Healthier eating doesn’t begin and end with what we put into our grocery carts. How we cook our food also matters. And that includes the cookware itself. In particular, some health experts have expressed concern about aluminum cookware. Here’s what to know.
Allulose is the latest alternative sweetener du jour. But what is allulose exactly? Are there any side effects? What are the benefits? Keep reading to find out.
In recent years, some nutrition experts are backtracking on their resounding support of nuts and seeds, citing the presence of “anti-nutrients” that have the potential to sabotage their healthy properties. Keep reading to find out why, and whether or not nuts and seeds are less healthy than we thought.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, you might suspect too much stress, too much screen time, or too much wine/chocolate/sugar before bed. What you might not have thought considered? Some of your healthy habits may be affecting your ability to get to sleep and stay asleep.
If you are trying to be vegan, but you seriously crave red meat or if you’ve eliminated bread because “gluten is bad,” but you’ve never had a problem with your morning toast before, we encourage you to listen to your body. You might be eating the wrong foods.
If you follow any health and wellness experts on social media, you’ve probably seen a lot of conflicting information about carbohydrates. Some say eating carbs is necessary for energy production and healthy sleep; others insist that the fewer carbs you have in your life, the better. Confusing, isn’t it? Here’s how one writer found her sweet spot.
In normal times, a humidifier is a good idea. In these work-from-home, coronavirus times? It may be the most practical gift you can give yourself — and everyone else on your list.
There is no single definition of what healthy is. And there is no absolute right or wrong when it comes to nutrition. Enter: personalized nutrition.
Unlike food allergies, food sensitivities are difficult to diagnose. Here, we take a look at the most common food sensitivities and, more importantly, how to know if you have one.
It’s cheap and organic and effective on all your makeup (waterproof or not) — here’s why you should add this ingredient to your beauty routine.
During the holidays, we’re out of our normal routines, we’re not investing as much in nutrition and relaxation, and despite our best efforts, we can often fall back into old family dynamics that leave us on edge. Keep reading for how to make this festive season feel a bit less frenzied.
When we hear the words “food allergy,” our minds quickly jump to life-threatening allergies that require immediate medical attention. We think of epi pens, swollen lips, and a trip to the ER. When we hear the words “food sensitivity,” many of us are less clear on what exactly that means. An upset stomach? A headache?
Ever go through a period of time when you feel hungry all the time? You’re not alone. As crazy as it might feel to be ravenous in the middle of the night, hungry right after a meal, or wake up with hunger pangs in the morning, it’s actually more common than you think.
When it comes to carbs, there are a lot of opinions out there. Some nutrition experts are convinced that cutting carbs is the secret to good health. “Avoid them all!” they say. Other experts, confusingly, say that carbohydrates are an essential part of any healthy diet — and that cutting them out of your diet will only cause fatigue and hunger.
There’s no shortage of clean beauty products on the market, each one claiming to transform your hair, make your skin flawless, and finally give you the strong nails of your dreams.
Immune health is top of mind right now — and it’s not changing anytime soon. In fact, our current global health crisis has forced us to take a closer look at our immunity and what we’re doing to support it.
Even before COVID-19, there was no shortage of conflicting health advice on the internet. And now that we’re in the middle of a pandemic, the number of voices online telling us what to do — and what not to do! — have increased tenfold.
We may be smack in the middle of a pandemic — many of us confined to our homes and missing our friends and family members — but the truth is, we can still find things to be happy about and grateful for.
When I say the word “bath,” the first image that enters your head is likely of someone relaxing in a tub before bed, with candles burning around them and maybe even a glass of wine in their hand. It’s a pretty relaxing image, and a bath before bed has become a go-to evening ritual for many of us.
At first thought, sweet and chewable gummy vitamins seem like a great idea. I mean, who wouldn’t want to disguise their daily dose of health-supporting vitamins inside a tasty little treat?
If you want to be your healthiest self, reducing your intake of sugar is a must. The average American consumes 17 teaspoons of added sugar every day — which comes out to about 57 pounds of added sugar in one year.
We’ve put together a list of 25 small, but effective ways we’re taking care of our own mental and physical health. Try one, two — or all!
You’ve probably heard about intermittent fasting (also known as IF), a wellness trend that has gained major momentum in the last few years.
We all know that food has a certain power over our health. In the best of circumstances, it can be used to heal us, fuel us, and support our good mood, energy levels, and metabolism. In the worst case scenario, it can sabotage our health by causing gut issues, weight gain, and chronic inflammation.
You’ve probably heard about the gut microbiome, or the billions of bacteria living in your digestive tract. You’ve probably also head of probiotic supplements, which help inoculate the gut with beneficial bacteria that have shown promise for improving digestion, mood, and even metabolism.
We all know by now the importance of washing your hands and practicing good respiratory hygiene (covering your mouth when coughing and sneezing). But there’s a lot more you can do to stay healthy than simply avoiding germs. In fact, there are dozens of scientifically-proven ways to improve immunity.
On your next trip, check out Trader Joe’s beauty products — throw some of these picks in with your Cauliflower Gnocchi and Everything But The Bagel Dip.
Whether you’re a competitive athlete or just on a new workout kick, muscle soreness, pain, and stiffness can keep you from reaching your full potential. It is, quite literally, a pain to have the motivation to achieve your fitness goals—but be held back by sluggish recovery from your workouts.
Eating at home is, arguably, the best way to take care of yourself. When you make your meals, snacks and drinks yourself, you know exactly what’s going in them and you can better control portions. It’s also a great way to save money.
Have you been thinking about cutting back on carbs? Or cutting them out completely? We talked to people who have eliminated carbs completely from their diet to find out what you should know.
Winter is here and for many of us, that means cold weather and dry, itchy skin. If this is you, know that you’re not alone. When I moved to New York City three years ago, my skin was hopelessly dry and inflamed all winter long.
We all want to eat foods that are healthy. But it can be hard to nail down which ones actually are. “Avoid sugar, but eat plenty of fruit” and “Cut out grains — but make sure you’re getting fiber!” are just a few of the confusing messages we receive.
Winter is here and that means warm drinks and nights snuggled up on the couch. Unfortunately, the cold weather can also mean seasonal coughs, colds, and the dreaded flu.
“My philosophy is all about eating well the easiest way possible,” says Lauren Paige, a healthy lifestyle coach and travel and food creative. Lauren Paige is currently in Germany, working and exploring the local cuisine with a healthy spin.
“Don’t commit to a whole big pampering routine,” says Minna Lee, a wellness entrepreneur, health coach, and content creator who has mastered the art of the quick, easy, and inexpensive self-care routine.
“By default, so many people talk about planning, logistics, finances, and to-do lists over dinner,” says Dr. Sara DeFrancesco, a naturopathic doctor living in Portland, Oregon. But in her mind, that’s actually the worst time to do it.
Alyssa Gagarin is the meal prep queen. Her social media is sprinkled with photos of Pyrex container after Pyrex container filled with meals that any of us would be thrilled to eat for lunch.
Praised for its ability to brighten skin, improve gut health, and reduce joint aches and pains, collagen is the it supplement of 2020. If you haven’t tried it yet, but you’re considering taking a collagen supplement for a spin, it’s important to know your facts.