Protein Part One: Why and How Much?

I've been talking with a lot of fellow runners and fitness pursuers lately about food and diet changes. It has had me thinking more about the common misconceptions out there about 'healthy' eating. I was speaking with one friend about little changes in what she consumes and when I mentioned increasing protein, I could see her immediately react with nervousness and she said something that has stuck with me for a while: "I'm not going to be training to be a runner."...more

Does Organic Food Make You Act Like A Jerk?

What researchers found was that after viewing organic food pictures, people rated moral transgressions as being worse than people who saw the normal or comfort foods rated them. Those seeing organic also said they could volunteer significantly less time to help out. The results persisted no matter what the subjects thought of the desirability of the food. Seeing the organic food made people less nice, not nicer. ...more
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Jamie Oliver Talks About Food Revolution Day and Why You Should Participate!

On Saturday, May 19, people all over the world will celebrate the first Food Revolution Day, a day of action designed to help everyone think about where their food comes from, consider making healthier, less-processed choices about what they put in their bodies, and gather together to share those ideas and meals as a community of cooks and eaters committed to eating well. Celebrity chef and food activist Jamie Oliver, who has been working in the United Kingdom and in the United States since 2004 to improve school meals for kids throughout both countries, is using the day to expand awareness about ways to eat well, and why it's so important to do so. I had the opportunity to ask Jamie about his work and about Food Revolution Day—read on to learn more about the bigger picture into which this important day fits, as well as small ways that everyone can take part....more
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Breaking News about Fruit & Vegetables: Is Being Healthy Good Enough? - AROMA CUCINA

Breaking News about Fruit & Vegetables: Is Being Healthy Good Enough? - AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/Iz466j Why don't we eat more fruits and vegetables? Here in Italy we do. Why? Because they taste so damn good. Is cost a factor? And, you're crap out of luck if you live in a 'food desert'. ...more

There's Probably A Fancy Name For This Somewhere.

If there are two tenets in my kitchen life, at least in the savory sense, they are these.1.  I like vegetarian food that merely sounds intricately fancy yet is truly straightforwardand2. I don’t particularly like making pie crust.  (Surprise!)...more

Turn Over A New Leaf

The outdoor farmer’s market in our hometown has officially opened for the season. Last fall, I pledged to turn over a new leaf this year and buy our vegetables and plants, along with soaps and other organic products, from local farmers whenever possible.  The time has come to make good on that promise. ...more

Southern Cookin' On a Diet

Working to change my lifestyle and improve my health, I've researched recipes creations that work for my Southern family. We now enjoy many more menus filled with foods chosen for healthy eating yet tweaked for our personal preferences. Fresh veggies and spices help make the healthy lifestyle change tasty and pleasant!  ...more

Eat Fish to Keep Your Heart Healthy

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Is Junk Food as Addictive as Heroin?

The researchers found that, for the rats being fed junk food, the pleasure centers in the brain became less responsive to the tasty high-fat food as time went by, requiring more and more junk food to stimulate the brain's pleasure centers. Consequently, the rats began to eat compulsively, taking in twice as many calories as the other group, and soon became obese. ...more
Great post, thanks! Sugar is definitely my downfall. And I've noticed similar addictive ...more

Chia Seeds: They’re Not Just for Pottery Pets Anymore

You can just hear the commercial: "Ch-ch-ch-chia!" The terracotta animal figures who grow green sprout "hair" were first produced in 1977. The original chia pet was in the shape of a ram, but now there are over 30 different varieties, including one of President Obama (right)....more
My friend (who is a certified health coach) just talked me into trying these. She told me they ...more