Displaying items by tag: Conscious Eating

Converting Food to Energy, Image: Ronman/AdobeStock.comConverting Food to Energy  
Learning How Metabolism Works   

Metabolism is the process by which the foods and drinks we consume are converted into energy. We may not notice the cellular mechanisms that transform fat and glucose into the oomph in our step, but when they start to wane, we definitely know...

Taking Control of Our Hormones, Image: Artem Varnitsin/AdobeStock.comTaking Control of Our Hormones  
Nutritional Tips to Support the Delicate Balance   

Think of hormones as the body’s messengers, sending signals that affect a host of functions. Produced by the pancreas, thyroid and other endocrine glands and organs, hormones drive our metabolism, impact mood, regulate blood pressure, manage...

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Sustainable Eating, Image: Look Studio/ShutterStock.comSustainable Eating  
Tips to Shrink Your Foodprint  

Knowing which foods have the least environmental impact is not always easy. Organic blueberries are considered Earth-protective because...

Loving Our Kidneys, Image: Danijela/AdobeStock.comLoving Our Kidneys  
Edible Allies, Integrative Treatments and Lifestyle Tips  

Our kidneys are prodigious multitaskers. Through the production of urine, they filter toxins, excrete waste and balance bodily fluids. They also produce...

Nourish the Heart, Image: udra11/Shutterstock.comNourish the Heart  
Foods that Promote Cardiac Healing   

The right food choices don’t just prevent heart disease and help shrink artery plaque, they also nourish and heal the heart. For a healthy ticker, enjoy these five food groups every day...

Cooling the Fire Within, Image:  losangelai/Shutterstock.comCooling the Fire Within  
Healthy Eating Tips to Ease Chronic Inflammation   

Putting more thought into what we eat and why may be among the most important factors in determining how long we live. Researchers in Norway recently compared the long-term effects of a typical Western diet to an optimal one, and their findings can...

Put a Healthier Twist on Favorite Recipes, Image:  losangelai/AdobeStock.comMerry Brunching
Put a Healthier Twist on Favorite Recipes
When hosting a holiday brunch, it may be tempting to serve breakfast and lunch classics like quiche, eggs Benedict and huevos rancheros, but many of these dishes can be full of hidden calories, unhealthy fats and too much sodium. With a few easy...

The Gut-Brain Connection, Image: Photo Sukjai/AdobeStock.comThe Gut-Brain Connection  
How Food Affects Our Mood  

We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat,” but the connection is more than just physical because food impacts our mood, too. During the last decade, there have been an increasing number of studies exploring what’s called the...

Fall Beets, Image: everst/AdobeStock.comFall Beets  
Versatile Leaf-to-Root Eats  

Versatile, nutritious, colorful and flavorful, beets are quite the package deal. This easy-to-grow, multi-season vegetable is packed with nutrition and plays well with other ingredients. Beets can be...

Food Dehydration Made Easy, Image:  yuriygolub/AdobeStock.comFood Dehydration Made Easy  
Best Ways to Preserve the Harvest   

Drying food is the oldest known method of food preservation. Middle and Far Eastern cultures have used the sun and wind to dry foods since 12,000 B.C., according to the National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP). Today, the easy availability of...

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