Want to Be Happier? Fix Your Gut

How Gut Bacteria Impacts Obesity, Allergies, Happiness and More A growing body of research has shown that the teeming populations of gut bacteria within us have evolved complex connections that can affect our body’s basic functions — from metabolism to sleep to mood. Changes in the makeup of the gut bacteria in the human digestive […]

5 Fast Food Favorites to Make At Home

Restaurant meals taste good and eating out sure is convenient. But some of the dishes we’ve come to love are costing our waistlines big-time. For example, the Olive Garden’s Fettuccine Alfredo serves up as many calories as some people should eat in an entire day and far more fat and saturated fat than is recommended […]

Maple-Chili Glazed Pork Medallions

Pork medallions are quick and easy to prepare, and are particularly tasty with a maple-chili glaze. Makes: 4 servings Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut crosswise into 1-inch-thick medallions 2 teaspoons canola oil 1/4 cup apple […]

Power Up With Power Foods: Eggs

Q: Is there any benefit to eating the yolk? A: Absolutely! Egg yolks are a rich source of the fat soluble vitamins A, D and E. In fact, egg yolks are only one of a handful of foods that naturally contain vitamin D which is important for bone health. Q: What about cholesterol and eggs?A: Though eggs are known for their […]

Perfect Fried Rice in 5 Steps

Growing up, having fried rice for dinner was synonymous with “fridge clean-out day,” meaning that any leftover vegetables and/or proteins from the night—or week—before were on their way to the wok. Those leftovers might be pieces of Chinese roast pork, bits of leftover chicken and baby bok choy, gai lan (Chinese broccoli) and corn—but when […]