Avoid Chapped Lips and Dry Skin With These 13 Natural Remedies
Freshly showered and dressed, you emerge out of your house or apartment only to be greeted by a blast of frigid winter air. Your still-damp hair is slowly growing icicles; your lips are now dry, cracked, and bleeding; and your skin is starting to feel like a lizard’s. But don’t let bitter temperatures keep you indoors all winter long; your skin and lips simply require some extra love and attention.
Can’t Sleep? Stop Eating These 10 Foods After 5 P.M.
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower force the body to complete a rigorous digestion process that may make it difficult to fall asleep
You’ve Been Doing Lunch Wrong Because You Haven’t Been Eating This
Lunch is always so complicated — do you bring food to work, or do you go out and buy something at a restaurant for 15 bucks? Even if you do bring your own lunch, you probably won’t have time to make an extravagant meal, so you’ll end up eating a boring salad, peanut butter and jelly, or unhealthy junk food.If you’re eating ham and cheese sandwiches or slices of pizzas for lunch, then you’ve been doing it all wrong — especially if you have a job where you sit all day. Those foods are just…
The Secret to Eating Like a Nutritionist
When the New Year rolls around, you may be looking to lead a healthier lifestyle or even revamp your entire diet. One of the most important things you can change about your diet, according to over 500 nutritionists, starts with eating a healthy breakfast.Click here for The 11 Worst Foods You Can Eat for Breakfast slideshow.A recent survey conducted by Today’s Dietitian magazine and commissioned by the Quaker Oats Center of Excellence found that 86 percent of registered dietitians agreed that…
Congestion-Clearing Garlic and Lime Soup
The superfood that kills congestion most effectively is garlic. Stover points to the allicin found in garlic as the basis for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Healthcare advocate Michelle Katz suggests pairing garlic with lime or other citrus fruit to help clear congestion.
Should You Actually Be Eating More to Stay Warm This Winter?
Although it would be reassuring to know that eating more during the cold winter months would keep our bodies warm, the notion is simply not true. However, the good news is that eating certain foods can naturally warm your body and prevent you from overeating.Click here for the Warming Foods for Winter Wellness slideshow.You are not alone if you are craving cheesy pasta dishes or bowls of hearty soup. Comfort food coined the name because eating warm and delicious meals give the body a warm…
3 Foods and Drinks That Can 'Cause' Cancer That You're Not Going to Stop Eating
It seems like everything we eat is somehow linked to disease or cancer. Although it’s frightening and we shouldn’t believe all the claims we hear, we should be thankful for the new research and technology that aims to improve our health.Click here for the Lower Your Cancer Risk by Eating These 10 Foods slideshow.Next time you plan to have a movie night in, skip the microwavable popcorn and make your own popcorn on the stove using olive oil, popcorn kernels, salt, and pepper.
Beat SAD with These Bright-Colored Foods
When the weather gets cold, you tend to spend more time inside than outside, which can mean less sunlight, fresh air, and exercise. Lack of movement and unwillingness to leave your warm home could contribute to irritability, tiredness, difficult concentrating, or even a craving for sweet, warm comfort foods.
Beyond PB&J: 3 Healthy Ways to Use Peanut Butter
Peanut butter gets a bad rap because it is high in fat, calories, and is somewhat addicting. However, natural peanut butter, without the added sugar and salt, is very high in protein and full of fiber. Two tablespoons of this nut butter contain about 200 calories, two grams of fiber, and eight grams of protein. The protein and fiber both help you stay fuller longer.Click here for How to Make the Perfect Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich slideshow.After-Dinner Treat: Peanut Butter Banana Ice…
13 Surprising Ways to Avoid Getting Sick
The flu is the number one reason that people take off work during the fall and winter months. Although cold and flu season is already here, it’s not too late to take preventative measures. Each year, up to 63 million Americans come down with the flu, 200,000 Americans are hospitalized with the flu, and 3,000 Americans die from the flu.Click here for What to Eat and What Not to Eat to Avoid Getting Sick slideshow. Each year, up to 111 million workdays are lost because of the flu. We spoke…
11 Foods That Are Making Your Hair Fall Flat
If your hair has been looking a little flat and lifeless lately, it could be more than just winter hat head. The culprit behind your dull locks might just lie in your refrigerator.Most of us are pretty superficial when it comes to hair — meaning we try to make our manes more presentable with superficial solutions, like conditioners and hair products. But really, when it comes to a great head of hair, the answer lies within.