The infamous salad bar, available everywhere from work cafeterias to family restaurants, can round out a meal with a wholesome side dish, or be a meal all by itself. What could be more healthy and nutritious? Those vegetables and fruits can be loaded... Read more
Isn’t it wonderful when something that tastes so yummy is also good for you? That’s what you get when you enjoy the delicious, sweet flavor of berries. The pigments that give berries their deep red, blue, black and purple hues are powerfu... Read more
The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.
A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o... Read more
People love routine. There’s comfort in doing the same things and knowing exactly what to expect—no surprises, no fear, no thinking required. And sometimes, routine can be a very good thing.
But when it co... Read more
Why do we eat? We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through the day; to get nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which help us to stay healthy and free of disease; and t... Read more
Did you not eat earlier in the day? I found that in the past when I didn't eat a lot I would come home from work and eat everything I could find. I prevent that now by eating 3 meals and 2 snacks each day, so I'm eating almost every hour nowadays... Read more
Just needed a little support right now-- I am crazy caught up in my thoughts and stuck in my own head. I've been sitting on the couch with workout clothes and shoes on for the past 20 minutes, but I feel paralyzed to start and get moving...... Read more
Did you know that the colors red, orange & yellow can actually make you desire to eat something? On the other hand, the color blue can suppress your appetite. Size also has a lot to do with perspective. If you fix & eat your meal off of a small plate... Read more
If you’ve seen enough infomercials in your time, it’s easy to get convinced that you need to buy the latest and greatest in exercise gadgets or gizmos in order to reach your fitness goals. The truth is, there’s no need to spend... Read more
Ever wonder why some people live longer? So did researcher Dan Buettner, whose recent book is "The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest." With help from National Geographic and the National Institute on Agin... Read more
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