Although not particularly glamorous, eating “bugs” is now considered essential for better gut health. And our increasing appetite for so-called “probiotics” is being played out in the proliferation of fermentation cookbooks and food products hitting store shelves.Read More
As you know, a food dollar doesn’t stretch nearly as far as it used to. As a result, many of your clients who are eager to eat a clean diet might find themselves increasingly hemming and hawing over which healthy foods to toss into their grocery carts and which to leave behind.
The more nutritious choice isn’t always obvious. Apple or pear? Chicken breast or turkey breast? Well, let’s get ready to rumble. We’re sending similar edibles into the ring to duke it out so we can crown nutrition’s heavyweight champs.
The Battle: Bison vs. BeefRead More
Obesity, heart disease and diabetes rates in the U.S. are among the world’s highest. Why? Well, one big reason for our collective girths is that over the past few decades the average American eating lifestyle has degraded into the Standard American Diet—stuffed with nutritionally degraded packaged foods and highly processed meats, and woefully short on whole foods such as fruits, legumes and vegetables.Read More
Photography: Matthew Kadey This riff on spaghetti with meat sauce is lighter in calories, thanks to a stealth swap of regular noodles for squash ones. To make the dish even more of a standout, consider splurging on ground bison. A 2013 study published in Nutrition Research found that eating bison results in less of a…Read More
This deconstructed sushi adds a burst of color to mealtime and is sure to help out anyone bored with mundane salads. Antioxidant-rich Chinese black rice (also called Forbidden Rice) makes a stunning addition to mealtime, while nori and miso add a shot of umami, the much-buzzed-about fifth taste. If you’re bored with salmon, consider substituting arctic char, which is considered a sustainable seafood option and is also rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats.Read More
While it’s a good idea to have a handful of go-to meals we can rely on in a time crunch, preparing the same repasts week after week as if on autopilot can bring on a serious case of food burnout.
It may start with an appetite for easy, quick and reliable-to-prepare meals, or it may result from a food restriction brought on by a desire to shed weight. In any case, clients who become blase? about mealtime can be tempted by nutritionally corrupt food as they try to bring more pleasure back to eating—a scenario that can sabotage weight loss efforts or fitness goals.Read More
You can train your clients as hard as you want at the gym, but if they don’t buy the right foods at the supermarket, their fitness gains are sure to come up short.
Grocery shopping is a daunting task these days. Shoppers confront thousands of choices in stores brimming with questionable marketing claims and unsound nutritional options.
As any fitness professional can attest, flexibility brings myriad benefits. Less injury, improved performance and increased strength can be chalked up to the ability to touch your toes. However, another type of flexibility is gaining popularity—not in the gym but in the kitchen.
Many of your clients have been tempted to become vegetarians, but the thought of giving up barbecues or mom’s famous meatloaf seems too daunting. Thankfully, becoming a flexitarian can help them to obtain many of the same benefits of vegetarian living without forgoing chicken breasts completely.
Batman and Robin, Thelma and Louise, Brad and Angelina. Some pairs are just meant to be. The same holds true for various foods. Over the past few decades, nutrition scientists have produced a dizzying amount of data on the healing powers of individual food components such as lycopene, vitamin D and omega fatty acids. Lately, however, the white coats are catching on that such molecular marvels often have an even stronger impact when they’re not working alone.Read More
Batman and Robin, Thelma and Louise, Brad and Angelina. Some pairs are just meant to be. The same holds true for various foods. Over the past few decades, nutrition scientists have produced a dizzying amount of data on the healing powers of individual food components such as lycopene, vitamin D and omega fatty acids. Lately,…Read More
As any fitness professional can attest, flexibility brings myriad benefits. Less injury, improved performance and increased strength can be chalked up to the ability to touch your toes. However, another type of flexibility is gaining popularity—not in the gym but in the kitchen. Many—perhaps a number of your clients—have been tempted to become vegetarians, but…Read More