Known as America’s favorite vegetable, potatoes are beloved for their versatility, their compatibility with other foods, and their ability to be transformed into two of America’s favorite junk foods. And although sweet potatoes aren’t as popular, they’re perceived to be a healthier alternative to white potatoes because of their lower
The Folklore. The kombucha craze is on! Cravings for this tangy, gut-healthy brew are rising with the verve of its natural fizz. Kombucha, with its myriad flavors, is not only lining retail shelves on its own, this tea concoction is on trend blended into coffee, cocktails, juices, and even cupcake
You must know a lot of people with prediabetes. You might even have it yourself. Approximately one in three American adults has the symptomless disorder that puts them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Only about 12% of people with prediabetes know they have it.
We have become a nation of snackers. At the grocery store, we are bombarded with quick, convenient, “grab and go” options including granola bars, ready-to-drink smoothies, cheese and crackers, trail mix, and dried fruit but this wasn’t always the case. If we look back throughout history, we will see that
The health benefits of kimchi, the traditional mix of fermented vegetables that is an indispensable component of Korean cuisine, are just beginning to be uncovered by modern scientific research
Treating a dopamine deficiency can help you take back your health! How? First, you need to understand that depression is a disease that can be caused by a dopamine deficiency. In many cases, it is caused by actual physiologic changes in your brain.
Therefore, when you feel depressed, don’t think of
Cooking with plant-based oils is healthier than cooking with butter or margarine because the oils are high in unsaturated fats, which are liquid at room temperature, and low in saturated fats, which are solid at room temperature and can clog your arteries. Butter is primarily saturated fats. Margarine is made
Your body needs protein for everything from maintaining skeletal muscles to transporting vital molecules, breaking down toxins, and other maintenance. Protein is essential to forming new cells and repairing old ones. The amino acids that make up proteins form the precursors of enzymes and hormones, and help protect the body
Dietary advice often includes the recommendation to avoid packaged, processed foods—but what does the word “processed” actually mean? And, are there different degrees of processing that make a food more or less healthy?
“The term ‘processed’ refers to changes made to a food item to bring about a result. For example,
Q: Can one eat ground flax seed and/or walnuts instead of fish for good heart health?
A: Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and executive editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Fish and shellfish contain the long-chain