden” Black Rice Rivals Blueberries in AntioxidantsBlueberries are well known for their high antioxidant levels and disease-fighting properties, but the king of berries has a…
New studies suggest that probiotics do more than help you digest—they may also boost your mood.Audrey Anne Sukacz said she started enriching her diet with probiotics—foods that con…
Confused about whether fat is good or bad for you? Here’s the scoop.
Consuming too much sugar harms the body, brain, and spirit.
Here’s a list of 10 helpful tips to stay warm and beat this season’s inevitable blues.
There’s a simple thing you can do to control systemic inflammation: focus on nutrition, with delicious foods like berries. Here’s what to choose, and what to skip.
The way we eat informs the functions of our body. Here are tips to develop "good mood meals."
The loss of traditional hunting has forced many Inuit to rely on expensive imported food, but many find the Western diet leaves them feeling empty, body and soul.
The Buzz On The Bizarre Superfood That Boosts Your Immune System
How to waste less fruits and vegetables.
Go beyond the cleanse and try juicing to boost your health.
The aspens are changing their greens for yellows here in Colorado. Golden branches hug the base of the mountains and wrap me up in emotions. I'm grateful for their reminder to chan…
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An Excerpt from 50 Shades of Kale
Uma Naidoo, author of This Is Your Brain on Food, explores how the foods we eat may be driving up our anxiety.
Happy first days of Spring!It’s a celebratory season, and one that just can’t help but invoke change, transformation, and rebirth. It’s spring cleaning time–get the dusty clothes o…
Writer Julie Peters talks about a past eating disorder, how she overcomes feelings of food obsession, and how she frees herself from internal oppression.
Even as the FDA harangues the food industry for using excessive levels of sodium, and your doctor tsk-tsks at your high blood pressure, bear in mind that salt keeps us alive. The h…
In light of the steady drip, drip, drip of research linking the consumption of dairy products to a variety of life-threatening ailments and diseases it might be prudent to revisit …
Want strong bones? You might not need dairy.
Learn how Vedic master Michelle Fondin walks through her daily routine.
Over the weekend, I broke down and finally purchased a juicer—after eyeing one on Amazon for almost two months—and was immediately impressed by the solid heft of the ne…
Producing food on an industrial scale presupposes a trade-off or two. Unfortunately, nutritional value is one of the first things to be sacrificed when food companies seek to make …
What to eat amid the sounds of caterpillars munching?
Broccoli Fights Cancer Even Better with SpiceWe’ve all heard about broccoli’s amazing properties for fighting cancer. Now a new study from the University of Illinois shows that bro…
Understanding this science allows us to make dietary choices that effectively send our bodies into repair and longevity mode.
Turn these delicious roasted roots into a main meal by serving on a bed of cooked grains, like quinoa, along with a few dark salad greens like baby kale or spinach.
A recipe from Make Your Own Rules Cookbook by Tara Stiles
These secrets to longevity were discovered in five remote corners of the world, where the world’s healthiest centenarians dwell.
Glutathione may be necessary for anti-aging, cancer prevention, heart disease, dementia, general disease prevention, and optimal health.
This week, researchers share why we get a brain freeze when enjoying a cold drink or ice cream. They also warn us not to freak out so much if we feel anxious. And they would like us to eat some apples and tea, please. Want the bigger picture? Read on.
Excerpted from Ocean Greens: Explore the World of Edible Seaweed and Sea Vegetables by Lisette Kreischer and Marcel Schuttelaar.
You’re in the frozen food section, facing one of those tough decisions: Coconut Bliss Dark Chocolate?Starbuck’s Mocha Chip? Or perhaps something from Häagen-Dazs? Then suddenly you…
How soaking grains can make your holiday baking traditions much healthier.
It’s time to branch out and chomp down on this sweet, plump dried fruit.
For a tired brain, the judicious answer is probably “no.”
Although seeing the world “natural” might put your mind at ease, natural flavors are more like natural disasters.
8th Editionby The American Heart AssociationKnown fondly as “Big Red,” the American Heart Association’s cookbook has proved for more than 35 years that you don’t have to sacrifice …
Our ancestors feasted and fasted, cycling their protein consumption. So should we.
The Self-Compassion Diet: A Step-by-Step Program to Lose Weight with Loving-KindnessBy Jean Fain, LICSW, MSWIf you have invested in what Jean Fain describes as “countless one-way t…
The Sexy Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Food from an Ordinary DudeBy Brian L. PattonNew World LibraryIs it possible to go vegan and still have fun with food? According to “ordi…
Even if you are not particularly interested in losing weight, you want your body to run mostly on fats.
The surprising history of the yummy treat, plus tips on sweet ingredients that do good
This summer, bring a splash of color to your table.As someone who has been fascinated by and infatuated with food for as long as I can remember (and through subsequent chapters as …
Unleash your inner homesteader with these DIY projects for a healthy kitchen.
Here we count down the top 10 powerhouse foods based on nutrient density. A list of all the powerhouse foods can be found in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
What you need to know about cholesterol and the foods that can keep it in check.
Easy ways to benefit from nature's golden treasure.
Health and wellness visionary Dr. Alejandro Junger on figuring out which foods work best for you.
At his wit’s end because of his severe reactions to eating wheat, William Davis, MD decided to become the guinea pig in a simple experiment. The question was whether his body would…
Fill your cart with goodies that have been certified “organic,” and you might think you’re feeding your family wholesome food that’s been untainted by pesticides or chemical additi…
The right fats increase your carotenoid absorption by 800 percent
Are kale chips and mango smoothies a smart choice? Don't be fooled by the "health halo" warns food sociologist Dina Rose.
Getting to know natto, a sticky, stinky, superfood rich in probiotics.