Food

Healthy Eating, the Panera Edition

Panera offers up good-for-you sandwiches, salads, and soups. But, some of these treats aren't exactly healthy - regardless of how fresh the ingredients are. There is not doubt that eating at Panera is better than other fast-food places, but you still need to watch what you order. Below are some of the best foods...

The Healthiest Movie Theater Snacks

Whether you are on a date or just hanging out with friends, a movie is a great way to chill out. Be it a romance or horror flick, a movie can lead to you to have a good time, but one thing tends to get in the way: Movie theater snacks. Everyone loves movie...

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Eating healthy is one thing, but affording it is often another. Many healthy cookbooks and cooking shows offer up yummy healthy meals, but many ingredients are out of the price range for many Americans. Healthy food can be expensive - but it doesn't have to be. You need a game plan for the grocery...

Buffet Blues No More: You Can Eat Healthy at a Buffet!

Buffets are a one-stop-shop for almost everything. From chocolate fountains, to sushi, to prime rib, and even cotton candy, the options are endless. When we think of buffets, we typically think of an "all you can eat" feat of fatty, fried goodness. For those of us who are on a diet or want to...

Reviewing The Original Weight Watchers Plan – Over 50 Years Later

I, like many, have lost weight via Weight Watchers. When I stalled a few months ago, I started Google around to figure out a solution. Many wrote of the original plan, 51 years ago. Jean Nidetch wrote the original plan, based upon what worked, and didn't work, for her and her group of friends...

High Protein Foods that Fight Fat

High protein foods are great for those in need of muscle building, as well as those of us wanting to lose weight. Many high protein foods can fuel us through the day, squashing our cravings and helping us fight off excess fat. Not all protein rich foods are on this list, but those that...

Truth or Fiction: Drinking Tea Can Keep Your Bones Strong

Drinking tea is good for many things. From stomach ailments, to weight loss, and even just as a pick-me-up, tea is something that most of us have in our households in some form. But the newest claim about tea has made some raise their eyebrows. This claim, that tea can keep your bones strong,...

7 Foods for Optimal Gut Health

A happy gut makes for a happy life. Your gut controls your body, and an unhappy gut can leave you bloated, sad, mad, moody, and all sorts of other nasty things. The right foods can help keep your gut happy - and it doesn't take a ton of this food to do so. Only...

Broccoli Sprouts: Nature’s Most Powerful Cancer-Fighting Food

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli are very rich in nutrients, including several carotenoids; vitamins E, C, and K; folate; and minerals. They also are an excellent fiber source. A high consumption of cruciferous vegetables has been linked with a decreased risk of cancer.Broccoli contains elements known as glucosinolates, which are sulfur-containing chemicals. During chewing...

TOXIC WARNING: Fruit & Vegetable Stickers – Organic Makes Zero Difference!

The adhesives used on fruit and vegetable stickers are regulated by the FDA. They are labeled as “indirect food-contact substances.”What chemicals the glue can be made from are listed in the Code of Federal Regulations part 175.125. The same rules apply to adhesives for both organic and conventional produce.For any food-contact substance to be...
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