Sustainable Summer: Greening your BBQ

Sustainable Summer: Greening your BBQ

By reducing animal protein consumption and switching to plant protein we can not only improve our personal health but also the health of our planet; this small step multiplied by a large population can make a huge difference.

How to eat healthy in college and avoid weight gain on cafeteria food

How to eat healthy in college and avoid weight gain on cafeteria food

The college year is coming to an end and many first-year students will be dismayed to find that their clothes have gotten a bit tight. A new study tests how strategies from behavioral economics could help students make better food choices – without even trying.

Want kids to eat more veggies? Season them up!

Want kids to eat more veggies? Season them up!

New studies show that kids prefer vegetables when they're seasoned with herbs and spices. Serving veggies raw and plain can work if they’re at the height of ripeness, freshness and flavor, and if people already love that particular veggie.For other vegetables, especially those with a bit of bitterness, seasoning could make a huge difference, and a little effort and attention could elevate their desirability and consumption.

All you ever wanted to know about nutritional yeast and its health benefits

All you ever wanted to know about nutritional yeast and its health benefits

Nutritional yeast is finally getting the attention it deserves. Search interest has risen 100 percent in the last year alone, according to Google Trends, perhaps in tow with rising interest in plant-based and vegan food, and Millennials’ and Gen Z’s eagerness for natural, functional ingredients.

Fighting inflammation with spices

Fighting inflammation with spices

We can affect chronic inflammation not just with powerful drugs but also with our fork! Per weight, spices and herbs top all charts of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.

3 things plant-based eaters should watch for

3 things plant-based eaters should watch for

Eating less meat and more plants? There’s probably no better one step to take that will benefit your wellbeing as much. A plant-based diet is beneficial to your health, kinder to animals, and good for the environment. But that doesn't mean you can't make mistakes.

Turmeric absorption -- and tips to enhance its activity

Turmeric absorption -- and tips to enhance its activity

Turmeric shows a lot of potential and has recently become part of a wellness craze. Its active ingredients have indeed been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. A surprising fact is that turmeric is poorly absorbed when eaten alone. Tips to improve turmeric's absorption.