A number of foods that have been spotlighted recently in the culinary and natural-foods worlds may leave you scratching your head—as in, “I’ve never heard of that before.”
So that you’re not at a loss when you see “asafoetida” on a menu, here is a primer on a few of the more popular ones. See how many of these you’re familiar with, and study up on their reputed health benefits.
Anecdotally speaking, have you noticed that you feel better during and after training when you’ve put some caffeine in the tank? Research reported in the June issue of Medicine
& Science in Sports & Exercise (2015; 47 , 1145–58) con- firmed that while caffeine improves endurance exercise performance, the ergogenic mechanism(s) behind this effect remain unclear.
It’s never too early to talk about Alzheimer’s disease—even for a
nonmorning person like me. On a misty March morning in New York’s
financial district, I rushed across traffic and made it to the 8:00 am
continental breakfast just in time for the “Role of Nutrition in
Dementia Prevention and Management” conference, which was buzzing with
the world’s foremost nutrition epidemiologists and Alzheimer’s experts.
Ladies, ever had a case of the munchies after drinking a cocktail or a glass of wine? This "apéritif effect" is well known, but now science can explain it.newsletter_teaser: Ladies, ever had a case of the munchies after drinking a cocktail or a glass of wine? This "apéritif effect" is well known, but now science can explain it.
Use a three-pronged approach to help frail participants move better, get stronger and improve their balance.
From Italy to India, many countries can teach us a lot about healthy eating—and fortunately, a number of traditional eating habits from various nations can be easily implemented into our diets to give them a nutritional upgrade.
Take a cue from the time-honored dietary strategies of Okinawa, Japan. Matthew Kadey, MS, RD, dietitian, freelance nutrition writer and recipe developer in Waterloo, Ontario, shares how.
Muhammara is a hot-pepper dip that originated in Aleppo, Syria, and is also found in Levantine and Turkish cuisines. Other “meze” (small bites) cousins from this region include tabbouleh, hummus and baba ghanoush; they can be traced to the cuisine of the Ottoman Empire.
With a nod to consistently positive research reported about the health benefits of peanuts, the walnuts traditionally called for in this dish have been swapped out for the versatile, protein-packed legume.
Use as a dip with whole-grain pita, or spread on wraps and sandwiches.
Moderate adherence to a new diet, fittingly known by the acronym MIND, could significantly lower a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a paper published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia.