For the sake of your New Year's resolution and your waistline, I'm here to tell you not to believe the hype about sugar. It, like everything else, can fit into a balanced diet in moderation. And if you have instituted a resolution to give it up and find yourself on the failing end, there's still hope.
February is American Heart Month -- a time for all of us to refocus on preventing cardiovascular disease. So, here's a pop quiz. Who is more likely to die from a heart attack or other cardiovascular-related event?
I'm not a healthy eater. But for the next week, I'm going to try my hardest to eat exactly in accordance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
I've been a vegetarian for two years now. I am not anemic; I am not suffering from hair loss, and my bones are as strong as ever. In fact, I've been so healthy that I haven't become sick even once.
Of course, typical football fare -- nachos, burgers, pizza, wings -- isn't exactly known for being nutritious or wholesome. But there's no reason to sacrifice your guests' health in order to put out a great spread. Here are some tips for a festive but guilt-free celebration that everyone will love.
Super Bowl snacking is as much a part of game day as the actual game. Typical snacks are laden with calories -- not to mention the bottles of beer you're washing it all down with. Make the extra calories you eat this Sunday count with these more nutrient-dense and delicious snack ideas.
BVO is much in the news of late. This is the ingredient a teenage girl noticed in her Gatorade, prompting her to find out what it was. Her investigation revealed potential health risks associated with BVO, and she started an online petition to get this ingredient out of her sports drink.
Programs that incentivize healthful choices like Safeway's, if embraced at companies throughout the nation, might go a long way toward bringing health care expenditures down.
From a nutritional point of view, if we were to invent the worst diet ever -- one with a component list designed uniquely for unhealthy weight gain and cardiovascular and metabolic morbidity -- we'd be hard pressed to imagine one worse than the typical fast food regimen.
by guest blogger, Nathanael Johnson, award-winning journalist I grew up in a nature-worshipping,...
Besides watching the game and enjoying the commercials, Super Bowl snacking is one of the main attractions of game day. In fact, Americans consume more calories during the Super Bowl than nearly any other day during the year -- second only to Thanksgiving!
Since we all get older every year, it raises an important question: "What should I be doing if I want to continue my annual renewal and stay healthy so I can continue to enjoy the journey?"
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Bobby Flay Fit is meant to motivate people to "make exercise and eating right a part of their daily routine. That's it. It's not some magic bullet or new formula." Flay wanted to inspire people by showing them that if he, a chef, can do it, then so can you.
My kids tell me with regularity that I'm confusing. Now #1 best selling author Dr. Ian Smith tells me I need to be confusing my diet, as well. Confused? Well, don't be.