While there's more research that needs to be done to pinpoint a clear connection, for now scientists speculate that the pro-inflammatory nature of these foods are what's triggering depressive symptoms.
Just when you thought you finally got a hold of this whole "diet" and working out thing after all of the holiday madness, it's time for the Big Game. Since some of these football games turn into day-long affairs, if you cannot make it to the gym or outside for a good sweat, get in a fun workout with your friends while you enjoy the game.
Plowing through the salty, crunchy, carb-heavy snacks that Super Bowl parties are notorious for will leave you feeling like a linebacker come Monday morning. Not awesome. So, let's talk game day strategy:
Have you ever carefully prepared a home-cooked meal (like roasted chicken with root vegetables and fresh herbs on top) only to have your kids refuse to take so much as a bite, insisting, instead, on eating those same nuked frozen chicken nuggets (again)?
Everyone thought the raw diet was a fad soon to pass, but it's alive and well. The concept is that cooking obliterates nutrients in food. Award-win...
I am a recovering food addict. I don't go looking for sugar, and my body is leaner and fitter than ever with the same amount of exercise or less. I walk right by the bakery, the candy aisle, and even the Häagen-Dazs stores, which I could never do before.
Enjoy where you are in your journey. So you're a ways away from your goal? So what! Look how far you've come! Acknowledging that you want to change your body is a big step in the right direction.
Here's what we actually know. In the U.S., more dairy in the diet -- of whatever variety -- is generally associated with better health and weight outcomes. But that is likely because in the context of our culture, more dairy means less soda. In global context, some of the world's healthiest diets and most convincing intervention trials have de-emphasized, or even excluded dairy.
But why not enjoy all aspects of this day, including the frivolous eating? Despite the constant preaching about the evils of eating foods that really taste good and satisfy some deep hidden craving, I suspect that people will ignore the sermons and eat what they want.
If you make exercising and eating healthy a social event, it will be much more fun and easier to stick with. Once you get into the habit of being healthy in college, it is manageable and fun.
Americans eat pizza the way it was intended, by picking up a slice with their hands. In other countries they daintily eat pizza the wrong way, (I grew up in New York so yes, I can be harshly judgmental about this,) with a knife and fork.
The educational environment should not serve as a blank canvas for food industry advertisers. While Box Tops for Education may appear to be a philanthropic effort, it is yet another example of industry's incessant and predatory -- and worse, school-sanctioned -- marketing to children.
There is a point at which invoking personal responsibility to deal with a contrived array of obstacles is both benighted and callous. Yes, everyone should try to eat well -- but they should not have to overcome the ingenious manipulations of highly paid mercenaries conspiring against them to make it so.
If you're like me and want some good quality food and control over what you're eating, but also don't want to spend a whole lot, then you may be in a bit of a conundrum. But don't worry. You just have to be strategic!
I have a family member, let's call her Etta. Etta has been on a diet ever since I've known. Well, that's not quite true, actually. She's been on 50...
Have you already fallen off the resolutions bandwagon? Are you struggling to keep your promise of eating better and moving more? Just a few weeks into...
What happens, though, when your kid only wants to eat potato chips, cookies, candy or other junk food? Is there a way to introduce more vegetables and fruit without all the battles and cajoling -- not to mention the guilt?
In the end, it's hard to pinpoint cause in the behavioral change of a whole population. Change comes from thousands of small nudges, ranging from education programs to clearer labeling to the availability of better-tasting food that doesn't play to the appetite for junk.
It's the new year, and we are still in January, so I know many of you are continuing to work towards your resolutions. I'd like to help you get off on the right foot by telling you about five common diet mistakes that can be a huge barrier to weight loss and should thus be avoided.
Prior to each Christmas, the television and digital visuals are flooded with images of food. There are countless recipes given to us, coupons and pho...