Many of us can recall the excitement of opening our lunch boxes at school and discovering that Mom packed our favorite sandwich—peanut butter and jelly. That unmistakable combination of creamy, sweet, and sometimes crunchy flavor is an American childhood favorite. And even if you’re no longer eating PB&J sandwiches for
It doesn’t take much to make me want to eat chocolate. A sunny day. A rainy day. A snowy day. Pretty much any kind of day is perfect for indulging in my favorite sweet. Yes, chocolate can be good for you (this is what I keep reminding myself when I
The typical American breakfast is a nutrition nightmare, zapping your energy and altering your appetite! Instead, use these healthy breakfast ideas for nutritious and delicious foods that will boost your energy levels and help curb cravings.
Toast, bagels, oatmeal, and cold cereal. That’s the high-carb stuff of the typical American breakfast. Yet the latest research shows that including more protein at the morning meal might provide many health benefits, including weight loss and preserving muscle tissue.
More Protein, Better Breakfast. Higher-protein breakfasts have been studied in teenagers
Joint inflammation is easily recognizable—a condition that affects 80 percent of the world’s population. You’ll know inflammation by its symptoms: pain, warmth, redness, swelling, and perhaps loss of joint function. The symptoms are uncomfortable but manageable with rest, ice, compression, elevation, and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like aspirin, ibuprofen, or
It’s well known that your diet can affect your heart health, weight, and digestion, but it’s easy to forget food can affect your mind—including your tendency to forget.
“Adopting a healthier eating pattern can benefit your brain,” says Jenna Rosenfeld, MS, RD, CDN, CNSC, a registered dietitian at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Almonds are one of my favorite snacks, but they’ve gotten a bad rap as a high-fat food over the years. The truth is that you can forget their high fat and calorie content, the data on nuts are now indisputable. If you’re still asking, “Are nuts good for you?” you
Nuts are a source of unsaturated fats and fiber as well as protein. Nuts are a good source of vitamin E and magnesium—which most Americans don’t get enough of—and other essential vitamins and minerals. Nuts also contain a variety of plant chemicals which some research has linked to reduced risk
When it comes to health concerns, cancer is at the top of the list for most people. Some risk factors for cancer are beyond your control; for example, your inherited genetic makeup may predispose you to certain types of cancer. However, you can take action to address some common risk
Almonds can be an essential piece of a well-rounded, healthy diet. These healthy tree nuts help to lower cholesterol, reduce your appetite, keep your gut healthy, and more.