Understand how calories, nutrients, portion sizes, and having a plan play a role in helping you to achieve a healthy relationship with food
Toasting quinoa (or any whole grain) brings a subtle nutty flavor to any dish. Paired with cauliflower, you have a vegetable- and protein-packed twist on a dish traditionally made with bulgur.
We’ve been told for decades that how much you weigh — or more specifically the ratio of your weight to height, known as body mass index (BMI) — is a predictor of your health.
Banish the boxed and premade sauces by making your own to boost nutrition and freshness.
Eating a balanced diet is a win for long term health and a foundation for total wellness, but can healthy eating be taken too far?
Protein works to build and maintain muscles as well as keep your hair, skin, and nails healthy and strong. But eating meat isn’t always necessary to reap these benefits — plant proteins deliver as well!
The Paleo Diet initially gained its popularity with CrossFit enthusiasts, but is now a mainstream diet with a fervent following.
Once a diet used primarily in clinical settings as part of a treatment plan for children with epilepsy, the ketogenic diet (aka “keto”) has become mainstream for tackling anything from weight loss to migraines.
The Whole 30Ⓡ Program has become a popular way to “reset” or kick-start a wellness journey — whether it’s to gain more energy or finally kick your sugar-after-every-meal habit.
Counting macronutrients (or “macros”) has been a popular dieting tactic in bodybuilding groups for years. However, recently the amped-up version of calorie counting has gone mainstream.
Intermittent fasting (IF) ― a way of eating that includes set periods of eating and not eating ― has caught on as a possible weight and health management tactic.
What is self care, actually? It can be different for everyone, but at its core self care is about making your health a priority.
When New Year’s Resolutions have a (sad) history of failure, why do we keep attempting sweeping changes? Perhaps setting your sights on something smaller will lead to bigger results in the long run.
Start a meal with a warm cup of soup and reap the benefits. This filling, hot, fiber-loaded soup will help curb your appetite, which can help with portion control.
It’s that time of year again, when the pressure mounts to stockpile gifts, plan holiday meals and treats, and attend office and friends’ parties.
Equipped to satisfy all of your pesky cravings, this snack is colorful, full of texture, and easy to make. Can’t get your hands on a persimmon? No worries, a nice red pear can take its place.
Let’s be real: When life gets overwhelming, it’s much easier to reach for a candy bar than it is a bowl of vegetables.
Consumers are going nuts for all types of nut (and seed) butters.
Homemade vinaigrettes are easy to make and can add amazing flavor to your dishes. Try them for salad dressing, marinades, dips, and sauces!
If you ever feel like eating healthy is a strain on your wallet, you’re not alone. Between $10 green juices and $8 bags of kale chips, it can feel like healthy food has become a luxury good.
Spices like chili powder, cumin, and chipotle create a “wow” flavor factor in this chili, without using too much salt.
What’s the buzz? Coconut aminos are the healthier, umami-rich alternative to soy sauce that influencers say you should be putting on everything. What does the science say? Made from a...
Flexitarian, sometimes vegetarian, plant-forward, omnivore who likes plant-based meals — whatever you want to call such a diet (or not), eating some vegetarian or vegan meals benefits your health and the environment.
With luscious, nutty crema-style sauce, roasted pepper flavor, and bright crunch, this vegan dish is about the “haves” and not about the “have nots.”
Research shows that our gut microbiome — the community of bacteria that reside in our digestive tract, primarily the small intestine — is linked to everything from acne and eczema to diabetes and weight management.
If you don’t already appreciate cabbage for its immune and gut health-boosting properties, then love it transformed into this charred, tender, deliciously dressed-up version of itself.
A quick internet search on how to be more productive results in more than 36 million (yes million!) articles. Whether you’re a working professional or a college student, figuring out how to be more productive in the limited hours you have each day may feel like a constant work in progress.
Have you met muesli? It’s similar to granola but rather than mixing in oil and honey prior to baking, you toast the grains plain and add your own honey upon serving.
From beet “brats” to smoked carrot “lox,” picking up vegetable butchery can provide a new twist on getting your vegetables.
Is there anything better than fresh tomatoes for a late summer meal? Flavor is just one of the 5 reasons to eat seasonally.
“Nootropics” — the latest in pills, powders, and potions — claim to increase mental focus.
In a world where we’re constantly on the go, sitting at the table for a meal with family or friends might feel like a bit of a luxury but taking a break and eating with others offers many benefits.
This creative take on a wrap uses fresh, raw green leaves in place of a tortilla along with ingredients you might already have on hand for a seasonal, whole food boost to your day.
Is choosing sugar-, gluten-, dairy-free, or other free-from foods a fast track to healthy eating?
I feel like I’m a pretty savvy grocery shopper. I know the dirty little secrets behind labels like “fat-free” and “sugar-free.” Are there others I should be looking out for?...
Summer stone fruits like apricots, peaches, and plums are the perfect way to satisfy a sweet tooth without the added sugar. This seasonal salad pairs smoky-sweet grilled stone fruit with spicy arugula and salty olives for a flavorful combination that is perfect for any summer celebration.
Could multivitamins lead your healthy habits astray?
Good marketing, combined with the number of nutrition supplements available on the market, may have you wondering if it’s possible to ditch eating a healthy diet and, instead, get the nutrients you need from pills and powders.
Forget boring salads. Fresh figs, bright mint, spicy watercress, and walnuts come together to form a gorgeous salad that takes under 10 minutes to make.
A recent study found that eating “white meat” has the same effect on cholesterol as red meat. But what does the science say?
Green smoothies, green juice, and “shots” of greens are a go-to breakfast, snack, or post-workout drink for many health enthusiasts.
This hydrating smoothie can help cool you down from the inside out. A blend of antioxidant-rich blueberries and cooling mint leaves help combat inflammation and will give you a refreshing break to your summer activities.
Move over nut milks, there’s a new non-dairy “milk” sweeping store shelves, coffee shops, and smoothie bars.
Your bags are packed with all the essentials you need for a great summer vacation. Then you get to the airport and realize you’re stuck in a terminal with one small newsstand and nothing to eat.
When you need a pick-me-up or a quick post-workout recovery snack, reach for these salty-sweet nuggets packed with healthy fats, tart flavor, and satisfying crunch.
Natural sugars like honey, maple syrup, agave, and coconut sugar are better for you than table sugar. Or are they?
Americans are consuming nearly 150 pounds of added sugar per year — that’s approximately 42 teaspoons per day!
If you never thought about grilling your fruit it’s time to start. When fruit is placed on the grill it caramelizes and its flavor intensifies.
Celery-juice aficionados swear that a morning glass will soothe, slenderize, and make your skin radiant.
The number of people with food allergies and intolerances is on the rise, and while celebrity diets that promote avoiding certain ingredients like gluten, soy, and dairy may make you want to roll your eyes, allergies and intolerance should not be treated lightly.
Creamy, made without major allergens, and oh-so-satisfying, this plant-forward version of a mushroom risotto includes shiitake mushrooms and green tea for an interesting spin on a comforting classic.
Anti-inflammatory has become a buzzword in the wellness world in recent years. Why are we all so obsessed with fighting inflammation?
Poaching can feel intimidating, but it’s actually a quite simple cooking technique. Make this beautifully poached wild salmon in minutes to serve over whole wheat pasta and vegetables, all by itself, or even on a sandwich the next day.
Nightshades are vegetables with a shady reputation that some say you should avoid.
Caffeinated beverages hinder hydration — or do they? What does the science say?
The connection between food and healthy aging has been well-established. More recently though, scientists have found a relationship between certain foods and how the brain functions even beyond early development in children.
The sustainable and deliciously flavorful fish that you didn’t know you loved, mackerel’s omega-3 fatty acids are brain boosting and satisfying.
Beet juice is the latest ergogenic aid guaranteed to take you to your next personal record or big win. Does it really work?
Just like professional athletes, fueling with the right foods can make a difference, but the approach may be a little more relaxed.
Many energy bars come with a long list of ingredients and high dose of sugar. Skip the uncertainty and make your own. Naturally sweetened by dates and loaded with almonds for extended energy, these bars are sure to satisfy when hunger strikes.
Eggs: one minute they’re in, the next minute they’re out
It can be hard to decipher between sound advice and a total time waster. (Not to mention, wallet buster.) There are a few simple ways to weed out the good advice.
The foods you choose can make a difference, so go further with this interesting twist on a seasonal salad using flavorful and bold blood oranges, peppery shaved radish, and savory black olives.
Moringa is the latest must-have green powder for health food–obsessed folks.
One-size-fits-all diets are so 2015; personalized nutrition is in.
Tofu is transformed with the beautiful aromatic flavor of za’atar, a popular spice mix throughout the Middle East. If so inclined, swap out the spring vegetables for those more seasonal to your location.
What’s the buzz? Is eating “clean” the golden ticket to health and happiness? What does the science say? Search for #cleaneating on Instagram or Twitter and you’ll get several million...
Dark leafy greens are an antioxidant-loaded nutrient powerhouse. Combine them with hearty lentils and buttery delicata squash for a soup that is bright, healthful, and pleasing to the taste buds.
What’s the buzz? Coconut oil is a vital pantry staple that is good for everything. However the science says not so fast!
Good fat, bad fat, no fat, low-fat, butter, margarine, olive oil — is your head spinning yet?
Pesto can be made with almost any nut or seed one desires; this recipe uses pepitas. Toasting the pepitas releases their oils and deepens their flavor for a delicious take on the classic.
Americans put a lot of emphasis on what we should or should not be eating, or what diet plan is going to miraculously shed that unwanted weight forever. Yet, many of us never think about how we are eating.
The carnivore diet (aka “no carb” to the extreme) is the latest magnet for those that love meat and fear carbs.
Oats aren’t the only breakfast-friendly grain. Wheat berries add a sweet, nutty, and satisfying bite to your otherwise average oatmeal.
When it comes to getting healthy, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For many, nutrition and what we eat is at the forefront of wellness. But what if we told you that’s only part of the picture?
Cozy up in your favorite chair and enjoy this hearty nutrient-loaded soup. Before taking your first spoonful, take a mindful moment to smell the deep aromas and hint of paprika as the steam warms your face.
What’s the buzz? Food as medicine could not be more true for the inflammation-busting spice turmeric. What does the science say?
While you can’t completely avoid germs, there are many ways to amp up your immune system so your body is ready to fight back.
With hearty farro and fiber-loaded vegetables, this recipe promises to “squash” your hunger. Concerned about bitter kale? Don’t fret, the sherry vinegar will cut the bitterness and leave nothing but luscious greens.
Skim milk is out — and cream-top yogurts and whole-milk lattes are in.
When most of us think of vegetables, we see visions of ruby red beets and vibrant carrots roasting in the oven, or forests of tree-like broccoli stalks waiting to be steamed or stir-fried. But, what about those feathery carrot tops or deep green beet or broccoli leaves?
Don’t toss those leaves! Celery, carrot, and cauliflower leaves are actually edible and add a pop of flavor to your meal. Use them in place of greens like in this celery and cauliflower leaf salad.
What’s the buzz? Drinking vinegars are today’s hottest healthy mocktail. What does the science say? Also referred to as “shrubs” or “tonics,” drinking vinegars were popular during the Prohibition Era,...
High in fiber and protein, garbanzo beans (or chickpeas) can easily become the star of any dish. Flavors of silky coconut curry, fresh mint, and bright lime juice coat the garbanzo beans for the ultimate feel-good salad.
Health experts like a good debate about food. When reviewing recommendations in the popular media, you may be hard pressed to find a consensus about the “best” diet.
What’s the buzz? Jackfruit tastes like meat but is way better for you. What does the science say? Jackfruit is a plant relative of the fig — though with a...
Not your typical “slaw,” but we don’t aim for predictable. The ginger and coriander add a brightness to lentils you didn’t know could exist. Packed with protein and fiber, it can be enjoyed as a hearty side or as a main for a light lunch or dinner.
What’s the buzz? Tapping into probiotic-filled kombucha is good for your gut. What does the science say? Kombucha is a fermented tea drink brewed with black or green tea, sugar,...
Carbs are often at the center of controversy when discussing diet trends. New studies look at the relationship between carbohydrate consumption and overall health and well-being.
Hummus lovers, raise your hands! We’ve got a new dip for you. Roasted eggplant and garlic come together to create a smoky, savory dip that will have you craving more.
That 2 o’clock slump — raise your hand if you know what we’re talking about. You’re listless and distracted. Focus? Ha! If there were only a way to power through this feeling…(cue the sound of candy wrappers rustling).
The bright flavor of lemon pairs well with the spiciness of cinnamon in this fiber-rich salad packed with heart-healthy fats found in sunflower seeds and olive oil.
The change of seasons always feels like a good time to reflect and renew any wellness goals, doesn’t it? But it can also mean a shift in your daily routine.
The buzz is the powdered versions of nut butters are “better for you” than the real thing, but what does the science say?
The nuttiness of barley pairs beautifully with juicy cucumber, savory seaweed, and toasted sesame. Although underappreciated in the U.S., sea vegetables like wakame provide satisfying umami flavor and are more nutrient-dense than land vegetables.
Foods and beverages affect hydration in different ways, depending on factors such as water content and other ingredients.
What’s the buzz? Are wacky flavored waters bad for your health? What does the science say? Move over coconut water, there’s a new group of trendy beverages in town. Made...
Does microwaving food reduce its nutritional value? Is there a cooking method that best preserves the nutrients in food?
Sunshine? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Vitamin D? Check…out the latest buzz to learn about sunscreen and its role in your body’s intake of Vitamin D.
Backyard barbecues, pool parties, picnics in the park, and trips to the ice cream shop — ahh, the signs of summer! Between a calendar full of festive occasions and the whirlwind of summertime travel, it’s easy to let your healthy habits slide.
Tender cauliflower rice, sautéed in a savory blend of cumin, onions, and tomato, leaves your mouth with a spicy flavor that calls for a summer celebration.
Can you drink too much kombucha? Should I be worried about the sugar and caffeine content, or about consuming too many probiotics?
What’s the buzz? Natural sugars like honey, maple syrup, agave, and coconut sugar are better for you than table sugar. Or are they? What does the science say? We have...
What’s the buzz? You’ll now get a side of calorie information with your burger and fries in many restaurants. What do the law and the science say? Not so fast....
What’s the buzz? Food-sensitivity blood tests can save you from exposure to harmful ingredients. But could they be needlessly limiting your food choices? What does the science say? Awareness around...
Imagine a table filled with freshly caught fish topped with bright green herbs, platters of vibrantly colored vegetables, and a simple bulgur salad lightly tossed in a fragrant citrus and olive oil dressing. Sitting around that table are your closest family and friends, breathing in the sea air and lingering over the meal with great conversation and lots of laughter. Sounds like vacation, right? For those living near the Mediterranean Sea, this is just a typical evening.
What’s the buzz? Eating like people in the globe’s “Blue Zones” could be the secret to a long, happy, and healthy life. What does the science say? The Blue Zones®...
Antioxidant-loaded beets are transformed with a quick-pickle that lends a sharp, yet sweet flavor. Served over a fresh frisée salad and sprinkled generously with pistachio dust, this salad is healthful, full of flavor, and may just look too pretty to eat. The smoky pistachio dust is adapted from Ripe: A Fresh Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables by Cheryl Sternman Rule
What is chicory root fiber? Can it make a brownie good for you?
Maximizing the benefits of working out includes choosing the right foods to fuel up and recover quickly after all that effort!
What’s the buzz? Carb cycling is the latest go-to diet to boost athletic performance and burn fat. What does the science say? As the primary fuel for our muscles and...
What’s the buzz? The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay — a.k.a. the MIND Diet — will help your brain stay younger for longer. What does the science say? It’s well...
What are hemp hearts — and are they good for you?
What’s the buzz? Choosing whole foods instead of focusing on numbers could be your ticket to weight loss, says new study What does the science say? Last month a study...
Should I be taking a daily multivitamin?
What’s the buzz? Dairy is mooooving over for plant-based milks in many people’s diets. What does the science say? The days of soy milk as the only cow’s milk alternative...
Should I be taking a daily multivitamin?
Gone are the days of boring steamed broccoli or boiled Brussels sprouts as the (let’s admit, somewhat punishing!) way to eat your vegetables.
What’s the buzz? Bee pollen may relieve a variety of health problems, including seasonal allergies and low energy. What does the science say? Bee pollen is a nutrition supplement touted...
What’s the buzz? The food additive carrageenan may cause a variety of health problems. What does the science say? Carrageenan is an food additive made from seaweed that is commonly...
When talking about heart disease prevention, often the focus is on what you shouldn’t eat: red meat, cheese, salt, too much alcohol. While removing these foods from your diet can reduce your risk of heart disease, emphasizing what you can add to your plate to better your heart is just as important – and a lot more fun.
New to sardines? Don’t knock ‘em til you try ‘em. Learn to love this heart-healthy fish by mixing with creamy avocado, lemon zest, and smoked paprika for a flavorful light lunch or hearty snack.
I’ve heard that eating a “beige diet” isn’t good for you. What color is the healthiest?
Leverage the magic of spaghetti squash this new year for a nutrient-dense approach to healthy eating! Savory strings of squash topped with vibrant melted leeks will bring a new “lower calorie, but not lower flavor” spin to your pasta nights.
What’s the deal with collagen? Is it just another trend, or should I actually be seeking it out?
What’s the buzz? Your food choices can help or hinder you in reaching your genetic potential. What does the science say? An emerging form of nutrition science called nutrigenomics may...
Salad for breakfast? We should have said: Salad! Yes, for breakfast! Warm, satisfying, and super-fast, this breakfast, brunch, or lunch dish is interesting, but so comforting you’ll forget it’s low calorie. Pair with avocado toast, grapefruit, and hot coffee or tea for a complete meal.
What’s the buzz? Hot pink is the new green (smoothie). What does the science say? The vivid pink smoothie bowls that have taken over your Instagram feed get their eye-popping...
What’s the buzz? New blood pressure guidelines mean nearly half of Americans now have high blood pressure. What does the science say? Last month, the American College of Cardiology (ACC),...
Most of us experience a host of challenges to our wellness goals during the holidays. We’re crunched for time, with social gatherings, volunteer service, shopping excursions, family activities, and faith events all crowding the calendar and making it even harder to fit in exercise and healthy meals.
What’s the buzz? New “light” avocados could mean indulging in #avocadotoast more often What does the science say? There are more than 6 million photos tagged #avocado on Instagram. Whether...
Served hot off the stove for dinner or enjoyed cold the next day, this dish is a real winner. The butternut squash delivers a healthy dose of fiber and antioxidants while the wild rice and hazelnuts lend a delightful chewy and nutty texture.
I hear that soy contains estrogen and too much of it can cause cancer. Is it safe to consume?
Meat and dairy are two of the biggest dietary contributors to the environmental impact of an omnivore’s diet.
Protein is an essential macronutrient that helps our bodies build and maintain muscles, keeps hair, skin, and nails healthy, and shuttles nutrients to our cells.
It is well established that the billions of bacteria that reside in your gut are important for digestive health. In recent years, though, scientists have discovered that the state of health in your gut may be a window into your overall health status and risk for certain diseases down the road.
Probiotics have gotten a lot of attention in recent years as helping lay a foundation for a healthy gut. They’ve infiltrated their way into our grocery stores, and supplement makers may have you wondering if a little probiotic pill is the secret to feeling great.
What’s the buzz? Everyone’s talking about getting funky with your food. Is it really that good for you — and is it safe? What does the science say? Lots of...
If you’re not already eating fermented foods, what are you waiting for? Good for your gut and made with just a few ingredients, sauerkraut is a good place to start. Use it to top a grain bowl, tacos, a bean burger, or try one of the many other suggestions made below.
Going vegetarian (or vegan) one, two or all meals per week is no longer just for your most on-the-fringe friends.
What’s the buzz? Adaptogens might be the mystical medicinal tonics that can bust your stress naturally. What does the science say? High levels of daily stress have become normal for...
Go vegan for dinner tonight and try this grilled tofu recipe! The peanut-coconut sauce will unleash an umami flavor (the 5th taste we crave) and quickly become a favorite.
From iceberg to kale — what’s the nutritional value of in-between greens?
Once found only in small health food stores, sprouted grains and legumes are now infiltrating large chain-grocery store aisles. Their packages often carry health claims and buzz words but are they true?
In recent years, grains have been quite the controversial food category. From books like “Wheat Belly” or “Grain Brain” to popular diets that eliminate grains like Whole 30 and The Paleo Diet, it may seem like grains are the cause of all health problems. For most people, however, whole grains are part of a healthy diet.
What is the ketogenic diet, and are there benefits to following it?
What’s the buzz? Bugs with benefits: Are crickets the new perfect protein? What does the science say? While insects are a regular part of many people’s diets around the world,...
The combination of crunchy pistachios, nutty coconut, and spicy cardamom, brightened up by fresh mint, provide a wonderful punch of flavors. As simple as it is delicious, the thin slices of eggplant create shell-like structure, turning each into a bite-sized treat.
What’s the Buzz? Açai is a deep-purple wonder food that’s the coolest new food trend (literally). What Does the Science Say? Açai (ah-sigh-ee) is a dark purple tropical fruit native...
Long, care-free days by the pool, popsicles, and bare feet — don’t you wish summer days could stretch into infinity?
In recent years, sugar has been deemed a major contributor to our nation’s obesity crisis, along with other health conditions. It’s true that added sugars add empty calories to one’s diet, and few of us need more of those!
What’s the buzz? Monk fruit sugar is the newest zero-calorie sweetener to have dieters salivating. What does the science say? Monk fruit, also referred to as “lo han guo,” is...
Staying hydrated keeps you feeling and looking your best, and in warmer months, remembering to drink water is even more important!
Forget what you know about soup. This watermelon gazpacho is a little sweet, a little savory, served cold — and is extremely refreshing. The watermelon makes it perfect for keeping hydrated on a hot summer day.
I’ve read that grilled or blackened foods are unhealthy and can even cause cancer. Is this true?
Eating a variety of colorful plant foods not only adds variety and texture to each meal, it has been linked to reduced risk of chronic disease, better aging, and general health and wellness.
Although readily available year-round, seasonal green beans really take the spotlight. For a quick and easy lunch or side dish, fresh green beans are blanched to retain their beautiful vibrant color and are paired with chopped hard-boiled eggs and briny olives.
I’ve heard that humans aren’t meant to digest dairy and that it’s the root of many gut problems. Do I really have to give it up?
Going “gluten-free” may seem like the trendy thing to do right now, but for some people avoiding gluten it’s the only effective treatment for their health condition.
For our guests with gluten-related disorders or those avoiding gluten for other reasons, we offer “made without gluten-containing ingredient” options.
Beautifully flavored with garlic, spicy red pepper flakes, and a splash of vinegar, these greens prove you don’t need to add more salt in order to create more flavor.
Whether you’re gearing up for an upcoming race, training for college athletics, or just enjoying a long bike ride, fueling your body is key to performing and feeling your best both during and after exercise.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month® by challenging yourself to create a dish using multiple parts of a plant.
When it comes to cancer, the stats are scary — one in two men and one in three women will get cancer sometime in their life. While that reality is daunting, don’t let it make you feel powerless.
Imagine cozying up on the couch on a cold day with a steaming cup of tea — just the thought of that is relaxing, isn’t it?
Green tea – it’s not just a hot beverage anymore! You’ll see it worked into ice creams, baked goods and here, in a noodle. Paired with heart healthy fish and a kick of heat – enjoy your “tea” in a different way with this green tea noodle dish.
Happy New Year! A fresh, new year, full of promise, resplendent with opportunity…rife with anxiety. Let’s admit it: Many of the resolutions we all set in the New Year are goals we set every year.
Colorful vegetables tossed together with fresh mint, toasted cashews, and dried fruit give this salad a pop of all the right things! If you feel like you need an immune boost, this recipe is for you.
Steamed broccoli is so boring, and you just can’t look at another salad. You’re about ready to smother your vegetables in butter and cheese and call it a day. Does this sound familiar?
We take food allergies seriously. Our menu items are prepared from scratch in our kitchens each day using the freshest, highest quality selections available seasonally and regionally. As a result,...
More people are choosing to eat a plant-based diet, whether it be a strictly vegetarian or vegan diet; a pescetarian diet (includes fish), or a more flexible diet that includes...
Research shows that when comparing dietary patterns that work for weight management, there is one commonality: they emphasize whole foods and include lots of plants.
Making smart nutrition choices starts with an understanding of the basics.
While much focus in health-related media is placed on combating obesity, being underweight is also considered unhealthy.
The workplace can be one of the biggest saboteurs of eating healthy. It’s where many of us spend the majority of our days, and from working lunches, office candy jars, and celebrations, it’s easy for unwanted calories to sneak in without even realizing it. Pair that with a sedentary desk job and you have a recipe for packing on extra pounds.
Portion sizes have quadrupled in the past 50 years, and it’s not because we need to eat more.
For most, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight involves lifestyle modifications of healthy eating, physical activity, and behavior changes such as managing stress and getting enough sleep.
The average American adult consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day, which translates into almost 300 extra calories. Most of this sugar comes from soda and other sweetened beverages. So how much is too much?
Learning to cook with herbs and spices not only expands your culinary repertoire, it’s also a great way to boost flavor without adding salt.
From holiday parties and family celebrations to shopping trips and end-of-semester traditions, the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can feel like one marathon celebration. Pair that with all of the tempting holiday foods and drinks that are everywhere you turn, and it’s easy to see how the average American gains between one to five pounds during the holiday season – many of which unfortunately will stick around after the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.
It has been well established that plant foods are part of a healthy diet.