Most Americans have experienced the rush of daily living with demands from work, school or family obligations. Eating healthy can sometimes take a backseat to more pressing matters.
Just because you’re thin, though, doesn’t mean you’re healthy. Research shows that being “skinny fat” ups your risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes and shortens your lifespan.
While dietary supplements–products intended to add further nutritional value to the diet–may seem like a “natural” solution to health protection, you should make sure you use them safely and appropriately.
Americans throw away an estimated $165 billion in food every year because they think it’s rotten, but in fact most of those “sell-by” dates are largely meaningless.
Many gas stations now carry fresh fruit, cut-up veggies and hard-boiled eggs. When those aren’t available, here are some other healthy (gasp!) gas station options.
Juicing and smoothies are all the rage right now. While both can boost your fruit and vegetable intake and are great for getting a variety of produce into your diet, one is the better choice.
With experts cautioning that sugar is a cause of obesity and chronic disease, combined with the trend toward all things “natural,” it’s no surprise that consumers are turning to plant waters as tasty refreshers.
If you’re looking for a heart-healthy weight-loss diet to try, it appears that low-carbohydrate might be more effective than low-fat.
It may sound like another trendy diet plan, but clean eating is quite simply a set of gimmick-free, flexible steps to improve your diet and help the planet.
These four ancient, highly nutritious grains also happen to be naturally gluten-free and low in sodium. They’re also rich in health-promoting phytonutrients, such as tannins, anthocyanins, and phytosterols.
Oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit aren’t just refreshing — they’re also super-nutritious. One medium orange packs more than 100 percent of the recommended daily dose for vitamin C, but there are several more healthy reasons to have a serving of citrus every day.
There’s plenty of evidence to support the power of purple: Research on anthocyanins — which cause the purple shade in foods — indicates they may be effective in preventing certain cancers, reducing the risk of heart disease and Parkinson’s, and improving eyesight.
For those who prefer to stay away from oily fish and cruciferous vegetables, the healthy options can feel a bit limited. But after spending several years in the picky eater camp, we’ve found a number of ways you can trick yourself into eating better.