health

Drink Your Superfoods: This New Book Will Show You How

Jason Manheim's book goes beyond quinoa and kale
Sep 5, 2014 8:00 am

Superfood this, superfood that – by now, we’ve all heard so much about superfoods and seen them become just another marketing tool, like “natural.” Here to restore your faith is Superfood Juices, Smoothies & Drinks, a new cookbook by Jason Manheim that focuses on superfood ingredients, which “contain an exceptional amount of nutrition per serving.” Try these two colorful and unusual superfood drink recipes from the book.

There's Hope Yet: Study Shows Junk Food Cravings Are Reversible.

Quinoa salad, greens are the new hot dogs, burgers
Sep 2, 2014 1:00 pm

Do you find yourself constantly craving what can best be described as “junk food”? You know exactly what we mean: Cupcakes, French fries, bacon, bacon, more bacon. You’re not alone here. The good news is that there’s hope on the horizon for those hoping to cease having these common cravings and it comes from a new brain scan study. Read on.

5 Busy Chefs On Staying Happy, Healthy And Relatively Gout-Free

Fitness can be a relative term for a restaurant pro
Jul 24, 2014 8:00 am

Last week we invited a crew of very busy chefs to stop by the Food Republic Test Kitchen and talk about the challenges — and ultimate successes — of staying healthy while working around serious food. How do their clothes still fit, you ask? What’s this about Brazilian jiu-jitsu? We got answers from Jamie Bissonnette, Michael Chernow, Daniel Holzman, Alex Stupak and Noah Bernamoff. 

The Gloves Come Off! California's Controversial Glove Law Has Been Repealed.

Unpopular measure went into effect this year
Jun 30, 2014 10:16 am

In a rather quick about-face, the Senate has unanimously voted to repeal the controversial law that required chefs to wear latex gloves at all times while cooking. The measure had several purported benefits, but was met with resistance by many of the state's chefs and bartenders. Details, after the jump.

There Are Packets Of Sugar In Your Greek Yogurt. But There Is Some Hope.

Siggi's skyr busts the "Greek myth," cuts the sugar
Jun 25, 2014 12:00 pm

Name something everyone is scared of and does their best to avoid. If you guessed Joan Rivers, the answer was actually sugar, and if you're eating flavored Greek yogurts because they're healthy, you might as well be eating a cookie. Siggi's brand boasts much less sugar than many brands of its sweetened Greek counterpart. How much lower? Watch their "Healthy Greek Yogurt" guy educate the masses.

The FDA Is Going After Your Beautiful Wood-Aged Cheese

Wooden cheese boards everywhere tremble in fear
Jun 9, 2014 1:00 pm

In a move to which we can only respond "nooooo!" the FDA has moved to ban aging cheese on shelves made from wooden boards. As in, a ban on the following: Brie, Camembert, Beaufort, Raclette, Parmaggiano, Comte...uh, cheddar. Apparently, a lot of cheese we like is aged on wood.

Katie Couric's 'Fed Up' Documentary Is Something You Should Really Watch

Film focusing on childhood obesity is out May 9
May 6, 2014 12:00 pm

Fitness club memberships more than doubled across the United States between 1980 and 2000. During that same time, the obesity rate also doubled. How could this possibly be? A new documentary from executive producers Katie Couric of ABC News and Laurie David (producer of the Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth) highlights the reasons that America’s children have grown up unhealthier than ever before. Read on.

Is Maple Water The New Coconut Water? We Investigate.

New beverage is starting to hit U.S. shelves
May 2, 2014 12:00 pm

For better or for worse, coconut water has established itself as an “in” beverage, with suppliers praising its hydration properties and purported nutritional benefits. But might a new drink soon capture our fickle hearts and palates? Bottled maple water is hitting the markets, along with purported energy boosts and anti-inflammation properties. We sampled some. Coconut water might be in trouble.

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