A new study joins others in showing that over time, well-meaning parents’ attempts to curb unhealthy snacking by restricting them backfires and achieves the opposite results. On the other hand, if parents remove unhealthy foods and replace them with healthy foods, without comment of fuss, kids eat better after a while.Read More
Recent studies find that the state of the inhabitants of our gut may affect our immune system, our weight status, our susceptibility to disease, our energy levels, our mental state and our mood.
But how does one get the kind of microbial society that’s most conducive to wellness?
The better the adherence to the Mediterranean diet, the lower the environmental cost – natural resources use and emissions go down with Mediterranean adherence. Meat – especially beef meat – eggs and dairy consumption have the highest detrimental impact on the environment.
Despite gratitude's proven benefits, noticing our blessings isn’t easy. Food can be an excellent cue to remind us to appreciate what we have and to give some thought to the wonder of what made our meal possible.Read More
"So good it’s addicting,” now why isn't healthy food promoted this way? Appealing to people with information about health has limited success, especially when messages about those other, less healthy foods appeal viscerally.Read More
Fruit and veggie pigments, such as lycopene and carotenoids, make their way into the skin and change its hue. For the better.Read More
We fall in love with the things we make -- that's why kids should learn how to cook plants!Read More
A few tips and thoughts to make your watermelon experience more complete.Read More
Unless we can make junk-food marketing to kids disappear altogether – good luck with that! – we should try to level the playing field by giving veggies a marketing boost.Read More
Social media spreads ideas, behaviors and habits. Brands are already paying attention and capitalizing on the word-of-mouth or, more accurately, the selfies, emojis and hashtags by teens as brand ambassadors.Read More