Getting more greens in your diet is difficult when we’re met with negatively charged comments like “hippie” or... read more >
Get More Greens in Your Diet
Getting more greens in your diet is difficult when we’re met with negatively charged comments like “hippie” or “rabbit” every time we eat a carrot. We’ve all seen the looks on people’s faces when someone (bravely) announces their veganism or documents their diet progress. These attitudes tend to make us feel guilty for our food choices and can ultimately trick us into reverting into our old habits. The social stigma around healthy eating can be damaging to our relationship with food.
While college-living doesn’t exactly promote a healthy lifestyle, getting more greens into your diet is actually super simple—and super cheap. Greens in your diet fuel your late night study sessions far more efficiently than the sugar-rich concoction of Red Bulls and Mars bars, without the dirty sugar crash at the end. Excellent, so where do we begin?
...Winston Craig, MPH, PhD, RD, a professor of nutrition at Andrews University, reported that a Swedish study found that eating three or more servings of leafy greens a week reduced the risk of stomach cancer.
Scientific research on the health benefits of herbal teas is slowly catching up with their growing popularity. ... read more >
Professor Emeritus on Medicinal Herbal Teas
Scientific research on the health benefits of herbal teas is slowly catching up with their growing popularity.
Traditional tea from the Camellia sinensis plant, such as black tea and green tea, has long been popular in the United States and is the leader in tea sales in the country. However, Americans' interest in herbal teas, often called tisanes (pronounced tea-ZAHNs) in Europe, is on the rise. According to a tea market report from the American Botanical Council, US sales are rising for almost every type of tea and herbal tea. Herbal tea bags and medicinal tea bags rank the fourth and fifth highest in US retail tea sales, respectively.1 A big factor driving this interest is that people are looking for affordable, safe ways to enhance their personal wellness.
People should tell their health care providers what herbs and herbal teas they're using since some can affect the activity of certain medications, says Winston Craig, PhD, MPH, RDN, professor emeritus of nutrition at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, and author of Herbs for Your Health: A Guide to the Therapeutic Use of 45 Commonly Used Herbs, 2nd ed.