1) Water, Water…Keep Hydrated
1) Water, Water…Keep Hydrated
Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Basil, Olives, and Fresh Mozzarella
Since the tomatoes here are not cooked, you’ll really notice their flavor–or lack of it. Make this sauce in the summer when fresh tomatoes are at their peak. The garlic is heated briefly in the oil, and then the garlicky oil is tossed with the spaghetti so the flavor is dispersed throughout the dish. The pasta is equally good warm and at room temperature.
There is a dramatic connection between your diet and your emotions, Food is a powerful tool that’s often overlooked in its effect on mental health.
There are foods that can help you achieve your desired moods. Here’s what to try:
Pumpkin seeds, leafy greens and almonds: Magnesium, found in pumpkin seeds and leafy greens, is a calming mineral that gets depleted when we’re stressed. For people experiencing more than average stress, Read more »
Here is a Healthy Recipe You can whip up when Zucchini season and this cake also Freezes well.
Active Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Yield: 2 mini loaves, 8 slices each
RECIPE INGREDIENTS… Read more »
Bringing a brown-bag lunch to work has many benefits: Not only do you get foods you like but you can control your portion sizes, boost your nutrition, and save yourself a lot of time and money.
“The benefits of a healthy lunch are enormous,” says Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, LDN, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association and a clinical associate professor of nutrition at Boston University. When you pack your lunch yourself, you can choose Read more »
Carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet, but there’s much discussion about the good and bad carbohydrates. So how do you know which is which? The answer is both simple — and complex.
Carbohydrates and Your Diet: Good vs. Bad Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates, often referred to as “carbs,” are your body’s primary energy source, and they’re a crucial part of… Read more »
Are you Getting Enough???
Calcium is a important role in strengthening bones and teeth. But what many people don’t know is that it also helps muscles and nerves function properly. Calcium isn’t something that your body can manufacture itself, so it relies on your diet to meet its needs.
Bones and teeth store about 99 percent of the calcium in the body, with the remaining one percent usually found in blood, muscles, and other bodily tissues and fluid. If your body isn’t getting enough calcium from the foods you eat, it will take the mineral out of your bones, essentially robbing them of some of their strength. A calcium deficiency can eventually lead to osteoporosis, which is the loss of bone mass. Because bones are continually repaired throughout your lifetime, it is essential to get enough calcium, no matter your age. Taking care of your bones now will aid you in later years. Read more »
Cheap food doesn’t always mean bad food. There are plenty of ways to get affordable healthy food on your table without busting your budget.
Cheap food doesn’t necessarily have to be junk food — and adding nutrition to your diet doesn’t have to be costly. In fact, eating healthy on a budget is within reach.
Often, people spend more money filling up on empty-calorie snack foods than if they had bought fresh produce instead.
The key is shopping wisely and cooking more at home. Stock up — you can always stock your freezer with frozen varieties of fruits and vegetables.
Use these tips as your road map at the market:
Food Strategies For Losing Weight
If you want to feel full all day on less food, focus on these eating strategies:
|2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour|
|1/4 cup sugar|
|2 teaspoons baking powder|
|2 teaspoons baking soda|
|1 teaspoon salt|
|2 cups buttermilk|
|2 cups sour cream|
|2 large eggs|
|4 teaspoons vanilla extract|
|3 tablespoons unsalted butter|
|Additional unsalted butter|
|Pure maple syrup, warm|
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it 1000 times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why? You just spent eight hours with no food or water. You’re dehydrated, your blood sugar is low and you have little energy. And now it’s time to hurry the kids off to school before the eight-hour workday. More than any other point in the day, you need nourishment. Right now. Read more »
The top 5 ways to boost your metabolism naturally are:
1. Do not skip breakfast! Picture your metabolic rate shaped as an ice cream cone. In other words, starting at the top – it is at its highest in the morning and starts to decline on a gradual level as the day progresses.
Unfortunately, most of us have a backwards approach to eating when it comes to weight loss and meals. We skip breakfast… Read more »
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F.
2 cups pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
Rinse the seeds well in cold water, make sure you have rinsed away strings, and pat thoroughly dry. Transfer to a large bowl and add the vegetable oil and salt, stirring well to coat the seeds with the oil. Spread the seeds on a baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake until crisp and golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add more salt if desired.
You’ve just lost weight and you don’t want to see that number go back up on your scale. With these 10 tricks from dietitians and successful dieters, you’ll be able to maintain your weight with ease.
It’s no surprise that a bright, white smile makes you appear younger and more attractive. But the mouth is also the gateway to the body, which means the state of your teeth and gums affects your overall health. Follow these seven steps to a better smile.
1. Brush regularly. Brushing is the cornerstone of dental hygiene. It removes food particles that bacteria feed on, cleans teeth, and freshens breath. A toothpaste with fluoride helps strengthen teeth, but you must brush for at least two minutes to allow it to do its work, says Jonathan Abenaim, DDS, a dentist in private practice in Hawthorne, N.J. Many electric toothbrushes have a built-in two-minute timer, which can make brushing for the full amount of time easier, he says. Read more »
1. Antibacterial cleaners
It may be safer to take your chances with the germs. These cleaners contain triclosan, a form of dioxin, linked with weakened immune systems, decreased fertility, hormone disruption and birth defects. There is also a danger of triclosan mixing with the chlorine in tap water to form the deadly chlorinated dioxins.
Alternative: Regular soap, which kills 99.4 percent of germs. Antibacterial soap kills 99.6 percent. Read more »