It’s a common Thanksgiving scenario: within an hour of finishing dinner, half of your family winds up asleep on the couch. Inevitably someone will blame the turkey, or rather, the tryptophan that it contains. If you’re curious as to whether or not there’s any truth to this tryptophan argument or you just want to know how to keep from winding up in a Thanksgiving coma, then this video is definitely for you!
With a roasted turkey taking center stage on Thanksgiving, vegetarians are often left with a heaping plate of green bean casserole. Thankfully there are plenty of meat-free alternatives available like the ever-popular Tofurky. But how healthy is a product that has been processed to taste like real meat? We do the digging to let you know if Tofurky is worth the calories or if you’re better off sticking to those mashed potatoes.
How to understand which foods you like perhaps too much just by looking at your face? Before you eat another cookie or drink another glass of wine, think about how it will reflect on your looks. “You are what you eat,” – they say. You have probably heard this expression many times. But do you take it into consideration when you choose what to cook for lunch or what to drink with your dinner?
How you fuel your body before working out affects your performance and recovery. Take a snacking lesson from endurance athlete Brendan Brazier, founder of the plant-based nutrition company Thrive Forward. These tasty nuggets, featuring healthy whole foods like quinoa and coconut, will power your workout. As an added convenience, these bites will keep in the freezer for months. Watch this video to learn how to make Brendan’s energy bites!
A day’s worth of fiber in one glass, and it doesn’t taste like cardboard? Believe it. This PB&J smoothie from celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak spilleth over in fiber-filled strawberries. Throw a dollop of peanut butter in there, add some ice, and you’ve got a smoothie on your hands that tastes just like dessert!