September 30th, 2014

The Power of Simple Food Gestures

Small gestures can make a big difference in how we experience and appreciate our food — and each other.

September 17th, 2014

5 Tips for Fighting Inflammation with Nutrition
Most foods either rev up inflammation or tamp it down. How to put the brakes on inflammation by improving your eating habits.

1. Get friendly with fish.
2. Choose fats wisely.
3. Embrace your inner herbivore.
4. Cut back on wheat and dairy.
5. Say no to sugar.

September 15th, 2014

Kale, Four Ways.

Incredibly versatile, kale varieties can be used interchangeably in most recipes, including these classic, easy preparations from Chef Cary Neff.

September 15th, 2014

If you live in the United States, there’s more than a 90 percent chance that BPA is already in your bloodstream. Tips for reducing your exposure.

August 20th, 2014

Salmon is an excellent source of the mineral selenium and omega-3 fatty acids, such as EPA and DHA.

Recipes for Savoring Salmon

July 3rd, 2014
Bump up your “Leaf Literacy” with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s great primer on the leaves we most commonly eat: http://bit.ly/1rnwaEP.

Bump up your “Leaf Literacy” with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s great primer on the leaves we most commonly eat: http://bit.ly/1rnwaEP.

June 3rd, 2014
10 Things You Need to Know About Food Dyes.
1. In the United States, the FDA has approved nine artificial food colors, mostly derived from petroleum.
2. In Europe, a warning label has been required since July 2010 on foods that contain certain artificial colors.
3. In the 1970s, pediatric allergist Ben Feingold asserted that hyperactive kids who eliminated artificial flavors and colors from their diets showed a remarkable improvement in behavior.
4. In 2007, the U.K.’s Southampton Study showed for the first time that artificial food colors and additives can affect the behavior of kids who don’t have any proclivities toward ADHD.
5. In 2012, a meta-analysis of 24 studies showed that as many as 33 percent of kids with ADHD may benefit from diets free of artificial-food colors and additives.
6. Some experts say that some children would not develop ADHD if they weren’t consuming artificially colored foods.
7. Animal studies have shown a link between artificial dyes and such health problems as reproductive issues and kidney disease.
8. In 2011, the FDA acknowledged that the dyes may have negative effects on some kids, but since it didn’t find absolute proof that artificial dyes cause hyperactivity, it ruled that companies could continue using the dyes in foods without warning labels.
9. The more whole, nutritious, unprocessed foods you eat, the less likely you are to run into artificial dyes.
10. Avoid anything with terms such as “FD&C Lakes” (a type of dye pigment), “Citrus Red,” or “artificial color.

10 Things You Need to Know About Food Dyes.

1. In the United States, the FDA has approved nine artificial food colors, mostly derived from petroleum.

2. In Europe, a warning label has been required since July 2010 on foods that contain certain artificial colors.

3. In the 1970s, pediatric allergist Ben Feingold asserted that hyperactive kids who eliminated artificial flavors and colors from their diets showed a remarkable improvement in behavior.

4. In 2007, the U.K.’s Southampton Study showed for the first time that artificial food colors and additives can affect the behavior of kids who don’t have any proclivities toward ADHD.

5. In 2012, a meta-analysis of 24 studies showed that as many as 33 percent of kids with ADHD may benefit from diets free of artificial-food colors and additives.

6. Some experts say that some children would not develop ADHD if they weren’t consuming artificially colored foods.

7. Animal studies have shown a link between artificial dyes and such health problems as reproductive issues and kidney disease.

8. In 2011, the FDA acknowledged that the dyes may have negative effects on some kids, but since it didn’t find absolute proof that artificial dyes cause hyperactivity, it ruled that companies could continue using the dyes in foods without warning labels.

9. The more whole, nutritious, unprocessed foods you eat, the less likely you are to run into artificial dyes.

10. Avoid anything with terms such as “FD&C Lakes” (a type of dye pigment), “Citrus Red,” or “artificial color.

May 22nd, 2014
Beyond Weight Loss: 4 Ways Vegetables Improve Your Health

Doctors across the country are prescribing fruits and vegetables to their overweight and obese patients. But the health benefits extend beyond weight loss.

1. They’re full of phytonutrients. These plant-based micronutrients may protect against chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
2. They feed your body — and your brain. According to Mark Hyman, MD, plant-based carbohydrates such as vegetables and fruits play an integral role in brain function and mood regulation.
3. They’re a good source of fiber, a natural detoxifier that impacts health in more ways than one.
4. You can grow your own. The act of tending a garden has numerous health benefits beyond the edible harvest, thanks to the physical.

Beyond Weight Loss: 4 Ways Vegetables Improve Your Health

Doctors across the country are prescribing fruits and vegetables to their overweight and obese patients. But the health benefits extend beyond weight loss.

1. They’re full of phytonutrients. These plant-based micronutrients may protect against chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

2. They feed your body — and your brain. According to Mark Hyman, MD, plant-based carbohydrates such as vegetables and fruits play an integral role in brain function and mood regulation.

3. They’re a good source of fiber, a natural detoxifier that impacts health in more ways than one.

4. You can grow your own. The act of tending a garden has numerous health benefits beyond the edible harvest, thanks to the physical.

May 20th, 2014

Small changes can make a big difference in cancer prevention.

May 12th, 2014
Spring greens make a refreshing cleansing juice. Try our “Spring Greens Tonic.”

Spring greens make a refreshing cleansing juice. Try our “Spring Greens Tonic.”

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