It may be that combining eating with mental work -- even something as mindless as watching reruns -- diminishes the taste of food. With our attention focused elsewhere, the mind becomes less sensitive to tastes like saltiness and sweetness.
Malnutrition remains one of the world's most pervasive problems, especially for women and children. While it is our mothers from whom we receive our first nourishment, there are many who are unable to provide this adequately due to their own poor nutrition.
Extra and undigested food is processed through the intestines. Interestingly though, you don't seem to get rid of nearly half as much as you take in!
I think the common problem for most people is that fish is not part of their regular routine, and because of this, many are not comfortable or don't know how to cook fish. I know this is the case for me. I'm a fish out of water when it comes to cooking fish, so to speak.
I look forward to the day when I am not so annoying to Hannah anymore -- either because I earn my cool card back or because she herself ends up in the Annoying Moms Club thanks to the actions of her own children. But until then, I'll enjoy the company of all the other moms who are members.
A new study looked at the connection between hot flashes and what women eat, and offers some support for the notion that diet may help relieve these very annoying menopause symptoms.
Many people mistakenly believe that as long as you are drinking fruit juice, it's healthy even though it's sweet, but this is a dangerous misconception.
I couldn't have been much more than 7 or 8 years old the first time I remember being recruited for a nutrition label recon mission. I may not have understood exactly why at the time, but I was scouting for the words "partially hydrogenated."
I am suggesting you look at different areas of your life and see where there might be room for one small change. Accomplishing that change could affect the rest of your life -- and perhaps your health -- in a very positive, very beautiful way.
I would say it is unfortunate that the weight-loss pills, programs, and bonus DVDs haven't really worked out, but now that I'm a foodist, I see the failure of the dieting industry to make us thinner or healthier as one of the luckiest mess-ups of our generation.
"Is it healthy?" No matter how often the Foodcommander, in his capacity as a chef for private dinner parties, finds himself confronted with this question, he will always be unable to conceal a frown; at the very least, he will slightly raise one cocked eyebrow.
Truly, Mark Bittman's new book Vegan Before Six is offering a way of eating that could be transformational: Readers will lose weight (if they have weight to lose), have more energy, and suffer much lower risk for diabetes and heart disease. And animals and the earth will be better off.
There are a few fundamental principles I impart regularly to my patients, and so since I have come to see all of my readers as a regular part of my clinic family, I would like to similarly impart these principles to you.
You might expect me to say that environmentalists should say no to meat, and that we should focus on changing what people eat in the interest of saving the planet. But it's not quite so simple.
Carnitine may well turn out to be the perpetrator of the "crime" of heart disease, but it's way too early to tell. Simple, sound-bite answers to difficult questions may make us feel good, but they rarely lead to effective solutions.
Richard Simmons "Sweat" class was my fantasy exercise class -- a real full body workout, inside and out. If my abdominal muscles were not sore from laughing so much, I'd think I had been dreaming!
Though the concepts of how to stay healthy haven't changed much, there are a few universal truths that bubble to the top of the list: Eat an organic, mostly plant-based diet. Cook from scratch if you can, and remember that food is information for our bodies.
By Sam Dean, Bon Appétit We like science as much as the next guy, but historically, it hasn't been the most consistent when it comes to telling u...
For now, my gut reaction to the news about TMAO is that context matters. It's not really just about meat or eggs in the diet, but about the overall dietary pattern, the kinds of meat, the feed and treatment of the egg-laying hens, and our exposures to chemicals and antibiotics.
I can't say enough about the miraculous nature of nonstarchy vegetables. They contain micronutrients that work with macronutrients to rebuild and repair your body on a cellular level. The problem is cooking and then all the chewing involved in eating the ideal 12 servings a day.