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Why I Stopped Hiding Vegetables

Kari Sandoval Gonzalez | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Kari Sandoval Gonzalez

Food becomes an issue when you make it an issue. This I've learned the hard way. Normalizing a plant-focused and well-rounded diet means letting children come face-to-face with their greens and preparing them in way that honors the plant's essence.

8 Foods To Eat If You Want To Live Forever

Thrillist | Posted 06.30.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

Unless you're Keith Richards, you can't actually live forever.

What 2 Weeks of Soda Can Do to Your Heart

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Sugary drinks are linked to obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes -- and the more soda people drink the more likely these outcomes....

How I Learned To Edit -- And Eat Alone

Feifei Sun | Posted 06.13.2015 | Taste
Feifei Sun

When I ate alone, people, especially the restaurant's staff, seemed to pity me.

Winter Is a (Big Fat) Liar

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 05.30.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

Winter drags its massive lumbering heels on its way to meet Spring. Its hair has grown long, its thick woolly layers are tattered and dirty. Spring should be close, should be here, but it's impossible to see.

Tricking Parents Into Bad Choices

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Parents usually have their kids' best interest in mind. They want them to grow healthy, acquire eating habits that promote wellness, and have beautiful, strong teeth. So how come kids are drinking so much sugar, an ingredient on the top of the list of foods to consume-less-of?

Everyday Meals Don't Always Come With Nutrition Facts, So You Might Miss These Key Nutrients

Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living

For many of us, the best part of our day is the magic moment that comes when we get to shove (or, delicately place with a fork and/or spoon) food into...

If We Are What We Eat, Then We Are Becoming Coffee Cups

Randy Malamud | Posted 04.29.2015 | Green
Randy Malamud

When we're throwing out such an obscene amount of food (which is, presumably, actual food: broccoli, juice, cheese, and the like) do we really need to be eating coffee cups?

The New Dietary Guidelines: Outrage and Yawns

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The advisory committee's recommendations inform the government's guidelines, and those affect policies, action and choices. They affect everything from school lunches to SNAP to the food industry, and also the way we personally fill our plate.

Food, Flavors, and Babies

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 04.26.2015 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

Little did I know, I would grow to love my mother's homemade ravioli and many other ingredients I could not stand to look at as a child.

Distracted Driving, Distracted Eating

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Mind you, I'm as guilty as anyone of eating lunch at my computer. But I do have some rules that I've been able to stick to: We eat a family dinner every day, un-rushed, no electronic distractions allowed, and I limit eating-while-distracted to low caloric density, highly nutritious foods, such as veggies and fruit.

5 Of The Easiest Ways To Eat A Little Bit Healthier

Anne Ricci | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

Eating healthy is certainly not about being perfect. Most people tend to get much better results when they start small and make incremental changes to their current diet.

Chocolate: A Treat for Valentine's Day, or the Cure for Aging Brains?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Getting the amount of flavonols that were useful in the study group from chocolate would involve eating so much chocolate that whatever protection you'd gain from these beneficial molecules, you'd lose from the harms associated with sugar and calorie overload.

Two Different Paths to Obesity and What They Have in Common

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

It's hard to tease apart metabolic vs. hedonic causes for obesity, and impossible to change the underlying genetics leading to each susceptibility. Both mechanisms explain why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off.

Forget 'Diet' -- Instead, 'Edit'

Melanie Young | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I am not a fan of the the words "detox" or "diet." I also don't believe in giving up what brings me pleasure to be healthy. Pleasure is healthy. Why give it up? We should have more, not less, in our lives.

As Seen On TV Nutrition Advice

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Dr. Oz dispenses such advice regularly on his TV show and many health related resolutions start with "I heard it on Dr. Oz", but how sound are his recommendations?

How Do Chefs Really Feel About Cell Phones In Restaurants?

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.09.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

We reached out to restaurant professionals from all across the country, and their opinions may surprise you.

Chef Kevin Hickey Gives Bridgeport Some Foodie Love with The Duck Inn

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.08.2015 | Taste
Elysabeth Alfano

Bridgeport is a food desert in desperate need of some foodie love.

10 Restaurants With Secret Menu Items

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.07.2015 | Taste
Conde Nast Traveler

Fast-food joints aren't the only spots where you can find off-menu treats.

Tomorrow Never Knows...

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.07.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The 10 Amazing Things to Do, Eat or Shop to Get Through the Rest Of Winter

Condiment | Posted 02.25.2015 | Style
Condiment

Though it's not always possible to escape the winter season -- even a getaway somewhere warm in the midst doesn't chase it entirely away -- there are some great ways to brighten up the dark days and cold nights of this time of the year.

Should We Really Shrink Our Plates?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Manipulating the food environment can be a great tool for effortlessly improving people's eating habits, but this analysis suggests cafeterias should await further proof before they overhaul the dishware.

How To Shop and Eat Your Way Through Austin in Just One Day

Shoptiques | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Shoptiques

Over the last several years, Austin has become an increasingly popular place to live and visit--and it's no surprise why. The city boasts incredible live music, a booming tech scene, and a ton of innovative eateries (plus loads of good Tex-Mex--need we say more?).

51 Reasons You Can't Stop Eating At Work

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.25.2014 | Taste

Food tastes better when it's free, that's for sure.

The Soda Tax Experiment, Now Underway

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The Berkeley sugary drinks law might be the experiment that provides the evidence that would justify similar measures in other cities.