Vegetables That Are Healthier Cooked

While the most important thing is to eat a variety of vegetables prepared in a variety of ways, sometimes cooked vegetables are better than raw. “Common wisdom says cooked vegetables have fewer nutrients than fresh ones, but that isn’t always the case,” says Amy Keating, a dietitian at CR. “Many nutrients in fruits and vegetables are bound inRead More

Simple snacks for more energy

Carbs, fat and protein are the only three nutrients that provide your body and brain with true energy. Many other vitamins, minerals and nutrients we consume, like magnesium, iron and fiber, support our cellular processes for energy and help stabilize our blood-sugar levels for longer lasting energy. Science has shown snacking can increase performance, butRead More

Can You Be Fat But Fit?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could eat all the ice cream and french fries we wanted and still be healthy? The idea that you can be fat but fit is increasingly bandied about these days, spurred by studies that suggest an extra layer of fat could have a protective effect on our bodies. SoRead More

Why yawns are contagious

The reasons we reciprocate yawns is hard-wired into our brains, a primitive reflex that if better understood could help treat disorders such as Tourette syndrome. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in England say yawning is triggered involuntarily when others yawn because of a human trait called echophenomena. Ecophenomena drives us to imitate other people’s words and actions, researchers explained in a studyRead More

Food Poisoning, What to Know

With food safety seemingly making news headlines more today, it’s impossible not to worry about food poisoning, whether it’s caused by E. Coli, Listeria, or Salmonella. Recent food recalls from a major cereal company and even a popular grocery store show us that any business—even ones you trust—is vulnerable to a foodborne illness. And whileRead More