EatingWell Blogs (Page 14)
If stressing out makes you reach for a brownie here's a strategy to try to beat your food cravings: walk them off. It may seem like a silly strategy when your stomach seems to be demanding all the chocolate (and now!) but science shows it really works.
In a 2015 study in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers asked overweight adults either to walk briskly on the treadmill for 15 minutes or to sit quietly. Everyone then completed a stressful task and unwrapped sugary treats—two known craving triggers. Those who hoofed it had less of a desire to chow down compared to their sedentary peers, likely because exercise helps regulate food urges that aren't related to physical hunger, such as stress eating. Count it as another reason to move every day.
So next time a food craving hits—especially if it's stress related—take a stroll outside. When you...read full post »
The scene: My kitchen. The time: Tonight, about 30 minutes before everyone melts down from starvation. The options: Join in the meltdown; scrounge around for enough money to order pizza; or do something special with those innocent-looking potatoes in the pantry. I bought them recently, thinking it would be a good idea to have potatoes in the house, just in case. And in this case, I can turn them into Asparagus & Ham Stuffed Potatoes in 30 minutes and turn dinner drama into a satisfying family meal. (At less than $3 per serving, it’s cheaper than pizza too.)
The potatoes are easily cooked in the microwave while you organize the “stuff” to stuff them...read full post »
Confession time: I’m a brownie snob. For years I’ve turned up my nose at “blondies.” (OK, maybe there’s a little “brunettes vs. blondes” thing going on too.) Given the choice, I’d always pick a fudgy brownie over a wan beige blondie more defined by its lack of chocolate than the presence of any particular identity of its own.
But recently I’ve reconsidered my prejudices. A story in EatingWell Magazine, “Rediscovering Quinoa,” brought Almond Butter-Quinoa Blondies into my life and that changed everything.
These beautiful squares mix up in 10 minutes with just a few ingredients—and best...read full post »
Don't judge a vegetable by its color alone. Vibrant fruits and vegetables have standout appeal, but recommendations to "eat the rainbow" can exclude one underappreciated category: white fruits and vegetables. These boast a variety of flavors and noteworthy nutrition accolades, according to research published in Advances in Nutrition. The researchers pointed out that many nutrients—including several that Americans don't get enough of—and good-for-you phytochemicals that give fruits and veggies their health benefits are not always colorful. Here are 6 reasons (and recipes) to eat more onions, turnips, cauliflower, potatoes, pears and garlic.
1. OnionsRich in the antioxidant quercetin, onions may ease hay fever, eczema and food allergies, according to Japanese researchers.
Recipe:...read full post »
When the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released, they were met with mixed reactions. We're excited to share our advisor Dr. David Katz's response to the report:
I won't mince words: in my opinion, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, are a national embarrassment. They are a betrayal of the diligent work of nutrition scientists, and a willful sacrifice of public health on the altar of profit for well-organized special interests. This is a sad day for nutrition policy in America. It is a sad day for public health. It is a day of shame. I know, I should tell you what I really think. Maybe next time.
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