It just might be the most unappreciated diet in the world. The DASH Diet is designed to reduce your blood pressure, minimize your risk of heart disease and help you lose weight, according to the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). U.S. News and World Report surveyed health experts about a variety of diets, and they awarded the DASH diet as the best overall in multiple areas. Should you try it? Read on to find out more.
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Get the skinny on the latest and greatest diet trends from nutrition consultant Joanne Eglash.
Some people remember the first time that they drove a car, got a dog or stayed up all night. One of my most memorable moments: My first cup of coffee! I was in my first year of college at UCLA and invited to the local café by a senior (wow!). I doctored up that brew with cream and sugar, took a deep breath, and sipped. That heavenly taste of rich, creamy coffee captivated me. And although I don’t remember the name of the guy, I definitely remember the flavor of that brew. I’ve been a coffee queen ever since.
Whether the subject is See Dick and Jane Run reading basics or Advanced Earth Science, a day devoted to lessons, lectures and studying builds up an appetite. And that’s the problem: When you’re working your brain, not your body, you need to feed that hunger with snacks that are high in nutrition and lower in calories. Fortunately, our favorite companies have come up with some dynamic snack options that fulfill those requirements:
What do first graders, seventh graders, ninth graders and college students have in common? One major need: Yummy, healthy school lunches! Whether you’re planning lunches for your little one’s very first day of elementary school or contemplating mid-day meals for your own return to graduate school, we want to make sure that you have what you need in your cupboards and fridge. Before that school bell rings, consider stocking up on…
Whether you’re a vegan, a vegetarian or an occasional plant-based diet devotee, variety is the spice of life. Beans plus brown rice, tofu sautéed with veggies and eggplant casseroles are tasty, but eating them too regularly can lead to boredom. The result: You get tempted to jazz up your diet with treats such as high sugar, high fat soy ice cream or sugary, starchy cookies that contain only empty calories.
When it’s time to vary up your usual meals and snacks, we have a cornucopia of plant-based suggestions that will make your tummy and taste buds happy:
Can we just say one word: “Yum!” Yup, it’s true: We looooove sweets. So when we discovered that July 31 is National Jump for Jelly Beans Day, we knew that we had to explore the options for satisfying that sweet tooth without guilt!
From the obvious (fresh fruit masquerading as “candy”) to the surprising (would you believe calorie-free chocolate dip for those strawberries?), we’ve sampled, tasted, oohed and ahhed our way to the sweetest blissful options available. Here you go:
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What’s hot in dieting: Intermittent fasting. In contrast to standard fasts, however, that usually involve drinking only juice or even sipping only water, the newest variation on fasting involves a 5:2 approach: Eat your normal diet five days a week, then cut your calorie intake dramatically two days a week, usually 500 calories for women and 600 calories for men. Think it sounds do-able? Read on to learn more.
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