In the U.S., Independence Day (Fourth of July) is coming up. Traditional celebrations include fireworks, parades, and, of course, food! Whether or not you live in the U.S., we can all celebrate "independence from carbs" with these recipe and menu ideas. Happy Independence Day! Laura
Between the potato salad, the hamburger buns, and the strawberry shortcake, you might think July 4th needs to be a carb fest, but there are lots of great traditional choices that are low in carbs, and others that can easily be made so. Here are some ideas to have a wonderful celebration without sending your blood sugar through the roof.
We hear a lot about how much we should consume of many different beverages... the importance of water intake, whether alcohol helps or hurts when it comes to disease risk, and even if that large coffee every morning is good or bad for you. What's in your glass?
Alcohol has not only been studied in relation to breast cancer, but there's also a ton of data looking at how it can impact heart disease. Unfortunately, most of that research has been done in men. Find out what we do know about alcohol and heart disease in women. Read more...
summer -- with its backyard barbecues, s'mores around the campfire, and yummy ice cream treats -- can also be a diet-sabotaging season if you're not careful. Here are some nutrition and fitness tips to help avoid weight gain this summer. Read more... More: How to Get Over a Weight Loss Wall