healthy eating

What Is MSG And Is It Bad For You?

Here's the story behind "No MSG" labels
Apr 24, 2013 1:31 pm

You’ve definitely seen the labels, from soy sauce packets at your local Chinese takeout spot to that large sign at the airport Panda Express you hit up just before your red-eye flight (never a good idea). “No MSG,” they proudly proclaim. But what exactly are they talking about and why should we care? What is MSG and is it actually bad for you?

Chart Proves There Are Way More Purple Fruits And Vegetables Than We Imagined

Color blocking fruits and vegetables
Apr 22, 2013 1:01 pm
Photo: Russell van Kraayenburg

Searching for a simple way to categorize fruits and vegetables based on various nutrients? Look no further than this helpful infographic from the good folks over at Chasing Delicious, who sort produce entirely by color, and include the types of vitamins found in each category and their reported health benefits. Check it out, after the jump.

The Biggest Challenge Facing Politicians Is...Glazed Donuts?

There's a link between campaigning and weight gain
Mar 20, 2013 1:01 pm

It is no secret that countless hours on the campaign trail bring about enormous amounts of stress for politicians. With little sleep to recover from continuous appearances in the public eye, many are bound to make their fair share of mistakes. But could one of the biggest problems facing these figures lie in their actual diets while on the campaign trail? Read on.

6 Restaurant Certifications To Help Guide You To Healthier Eating

Eating healthier? Seek out the six safest seals.
Mar 6, 2013 10:02 am

Clean Plates, the email and restaurant review guide whose mission is to take the grunt work out of eating healthier, has an intensive process of vetting restaurants for a Clean Plates Seal of Approval. Here are 6 healthy restaurant certifications, and what each one actually certifies.

Food News: More UK Meat Problems, New Study On Sugar, US Food Safety Trouble

All the food politics news you need to know
Mar 1, 2013 11:01 am
Sausage

Horsemeat is still in the news, sugar is conclusively linked to diabetes and sequestration (a.k.a automatic spending cuts) has everyone worried about the future of food safety — and rightly so. Plus a new meat substance to fear in the UK.

25 Fish Recipes For A Delicious Dinner Tonight

So many healthy fish recipes, so little time
Feb 20, 2013 1:03 pm

If you were thinking of browsing through healthy fish recipes for dinner tonight, you came to the right place. The best part? Shh, it's totally a best part: we really did leave out the breaded and deep-fried, the smothered in buttery sauce and the (sob) side of fries. But the actual best part is there's 25 primo recipes here — grilled, sashimi,...

Salt-Grilled Fish: Salmon Shioyaki Recipe

A simple salmon dish for the die-hard sushi fan
Jan 28, 2013 5:02 pm

We're feeling the light, flavorful, quinessentially West Coast recipes from the Sunset Essential Western Cookbook. Next up, a recipe to satisfy your sushi craving without all the guesswork involved in...you know, making sushi. Enter, salmon shioyaki, your new go-to Japanese dish.

Eat A Better Lunch, Reinvent The Meaning Of Productivity

Moving things right along, it's lunch!
Jan 22, 2013 12:31 pm

Once you've experienced the effects of a super-effective lunch, you should be instantly addicted. Why am I heading in this direction during lunch, a sacred time that requires none of "that?" Partially to irritate my dad's famously weak nerves when it comes to "that," but mostly because I can no longer claim that a healthy lunch full of fruit, vegetables and fiber is lame. Here's how I rearranged my priorities.

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