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With Passover looming right around the corner, I’ve already started to get the questions I usually hear this time of year, like: How can I avoid holiday weight gain? How do you count matzo? And how do you avoid that corked-up constipated feeling?
When I was a kid, there were slim-pickings on Passover. The supermarket shelves weren’t filled with the copy-cat granola bars and cereals we see today. Now we find full shelves carrying products that wear the ‘Kosher for Passover’ label, making Passover a little more interesting, and even better … a little healthier. Let’s walk down the aisle together and do some comparison shopping: Continue reading
Surrounded by cellphones, search engines, and apps at our fingertips, we expect to get everything we seek with lightening speed. But it’s not just information we want quickly—we also expectweight-loss diets to take effect immediately, and we want our workouts to make us look like body builders as soon as we join the gym.
You may never have to pick up a telephone book or encyclopedia again; but when it comes to losing and maintaining your weight, you’ll need to put in some time. On the other hand, there are some digestive problems that can be controlled in a relatively short period of time just by manipulating some foods in your diet. Although these tips may not “cure” your digestive conditions, this quick reference guide may help keep some of the following ailments from disrupting your daily routines. Continue reading
When we turn the calendar page to September, thoughts of crisp weather and colorful leaves come to mind. Not whole grains. But September is Whole Grains Month, so get ready to add some flair to your sandwich, pasta dish, and breakfast cereal.
More and more Americans are saying yes to whole grains. Since 2010, roughly 55 percent of consumers have ditched white bread for whole-wheat or whole-grain varieties, according to the Shopping for Health 2012 Survey, released in July by the Food Marketing Institute and Prevention magazine. And 2010 also gave rise to something unprecedented: Sales of whole-wheat bread eclipsed sales of white bread, as noted by supermarket guru Phil Lempert.
Why the trend? Perhaps because consumers are becoming more aware of the health benefits of whole grains over white. Among the reasons to make the switch: Continue reading
No, the title of this story dies not contain a typo.
Let’s face it — estimates show that a basic Super Bowl extravaganza could contribute a whopping 3,000 calories, the majority of which is derived from fatty, fried foods. But before you scroll to another article, let me say that this is not one of those “don’t eat this” and “eat lots of that” pieces. I’m thinking way beyond that point — I’m here to tell you what you need to do to help those wings and things get out of your body once you’ve swallowed them.
To prevent that potentially uncomfortable, bloated feeling, here are a few tips that are sure to move you … even if your team doesn’t score any goals. Continue reading