Displaying items by tag: Conscious Eating

Savor the Present Moment, Image: Asier Romero/ShutterStock.comSavor the Present Moment  
How to Add Mindfulness to Mealtime  

There is a sharp difference between grabbing a fast-food burger at the drive-through and paying full attention to a home-prepared meal. For many of us, busy schedules and harried lifestyles get in the way of a more introspective dining experience. Mindful eating—the practice of...

Food Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities, Image: Pixel-Shot/AdobeStock.comFood Allergies, Intolerances and Sensitivities  
Back-to-School Tips for All Ages  

It’s back-to-school season, and for students with food issues, meal planning is as important as lining up classroom supplies and extracurricular schedules. Paramount in their minds is to avoid ingredients that might cause unappealing reactions or compromise health, while not...

Hues of Health, Image: Dwayne Watson/ShutterStock.comHues of Health  
Benefits of a Colorful Diet  

Eating plant-based foods from every hue in the rainbow provides an exceptional array of health benefits. Rich in essential vitamins, minerals and fiber, vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables also contain...

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...

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