This fermented dairy beverage — believed to have originated in the Caucasus Mountains — is riding the positive news about the power of probiotics. Kefir is similar to yogurt, but the two differ in several important ways.
The French may be credited with developing the sophisticated art of sauce making, but the midcentury rise of canned soup gave homemade sauces a reputation for fussy and dated cooking. Learn how easy it is to whip up four classic sauces.
"Green bags" (which actually come in many colors) sold on infomercials are composed of zeolite, a silicate compound with a porous chemical structure. Companies that manufacture these bags claim the porous structure absorbs ethylene, the ripening agent released by fruits and vegetables, thus extending produce life.
For centuries, before modern conveniences like refrigeration, many cultures used the sun and air to dehydrate foods as a way to preserve the bounties of hunts and harvests. The dehydration process took days and was not always sanitary. Today, however, dehydrating food can be easy and safe.
A woman has missed three or more consecutive periods and she isn't pregnant, she may have secondary amenorrhea. Some female athletes suffer from amenorrhea not because of their exercise intensity, but because their energy intake is too low to support their activity levels.
Rhabdomyolysis, the death of muscle cells, has been making headlines in connection with popular high-intensity workout regimens. Participants jump, climb and power-lift their way to the brink of their abilities — and, according to critics, dangerously beyond.
Using a stovetop smoker can shake up a stale weekly menu and add new flavor dimensions to favorite dishes. Nutritionally, smoked foods are packed with flavor without the addition of extra salt and fat. Anyone seeking to try something new in the kitchen without investing a lot of time and money would benefit from trying the Demeyere.
CDC’s Can I Eat This? app puts food safety in a foreign land at the palm of your hands. It takes the guess work out of determining which foods are safe to eat in countries around the world. The goal: enjoy your trip abroad without encountering digestive upset.
The New Lean for Life includes some helpful tips for weight loss and packages it in a structured program that reinforces long-term behavior and dietary changes. However, ketogenic diets are difficult for many people to adhere to and the diet doesn’t provide for the variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other beneficial substances found in a plant-based diet, which is beneficial for weight management and for long-term health.
As RDNs, we should be aware of the agriculture, gardens and community food programs near our homes. This film may help RDNs become the resource clients turn to when curious about the origins of their food.