By Chef Eduardo Justo and Ariana Casellas
The world of vegetables is vast and colorful, and so much more interesting than pieces of meat. Vegetables come in all shapes, sizes, textures, and flavors, and there are so many different kinds for you to discover and play with as you explore your cooking creativity.
By Erica Zellner, MS, CNS
When was the last time you enthusiastically chose to eat something bitter? Bitter foods taste bad to us, but there’s a beauty in the sharp, distinct tingle you feel on your tongue. They actually can enhance other flavors and, as an added bonus, offer a wealth of healing properties for our bodies!
Grocery shopping can feel like a dreaded chore — until you learn to appreciate the abundance of healthy, fresh, colorful, food available and you start to say to yourself, “I get to choose.”
Our fast-paced lives distract us from being genuinely intentional about our meals. It’s common for us to eat in front of the television, computer, or to have our smartphone in hand, which is the very definition of mindless eating. Instead, we need to become mindful eaters — because doing so is vital to becoming your most vibrant, healthiest self! But to do that, we need to unpack what mindless eating is really all about.
By Chef Francesco Granito
The so-called Mediterranean diet is more popular than ever. And for good reason. But most people miss out on its most powerful benefits — benefits that extend far beyond weight loss — because they are too focused on the “diet” part of it. The real goal, however, should not be to eat the Mediterranean diet, but to, instead, live the Mediterranean lifestyle. Here’s what that means.
If you are someone who has struggled to fight off obesity, or just control your weight, you probably think that you merely need to eat well and exercise. The problem is, it’s just not true. If you want tackle your challenges with fat and obesity, you need to start with understanding that it’s rooted in an inflammatory response — and how foods trigger it.