Why the food labels of the future may include a carbon footprint score

February 12, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC Last month, plant-based protein company Quorn became the first major brand to introduce carbon labeling on its products. The brand asked a third-party company to evaluate the emissions impact of 30 of their products—information that it’s publishing on its site and on the packaging of these products. The … Continue reading Why the food labels of the future may include a carbon footprint score

Our food system is making us and the planet sicker. Here’s what we can all do to fix it

February 10, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC I don’t think it’s any secret that our current food system is, well, broken. It’s not okay—or even logical—that a hamburger costs less than a salad. It’s not okay that 70 percent of the world’s human use of water goes to animal production—not, in fact, humans. And that’s just … Continue reading Our food system is making us and the planet sicker. Here’s what we can all do to fix it

10 easy-to-digest foods to eat when your gut is feeling out of sorts

February 06, 2020 at 03:00PM by CWC Benjamin Franklin once said that we can only expect two things from life: death and taxes. Well, there’s actually a third thing that the Founding Father neglected to add to the list, and that is digestive issues. (Sorry, Ben, but you know it’s true.) Whether it’s an upset … Continue reading 10 easy-to-digest foods to eat when your gut is feeling out of sorts

Being cool with your food choices is hard enough—here’s what to do when other someone makes you feel otherwise

February 06, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC Establishing a healthy mindset with food isn’t always easy—especially if you’re recovering from diet trauma. After spending years trapped in a culture emphasizing that certain foods are “bad” (and you are too if you eat them), it can be difficult to extract yourself from unhealthy food narratives, particularly … Continue reading Being cool with your food choices is hard enough—here’s what to do when other someone makes you feel otherwise

A registered dietitian shares the best healthy foods you can buy at Aldi—and they’re all under $10

January 31, 2020 at 12:00PM by CWC When it comes to keeping the fridge stocked with healthy foods, there are two obstacles many people cite: cost, and having no clue what to buy. It’s true that walking into a big supermarket can be overwhelming (So.Many.Aisles.), which is why it helps to take a lap with … Continue reading A registered dietitian shares the best healthy foods you can buy at Aldi—and they’re all under $10

These Foods Have An Antioxidant That Decreases Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

January 30, 2020 at 06:31PM It’s no secret that eating fruits and vegetables can have positive health benefits, from encouraging exercise to decreasing the risk of cardiovascular death. New research has also linked the nutrient-packed foods to a decreased risk of one neurological disease. A study published in Neurology found diets high in the antioxidant … Continue reading These Foods Have An Antioxidant That Decreases Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

5 things that can mess with your blood sugar that have nothing to do with food, according to a dietitian

January 28, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC Sorry, green juice: It seems that everyone in the wellness world is currently focused on optimizing their blood sugar levels. People are all about eating low glycemic index foods for stable energy levels, mental health experts stress the surprising connection between sugar and anxiety, and some people even … Continue reading 5 things that can mess with your blood sugar that have nothing to do with food, according to a dietitian

Yes, organic food has pesticides—but that shouldn’t scare you off of veggies

January 23, 2020 at 12:00AM by CWC True or false: Organic produce is always grown without pesticides. If you answered true…sorry, but you’ve got it twisted. Surprising, right? The truth is that many organic farmers rely on pesticides and herbicides—substances used protect crops from insects, weeds, and infections—from a relatively small list that’s regularly vetted … Continue reading Yes, organic food has pesticides—but that shouldn’t scare you off of veggies

An anti-inflammatory expert’s top 5 food swaps under $5

January 22, 2020 at 06:30PM by CWC While inflammatory ingredients do hide in a lot of ready-made foods, the good news is that sticking to an anti-inflammatory diet doesn’t have to mean making everything you eat yourself or having a big food budget. Anti-inflammatory health coach Jenny Carr is on a mission to spread this … Continue reading An anti-inflammatory expert’s top 5 food swaps under $5

This plant-based food pyramid will help you build the ultimate healthy, sustainable diet

January 22, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC It’s a beautiful fact that when you eat a primarily plant-based diet, you’re benefiting both your body and the planet. (And your wallet too; plant-based foods tend to be inexpensive.) But if you’re new to the whole plant-based eating thing, chances are that there are a few concerns … Continue reading This plant-based food pyramid will help you build the ultimate healthy, sustainable diet

‘Food guilt’ is toxic to truly healthy eating—here’s how to start changing that for good

January 20, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC A lot of people think that healthy eating is entirely about what you put on your plate. People get fixated on macros, probiotics, the merits of certain micronutrients, and avoiding things like GMOs and non-organic produce. But one of the most important components of healthy eating isn’t what … Continue reading ‘Food guilt’ is toxic to truly healthy eating—here’s how to start changing that for good

5 Ways To Help Fix The Food System Every Time You Grocery Shop

January 17, 2020 at 01:03PM I’ll cut right to the chase: Our food system in this country is broken—for many, many reasons. For starters, it is built on government subsidies on five crops: corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, and rice. These monocrops provide an abundance of the wrong type of calories (sugar, starch, and refined oils) … Continue reading 5 Ways To Help Fix The Food System Every Time You Grocery Shop

How Instagram’s love of food pics has shaped how chefs approach their cooking

January 17, 2020 at 01:00AM by CWC Picture this: You’re at brunch with your crew, right in the middle of telling your friends about some major drama going on at work. You’re momentarily interrupted by the waiter bringing over your order of avocado toast. It looks amazing—vibrant green avocado slices and bright pink pickled beets … Continue reading How Instagram’s love of food pics has shaped how chefs approach their cooking

A nutritionist’s top 5 all-natural foods for better sleep—and why they work

January 14, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC When it comes to pre-bedtime snacks (and late-night dinners), some foods are known to be sleep disruptors while others are linked to drifting off more soundly. Our culture has long turned to wine or over-the-counter meds as sleep aids, but the truth is, they aren’t the best solutions … Continue reading A nutritionist’s top 5 all-natural foods for better sleep—and why they work

5 healthy packaged breakfast foods to upgrade your grab-and-go routine

January 13, 2020 at 10:07PM by CWC You know breakfast is an important meal. But it’s so easy to skip it when you need an extra 10 minutes of sleep. Only when your stomach starts rumbling during your first meeting of the day do you wish you’d taken a healthy breakfast on the go. (Coffee … Continue reading 5 healthy packaged breakfast foods to upgrade your grab-and-go routine

West African foods offer delicious variety and flavor to plant-based eaters

January 11, 2020 at 08:00PM by CWC Given that the U.S. has long been a melting pot of cultures, other countries’ traditions have always been a big part of what’s considered to be “American” cuisine. If you’re an adventurous eater, you likely already have Indian, Thai, and sushi on a regular basis and are on … Continue reading West African foods offer delicious variety and flavor to plant-based eaters

Food nutrition labels are getting a big makeover in 2020—here’s what the changes mean for your health

December 31, 2019 at 07:00PM by CWC Walking the aisles of your fave grocery store isn’t all that different from treasure hunting: You have to shift through a fair share of junk to find gems that are both nutritious and delicious. Most healthy eaters know that if you only pay attention to the front of … Continue reading Food nutrition labels are getting a big makeover in 2020—here’s what the changes mean for your health