Imagine a table filled with freshly caught fish topped with bright green herbs, platters of vibrantly colored vegetables, and a simple bulgur salad lightly tossed in a fragrant citrus and olive oil dressing. Sitting around that table are your closest family and friends, breathing in the sea air and lingering over the meal with great conversation and lots of laughter. Sounds like vacation, right? For those living near the Mediterranean Sea, this is just a typical evening.
Once found only in small health food stores, sprouted grains and legumes are now infiltrating large chain-grocery store aisles. Their packages often carry health claims and buzz words but are they true?
In recent years, grains have been quite the controversial food category. From books like “Wheat Belly” or “Grain Brain” to popular diets that eliminate grains like Whole 30 and The Paleo Diet, it may seem like grains are the cause of all health problems. For most people, however, whole grains are part of a healthy diet.
Long, care-free days by the pool, popsicles, and bare feet — don’t you wish summer days could stretch into infinity?
Happy New Year! A fresh, new year, full of promise, resplendent with opportunity…rife with anxiety. Let’s admit it: Many of the resolutions we all set in the New Year are goals we set every year.
While much focus in health-related media is placed on combating obesity, being underweight is also considered unhealthy.
The workplace can be one of the biggest saboteurs of eating healthy. It’s where many of us spend the majority of our days, and from working lunches, office candy jars, and celebrations, it’s easy for unwanted calories to sneak in without even realizing it. Pair that with a sedentary desk job and you have a recipe for packing on extra pounds.
Portion sizes have quadrupled in the past 50 years, and it’s not because we need to eat more.
For most, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight involves lifestyle modifications of healthy eating, physical activity, and behavior changes such as managing stress and getting enough sleep.