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At the heart of every good salad is a great salad dressing. And even though grocers stock their shelves with endless varieties of the bottled stuff, chances are you have the ingredients for a killer salad dressing right in your pantry. Skipping the bottle for homemade dressing can save you calories, unnecessary added sugars and excess sodium. All you need are six basic ingredients, 5 minutes and one simple formula to whip up delicious vinaigrettes. With a little ingenuity, you'll be well on your way to ditching the store-bought dressings for good.
At last, we can all agree: carbs are not evil! In Bob Harper's new book, The Super Carb Diet, the celebrity fitness trainer reiterates something we at EatingWell have known for a long time. It's not about cutting out carbs, but instead it's choosing the right kind of healthy carbs. The Super Carb Diet covers which carbs are super and which carbs Harper dubs "carbage," the type of refined carbs and sugars that spike your blood sugar and don't do much for you nutritionally.
The right nutrition is key to seeing results from your workouts. Whatever your goals are—weight loss, getting stronger or faster, or just feeling better—the kitchen is as important (if not more so) than the gym. So we asked Bob Harper, one of America's top trainers and author of The Super Carb Diet, what he eats to feel better and energized for his workouts.
Packing a lunch for work every day is one of the easiest ways to make sure you're eating healthy and saving money. But most mornings between breakfast, getting ready and maybe even getting your kids out the door, packing a lunch for yourself is just too much. Then it's noon and here you are again, in line for an overpriced salad you could have made better yourself. Never again, with these three magic words: salad meal prep.
Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid crystals build up in joints, such as the big toe, wrist or knee. Purines—compounds found in your cells and some foods—are broken down into uric acid in the body. Uric acid is then excreted in the urine via the kidneys.
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You may have heard the term "keto" or ketogenic floating around. So what exactly is ketoacidosis, ketosis and ketones? Here, we break it down for you.