Which Fats Should You Add To Your Diet Right Now?

My Body 18.9.2015

One of the best changes you can make to your diet is to eat more “healthy fats.” No doubt you’ve heard the advice before, because these healthy fats like salmon are all strong in reducing bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol, a balance that helps reduce the risk for blocked arteries, heart attack, and stroke. … Read More

More Than Hummus: Why Chickpeas Are A Trending Choice for Protein

My Body 12.6.2015

Hummus is becoming America’s “it” food, possibly as word spreads about this chickpea-based food spread, which delivers amazing health benefits. Also called garbanzo beans, chickpeas are high in fiber (good for digestion and supporting weight loss) and iron (important for energy and metabolism). Enjoying them in hummus can help health problems, from anemia to blood … Read More

What You Didn’t Know About Avocados

My Body 6.5.2015

What do we know about avocados? Well, they’re delicious. However, they also promote heart health, are packed with monounsaturated fat, and can help lower LDL (the bad cholesterol) levels while raising the amount of HDL (the good cholesterol) in your body. Wait, there’s more! Here are five things you may not know about avocados that’ll … Read More

6 Apps To Help You Make Better Food Choices

My Body 15.4.2015

If you’ve been trying to improve your diet, but don’t know where to start, the help you need could be waiting for you in an app store right now. Of course, it can be pretty tricky to find something if you don’t actually know what you’re looking for. We’ve picked these six free apps to … Read More

Community Picks—Honey

My Body 1.4.2015

The results are in — here are the recipes our community loved from Your Best Recipe with Honey. Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the winning headnote and tester’s … Read More

5 Ayurvedic Spice Ideas to Gut Bust in the Spring

My Body 6.4.2015

It’s Kapha time! According to Ayurveda, the 5,000 year-old sister science of yoga, Kapha season (roughly March – June in the Northern Hemisphere) can leave us sluggish, tired, congested, and holding onto a few extra pounds.  Did you know the average American gains eight pounds between holiday season and the New Year? What do we … Read More

9 Meals to Stir-Fry in a Wok

My Body 23.3.2015

Woks are impeccably suited to the vigorous tossing that these 9 dishes require — and in them, each leafy green and piece of tofu is cooked evenly without splattering sauces throughout your kitchen. Over time, your wok will become well-seasoned — and so will you, at whipping up delicious dishes in your wok. Walk the wok with these 9 dishes: Spring Vegetable Stir-Fry by Grace Young Shrimp and Baby Bok … Read More

Knowing What’s in Your Supplements

My Body 2.3.2015

Last week, the New York State attorney general’s office uncovered another example of what appeared to be widespread fraud in the dietary supplement industry. The office accused four of the country’s biggest retail stores of selling herbal products that in many cases were contaminated or did not contain any of the herb listed on the label. For … Read More

All About Chiles

My Body 4.3.2015

If there’s one ingredient that yields polarizing opinions, it’s the chile pepper: Some of us can’t get enough of them, adding heaping scoops of chile powder and flakes to our meals, while others avoid the peppers at all cost. But chiles are everwhere: They’re denoted with red stars on menus, provide a depth of spice to our paella, and sometimes find … Read More

5 Healthy Snacks to Pick Up Your Energy – Quickly

My Body 23.2.2015

When you’re tired, it’s tempting to reach for caffeine, sugar, or a “bad carb” snack, like chips. Problem is, you’ll end up with a sugar crash eventually, and you’ll just reach for more, leading to a cycle of fatigue, weight gain, and other health problems. Make sure to have a few healthy, energy-boosting snacks on … Read More

A Soul-Nourishing Carrot-Ginger Smoothie

My Body 25.2.2015

Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast — because breakfast isn’t just the most important meal of the day. It’s also the most awesome. Today: A carrot-ginger smoothie for breakfast will help you battle that cold. Espen, our (almost) one-and-a-half-year-old, started a toddler preschool program at the beginning of … Read More