You know the feeling: Staring at your computer screen, flipping back and forth between Facebook, email, and that thing you’re supposed to be working on… but not getting much work done at all. When you need help staying focused and sharp, and coffee isn’t cutting it (hello, afternoon crash and burn), certain foods, herbs, and supplements may help.
Used in Aryuvedic medicine for centuries, ashwagandha is a relative new comer to the western wellness scene. But it’s making up for lost time: These days, no adaptogen is more popular. But what is it, what is it good for, and should you take it? Here’s what you need to know.
You pile on the veggies, you avoid excess sugar and processed foods—you’ve got this healthy-eating thing down. So now that you’ve got the foundation in place, we want to share a few of our favorite tweaks that can help you up the nutrients and boost the flavor of your meals. These tips and simple habits are just the boost you need for pro-level healthy cooking.
We all know that leftover soups, casseroles, and baked goods are made for the freezer, but there are plenty of other foods you can freeze. Avocados, for starters. (Yes, really!)
Look for potatoes that are uniform in size for even cooking, and simmer them until they are barely tender for the best results.
Why oregano deserves a little more attention
Dietitian Marissa Lippert makes the case for using more oregano.