Carbs are not your enemy. They have gotten a bad rep because of so many diets out there that are total haters to all carbohydrates — but not all carbohydrates are created equal, and they are actually quite important in our body’s overall health.
Why do we turn to food for emotional reasons? If you really want to be free of this self-destructive habit for good, you need to increase awareness in your eating— this means tuning into your thoughts and feelings on a regular basis, and making needed adjustments to prevent you from reaching for the cookies whenever you’re having a rough moment. (Who doesn’t want a cookie when they are feeling down?)
This grilled salmon with sweet and sour pineapple salsa, courtesy of Eat Spin Run Repeat, will make your mouth water. Salmon, fresh or frozen, is a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fats and protein. Fresh pineapple is excellent in the accompanying salsa, but you can purchase canned pineapple (in water), and use the leftover juice to marinate the salmon. Read more
Get festive this Cinco de Mayo and put together these cheesy vegetarian enchiladas from The Honour System. In this recipe, whole wheat tortillas are stuffed with an amazing mixture of ricotta, spinach, garlic and brown rice. They are then topped with a spicy cheddar cheese and salsa combo before baking to kick it up a notch. Pair these yummy treats with your favorite margarita and you’ll be in the holiday spirit in no time!
Hate going to the gym? Maybe you just don’t have time … Whatever the reason, that is no excuse not to get a little movement into your day. You can try a few at-home exercises created by Nicole Winhoffer, new global trainer for Adidas and ambassador for Adidas by Stella McCartney. After getting through these exclusive thigh- and ab-tightening moves from Madonna’s former fitness guru, you’ll feel better and stay on track for your fitness goals. Read more
Everything that is super good for you doesn’t have to be super expensive. Even though these superfoods don’t wear capes, they are wrapped in nutrient-rich goodness. You can get them pretty much anywhere you already buy your groceries. There is no reason you can’t enjoy superfoods on a budget. Read more
Give me a hot, sunny day and I’ll give you a rich, creamy dessert to beat the unbearable heat. This Pistachio Protein Ice Cream packs a wallop of sweet, nutty flavor in each scrumptious spoonful. Loaded with organic pistachios, protein powder and Greek yogurt, this dessert will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Read more
Looking for more ways to keep your skin healthy? You don’t have to find the solution at the bottom of a bottle – or maybe you do… All Beauty Water is just that – skincare in a bottle. The difference is, you don’t apply it to your face, you drink it. Read more
Every year we see different trends with fashion, colors, the ins and outs of what’s hot with makeup and style … If you put on a fresh face, or show off high cheek bone contours, you will be among the “in” crowd of beauty beacons. You’ll also find yourself in the winners circle with the addition of glossy highlights on high points of your face. But, what about color? Let’s check out some of the exciting picks for this season. Read more
So, what is the difference between the food labels “use-by”, “sell-by” and “best-by” anyway? Believe it or not, the misconception of the meanings behind each one of these “expiration” dates can lead you to waste food needlessly. Read more
Not only is it fun to say “shrooms”, they are fun to eat too … Oh, and they help boost your immune system too apparently. The days of daily apple consumption are gone, time to ring in the new era of Shiitake. Read more
When you think of food, eating, grocery shopping — what changes have you made to your habits lately and why? More importantly — what changes should you make?
The April 2015 issue of Food Technology features insights on the top food trends for 2015. The data is gathered from a multitude of industry resources to come up with the top trends. Read more
Yes it can. At least, that is what a study says performed by German researchers, published this week in the International Archives of Medicine.
Confusion reigns in the diet world, with conflicting recommendations for diets that range from high-protein to low-carbohydrate and even high-fat. According to many nutrition researchers, the problem is that these tools are too blunt. “What is important is the specific combination of foods in your diet,”says lead author Johannes Bohannon, research director of the nonprofit Institute of Diet and Health. “Just lowering the proportion of carbohydrates is not a reliable weight loss intervention because it has different physiological effect depending on the bioactive compounds in your diet.” Read more
You expect to see them in a simmering pot of stew, a bulky burrito or a spicy rice dish. But black beans in your dessert? It’s a foreign – even shocking – concept. Don’t let dinner visions sway you from trying these rich, decadent, bean-based truffle cookies. When combined with cocoa, coconut oil and natural sweeteners like pure maple syrup and vanilla, those petite protein powerhouses go completely undetected, creating a healthy, chocolaty treat you won’t be able to resist. Read more