Caffeine, a stimulant that occurs naturally in some foods and beverages and is added to others, is more widely consumed than you might think. It is present in coffee, tea, colas, energy drinks as well as chocolate, chocolate drinks and some flavours of ice cream. In moderate doses, caffeine, which stimulates the central nervous system, can make you more alert and may have a beneficial effect on your memory, mood and general cognitive function.
"While this extra fat means I'll never a six pack, it's a small price to pay to have an energetic, healthy body"
For the past five years, the apple has bested all other fruits and vegetables as the most toxic produce selection on the market. However, according to EWG’s 2016 Dirty Dozen report, which measures the levels of pesticides on American produce each year, a new fruit is taking the title.
Many of us are eating avocados every day – or at least that’s what the 90,000+ avocado toast posts on Instagram would suggest. Here’s a big myth debunked: for one, eating avocados regularly won’t make you fat. “The monounsaturated fats in avocados are what give it the creamy texture that make it such a good replacement for butter, margarine or mayonnaise,” says Michelle W. Book., the in-house nutritionist at the Canadian Health Food Association.
If you have felt apprehensive upon approaching the fish counter—whether you don’t have much experience cooking fish or you just made eye contact with a finned fellow lying there on the ice—you’re not alone.
Creamy, high-protein soy milk is a staple in Asia, where estimates peg 95% of the population as lactose-intolerant. Related: Non-Dairy Milks: Which to Make, Which to Buy Since soy milk is calcium-rich and contains the equivalent amount of protein as cow’s milk, it’s regarded as the closest match to dairy. While cow’s milk is very sweet, thanks to lactose (milk sugar), soy milk is more savory in flavor, with very subtle bean-y notes. To fortify, add calcium tablets or protein powder to the finished soy milk, then blend.
As this video explains, different types of carbohydrates can affect us differently, and knowing how they do so could make a huge impact on our health.
It seems like every day there’s news about the amazing health benefits of one or the other, but which one reigns supreme? (Photo: Getty Images)
I’ve given up alcohol and sweets before. But I’ve only ever done it for Lent, and the whole sacrificing for the sake of your religion makes the task much easier. This time I chose a random month, October, when the idea of sipping hot toddies while snacking on cookies next to a fireplace was at the forefront of my mind. (Photo: Getty images)
Coffee is a healthy drink; or is it killing you slowly? We know it prevents heart disease and boosts your brainpower — or did they say it raises your blood pressure and ruins your concentration? What is clear: Coffee is something many of us drink, and while the science is still out on every health claim, no one should think twice about that daily habit. Of course — and you knew we were going to get to this — “moderation is key,” says Marie Barone, registered dietician and certified diabetes educator with the division of health management and education at UC Davis Medical Center.
Related: 20 Best Foods to Eat for Breakfast Make omelets your go-to Omelets don’t feel “diet-y,” and you can customize them to be lean. Nix cheese, bacon and meat (eggs alone have enough protein) and add plenty of veggies and avocado for good fat.
We’ve heard plenty about the (often exaggerated) benefits of red wine. In a study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers randomly assigned 224 people with Type 2 diabetes (who didn’t drink alcohol before the study) to either drink red wine, white wine, or water with dinner for two years. Related: 30 Photos Of Unretouched Butts, In Case You Forgot What They Really Look Like The team found that, as you may have expected, red wine drinkers saw the most striking improvements in things like cholesterol levels and certain indicators of their control of lipids and glucose. For women, theNational Institutes of Health recommends no more than a single drink per day (sigh). Related: 25 Real Photos Of Women’s Breasts (NSFW) And while most alcohol-related hype has focused on red wine, actual research hasn’t always been so selective.
(Photo: Anna Kavalinuas) This week, I’m sharing a piece from Anna Kavaliunas. She wrote this essay in the midst of a big transition in her life, as you’ll see. So often, we feel the need to run and hide from our missteps or willfully ignore them, but stories like this show how important it is to fully acknowledge our pasts, even (or especially) when they are painful. Click through to read Anna’s story. — KM Related: 30 Photos Of Unretouched Butts, In Case You Forgot What They Really Look Like The Anti-Diet Project is an ongoing series about intuitive eating, rational fitness, and body positivity.