Double down on bananas

Eating a banana before working out can prevent sore muscles afterwards. That’s because the fruit has an anti-inflammatory effect and therefore works similar to aspirin and other painkillers.

Healthy summer tips

How can we enjoy the summer carefree by eating healthy? Which delicious snack ideas can be enjoyed especially well in the warm season? Let yourself be inspired by our tips!

Sleep deprived? Go bananas!

Researchers from Monash University in Australia and collaborative institutes found that sleep had a more important role in men living longer, while women who ate foods rich in vitamin B6 could still live long lives despite poor sleep habits.

Pineapple enzyme, Asthma relief

Research suggests that the pineapple enzyme bromelain appeared to reduce inflammation associated with asthma. Though bromelain is sold in supplement form, our lab tests revealed that fresh and frozen pineapple has as high — and in many cases higher — enzymatic activity compared to pills, which also cannot provide the synergistic interactions with other whole food nutrients that can be lost in isolation.

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.

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.