Organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that many Americans eat far too much sugar, especially as added sugar. This becomes a problem as more studies link sugary foods and sugar-sweetened beverages with numerous health problems including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Some of us crave sugar more than
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The phrase “healthy eating” rarely goes together with Thanksgiving or Christmas recipes, many of which are sugary, processed, and altogether very easy to overeat. You needn’t abstain to stay healthy around the holidays, but you can indulge mindfully with these 7 strategies. 1. Start your day right. Eating a healthy, nourishing breakfast sets the rest
For many people, that festive season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day represents fun, family, friends, and gifts. The holidays also revolve around food and sometimes trigger stress, both of which can create weight gain. Research shows that the average person gains a little over a pound or more between mid-November and mid-January. The
Talk about a rock-star spice: Turmeric, which gives your curry and Indian foods that bold yellow-orange pigment, carries an impressive — some might say astounding — array of health benefits. Sometimes called the Golden Spice or Indian saffron, turmeric is a plant with a long history of medicinal use, dating back nearly 4,000 years. Ground
The average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar and 133 pounds of flour per year, says Mark Hyman, MD, in Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? That’s nearly three-quarters of a pound daily, or as Hyman notes, “a pharmacologic dose our bodies were not designed to handle.” We eat too much sugar, and this