Eggs, such glorious food! So healthful and scrumptious! My neighbor’s family lives in rural Vermont, so last summer when she made the two day drive to visit her parents, I watered her plants and took in her mail. When she returned home, as a thank-you, she handed me a shoebox filled with four carefully wrapped
If you live in a subdivision or neighborhood with even a small amount of public or common land available, you can bring your neighborhood closer together, teach children healthy life skills, and improve your diet by creating a community garden. Here’s how to get the ball rolling in your neighborhood. Do Some Research Spend an
Many people mistakenly believe that protein is the key of the three macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) we need for good health. However, protein is primarily a building block, while carbs and fats are fuels. Think about your car. It’s made of steel, but you don’t put steel in the tank to make it run.
You probably know ginger is a seasoning commonly used in Eastern cuisines, but those cultures also prize it for its medicinal values, as well. Ginger is used as a spice to add sweetness to foods, drinks, candies and sauces and you can buy it fresh, powdered, pickled, candied, or dried. Culinary Uses Cooks use ginger
You grew up with crockpots, have seen multicookers and deep fryers and know that celebrity chefs are pushing pressure cookers on shopping channels. Now you’re seeing air cookers. What’s the difference among these different cooking gadgets? Crockpots Also known as slow cookers, crockpots cook dense foods over the course of hours, locking in the heat
White rice is a staple on many dinner tables, but it’s loaded with sugar and it’s had the healthy outer layers removed, making it a less than healthy choice for frequent consumption. If you’re looking for healthier alternatives to white rice, check out quinoa, farro, and brown rice. They can help you achieve the health
Sodium is good for you. You’ll die without it. Athletes often need extra sodium during competition. So why is sodium on the “Most Wanted” list of nutrients we’re supposed to cut back on? Because, like any other nutrient, too much sodium can be unhealthy – and the American diet contains lots of foods loaded with
There’s no substitute for plain ole hard work and stick-to-it-ness when it comes to exercise and weight loss success. However, adding some fitness technology to your workouts, jogs, tennis matches or other exercise routines can motivate you, help you have more fun and show you where you can work smarter to meet your fitness goals.
Protein is overrated. With the (slow) death of low-carb fad diets and recent scientific discoveries about the role fats play in our good health, people are re-thinking how much protein they need and want to eat. Yes, protein is a very important nutrient and provides a variety of health benefits, but more and more credible