5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know Blog Post

One of the first foods that signals the start of spring is the appearance of fresh asparagus at local farmers’ markets and grocery stores. Just as spring is a time of new beginnings, asparagus is one of those veggies that I love to experiment with during this time of year.

Recipes to Try: Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumbs and More Recipes with Fresh Asparagus

6 Things to Love About the (Proposed) 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
6 Things to Love About the (Proposed) 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Blog Post

Every five years, the USDA releases the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (aka what we all should be eating).

In advance of the official release, an advisory committee publishes its suggestions for what should become the Dietary Guidelines. That report came out last week.

5 Tricks to Steal from the Paleo Diet

Monday, February 16th, 2015
5 Tricks to Steal from the Paleo Diet Blog Post

I’ve had countless friends ask me if they should “go Paleo” and while I don’t recommend the diet as a whole (read more about the pros and cons here), there are certainly some healthy principles that we all can borrow from the popular plan.

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.

Don’t Miss: How Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your Health

But the research to support all this is sparse.

Does ‘Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever’ Really Work?

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Does 'Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever' Really Work? Blog Post

The thinking behind the old saying "feed a cold, starve a fever" goes like this: fasting causes a drop in body temperature, which helps to fight a high fever, while eating raises your temperature, warming you up if you have a cold and keeping your sniffles at bay.