Blogs: November, 2013

Published: November 26, 2013
Did You Know? Common belief has it that the tryptophan in turkey is what leaves you feeling lethargic after Thanksgiving feasting, but it may be a sugar crash from empty carbs that’s weighing you down (cough, cough mashed potatoes). Here...
Published: November 25, 2013
You work hard at home to make balanced meals, limit sweets, and serve water and milk instead of sugary drinks. Then you travel to your relatives’ houses for the holidays and it all hits the fan: a cupboard full of goodies for the taking,...
Published: November 25, 2013
One Radical Root For less than $2 per bag, carrots drive a healthy bargain. They're packed with vitamin A, fiber, and anti-aging beta-carotene. Try carrot marmalade or “cheesy” carrot sauce to think outside carrots-with-ranch-dip. Did we...
Published: November 25, 2013
Power Plant A potted plant kept in your work space may perk up your mind, suggests a study by the University of Michigan. Having greenery in view is thought to have a restorative affect on the brain’s attention span. It also improves air...
Published: November 22, 2013
Next week is Thanksgiving, marking the start of a weeks-long food marathon. Because let’s face it, the holiday season isn’t about just a couple of big meals. There are multiple holiday parties and gatherings, bowls of festive candy at work...
Published: November 21, 2013
Healthy Handful Eating nuts daily may significantly lower the risk of dying from cancer and heart disease, details a 30-year Harvard study. As a bonus, noshing on nuts is linked to lower body weight. Sprinkle them over salads for a heart-...
Published: November 20, 2013
Treadmill Time! Squeeze in your workout in less than 30 minutes with this celebrity-approved sweat session. You'll jump from jogging to sprinting to inclines while you speedily slash calories. (FitSugar) Beauty Brewin’ Next time you need a...
Published: November 20, 2013
High cholesterol used to be a grown-up problem. But like other conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure, high cholesterol is now on the radar screens of pediatricians. Rates of childhood obesity are partly to blame for the...
Published: November 19, 2013
Generation Sedentary The old adage “When I was your age…” may have some credibility. Kids today run a mile 1.5 minutes slower than children did 30 years ago, details a longitudinal review from Australia. Researchers blame sedentary habits...
Published: November 19, 2013
It’s a superfood-of-the-moment, but first thing’s first. Here's how you pronounce it: “KEEN-wah.” Now you can proceed to cooking and eating it! Quinoa is frequently called a grain but it’s technically a seed. What makes it so great? It's a...