Is sugar just as sweet despite a clever alias? Nutritional experts say absolutely, and point out that it’s important to know sugar’s different guises as we all need to be eating a whole lot less of it. These days it’s hard to find “sugar” listed on the sweet-tasting ingredient label. Instead, these secret sugar sources go under cover with different monikers. What’s more, there’s plenty of added sugar in foods that don’t even taste all that sweet.
No, we aren’t going to chide you on your couch potato habits, per se. Rather, we are going to let the scientists do it. You see, there’s been a lot of research in the last few years on just how awful long-term sitting spells can be for your health. Obviously, physical health suffers, but now researchers are finding out that lots of sitting can also affect mental health.
Another driver cut you off or your spouse says something that irks you; anger causes stress hormones to flood your bloodstream, causing your face to flush, your heart to race and your blood pressure to rise. According to the Berkeley Wellness Newsletter, there’s a large body of research that supports the idea that chronically angry people are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease.
Weary of the same tiresome summer grill standards? Us too! We’ve adapted a Prevention Magazine recipe that offers a fresh and flavorful respite from the same hotdog and burger fare. Don’t be put off by the pickled peach and onion mixture, as it’s super easy to throw together and will make your dinner guests think you slaved away in the kitchen all day! Swap out corn tortillas if you are going gluten-free.
Next time you pick up the phone to schedule lunch with a friend, rethink your plan. Instead of sitting, eating and chatting, you could be walking, breathing in nature and catching up with your buddy!
What does the White House have to do with promoting brain health? It turns out plenty, as the White House Conference on Aging recently hosted a webinar on Healthy Brains. The hour-long program featured experts from the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes on Health and the Administration for Community.
Adapted from a Prevention magazine recipe, comes a salad that is as simple as it is tasty and healthy. It features quinoa, a grain that is not only full of fiber, but also loaded with plant-based protein. But, the starring role of this salad goes to the luscious avocado that sometimes gets a bad rap for its high fat content. However, this seemingly decadent fruit is actually high in monounsaturated fat that helps increase good HDL cholesterol.