If you had to choose, would you rather spend 10 minutes more exercising or 10 minutes more preparing food each day?
A study by researchers at The Ohio State University’s College of Public Health suggests that because of the way Americans allot their time, the two may be mutually exclusive. The study found that a 10-minute increase in food preparation time was associated with a lower probability of exercising for 10 more minutes—among both men and women. The finding applied to single and married adults as well as parents and those with no children.
With springtime in full swing, a cook’s thoughts turn
to quick meals that don’t require a lot of time in a hot
kitchen. Poaching fish is a healthy way to feed your
family when you can’t take any more heat!
1 large orange
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons (tsp) finely grated, fresh ginger root
2 tsp finely chopped pickled ginger
2 tablespoons (tbs) honey
1 pound skinless, deboned salmon fillets
1 or 2 tbs unsalted butter
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.