Some of the things we do while cooking are done automatically, either because we don’t know how to do it properly and are too lazy to find it out, or because we think it is the way it should be done. Is calamari supposed to taste like rubber bands? Can infants be given food with spices? And is it really reasonable to let hot food cool before putting it into the fridge?
The recent demonization of gluten led many people to believe they are intolerant to gluten, while they actually aren’t. However, those who find it hard to digest common bread made with commercial yeast can opt for an alternative that is flavor-rich and easier for your digestive tract to process: that is the sourdough bread people have been doing for millennia.
Coffee has long been touted as a beneficial drink capable of not only energizing you, but also bringing numerous health benefits. As more longitudinal studies are coming to their end, more evidence is accumulating, leading many a scientist to support the idea that daily coffee consumption is really beneficial. In a new study, they found that coffee can contribute to longevity.
The summer is just the time for barbecues and picnics. However good the idea may seem, the risk of experiencing gastrointestinal distress increases when you decide to eat outdoors, as germs multiply really fast when exposed to high temperatures. Here is advice for you to keep in mind if it’s grilled veggies or meat devoured during a picnic with your friends that you are dreaming of.
Spices can help make even the most tasteless dish more palatable. It’s especially true of healthy food, which often lacks salt. Spice blends are designed to make it easier for you to add flavor to dishes, as you do not have to mix them. What blends are among the most interesting ones and can be useful in any household? Let’s find it out.
Egg cartons are not just cardboard boxes designed to help you transport eggs home without breaking them, but a powerful marketing tool. Organic, free range, brown, omega-3 eggs even look healthier, as they have labels with these fancy terms. But is there anything behind them? What labels really indicate that the product is of higher quality, and which ones are marketing tricks?
More people are choosing healthy lifestyles, and in their attempts to make every aspect of their lives healthier, they jump at every opportunity to try something touted as a superfood, natural alternative, or something else that is ascribed a long list of health benefits. Pink Himalayan salt is one of such fad products. But is there anything special behind it?
The famous Snickers ad is now backed by scientific evidence, but only partially: you actually can be you even if hunger has attacked you, but it appears to depend on the environment you are in and your own awareness of your state. Why do we sometimes become angry when hungry – or simply hangry? What arouses negative emotions when our stomach reminds us it’s time to pay attention to it?
Trendy diets set their own rules, and paleo and keto diets are no exceptions. While these rules are not that strict, you may still find examples of recipes useful, even if you want to add into your meal something that does not really fit the definition. In this article, you will find a list of outstanding websites loaded with keto and paleo recipes.
Anxiety and stress have become part of our lives a long time ago, and headache is experienced by nearly everyone at least once a year (in most cases, it is waaay more frequent). While the most commonly used treatment is over-the-counter pain relievers, one can also opt for natural remedies, which are backed by scientific evidence and can help you relieve headache and anxiety. One of such remedies is lavender.
What do you eat for breakfast? Is it a healthy salad with baby carrots and lettuce? Or pizza leftovers? Or even a chocolate cake? It appears that foods high in carbs and proteins are not the worst pick. According to researchers, eating chocolate could improve your cognitive function, and consuming carb- and protein-rich foods in the morning can even help lose weight.
Our hectic lives often force us to eat foods that either require only heating or do not take long to make. Buying a slow cooker can be a good way out if you crave that very tasty soup you granny used to cook for you but do not have spare time to slave over a hot stove. In this article, you will find a chart that enables you to turn common recipes into slow cooker ones.
You have probably heard the story that has recently gone viral: eating French fries could help you grow your hair and slow down hair loss. While most people doubted it–at least we hope so–some Internet users fell victim to this trick and kept on asking how many servings a day they should eat. Here is the answer: none. The whole story is a misinterpretation of a study aimed at growing hair follicles in a lab, not encouraging people to eat fast food.
We all know that everything fried, sweet or salty is not healthy. We are bombarded with ads, articles, books and whatever else encouraging us to change our eating patterns and choose food wisely. But what if we fail to resist the temptation to buy something unhealthy yet delicious – what is a better pick? It turns out donuts are better than muffins, and not only that.
Have you ever given some thought to the way you purchase things? Do you always want the best? Is it the cheapest option that appeals to you? What drives your consumer compass? While all these things may seem to be far from health issues, it appears that striving to buy only the best–especially if it only seems to be so–can affect your mind and body.
Depression affects all aspects of life: from relationships (which are often one of the causes behind it), work, even simple things like brushing teeth and boiling eggs. If you are depressed, you are likely to experience loss of appetite or loss of the wish to even see utensils. Still, your body needs nutrients, and here is what you can do to help yourself avoid stress-induced starvation.
More and more scientific evidence disproving effectiveness of dietary supplements is being accumulated. Another piece of news that has recently come as a surprise is that fish oil and other supplements rich in omega-3s are not beneficial. While natural fish remains part of healthy diets, omega-3 pills now have a tarnished reputation.
We are bombarded with ads of myriads of dietary supplements and other products that promise fast weight loss, “body cleansing”, and other effects that look too good to be true. One of the trends that is gaining popularity is teatox – detoxing made easier by drinking tea with laxatives, herbs and other extra ingredients. Do these claims stand up to scrutiny? Let’s find it out.
Sooner or later, every woman faces the fact she is in menopause. It can begin at different ages, but all of them will be close to age 50. A menopause that happens earlier or later than average is associated with health problems, and knowing when you are going to have yours could help prepare for it. In a new study, researchers report that dietary choices could make a contribution to menopause timing.
Around the world smoothie is considered to be the liquid food because of its nutritional properties so popular among models, sportsmen and adherents of a healthy lifestyle. This type of food is rich in vitamins, fiber, pectin, minerals, nutrients, calcium and protein, biological active substances.