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10 powerful food pairings

These tasty duos work together to pack a nutritional punch.<p>Some foods just seem to go together. Rice and beans. Yogurt and bananas. Tomatoes and …

The Single Most Important Habit You Need for Better Health

Have you ever tried something new for your health because you heard it was good––like buying cereal with extra fiber and calcium––but didn’t notice …

Self-help

9 Diet Changes Real Women Made to Lose More Than 50 Pounds

1/9 ,<p>When you've got a lot of weight to lose, deciding where to begin can be super-overwhelming—but we've got a good place for you to start. We've talked to dozens of women who completely transformed their bodies—we're talking shedding 50-plus pounds—and pulled together a list of the eight simple …

Weight Loss

For the Love of Food

For The Love of Food<p>Welcome to Friday’s (err…. Saturday’s) <i>For The Love of Food</i>, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.<p>Sorry for the delay, I’m still …

Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss

We've reported a lot this year about how there's a major rethinking of fat happening in the U.S.<p>Turns out, eating foods with fat — everything from avocados and nuts to dairy fat — doesn't make us fat.<p>But eating too many carbohydrates — particularly the heavily refined starches found in bagels, …

Weight Loss

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

<b>6 a.m.</b><br>Wake up, and drink a big glass of water. It'll fill you up and get things moving to prevent belly bloat. Eat a small snack that offers quick carbohydrates and a little protein, such as half a banana and a few almonds—eating first thing jump-starts your metabolism.<p>And if you have time, …

Weight Loss

This Taste May Help With Weight Loss

If you're feeling unsatisfied after a meal, perhaps wasn't flavorful enough. A new study suggests that the taste umami may actually make you feel …

Weight Loss

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Page Not Available<p>This page is feeling under the weather. Maybe it should have read Dr. Weil’s Q&A Library of top health questions, taken its …

10 reasons to eat an apple a day

The old adage 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' may be a silly rhyme you heard as a kid, but you might be surprised to learn of apples' serious …

Got Gas? It Could Mean You've Got Healthy Gut Microbes

Not long ago, we heard about a catchy idea for a cookbook: "Fart-free food for everybody."<p>In theory, these recipes would be helpful for some people — and those in their vicinity.<p>But being a bit gassymay actually be a small price to pay for a lot of benefits to our health.<p>We know that air often …

Microbiome

Why Bitter Is Better

I'm heartened to see that popular media has sharpened its focus when it comes to what's wrong with the typical American diet. I'm seeing more articles now that identify sugar, not saturated fat, as the major dietary contributor to elevated heart disease risk and to increased disease risk in general.<p>…

Nutrition

What Does "Mindful Eating" Really Mean? - Ask Dr. Weil

shares<p>1 min<p>Mindfulness is a Buddhist meditation practice that involves bringing all your awareness to the here and now, to the sensations in our …

The Hard Stuff Often Matters Most

I’ve tried a lot of types of exercise, but by far the most effective exercise in terms of results for time spent is heavy barbell lifts.<p>For 10-15 …

Dr. Weil Recommends: The Healthiest Carb - Dr Weil's Daily Health Tips - Natural Health Information

Carbohydrates are an essential part of a balanced, healthful diet. Instead of simply shunning carbs in your efforts to maintain a healthy weight, …

12 Salad Recipes So Good, You’ll Forget They’re Good FOR You

The time has come, our friends, to ditch the heavy winter foods for some light, low-cal recipes. Salads are the obvious choice, but let’s face it: While a bowl of greens may be packed with nutrients, it can be less than exciting. That was… until today. Forget the pizza and burgers, we found 12 …

Celebrity Chefs

Study: Fad diets work (but not why you think)

What's the best diet to follow to get healthy—should you go Paleo, low glycemic, low-carb, Mediterranean, or low-fat? For a paper released last month …

Rethinking Fat: The Case For Adding Some Into Your Diet

Remember the fat-free boom that swept the country in the 1990s? Yes, we know from the Salt readers who took our informal survey that lots of you tried to follow it. And gave up.<p>"I definitely remember eating fat-free cookies, fat–free pudding, fat-free cheese, which was awful," Elizabeth Stafford, …

Nutrition

One-Pot Wonders: Vegan Quinoa, Broccoli, and Kale Curry

When I'm in the mood for a big bowl of flavor-packed vegetables, this is the recipe for me. Curried quinoa with caramelized broccoli and cauliflower makes for a high-protein meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes and makes me feel great. It's a perfect weeknight dinner.<p>On a recent trip to …

Kale Fried Rice for One - Infinitely Adaptable Recipe

<i>Kale Fried Rice for One</i><p>This is the kind of thing I make for myself when I’m the only one around or the only one hungry. It only works with leftover …

One Strange Thing That Can Cause Belly Fat

So why do people who make you feel down cause your weight to go up? The study authors say that it all boils down to stress: Spending lots of time around negative people often leads to developing "maladaptive health-related coping behaviors" (in other words, you may turn to food as a release or stop …

Weight Loss

7 foods that were supposed to be incredibly unhealthy — but are actually anything but

We were warned by experts to avoid these edibles at all costs. Turns out the experts were wrong<p>In the future, when we’re zipping around the biosphere on our jetpacks and eating our nutritionally complete food pellets, we won’t have to worry about what foods will kill us or which will make us live …

Top 10 Most Underrated Health Foods

Photo by Michael Hodge<p>We already know that food manufacturers and the media tend to exaggerate the benefits of popular health foods, but what about …

Vegetarians and Their Superior Blood

A plant-based diet can lower your blood pressure, according to research released today in a major medical journal. Should we really stop eating meat before starting medication?<p>"Let me be clear about this. A low carbohydrate diet is quackery," Dr. Neal Barnard told me over the phone. "It is popular, …

Nutrition

For the Love of Food

For The Love of Food<p>Welcome to Friday’s <i>For The Love of Food</i>, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.<p>This week the nutrition labels get a facelift, an …

7 Reasons Dieting Makes Weight Loss Harder (NOT Easier) - FitStar - Inspiring people to live healthier lives

By Darya Rose — FitStar Advisor<p>People rarely argue that eating healthier isn’t a good idea. Of course it’s the right thing to do. Duh.<p>In the backs of …

Yogurt Helps Women Lose Weight and Keep It Off

When it comes to food, there's good and bad bacteria. The bad stuff will make you sick to your stomach, but the good stuff could actually shrink your …

10 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy Without Thinking

Your environment has an incredible ability to shape your behavior.<p>I have written previously about choice architecture and environment design, both of which are focused on the idea that, “By making small changes to the physical environment around you, it can become much easier to stick to good …

Hacking

For the Love of Food

For The Love of Food<p>Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.<p>This week (also includes links from last week when …