Blogs: February, 2013

Published: February 28, 2013
Fab Ab Shortcuts If you want a toned core, it's not all about crunches. There are a few other (and easier!) secrets to better abs. From sipping the right drinks to posture must-dos, here are 20 tips for a flatter belly. (FitSugar)  Snack...
Published: February 27, 2013
Clear the Air With most of us spending an estimated 90% of our time indoors, it's important to keep the air inside our homes and work areas clean. Freshen up your indoor space by adding air-purifying indoor plants, opening a window, and...
Published: February 26, 2013
Soothing Scrub If winter has turned your skin dry and flaky, try this DIY grapefruit facial scrub. Grapefruit is loaded with vitamin C and citric acid, which helps slough away dead skin. Follow up with a light moisturizer for a one-two...
Published: February 25, 2013
Eat for Your Teeth Surprise: Our prehistoric ancestors’ teeth were actually in better shape than ours are today, even considering things like toothpaste and floss! What gives? Our ancestors largely ate produce, nuts, and meat. But...
Published: February 25, 2013
For a pretty simple food, eggs sure have gotten fancy lately. Reach for a carton, and you’re faced with a whole lot of decisions—and you can pay as little as a buck for a dozen on sale to upwards of $5. So is it worth it to shell out more...
Published: February 25, 2013
Something Fishy It turns out that when you're purchasing a spicy tuna roll, you may not actually get tuna on your plate. Non-profit ocean conservation group Oceana reports that up to 59% of fish sold are mislabeled either as the wrong...
Published: February 22, 2013
Meat Mix-Up Is your burger actually beef? In Europe, horse meat showed up in a number of allegedly beef products (including lasagna), raising the question of quality control in the supply chain. In today's global food trade, when...
Published: February 22, 2013
When processed food stormed onto the scene many decades ago, it was supposed to be a time-saving miracle. But lately, it seems like every day brings more worrisome news about these foods. The may contain synthetic dyes. Or be tainted with...
Published: February 21, 2013
Fast Food Dip? Fast food appears to be on the downfall—but only slightly. Between 2006 and 2010, the CDC reports that Americans were getting less of their daily calories from eating fast food than they used to … by 1.5%. One easy way to...
Published: February 20, 2013
Sprouts Season Brussels sprouts are a produce star in winter. Crisp, tangy, and crunchy, they're cabbage's little, roastable cousin. Here are 11 fun facts about this cruciferous, nutrient-packed veggie. (Food Republic) Winter Hydration ...