In the diet rat race, it's hard to please all of the people all of the time. There's always some expert who can find something "wrong" with whatever diet happens to be on top. However, one plan that has managed to get by unscathed is the renowned Mediterranean Diet that has received laurels from doctors,... Read More
Grilled seafood can be a delightful culinary experience if done right. Many people shy away from seafood because they don't know what to do with it. Seafood makes a tasty, healthy meal on the grill. Did you know most fish has less than half the fat of beef? I would rather put a nice salmon fillet on the grill any day. Grilling great seafood takes a little practice. Here are 10 tips to help you get started.
1. Always start with fresh fish if... Read More
We live in stressful times, and all that stress can lead to serious bouts of depression.
Typically, when we're depressed, we turn to quick fixes. A tub of ice cream, a candy bar or a box of chocolates. But these only give us a temporary, artificial high, and we feel even worse when the effects wear off.
Depression is thought to be a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain. Three chemicals in... Read More
It is a fact of life that everyone experiences stress from time to time. The ability to manage stress helps dictate how healthy our lifestyle can be. Sometimes that stress management shows up in our diets. People often turn to "comfort foods" to ease their tension in the short term, but in the long run these actions have very unhealthy consequences.
However, there are foods that are not only good for you, but good for fighting everyday stress as... Read More
by Angeline Oppenheimer
Calcium is an essential mineral for boosting bone health and staving off osteoporosis. A recent report from Harvard Health News concludes that calcium lowers the risk of colon cancer. Other health authorities recommend calcium for regulating blood pressure, reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and weight control. Getting plenty of calcium may prevent insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. ... Read More
Sushi has become a popular trend in many U.S. cities, even finding a home in the cold cases in many grocery stores. But one trip to your local sushi bar can cost upwards of $20 a person; not exactly something you'd want to do on a regular basis.
The art of sushi takes years of training, especially to truly master a great roll or some of the more... Read More
Filled with good-for-you stuff like vitamin C and antioxidants, citrus fruits fortify your diet. Although great as snacks in and of themselves, they can also be used as primary ingredients in a variety of recipes. Plus, they have more health benefits than you know, so get creative with citrus fruits!
Of course vitamin C comes to mind when you think of oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes. But did you... Read More
Adding fish to the diet is a delicious way to get lean protein and healthy antioxidants compared to meat and poultry. Many cultures such as Japanese and Mediterranean insist on fish in their diet for many reasons: most fish are a powerhouse for antioxidants, omega-3s, and lean protein. In addition, fish goes with almost anything. When adding fish to the diet it is important to buy the freshest fish on the market.
The freshest fish comes... Read More
Super foods are those foods that provide your body with more than just calories, protein, carbohydrates and fat. They are classified as "real" foods (read: unprocessed) that supply your body with disease-fighting components and support health.
For example, many fruits are considered super foods because they contain antioxidants which neutralize free radicals, on top of their low-fat and carbohydrate content. A free radical is an... Read More
If you love sushi but are on a budget, get your fishy fix at home - for less - by making it yourself. You'll need the right ingredients, some practice and a little patience.
What you Need
Makisu (bamboo rolling mat)
Medium bowl with water
A sharp knife
Nori seaweed paper
Prepared sushi rice (sushemi)
Ultra-fresh seafood cut into strips. Try raw tuna, salmon,... Read More