Imagine cozying up on the couch on a cold day with a steaming cup of tea — just the thought of that is relaxing, isn’t it?
Happy New Year! A fresh, new year, full of promise, resplendent with opportunity…rife with anxiety. Let’s admit it: Many of the resolutions we all set in the New Year are goals we set every year.
Steamed broccoli is so boring, and you just can’t look at another salad. You’re about ready to smother your vegetables in butter and cheese and call it a day. Does this sound familiar?
Research shows that when comparing dietary patterns that work for weight management, there is one commonality: they emphasize whole foods and include lots of plants.
Making smart nutrition choices starts with an understanding of the basics.
Learning to cook with herbs and spices not only expands your culinary repertoire, it’s also a great way to boost flavor without adding salt.
The average American adult consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day, which translates into almost 300 extra calories. Most of this sugar comes from soda and other sweetened beverages. So how much is too much?
From holiday parties and family celebrations to shopping trips and end-of-semester traditions, the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can feel like one marathon celebration. Pair that with all of the tempting holiday foods and drinks that are everywhere you turn, and it’s easy to see how the average American gains between one to five pounds during the holiday season – many of which unfortunately will stick around after the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.
It has been well established that plant foods are part of a healthy diet.