In a recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control that ranked 47 "powerhouse fruits and vegetables," kale placed only 15th (with 49.07 points out of 100 for nutrient density)! Here's a roundup of the 10 leafy green cousins that researchers say pack a greater nutritional wallop.
Can we even really imagine a world at peace? Can we even imagine seeing one another past the primitive veil of xenophobia, and perceiving the family resemblance? Can we imagine a world where we pull on the common bond of our humanity, and it never breaks?
As I embark on the journey of feeding my son "real" food, I wanted to do some research on the best approaches. I may counsel a variety of people from all backgrounds, but delving into the "kiddie" world left me more intimidated than I anticipated. Luckily, I was able to reach out to my dietitian mom friends to get their advice on how to take the leap forward to my healthy New Year's goal.
Everyone deals with self-doubt -- artists, creators, entrepreneurs, athletes, parents. But in a way, I was wrong. Self-doubt is not a cost you have to pay to become better. Let's talk about why.
The healthiest and most effective plans are ones that focus on consistency and patience and are built to withstand desserts, days off and daiquiris.
When you're thinking about loading up on that second helping of apple pie, you might want to remember the results of a just-released study from McGill...
Whether it's dining out, going to a holiday party, or seeing treats everywhere, from the office to the candy jar at your favorite store, the holiday season really puts our willpower to the test.
Eating out often leads to eating too much and too much of the wrong things. But as awareness grows and the needs of health-conscious diners are met, menu options are changing and nutritionally-intelligent choices are now available. Even some chain restaurants now offer healthy options.
2014 is coming to a close, so inevitably the chatter of New Year's resolutions is getting louder. It's great to start goal setting and structuring a p...
You told your friend it was nice to see someone like me buy vegetables "for a change." You know, because you have been shopping with me before to see what I buy. You also made the assumption that I do not care about my health.
Keep what I call the 'Golden Rule of Sugar' in mind as you're going from holiday party to holiday party: Only eat sugar -- whether it comes in the form glucose, fructose or sucrose -- with nutrients, namely, fiber, fats, minerals and phytonutrients from plants.
The 12 days of Christmas are realistically more like 60+ days of diet sabotage. Sure, the traditional holiday season starts at Thanksgiving and culminates at New Years; however, unhealthy holiday foods are really introduced as early as mid October with fall festivals and Halloween candy.
One mistake is just an outlier. Two mistakes is the beginning of a pattern. Killing this pattern before it snowballs into something bigger is one reason why learning how to get back on track quickly is an essential skill for building good habits.
The following is the introduction to the chapter "The Science of Fat" in the book Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences. Why we become fat and how we los...
Diets don't address many of the root issues of weight gain: emotions, habits and unconscious behavior. In fact, they promise that when you diet, you'll become the perfect person. But, spoiler alert, even at a smaller size, you're still the same person. Do the more challenging emotional work and the results will pay off for good.
The end goal for most New Year's resolutions is living a better life, and I'd like to suggest the key to a better life is not cutting out something you love doing; rather, it's deliberately crafting a balanced life you enjoy.
In a startling study, Dr. Gewirtz at Cornell University showed that the weight of mice could be changed by over 15 percent just by shifting their intestinal bacteria. Along with weight changes, the bacteria present changed the mice's chemistry in ways that could predict heart disease, high blood pressure and risks for diabetes.
Although eating gluten-free does not automatically result in improvements to your waistline, energy level, or skin, it can certainly be a springboard. And for celiacs, the benefits of a completely gluten-free lifestyle, inside and out, are undeniable.
Mindful eating is a huge topic involving many elements of attention and awareness from the decision to eat to the decision to stop and everything in between. For now, I'd like to focus a bit more on just a few of those things that impact our decision to start eating.