You kicked your regular soda habit, and now you’re sitting on cloud nine. But if that cloud is made of diet soda — a replacement for the real thing — you may have just created new problems.
Let’s face it — we live in a non-stop society. In our rush, we too often put sleep on the back burner. As a busy mom myself, I can understand why people forgo sleep to get things done. But it’s the wrong approach. Sleep has a huge effect on how you feel throughout the day, … Read More
It’s 10:30 p.m., and you’ve just settled in for some mindless TV time — a playoff game, a cheesy drama or your favorite reality show. What do you choose as your guilty-pleasure snack? That bowl of chocolate ice cream and bag of greasy chips are calling your name. But for late-night snacking, be mindful, not … Read More
Spring brings the start of barbecue season, but your New Year’s resolution was to eat healthy all year long. Must you politely decline that cookout invitation?
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You stand in front of the refrigerator staring at a “sell by” date on food and have the internal debate: Do I throw it in the trash or take my chances? You’re not the only one. Upwards of 91 percent of consumers have thrown food out based on the dates on packaging. But the dating … Read More
To find signs of a poor diet, look beyond your waistline.
Sure, weight gain — or lack of weight loss — indicates you need to rethink what you’re putting into your body. But evidence shows many other health problems have roots in poor dietary habits that lead to nutritional deficiencies.
Fried chicken is one of the ultimate comfort foods. Many of us have fond memories of this home-cooked delicacy.
When you envision foods that wreck your diet or sabotage your health, what pops into your mind? There’s a good chance the list of foods you imagine includes options that could actually help you reduce stress, prevent heart disease and ward off certain cancers. Unfortunately, once a food gets labeled “bad for your health,” it … Read More
When you grab a cup of coffee to kick-start your day, you know you’re getting a stimulant. In fact, caffeine is one of the most commonly used stimulants in the world. In the U.S. alone, around 83 percent of adults drink coffee, according to the National Coffee Association.
The organic food market is booming. In 2011, sales of organic food reached $30 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association.