Displaying items by tag: Conscious Eating

Fearless Eating

How to Move Past Food Sensitivities

by by Kathleen Barnes

Fearless Eating

Complaints of digestive upsets, brain fog, headaches, relentless food cravings and unrelieved stress appear to be at epidemic levels these days. These symptoms may be part of...

Indoor Kitchen Gardening

Easy-Grow Microgreens Are Big on Nutrition

by BARBARA PLEASANT

Indoor Kitchen GardeningAKEPONG SRICHAICHANA/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Fast, fun to grow and packed with flavor and nutrition, tender young microgreens can go from seed to table in as little as a week. Close cousins to edible sprouts, microgreens are grown in potting soil or seed-starting mixes instead of...

The Dark Side of Gluten-Free Living

Most People Benefit from Gluten

by JUDITH FERTIG

The Dark Side of Gluten-Free LivingAFRICA STUDIO/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

Sales of gluten-free products reached $973 million in 2014 and are projected to grow to $2.34 billion in 2019, according to...

Healthy Holiday Libations

Restorative Drinks Revive Good Cheer

by JUDITH FERTIG

Healthy Holiday LibationsNADIANB/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

During jam-packed special occasions like holidays, our drinks should multitask, too. We need festive tipples to refresh us without overdoing it, restore equilibrium if we overeat or drink or revive us when we’re feeling low from a seasonal cold or...

Festive Sips and Nibbles

Vegan Holiday Treats that Everyone Loves

by Judith Fertig

Festive Sips and Nibbles

For those that like to eat plant-based meals most of the time, the holidays can present a challenge. Social occasions from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day abound, including...

Born to Eat Wild

Why Ancestral Diets Boost Health

by JUDITH FERTIG

Born to Eat Wild

In The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Michael Pollan surmised that we’d be healthier if we ate the way our great-grandparents did. It would mean sticking to regularly scheduled meals instead of impulsive snacking, having a...

Vegan Lunchbox

Plant-Based Choices Provide Midday Boost

by JUDITH FERTIG

Vegan Lunchbox

We all have good intentions to eat more fruits and vegetables, and it’s easier if we start with just one plant-based meal a day—lunch. Natural Awakenings has enlisted the help of vegan lunchbox experts to help us all enjoy easy-to-make and colorful feasts good for...

A Good Food Fight

Keeping Food Out of the Trash Bin

by APRIL THOMPSON

A Good Food Fight

As much as 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted, even as one in six Americans goes hungry. Instead of feeding people better, we are feeding the city dump. Of all types of trash, food consumes the most space in our municipal landfills, followed by...

Locavore Lingo

What All the Food Labels Really Mean

by Judith Fertig

Locavore Lingo

Locally grown foods are more likely to have been bred for flavor and nutrition than durability and a long shelf life, says Emily Akins, outreach director for the Kansas City Food Circle, a cooperative that links residents with farmers that...

Fast Whole-Food Munchies

Tasty Homemade Alternatives to Junk Food

by Judith Fertig

Fase Whole-Food Munchies

Petween-meal nutritious and delicious snacks can be easy to make. Plus, unlike commercial foods, we know their ingredients. Here, Natural Awakenings has tapped two plant-based whole foods...

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