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How to Make Your Own (Deliciously Healthy) Sports Drink

by in Fitness, July 7, 2014

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a dedicated athlete, sometimes you need a sports drink for longer bouts of physical activity — generally exercise sessions lasting longer than 60 minutes. While there are many products on the market that can take care of this need, you may prefer to make your own so you canRead more

Healthy Food That Doesn’t Cost a Fortune? Yes, Please.

by in Healthy Tips, May 5, 2014

Healthy eating can stir up images of six-dollar pints of organic strawberries or another day of steamed vegetables. But the truth is, you can eat well without breaking the bank by implementing a few strategies.

The Many, Many Ways to Love Hummus

by in Healthy Recipes, February 28, 2014

A staple of Middle Eastern cuisine, hummus is creamy, endlessly customizable and packed with nutrients, including healthy fats, fiber and protein. If you love hummus already, there are countless tasty new iterations you can try. And if you’re still a hummus holdout, please have a read — I hope to sway your opinion.

Top Recipes for Cold and Flu Season (Beyond Chicken Soup)

by in Healthy Tips, January 29, 2014

Cough, hack, sneeze — the sniffly season is upon us. Traditional go-to choices include tea (warm fluids are soothing, hydrating and some have antioxidants), orange juice (vitamin C!) and Grandma’s chicken noodle soup. But do these foods provide us with the nutrients needed to help the body recover? Or are there other options? The nextRead more

Why You Need Prebiotics (and Where to Find Them)

by in Healthy Tips, January 4, 2014

  The food we eat should not only be enjoyable, but also nourishing as well. With the recent surge of research on digestive health, the promotion of probiotics has become common. But without the right “food,” those healthy bacteria won’t last long –  much like a seed can’t grow without water. Enter prebiotics!

3 Ways to Tame Your Sweet Tooth

by in Healthy Tips, November 26, 2013

Many people are addicted to sugar, even if they don’t realize it. Sugar is hidden in cereal, bread and sauces. It’s poured into desserts, soda and coffee drinks. It lurks in processed foods in many forms (syrups, cane juice, fructose and turbinado, to name just a few). Consuming all of this sugar increases our desireRead more

More Foods That Fill You Up

by in Healthy Tips, October 13, 2013

Ever wonder why a doughnut leaves you hungry within moments of finishing, while a bowl of oatmeal keeps you full for hours? An innovative study conducted in the 1990s looked at how “full” someone stayed after consuming 240 calories of a variety of foods. The top five scorers were all whole foods and, surprisingly, theRead more

5 Super-Easy Ways to Cut Calories (Without Even Thinking)

by in Diets & Weight Loss, September 11, 2013

“The best diet is the one you don’t know you’re on.” Sage advice from Brian Wansink, Director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University and author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. Eating healthy doesn’t mean you must forsake all indulgences and subsist solely on oatmeal and salads. Instead,Read more

One Small Change: A Powerhouse Pairing

by in Healthy Tips, August 13, 2013

Imagine some classic food pairings: wine and cheese, fruit and nuts, steak and potatoes … iron and vitamin C? For a variety of people, including vegans and endurance athletes, getting enough iron can be a challenge. Even minor levels of iron deficiency can lead to impaired endurance, as well as fatigue, loss of concentration andRead more

One Small Change: The Smartest Sip for Weight Loss

by in Diets & Weight Loss, July 27, 2013

What if I told you that there was a “pill” that, when you consumed it, helped you get a better workout, which of course leads to more strength and better calorie burning? The same pill would also help you focus at work or home so you could get the important things in your life doneRead more