A guide to making the juiciest, tenderest, most flavorful turkey this year.
After all, most Americans are eating turkey at some point every year (ahem, Thanksgiving). And everyone’s got their own opinion on how to dry-brine turkey (or wet-brine or not brine at all) “the right way.”
I’ll just cut to the chase, though: Dry-brining is the only brine method you should consider when prepping your Thanksgiving turkey. The process is literally just coating the raw bird in salt, letting it hang out in the fridge for a couple of days—and that’s all.
You might eat this as a snack every so often. And you probably feel a little off afterward.
Why Some Bars Make You Crampy, Farty, and Bloated
You can satisfy pretty much any nutritional need in portable, rectangular form these days: Protein bars, fiber bars, performance bars (whatever that even means), protein and fiber bars… And the FLAVORS, my god. Caramel fudge, mint chocolate chip, strawberry. It’s like ice cream!
Unfortunately, also much like ice cream, these bars can cause pretty unfortunate side effects for some people. If you’ve ever experienced gassiness, cramping, bloating, and general not-okayness in the stomach area after your a.m. fiber bar or post-workout protein bar, it’s normal to feel betrayed and confused. But you’re not alone. MORE>>>
Caffeine boosts your energy and mood and makes you more alert. That can sometimes be helpful, especially in the morning or when you’re trying to work. Though your body doesn’t store it, caffeine can affect you for up to 6 hours after you swallow it. But more is not always better. Too much can push you over the line from alert to jittery and anxious. MORE>>>
Garlic has proven time and time again how healthy it is for the human body. A large number of scientific studies on garlic have revealed how it improves heart health and even has chemopreventive effects. The next time you take a crack at cooking, a garlic dish will do wonders for your health – and your loved ones too!
It’s a known fact that cooking garlic (and other fruits and vegetables) can deactivate the substances in garlic that make it most beneficial to health, so taking raw garlic is the way to go. When you eat garlic on an empty stomach, it can further potentiate its effects since no other food that can interact with it.
Garlic is one of nature’s most potent antibiotics, which explains why it has been used since old times as an herbal remedy for fighting pathogenic bacteria. If you take garlic on an empty stomach, the effect is more concentrated.
If you want to combat heart disease, there are plenty of foods you can include in your diet to do so. We know you might think there will only be fruits and vegetables on this list, and while they are incredibly healthy for you, there are plenty of other foods you should eat. To help you get started on your health journey, we’ve compiled a long list of fantastic foods you should eat!
Troubling new results have been published (Jan 2019) by Consumer Reports regarding well known consumer brands of fruit juice, indicating potentially harmful levels of cadmium, lead, mercury, and inorganic arsenic (the type most harmful to health).
The scientific study tested 45 consumer brands of packaged fruit juices, typically “from concentrate”, in four popular flavors apple, grape, pear and “fruit blends”. 45 juices represnting 24 national, store, and private-label brands sold in the U.S. were tested.
It’s important to include healthy sources of protein in your diet each day. Protein helps your body with a number of important functions and helps you maintain muscle mass.
When you think of protein, steak or chicken might come to mind. But if you’re not a big meat eater, you have other options to make sure you get the recommended amount of protein that your body needs.
Worry not, because there are plenty of protein-rich vegetables available year-round. Try out these options for plenty of variety. You can enjoy each of them alone as a side dish, or in different recipes for a filling main course.
Keep in mind that the protein content may change depending on how you prepare each vegetable. The values below match the cooking method indicated for each food.
Nicknamed “the elixir of immortality,” this tart fermented drink is bubbling with health claims. It’s made of black or green tea, sugar, and a blob-like culture of “good” bacteria and yeast called a scoby. These live microorganisms give it its slightly acidic taste — and a bit of natural alcohol.
Looking for some inspiration? The following sayings & quotes can inspire you to greatness with healthy food habits
1. “Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” —Albert Einstein
If you’re like most people, you’ve been on a diet. And, if you’re like most people, that diet failed. Simply put, diets usually don’t work. Rather than interpreting these failures as being inherent to the dieting process itself, however, we deny the inevitability of failure on diet 1 and approach diet 2 (or 200) with renewed vigor and vim. This cycle of failure, misinterpretation, and repeated attempts constitutes what Polivy and Herman have called the “false hope syndrome.” Although this cycle may seem innocuous, in the case of dieting it can lead to overeating, weight gain, and a host of negative psychological consequences. Successful self-change requires escaping this cycle and moving toward a more realistic and sustainable path.
While plenty lot of folks flock to plans like keto and low-carb, a growing number of people are turning their backs on traditional diets and finally making peace with food. “Intuitive eating” is the practice of eating when you’re hungry, stopping when you’re full, and eating what you want. Sounds simple enough, right? But if you’ve been dieting for most of your adult life, it can feel downright radical – and incredibly freeing too.Intuitive eating has been around for more than 20 years but is enjoying a resurgence in popularity right now. According to a survey last year from the International Food Information Council, about half of all Millennials surveyed were familiar with intuitive eating (versus only about a quarter of people over 50).
It’s no secret that as we age, our bodies begin to break down. Certain activities that we once enjoyed become too intense, and some of our favorite foods might not agree with us very well anymore. Luckily, there are all kinds of changes you can make to slow that aging process.
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Eating a balanced diet is one of the best things you can do to extend your life and stay as healthy and vital as possible.
There are certain foods that are good for you at any age, but have special benefits for those over 50. These are all flavorful choices that you can enjoy eating. In fact, #10 is actually a dessert!
Join us as we review the 11 superfoods that will keep you looking and feeling young well into your golden years.