Mighty Microgreens

· · Nutrition
The Folklore. Microgreens may be true to their name in terms of their tiny size and verdant hue, but when it comes to reputation, “macrogreens” would be a much better fit! Since their 1980s debut in California restaurants, these wispy greens have culled a big following. Still trending on the … Read More

How to Choose the Best Oil for You

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You’re in the kitchen about to sauté red peppers and pea pods for a stir fry and you need to choose an oil, but which one? Olive oil? Canola oil? What about coconut oil? The options are endless, but which is the healthiest? Maybe you shouldn’t be adding oil at … Read More

Shoppers Guide: Gluten-Free Desserts

· · Nutrition
For years, locating certain gluten-free foods has been challenging. Naturally gluten-free foods (like proteins, fruits, veggies, and fats) were no problem. But if you were looking for gluten-free grain-based food alternatives, health food stores or catalogues were your only options. That is certainly no longer the case. Gluten-free foods have … Read More

A Diet All Your Own

· · Nutrition
You eat a balanced diet and exercise nearly every day. You’ve even given up your daily cookie habit. But no matter how hard you try to live a healthy lifestyle, you can’t seem to lose those stubborn pounds. A fast-emerging field of nutrition science would speculate that your struggles might … Read More

Should I Take a Lutein Supplement?

· · Nutrition
Lutein is a type of carotenoid called a xanthophyll, known for its anti-inflammatory properties. The main dietary sources of lutein include egg yolks, fruits, and vegetables, particularly leafy greens. One could say lutein’s “claim to fame” is for its effect on visual function and reducing the risk of age-related macular … Read More

Ask the EN Experts: Vegetarians and Protein; How Often to Weigh?

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For professional chefs and kitchen newbies alike, the trend of sous vide cooking is making a comeback. “Sous vide” often involves the use of vacuum-sealed bags (and the French phrase literally means “under vacuum”) however when “sous vide cooking” is mentioned, it likely means any kind of cooking that occurs … Read More

Plant-Based Foods Lower Risk of Heart Disease Deaths

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Eating more high-quality plant-based foods over time lowers the risk of death from heart disease and other causes even among people who started with poor quality diets, according to researchers. Nearly 48,000 women and over 25,000 men, with no history of heart disease or cancer at the outset of the … Read More

The Puzzle of Plateaus

· · Nutrition
You’ve started a new plan to get to a healthier weight but at some point you find you've hit a plateau and just can't seem to lose any more weight. Weight loss plateaus are very common but they can be so frustrating you may feel like giving up. Before you … Read More

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