Displaying items by tag: Conscious Eating

A Better Morning Jolt, Image: freedom lifeAdobeStock.comA Better Morning Jolt  
Healthy Coffee Alternatives and Hacks  

Most Americans enjoy a daily dose of coffee, and an increasing body of research indicates it’s not a bad habit to have. Meanwhile, a growing number of people are adapting their morning drink rituals to incorporate ingredients ranging from matcha to mushrooms in search of...

The Sweet Danger of Sugar, Image: azurita/AdobeStock.comThe Sweet Danger of Sugar  
ways to enjoy healthier holiday fare  

Chocolate Santas, decorated cookies and other sweet confections are ingrained in our holiday traditions, yet sugary food does little to actually make us feel merry and bright in the long run. A high-sugar diet increases the risk of high blood pressure and...

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Thanksgiving Fare that Boosts Mental Health  

Across America, people of all ages are struggling with mental health issues. Nearly one in five people is living with a mental health condition, and the number of people seeking help for anxiety and depression is skyrocketing, reports Mental Health America. According to the organization’s 2021 State of Mental Health in America Report...

Feel-Good Recipes, Image: photo by Christy RatliffFeel-Good Recipes  
Thanksgiving Dishes that Boost Mental Health  

Start this Thanksgiving by serving up healthier, nutrient-rich options to alleviate anxiety and depression, stabilize mood and promote mental health and wellness....

Fall Fruits for Savory Dishes, Image: beton studio/AdobeStock.comFall Fruits for Savory Dishes  
fresh approaches to autumn flavors  

Move over, summer berries and stone fruits—'tis the season for a cornucopia of fall fruits, including crunchy apples, chewy figs and tart pomegranates. By taking a page from the playbooks of orchard chefs, home cooks can flex the unique flavors and health powers of these autumn delights with...

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Cooking with Wild Mushrooms  

Wild mushrooms can infuse exciting new flavors and textures into familiar dishes, along with a taste of the local terroir, the natural habitat, from woods to plate...

Preserving the Harvest, Image: teatian/AdobeStock.comPreserving the Harvest  
Classic Ways to Store Garden Bounty All Year  

Whether gardening, purchasing at farmers’ markets or ordering from a community supported agriculture farm, preservation techniques capture the bounty of the harvest and ensure availability of fresh flavors year-round...

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The Healing Power of Nutrition   

Eating is a basic need, but many Americans are not filling this need with healthful choices. Among the more than 700,000 Americans that die each year from heart disease, stroke or Type 2 diabetes, about 45 percent...

Sizzling on the Grill, image courtesy of Genevieve TaylorSizzling on the Grill  
Healthy, Sustainable Summer Fare  

For most Americans, summer smells like fresh-cut grass and barbecue sizzling in the backyard. Approximately 64 percent of U.S. adults own a grill or smoker, but common practices are bad for the environment. Fortunately, many great chefs have the problem covered with delicious alternatives to...

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Travel Tips for Plant-Based Eaters   

To maximize health and minimize our impact on the planet, a whole-food, plant-based diet reigns supreme. Cooking at home ensures quality-controlled ingredients, but when traveling, extra measures are needed to enjoy healthy options while avoiding...

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