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?)
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
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
Looking for a different kind of weight loss technique? Meditation can give you a productive way to recenter when junk food cravings strike, and can help you embrace a loving attitude that lets you forgive yourself when you make an unhealthy detour. Read more
Often people say “moderation is just an excuse to eat crap” and “it’s for people who don’t want to work hard enough.” Perhaps these are just statements of those who do not understand the concept of “moderation” and why it is important for health and fat loss. Read more
The benefits of yoga are endless. With a little downward dogging, you can lower your stress levels, decrease your risk of heart disease, maintain a healthy weight, and so much more.
So, if you’re getting your butt to yoga class every week, good for you! But if you’re texting between sun salutations, your instructor might say you’re robbing yourself of yoga’s many perks. Read more
Diet and exercise. The importance of both was known to the earliest humans, but today we know much more about how food and exercise affects our minds and bodies through scientific evidence. How does the latest science behind diet and exercise show they are ultimately the foundation of optimal health? Read on. Read more
Some of the biggest obstacles we face in life may be fear, insecurity, self-doubt and the like. In order to overcome that negativity, many people turn to unhealthy behaviors, such as overeating or alcohol/drug abuse (some even shop compulsively – you know who you are!).
“Compulsive or addictive behavior may temporarily numb that negativity, but it won’t put you on a healthy and wholesome path,” says Darlene Hunter, a renowned speaker and author of Win-Ability, Navigating through Life’s Challenges with a Winning Attitude. Read more