Intermittent fasting has hit the mainstream, and a lot of people are taking notice. Before you decide to try this weight loss method, here are some things that you should consider.
Will intermittent fasting cause muscle loss?
Probably not. As long as you get adequate protein and include resistance training in your program, you should maintain your muscle mass.
Can I drink coffee or tea during a fast?
Question: I know omega-3 fatty acids are good for me and I should include them in my diet, but I keep reading about the different types—EPA, DHA, ALA—and I am very confused. Can you help me sort out the abbreviations and tell me what I should be looking out for?
As the cold winter months wind down, there is still a limited amount of local fresh fruit available. This is a great opportunity to use dried-fruit varieties and reap nutritional benefits such as fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, says Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, founder of Toby Amidor Nutrition (http://tobyamidornutrition.com) and author of the forthcoming cookbook The Greek Yogurt Kitchen (Grand Central May 2014).
It’s so tempting to say, “Freekeh Friday,” but freekeh is actually good for you any day of the week. An ancient grain (mentioned as early as the 13th century), freekeh is made from green wheat that’s sun-dried, roasted, thrashed and then further sun-dried.
Getting back into the swing of a busy work and school routine can make it challenging for families to put together a home-cooked dinner most nights. And then there is the common misconception that cooking from scratch with fresh ingredients is more expensive than getting take-out.newsletter_teaser: Getting back into the swing of a busy work and school routine can make it challenging for families to put together a home-cooked dinner most nights. Learn some tried and true tips from food celebrity Melissa d'Arabian that will make your job easier.
Sorghum, an ancient cereal grain which has been used for at least 5,000 years, has been gaining popularity among the gluten-free community. Commonly used as cattle feed in the U.S., sorghum is the fifth most produced grain in the world and a staple in Indian and African diets.
Nutritional attributes. Besides containing no gluten, this grain has many other nutritional attributes. It contains high levels of unsaturated fats, protein, fiber and minerals, including phosphorus, potassium, calcium and iron. Sorghum also contains more antioxidants than blueberries or pomegranates.
If someone in your social circle is making specifically healthy or unhealthy food choices, does it influence your behavior?
It’s likely, say researchers in the United Kingdom who have reported on a meta-analysis of several experimental studies that all examined whether access to information about the eating habits of others influences food intake or choices.
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