To be honest, the holidays are my favorite time of year because of the food. I come from a Southern family where a holiday meal is not complete unless you have candied yams, collard greens, corn bread stuffing, macaroni and cheese, and pecan pie. Each year, the fear of losing the progress I’ve attained over […]
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Research shows it’s possible to train yourself to crave healthy foods. So clear out the Oreos and make room for more fresh fruit in your kitchen!
New York City-based cardiologist Robert Ostfeld, M.D., is the founder and director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore Medical Center. A Yale- and Harvard-trained physician, Ostfeld strongly recommends that his patients make healthy lifestyle changes, including adopting a plant-based diet. He confesses that when he gives this recommendation, “sometimes patients look at me like […]
What’s Causing Your Cravings? It’s a common assumption that cravings indicate a nutritional need (for example, a chocolate craving means your body needs magnesium). But while this explanation is appealing, the real story is more complicated, says Marcia Pelchat, Ph.D., a food cravings expert at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. It’s true that you’re more […]
8 Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen and Eat Better Let’s face it: Healthful cooking takes work. We all know we should eat fewer processed foods and more fresh produce and whole grains. But it’s so much easier to grab a frozen dinner or a fast-food meal. With a little help from my friends, I’m […]
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Yield: 6 servings Total prep time: 20 minutes Total cooking time: 3-4 hours on low, or 1½-2 hours on high This lasagna is perfect for a meat eater who’d like to try a vegetarian dish. It’s easy to make and hearty. Add a nice spinach salad, and you’re all ready to have friends over for […]
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overweight and obesity are defined by a mathematical calculation that uses a person’s height and weight to determine his or her body fat. This number is called body mass index, or BMI. A number, however, can’t capture the true meaning of excess weight. Heaviness exacts a […]