From kombucha to kimchi, traditional fermented foods have made a comeback in a big way, finding their place in supermarket refrigerators everywhere. Thanks to a more recent focus on the importance of digestion and gut health and how it affects everyday wellness, fermented foods have become one of the hottest buzzwords in health food today.
In the simplest terms, these foods undergo a chemical reaction where Lactobacillus bacteria convert existing sugars into lactic acid. This...
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When outside temperatures dip, it’s easy to eschew fresh vegetables and light dishes in favor of heartier, comforting fare. The problem with winter classics like grilled cheese and tomato soup is that they’re often loaded with sodium, carbs and calories, leaving us feeling bloated afterward. If you find yourself reminiscing for the fresh flavors of summer, here are some tips to “winterfy” your favorite seasonal summer dishes.
1. DRESS UP SALADS WITH SEASONAL STARS
Studies have shown...
Deciding to turn over a new leaf and lead a healthier life is a major step in itself, but that’s almost the easy part. On our own, we can tackle eating healthier, drinking less and moving more, but what about when we want to connect with friends and family? For many of us, socializing often consists of grabbing a glass of wine with a friend or getting pizza for game night, but the road to a healthier, more fit you doesn’t have to mean completely giving up your social life.
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Root vegetables are readily available all year, but hit peak flavor during the colder months of autumn and winter. An excellent stand-in for grains or refined starches, these fiber-rich veggies are a source of complex carbohydrates (which provide sustained energy), fiber (linked to heart and gut health) and prebiotics (food for existing intestinal flora).
“[Root vegetables] are high in vitamins C and A as well as other phytonutrients. I recommend root veggies to anyone who has a swe...
Get to know these nutrient-packed foods and use them to transform your favorite holiday events from naughty to nourishing.
One of the most utilized spices in the world, with a history dating back thousands of years, cinnamon has an unmistakably warm, spicy fragrance that complements the sweetness of apples, pears and winter squash. “Ground cinnamon spice comes from the bark of the cinnamomum tree and contains multiple antioxidant compounds that reduce free radical damage...
From mugs of marshmallow-topped hot cocoa to frosty, creamy eggnog, decadent, sugar- and cream-packed beverages are ubiquitous during the holidays. While you don’t have to turn down all of your favorites, you can make smart swaps to avoid calorie-bomb beverages that will sabotage your weight-loss or weight-maintenance goals.
Here are seven holiday beverage swaps to help you enjoy the season’s cheer, without the extra calories.
ORIGINAL: CHAI LATTE
SWAP: TURMERIC GOLDEN MILK
Masala Chai tea, m...
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