The Real Benefits of Fermented Foods and Probiotics

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
The Real Benefits of Fermented Foods and Probiotics  Blog Post

Probiotics are good bacteria found in fermented foods, such as yogurt, sauerkraut, miso, kimchi, kombucha and kefir.

Popular theories claim extraordinary health benefits—such as better immunity and less stress—can come from eating probiotics and fostering the good bacteria in your gut.

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But the research to support all this is sparse.

How Gut Bacteria Impacts Obesity, Allergies, Happiness and More

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
How Gut Bacteria Impacts Obesity, Allergies, Happiness and More Blog Post

A growing body of research has shown that the teeming populations of gut bacteria within us have evolved complex connections that can affect our body’s basic functions — from metabolism to sleep to mood.

Changes in the makeup of the gut bacteria in the human digestive system have been associated with a growing number of diseases.

It’s important to remember, though, that the science is still young and evolving.

Here we highlight the most intriguing of the cutting-edge studies.



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Should GMO labeling be a law?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Should GMO labeling be a law? Blog Post

The GMO labeling debate is hot!

This spring, Vermont became the first state to pass a no-strings mandatory GMO labeling law. (Connecticut and Maine have passed labeling laws, but they don’t go into effect until other requirements are met.)

Groups in at least 36 other states have efforts under way to pass state labeling bills.

Why Save the Bees Efforts Matter

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Why Save the Bees Efforts Matter Blog Post

Our country’s most efficient pollinator, the domesticated honeybee, is in decline. We talked with Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Ph.D.—an entomologist at the University of Maryland and one of the first to see honeybees were in trouble 10 years ago—about why we should be concerned.

3 Simple Yet Stunning Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dish Recipes

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
3 Simple Yet Stunning Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dish Recipes Blog Post

During the busy holidays, knowing a dead-easy side dish that’s also festive is like having a secret weapon. And we’ve got three of them just for you. We’ve taken familiar veggies of the season—carrots, green beans and Brussels sprouts—and spruced them up with a few effortless tricks to make these sides truly special: Carrots get glamorous with a glaze of pomegranate molasses and a sprinkle of pistachios. Brussels sprouts are dressed up with savory pancetta and sage.