A healthy(ish) weekend in Napa and Sonoma, the twin valleys of wine and wellness

July 12, 2019 at 09:55AM by CWC Located just an hour north of San Francisco and home to more than 100 premium wineries and award-winning olive producers, it’s no wonder Sonoma Valley sees millions of visitors every year. Same goes for its sister region, Napa Valley, where more than 400 wineries await. Together, the two … Continue reading A healthy(ish) weekend in Napa and Sonoma, the twin valleys of wine and wellness

All the raisins—er, reasons—grapes are good for you, according to a registered dietitian

June 08, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Grapes are blessedly one of the most accessible fruits there is. Even if your local supermarket doesn’t stock some of the more exotic summer fruits like papaya, kiwi, or mango, they probably still have beautiful bunches of green or red grapes no matter the season. But given that … Continue reading All the raisins—er, reasons—grapes are good for you, according to a registered dietitian

8 healthier canned wines that give new meaning to the term ‘wine cooler’

May 25, 2019 at 08:00AM by CWC Memorial Day weekend is here to kick off three months of glorious outdoor cookouts, picnics, and weekend getaways—which also means you’ll likely be imbibing more than you do the rest of the year. While beer on the beach is great and all, sometimes a girl would just rather … Continue reading 8 healthier canned wines that give new meaning to the term ‘wine cooler’

This registered dietitian crowns peanut butter as the best nut butter of them all

April 03, 2019 at 09:35AM by CWC We love a good nut butter. And while almond and cashew butter have taken center stage (even sunflower seeds have joined the game) it’s sometimes nice to get back to our roots: peanut butter. Since making appearances in our childhood PB&Js, the protein-packed spread has become a healthy-eating … Continue reading This registered dietitian crowns peanut butter as the best nut butter of them all

Move over vitamin C: Juniper is another sickness-busting ingredient you need to know about

March 29, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC It’s a truth universally known (and raved about) that wine can have some pretty impressive health perks. But there’s an ingredient hiding in your grandma’s gin bottle of all places that has some surprising health potential: juniper. “Juniper comes from the berries of the common juniper tree, which … Continue reading Move over vitamin C: Juniper is another sickness-busting ingredient you need to know about

The secret ingredient Drew Barrymore’s nutritionist uses to sweeten up her salad dressing

March 21, 2019 at 11:19AM by CWC I hate to admit it now, but it wasn’t until I was well out of college that I started to rethink my salad dressing choices. It took me years to realize just how much sugar was lurking in the bottle. I’m blame this on my Midwest upbringing, which … Continue reading The secret ingredient Drew Barrymore’s nutritionist uses to sweeten up her salad dressing

For the love of energy, why am I TATT (tired all the time) despite sleeping 7 hours every night?

March 01, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC I have not experienced every sensation available in the human experience, but I imagine persistent exhaustion—one I most definitely have felt—is up at the top of the list of the most terrible feelings. To paraphrase a prolific poet of my generation (memes in general), being an adult means telling … Continue reading For the love of energy, why am I TATT (tired all the time) despite sleeping 7 hours every night?

Welcome to the era of exhaustion, where tiredness is our new currency

February 26, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC I have a theory that if we followed up with Taylor Swift five years after she first dropped her bags on her New York apartment floor, they’d still be in the same spot, collecting dust, because she was too spent to unpack them. Tired. Sleepy. Wiped. Worn out. … Continue reading Welcome to the era of exhaustion, where tiredness is our new currency

Behold, the best credit card rewards for all your holiday shopping needs

December 03, 2018 at 02:30PM The holiday season can be described in a lot of ways. It’s joyful, it’s cheerful, it’s exciting, and it’s nostalgic. But when you’re in the thick of getting through your list of gifts you need to buy, “extraordinarily expensive” seems to best fit the, well, bill. Spreading joy comes with … Continue reading Behold, the best credit card rewards for all your holiday shopping needs

The biggest mistake people make when trying the Mediterranean diet

July 25, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC If the Mediterranean diet was up for a superlative in your high school yearbook, it definitely would win “Most Likely To Succeed.” The dietary overachiever consistently receives top marks from health professionals for being one of the healthiest, most practical eating plans out there. You’ve probably heard that … Continue reading The biggest mistake people make when trying the Mediterranean diet

Here’s what’s actually in a can of spiked seltzer—and how it may affect your gut

July 13, 2019 at 12:02PM by CWC Summers are meant for beaches, bikinis, and… spiked seltzer? If you’ve been celebrating the season, you’ve probably noticed a trend: Everyone seems to have a seltzer in hand. Except this summer, they’re boozy. First LaCroix’s popularity soared, and now other brands are adding alcohol into the fizzy mix. … Continue reading Here’s what’s actually in a can of spiked seltzer—and how it may affect your gut

The easy sauces every healthy grill master needs to know

June 29, 2019 at 04:02AM by CWC The Instant Pot may be the savior of your weekday meals, but summer weekends mean the grill gets to steal the show. Burger patties, corn, eggplant, peaches, pineapple—what doesn’t taste delicious with a little fire beneath it? But as every grill master knows, when it comes to barbecuing … Continue reading The easy sauces every healthy grill master needs to know

It’s rhubarb season, so take advantage of its surprising health benefits in your cooking

May 09, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC If you hear “rhubarb” and think “pie,” you’re not alone. In fact, the spring vegetable is sometimes referred to as “the pie plant,” thanks to how often it is paired with sugar, butter, flour and a flaky crust. There’s actually a lot more to rhubarb beyond desserts, including … Continue reading It’s rhubarb season, so take advantage of its surprising health benefits in your cooking

I didn’t think I liked tie-dye until Etsy convinced me to get twisted

May 09, 2019 at 05:13AM by CWC I am a minimalist at heart, but I still experience the occasional moment when I need to be the most. It’s is a good year to be alive for that because there’s no stopping the tie-dye design trend in home decor. “2019 is the year of maximalism, so … Continue reading I didn’t think I liked tie-dye until Etsy convinced me to get twisted

Okay, you got me: Antoni from Queer Eye actually has a great avo toast upgrade

May 02, 2019 at 10:48AM by CWC It’s a truth universally acknowledged that Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski loves a good avocado. And who can blame him? They’re delicious, versatile, and packed with healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants. But the reality TV star is admittedly a bit tired of the “Mr. Avocado” reputation that made him … Continue reading Okay, you got me: Antoni from Queer Eye actually has a great avo toast upgrade

Your A to Z guide to the most potent skin-care antioxidants around

May 01, 2019 at 10:43AM by CWC Antioxidants are the hardest-working skin-care ingredients in the game. Not only do they scavenge free radicals, the number one skin-aging culprits, to promote a brighter, more even complexion, they’re also the superstars at nixing fine lines and keeping skin looking fresh. “Antioxidants are often considered the fountain of … Continue reading Your A to Z guide to the most potent skin-care antioxidants around

9 Mediterranean diet benefits that explain why experts love it so much

April 04, 2019 at 04:50AM by CWC The ketogenic diet may have been the buzziest eating plan in 2018, but is it the healthiest overall? According to U.S. News and World Report, the tried-and-true Mediterranean diet rises to take the top honor. A panel of health experts examined and ranked 41 popular eating plans, concluding that the … Continue reading 9 Mediterranean diet benefits that explain why experts love it so much

Apple cider vinegar is the secret weapon for perfectly poached eggs

March 25, 2019 at 07:44AM by CWC Whether plopped on top of your avocado toast or paired with a roasted sweet potato, a poached egg is a delicious way to add some protein to your brekkie. But it’s also one of the more intimidating stovetop techniques. Scrambled? No problem. Over easy? Sure. But poached? To … Continue reading Apple cider vinegar is the secret weapon for perfectly poached eggs

7 super-attainable habits Halle Berry swears by to stay healthy

March 16, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC If you follow Berry on Instagram, you know the 50-something actress (how is that possible?) is super into fitness. The Oscar winner-turned-action hero—who’s still the only black woman to win an Academy Award for best actress, BTW—frequently posts tips and hardcore workouts with her trainer Peter Lee Thomas. And … Continue reading 7 super-attainable habits Halle Berry swears by to stay healthy