Refueling before and after a workout is definitely crucial — and though it's certainly tempting to reach for an energy drink and a sugary protein bar after a grueling sweat session... well, that's probably not the most healthy choice.
First, we were all about almond milk. Then we were co-co-crazy for coconut milk. Now, the contest for the best plant-based milk seems to be dominated by a darkhorse contender — oat milk. The non-dairy drink has already been named a top trend for 2019.
We're not going to diss roses and we definitely wouldn't be opposed to a ring (hint, hint)... but the thing that often brings us the most joy on Valentine's Day is chocolate. Chocolate in all forms: A heart-shaped box is a classic treat, of course, though we also find ourselves gravitating towards mouthwatering chocolate desserts. Rich, gooey chocolate is the sweet stuff dreams are made of... and it's even better when it has some nutritious attributes.
Scrolling through Instagram wellness accounts can be a great motivator to yank oneself out of the winter body slump — until you make your way to the kitchen, that is. Even seemingly simple recipes don't usually come out Instagram perfect... which is why we called in the experts and asked them to share with us what they consider to be their easiest, fastest and most nutrient-dense snack recipes. Some are fancy and some couldn't be simpler, but they're all quick to put together — and many of them can even be prepared in big batches so as to be enjoyed throughout the week/month. Keep on reading for some seriously delicious healthy snack recipes.
When traveling, most of us tend to skip working out, hit those all-you-can-eat hotel breakfast buffets and take the opportunity to indulge in foods and drinks we might otherwise try a bit harder to avoid. Peppered between boozy margaritas and fried falafels, however, there are plenty of places to enjoy healthy dishes that involve zero compromise when you're on vacation. Here's a look at some seriously mouthwatering dishes from the hottest healthy restaurants around the world.
As delicious and nutritious as it is, we've definitely reached peak avocado toast. Sorry, avo, but you just can't be our main squeeze anymore — there are plenty of other toast toppings to love. Having trouble breaking up? Read on for some other delicious and healthy things to put on toast.
One day it's dairy-free pea protein half & half from Ripple (actually amazing) and the next it's cauliflower-infused crackers from From The Ground Up or no-sugar-added buckwheat cookies from Buckwhat. It's hard to keep up with all the trendy new food products but one thing is clear: there's a lot happening to give rice crackers and animal cookies a run for their money. To find out what food trends we can expect in 2019, we turned to the experts at FreshDirect and Whole Foods.
It's a coffee-mad world! And for good reason: Not only can caffeine fuel your day, it's loaded with health benefits including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and Parkinson's disease — and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Navigating the holidays can be pretty stressful with the constant temptation from seasonal sweets and cocktails. However, staying on a relatively healthy track is possible if you're prepared. To help you survive the sugar and calorie spikes all December long, we spoke to a handful of dietitians about all the things you can eat to ensure that your health goals aren't sabotaged. Read on for some foods and helpful tips they recommend to help you stay on track this season.
You might be wondering why the ingredients list on so many of your favorite skin care and beauty products are looking more like the foods you find on the shelves of your local grocery store. According to nutrition and skin care experts, it's a sign that the beauty industry is becoming more natural. "Normally the way we consume vitamins and minerals is through food, so it only makes sense that these would be beneficial in our beauty products too," explains registered dietitian, Paige Bente. Still, she points out that no amount of vitamins in any skin cream or foundation is going to make up for a diet that's lacking in vitamins.
When you're observing a ketogenic diet, finding high-fat and low-carb snack choices that boost your energy levels without jeopardizing ketosis can be a challenge. Thankfully, with the rising popularity of the diet, it's easier than ever to find scrumptious keto-friendly snacks (we're talking cookies, nutrition bars and more).
Fast food has really stepped up its game in the last decade, serving lighter, leaner options that are more nutritious than their standard deep-fried and highly processed counterparts (although still pretty processed). "Food companies are constantly trying to keep up with their increasingly health-minded customers because they don't want to miss out on sales," says Frances Largeman-Roth, registered dietitian nutritionist, nutrition expert and author of "Eating in Color." "That's why we're seeing plenty of quinoa and other whole grains available, as well as more customization, like the ability to choose your own sauces and dressings and small and large versions of items so that customers can control the portion size."
Sure, maybe you've cleaned up your beauty routine. But have you cleaned up your diet? You'd be surprised what a big impact it can have on your skin. And even if you're not quite ready for a complete overhaul, smoothies are a nice place to start. After all, they're easy to whip together in the mornings and if you use the right ingredients, they can be pretty healthy too — they're packed with all the antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients you need to turn the wattage up on your glow, from the inside out.
Even if you wash your face regularly before bed, opt for makeup that won't clog your pores and send your prayers to the clear skin gods, you still might wake up with an unfortunate zit. Why does it rear its ugly head? Registered dietitian and professor Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FAND says to take a hard look at your diet. "Your skin is an organ. It is living tissue and needs nourishment, as does every organ. Skin cells are always turning over, and it's not always about what we put on our skin, it's also about making sure there are the right ingredients present for the body to maintain and repair skin cells," he explains.
Have you noticed a lot of charcuterie boards in your Insta feed lately? Or maybe you've seen them at a party or on a menu (for a lot more money than you'd imagine). Charcuterie, pronounced (shar-KEW-tah-ree) is a fancy way of saying meat and cheese platter. Many catering companies, as well as at-home chefs, are setting the bar high in terms of beautiful board presentation.
A quick assessment of the people you know will likely reveal that the healthiest among us aren't necessarily vegans or vegetarians or Paleo devotees or even Whole30 followers. They tend to be those who listen to their bodies (i.e. don't cut out entire food groups for no reason — looking at you gluten-free!) and practice moderation. While diets have come to be synonymous with quick fixes and detoxes, they should instead be thought of as long-term healthy patterns of eating. So which diets best fit that description? We asked leading health experts to break down the pros and cons of popular diets to help ensure your long-term success.
You may have heard a lot lately about the keto diet, which has taken the internet by storm via countless Pinterest recipes, Instagram food share posts and a very popular keto-related subreddit. But if you aren't really sure what keto is or if it's right for you, here's everything you need to know about the diet everyone seems to be doing these days.
Though avocados are one of the best gifts bestowed upon us by the glorious food gods, it's safe to say we've reached peak avocado. (Avocado ice cream, anyone?) If you're getting a little tired of everything avo these days, it's nice to know that there are plenty of other buzzworthy food items to keep the food industry — and your Instagram feed — on its toes. Here are 13 food trends experts say you'll want to keep an eye (and fork) on for 2018.
Millennial pink is everywhere these days as pastel pink makeup, clothing and accessory items continue to #trend. The obsession has even carried over into the food world with Instagram-worthy toast creations, smoothies and even donuts setting social media ablaze. But the most definitive proof we haven't yet reached peak millennial pink? The feed-friendly Italian radicchio otherwise known as pink lettuce.
When it comes to eating healthy, one of the hardest parts is staying away from sweets. Luckily, we can have our cake (so to speak) and eat it too now that a handful of brands have created ice cream that's good for you. OK, that might be a stretch, but with fewer calories (as in, less than half) and grams of sugar and a whole heck of a lot more protein, "nice creams" make indulging in a cool, sweat treat a little less guilt-inducing. Sounds like a dream right?