Blogs: November, 2012

Published: November 30, 2012
Turns out, the old wives who told the tale about how being cold makes you catch a cold were onto something. While winter is the wettest season in some climates, in cooler ones air humidity drops drastically. And dry air outside coupled...
Published: November 30, 2012
Unfortunately, some of our favorite dishes come with a lot of the not-so-good-for-you: too much fat, too much sodium, too much sugar. We’re here to help, taking traditional recipes and tweaking them to save you calories as well as time in...
Published: November 30, 2012
When it comes to losing weight, the way you turn down unhealthy foods may be as key to diet success as the act of saying “no” itself. We’ve all been there—tempted by a treat, chocolate cake, say, and responsibly passed (“I can’t eat...
Published: November 30, 2012
Too busy to check out our daily headlines? Don't worry, we've got you covered with our top five picks. The Verdict on Coconut Oil The saturated fat in coconut oil is about 50% lauric acid, which bumps up good HDL cholesterol. That said,...
Published: November 30, 2012
Instead of giving your temples a rub when you have a headache, try massaging your hands and feet. It may sound unusual, but it works, thanks to reflexology. The healing method focuses on reflex points in your feet, hands, face, and ears...
Published: November 29, 2012
Get ready to hop in the pool this season! Swimming is a great form of aerobic exercise, but “exercise is something that should ‘happen,’ not be the primary goal,” says Terry Laughlin, creator of the Total Immersion swimming technique....
Published: November 29, 2012
There’s something about making and eating these Crunchy Banana Bites that makes me feel like a kid again. I think it’s because I get to play with my food. First, you dip banana slices in the yogurt and then you roll them around in the...
Published: November 29, 2012
Deadly Citrus? It's hard to believe grapefruits can be harmful, but at least 85 different prescription drugs react negatively with the citrus fruit. Adverse health reactions include side effects from antidepressants and high blood pressure...
Published: November 28, 2012
People seem to fall into two camps when it comes to foods made with whole wheat flour: Lovers of the chewy texture and strong, nutty flavor—and haters. If you identify with the second group, but want the nutritional perks of whole grains,...
Published: November 28, 2012
FDA Says No to PB Maker The U.S. Food and Drug Administration flexed its muscles this week when it shut down operations at Sunland Inc., the New Mexico peanut butter manufacturer that was found to be tainted with salmonella earlier this...