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Anti-aging diet vs healthful aging diet

Anti-aging diet vs healthful aging diet

Another day, another iteration of a so-called “anti-aging diet”. The latest advice comes from researchers in Norway, who created a diet model that will theoretically add 13 (or just 10 for females) years to your life. Given what we’ve learned about the wonders of health 

5 reasons I don’t ‘do’ calories

5 reasons I don’t ‘do’ calories

I write about food, nutrition and health, yet I avoid talking about calories. This might seem strange, since so much of diet and health culture is about calories obsession. Weight loss diets, food labels, restaurant menus, online food trackers, recipes, apps that track exercise and 

Add spicy and savory to your sweet potato repertoire

Add spicy and savory to your sweet potato repertoire

When you think of sweet potatoes, what comes to mind? Thanksgiving? Marshmallow casserole? Chili sauce? Chili sauce, really? Don’t let the word “sweet” limit your ideas about sweet potatoes. They’re widely consumed around the world, in savory and spicy dishes. According to the International Potato 

My 5 New Year Health Resolutions

My 5 New Year Health Resolutions

Starting a diet is a January ritual and I’m here to tell you to do something different: Don’t “go on a diet”. Just make healthful choices. Permanently, most of the time. This is what I do. Permanently. Most of the time. It works. The term 

Holiday Food Judgement

Holiday Food Judgement

When it comes to food and weight: ‘Tis the season for judgment, guilt and shaming. Don’t eat fat Don’t eat sugar Don’t eat once-a-year holiday treats Don’t drink. Especially don’t drink eggnog unless it’s non-fat and artificially sweetened with fake whipped topping (Ugh, why bother?) 

Winter squash for my favorite risotto

Winter squash for my favorite risotto

When a craving for cold weather comfort food hits, some people do mac and cheese. I do risotto. It’s easy to put together on short notice, filling, and delicious. Add a green salad or some chopped raw vegetables and you’ve got a meal. Cooking risotto