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Monthly Archive for March, 2010

Jenny Rough • March 21, 2010 You might put sugar in coffee, spoon it on cereal and sprinkle it on fruit. It’s even hidden in many packaged foods, such as spaghetti sauce and soups. But for optimal health, it’s best to limit your sugar intake, says nutritionist and cookbook author Robyn Webb. If you have […]

Mega OMEGA Foods

Experts recommend getting 7-11 grams of omega-3 fatty acids each week–something few meat-and-potato-loving Americans accomplish.  Here are the top omega-3 containing foods.  Eat just one or two a day, and you’ll meet your mark. FOOD  ……  PORTION ……  TOTAL OMEGA-3 GRAMS* Flaxseed oil ……  1 tbsp.  ……  6.9 Walnuts …… 1 oz.  ……  2.6 Salmon, […]

• Socialize. See friends, relatives, go to club meetings. Stay connected.  This is paramount. • Talk, laugh, cry, get angry. Let it out. • Exercise regularly. Studies show exercise reduces anxiety, releases tension and spurs the brain to pump out endorphins, chemicals that create a sense of well-being. Try for 30 to 60 minutes three […]

Use plants to clear the air

Want cleaner air in your home or office? Get a houseplant. Some are especially good at reducing indoor air pollutants, says B.C. Wolverton, co-author of Plants: Why You Can’t Live Without Them.  His favorites: lady palm, areca palm, English ivy, golden pothos and rubber plant.  Strive for at least two plants per 100 square feet.

Diane Nguyen   •  February 21, 2010 Do you crave snacks at 3 p.m. every day? Don’t ignore the urge to nibble. Nutritionist Keri Glassman, author of The Snack Factor Diet, busts three snacking misconceptions: MYTH: Snacks ruin appetite. People often don’t snack because they think they’ll be full come mealtime. But without some healthful munching, […]