Instagram Can Make You Eat Healthier

A picture is worth a thousand words. Instagram, a photo sharing platform, is used by many as a way to communicate. University of Washington researchers explored how Instagram can be used to hold you accountable for healthy eating.

Let them eat fruit!

A common misconception among people with diabetes is that fruit should be avoided due to its natural sugar content. New research published in PLOS Medicine, suggests that we should think again!

Veggies for Stress Control

According to the American Psychological Association, 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month. As we learn more about the relationship between diet and mental health, we see that each bite can help improve how we feel both physically and emotionally.

Herbs and Spices Pump Up Vegetable Intake

The struggle is real! Kids aren’t the only ones that need coaxing to eat their veggies, adults also need a big a push. Is it because they’re perceived as bland? Could seasonings help serve up more servings of vegetables at lunchtime?

Action packed

For most of us, watching TV means lounging on the couch or reclining in a chair for hours at a time while munching on a favorite snack. When selecting your next movie night flick keep in mind that watching an action movie is worse for your waistline than listening to a talk show, according to new research.

Blueberries better blood pressure

Is there anything the blueberry isn’t good for? This tiny powerhouse was first brought to nutrition fame by the “Blueberry Man,” James Joseph, Ph.D., whose research credits blueberries with the potential to reverse age-related decline in brain function.

Banana Buff Stuff

Bananas beat out the competition: Most North Americans and Europeans consume what is known as the dessert banana, which is eaten fresh and is very sweet. By contrast, the majority of the world population consumes the plantain.

Crazy for Kumquats

Ten tiny kumquats (about 2/3 cup) are loaded with vitamin C, not unlike other citrus fruit. But where kumquats really stand out is in their 48% of daily fiber — dramatically more than other citrus varieties.

Summer road trip snacks

Whether you’re headed to the lake, beach, mountains or city, road trip season is officially here. With warm, sunny weather and kids out of school, summer is the perfect time to visit family and friends, see new sites or explore the great outdoors. While you’re packing the car, don’t forget the snacks. With nutritious food choices just an arm’s reach away, you can avoid energy crashes and keep morale high. Fill up the tank, turn on the tunes and get ready to hit the road with these healthy road trip snacks!