Wellness http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1042/node/community en Should I try the alkaline diet? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/should_I_try_the_alkaline_diet <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/should_I_try_the_alkaline_diet" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/22993_0.jpg" alt="Should I try the alkaline diet? Blog Post" title="Should I try the alkaline diet? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Following the alkaline diet means eating mostly plants, limiting meat, skipping dairy, sweets, alcohol and caffeine and banishing processed food. Sounds like a healthy move, right?</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/should_I_try_the_alkaline_diet#comments Diet Blog Brierley Wright Diet Eating green Food & health news Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:41:13 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283105 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Best Diet You (Probably) Haven’t Tried http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_best_diet_you_probably_havent_tried <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_best_diet_you_probably_havent_tried" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/articles_licensing_20946.jpg" alt="The Best Diet You (Probably) Haven’t Tried Blog Post" title="The Best Diet You (Probably) Haven’t Tried Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p><em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em>’s Best Diets 2014, released earlier this year, ranked 32 diet plans. But the No. 1 diet may surprise you. The “Best Diets Overall” winner: the DASH diet.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_best_diet_you_probably_havent_tried#comments Diet Blog Brierley Wright Diet Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 23 May 2014 13:50:12 +0000 Sarah Hoff 283036 at http://www.eatingwell.com Diet or Exercise: What's the Best Way to Lose Weight? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_scale_101481790_packer_1.jpg" alt="Diet or Exercise: What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Lose Weight? Blog Post" title="Diet or Exercise: What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Lose Weight? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>If you really want to see that number on the scale drop, what you put in your mouth matters most. People who simply cut calories to slim down lose about 2 pounds a week, says a study in the <em>International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders</em>. At the same time, people who exercise but don’t restrict calories drop less than half a pound each week.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Diet Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Weight loss Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:22:08 +0000 Nifer 281328 at http://www.eatingwell.com Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/your_1_day_plan_to_get_back_on_track <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/your_1_day_plan_to_get_back_on_track" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SA5597_0.JPG" alt="Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track Blog Post" title="Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>There are times, like after a food-filled vacation or a big holiday, when I feel like my typically healthy diet needs a bit of a refresh. Instead of skipping meals, feeling guilty or drastically cutting calories—habits that can be detrimental to your health—try making some small changes to each meal to get back on track without a diet overhaul. Here’s a daily plan with tricks for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks that will save some calories and help you get right back on track.</p> <p><strong>See:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/is_doing_a_cleanse_a_good_idea">Is doing a cleanse a good idea?</a></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/your_1_day_plan_to_get_back_on_track#comments Diet Blog Breakfast Diet Dinner Lisa D'Agrosa Lunch Nutrition Snacks Weight loss Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:21:47 +0000 Stefan_20 281283 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 7: Cut Down on Alcohol http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_7_cut_down_on_alcohol <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_7_cut_down_on_alcohol" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8647_Ardito.jpg" alt="Day 7: Cut Down on Alcohol Blog Post" title="Day 7: Cut Down on Alcohol Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Eating clean also means drinking clean. You can still have some alcohol if you want—but stay within the recommended daily limit of one drink for women and two for men. One drink equals 5 ounces of wine, 1½ ounces of liquor or 12 ounces of beer.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/spaghetti_squash_meatballs.html">Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs</a></strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_7_cut_down_on_alcohol#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:18:09 +0000 Nifer 281193 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 6: Cut Back on Sugar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_6_cut_back_on_sugar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_6_cut_back_on_sugar" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8648_Ardito.jpg" alt="Day 6: Cut Back on Sugar Blog Post" title="Day 6: Cut Back on Sugar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Most people eat far too many added sugars. The easiest way to clean up the sugars in your diet is to limit obvious sources of sugar like soda, candy and baked goods. But don’t stop there—healthy foods like yogurt, tomato sauce and cereal can be &ldquo;sneaky&rdquo; sources of added sugars. Spend some time today reading labels. Choose plain or no-sugar-added varieties of your favorite foods, and check the ingredients to make sure sugar either isn’t listed at all, or is listed toward the bottom of the ingredient list.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_6_cut_back_on_sugar#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:13:27 +0000 Nifer 281192 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 5: Eat More Whole Grains http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_5_eat_more_whole_grains <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_5_eat_more_whole_grains" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8095_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="Day 5: Eat More Whole Grains Blog Post" title="Day 5: Eat More Whole Grains Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Whole grains have beneficial nutrients that refined grains are missing, like magnesium (which helps the body produce energy) and fiber, which helps you feel fuller longer. Trade your refined grains for whole grains by eating oatmeal for breakfast, swapping out white pasta, flour and bread for whole-wheat versions, or trying a new-to-you whole grain, like quinoa, freekah or barley.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/spaghetti_genovese.html">Spaghetti Genovese</a></strong></p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_5_eat_more_whole_grains#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:58:50 +0000 Nifer 281191 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 4: Eat More Vegetables http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_4_eat_more_vegetables <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_4_eat_more_vegetables" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8407_Westphalen_1.JPG" alt="Day 4: Eat More Vegetables Blog Post" title="Day 4: Eat More Vegetables Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Most Americans fall short of reaching the average recommended daily amount of 2½ to 3 cups of vegetables—which means they’re missing out on key vitamins, minerals and fiber. Get more vegetables in your diet by adding them to sandwiches, pastas or stir-fries. Try starting your day with vegetables at breakfast (<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/greek_omelet.html">like in this Greek omelet packed with spinach</a>) and be sure to add veggies to your dinner tonight, like in this salad-topped pizza.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/margherita_salad_pizza_pizzalad.html">Margherita Pizz’alad</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_4_eat_more_vegetables#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:26:09 +0000 Nifer 281189 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 3: Eat Less Meat http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_3_eat_less_meat <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_3_eat_less_meat" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8282_Scrivani_2.JPG" alt="Day 3: Eat Less Meat Blog Post" title="Day 3: Eat Less Meat Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Clean eating doesn’t mean giving up meat entirely, but cutting back on meat helps you cut back on saturated fat, which can raise your cholesterol and is bad for your heart. Today, try getting your protein from other sources, such as tofu, eggs, beans, yogurt and nuts.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/quinoa_veggie_burger.html">Quinoa Veggie Burger</a></strong></p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_3_eat_less_meat#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:11:22 +0000 Nifer 281188 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 2: Eat Less Sodium http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_2_eat_less_sodium <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_2_eat_less_sodium" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8177_Ardito_1.JPG" alt="Day 2: Eat Less Sodium Blog Post" title="Day 2: Eat Less Sodium Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Americans typically eat 1.5 times the recommended sodium limit of 2,300 mg. According to new research, the average restaurant meal at a full-service restaurant delivered more than 3,500 mg of sodium (yikes!). That’s why cooking healthier meals is key to limiting your salt intake. You can boost flavor without reaching for the salt shaker (or at least use less salt) by using herbs and spices and adding vinegar or citrus to foods. Try a squeeze of lemon on fish or chicken, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil over salad, or dried herbs like oregano and rosemary in soups.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_2_eat_less_sodium#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:59:59 +0000 Nifer 281187 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 1: Eat Less Processed Food http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_1_eat_less_processed_food <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_1_eat_less_processed_food" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP7904_KRASNER.JPG" alt="Day 1: Eat Less Processed Food Blog Post" title="Day 1: Eat Less Processed Food Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>You can greatly improve your diet and clean it up in a snap by cutting back on processed and packaged foods, which can be full of sodium, added sugars and sometimes ingredients we can’t pronounce. Try cooking up a stir-fry at home instead of getting takeout, or making homemade pizza instead of frozen.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/clementine_chicken.html">Clementine &amp; Five Spice Chicken</a></strong></p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_1_eat_less_processed_food#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:53:50 +0000 Nifer 281186 at http://www.eatingwell.com Eat this to live longer http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eat_this_to_live_longer <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eat_this_to_live_longer" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_nuts_101144937_Peter_Krumhardt.jpg" alt="Eat this to live longer Blog Post" title="Eat this to live longer Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Imagine if there was a food (or category of foods) that could single-handedly lengthen your life.</p> <p>Well, such a wonder food may actually exist.</p> <p>A new study published in the prestigious <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em> (NEJM), showed that people who ate a 1-ounce serving of nuts seven or more times each week had a 20 percent lower death rate than those who didn’t eat any.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eat_this_to_live_longer#comments Health Blog Christopher Mohr, Ph.D., R.D. Diet Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:01:30 +0000 Nifer 281090 at http://www.eatingwell.com Ask the Nutritionist: Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/ask_the_nutritionist_krill_oil_vs_fish_oil <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/ask_the_nutritionist_krill_oil_vs_fish_oil" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102168275_krill_oil_310.jpg" alt="Ask the Nutritionist: Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil? Blog Post" title="Ask the Nutritionist: Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><h3>Find out whether there are health benefits to taking krill oil instead of fish oil and whether you should take a krill oil supplement.</h3> <br /> <p>As its name implies, krill oil is oil extracted from krill—tiny sea-dwelling crustaceans—and made into a soft-gel capsule. Krill are a rich source of DHA and EPA, omega-3 fats that promote heart and brain health and reduce inflammation. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/ask_the_nutritionist_krill_oil_vs_fish_oil#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Food & health news Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:52:16 +0000 Stefan_20 280812 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/stacy_1_0.jpg" alt="5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 Blog Post" title="5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>If you&rsquo;re resolving to eat healthier this year, consider starting in the kitchen. Mastering a few easy cooking skills can do wonders for your health and your waistline. Here are a few simple tips to get you started:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Diet Hilary Meyer Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:07:19 +0000 Nifer 280783 at http://www.eatingwell.com Week 4: Practice Eating Mindfully http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/week_4_practice_eating_mindfully <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/week_4_practice_eating_mindfully" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD5344_0.jpg" alt="Week 4: Practice Eating Mindfully Blog Post" title="Week 4: Practice Eating Mindfully Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Hopefully you've enjoyed our month-long diet challenge, and your hard work is paying off on the scale. Our challenge is coming to a close, but you can and should continue with your healthy eating and exercise habits to meet and maintain your long-term weight-loss goals. One strategy for continued success is to practice eating mindfully, which is about paying attention to how you feel as you eat and focusing on your food . One way to do this is to eat more slowly. It takes your body about 20 minutes to register feeling full, and eating more slowly may help you lose weight.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/week_4_practice_eating_mindfully#comments Diet Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Weight loss Weight-Loss Challenge Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:33:47 +0000 Stefan_20 280772 at http://www.eatingwell.com