Conscious Eating Archive

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‘Less Meat’ Goes Mainstream

As the numbers of vegetarians and vegans rocket nationwide, supermarkets, restaurants and even hospitals are offering a wider range of plant-based foods.

Superior Superfoods

A surprising list of nutrient-dense superfoods aids us in eating well and avoiding the systemic inflammation that underlies many chronic diseases.

Mighty Minerals

Minerals cannot be produced by the body but are integral to our health, and the latest guidelines show us which minerals we need and how to get them.

Organic Farmers: Growing America’s Health

Across the country, farmers are experimenting with new ways to grow food having higher nutritional content and a positive environmental impact.

10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

When inflammation becomes a chronic condition—a common state today—certain foods can lower its disease-causing potential.

Eat Right to Sleep Well

Rather than popping a pill, eating certain foods can kick-start hormones that help us get a long, deep night’s sleep.

Crazy-Good Condiments

By foregoing grocery-store condiments for homemade ones, we improve both the flavor of our dishes and our diet.

Changing Our Diet to Cool the Climate

A new word in the food vocabulary—climatarian—points to rising global interest in eating in ways that reduce the impact of our diet on our beleaguered planet.

The World’s Healthiest Cuisines

Step aside, pizza and chop suey! These five authentic ethnic cuisines offer the real thing— traditional food that’s healthy, tasty and easy to prepare in our own kitchen.

Spice Up Healthy Cooking

These sensational spices not only give oomph to our food but also reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and soothe upset stomachs.

Foods Our Heart Will Love

Yum! The perfect Valentine Day’s meal can easily include the healthiest foods for our hearts—starting with dark chocolate!

Eat Wheat Again

For the three in four Americans that suffer digestive distress, straightforward strategies—including eating whole wheat and grains—will rekindle normal digestive function and even restore full liver and gall bladder function.

The Gifts of Citrus

Oranges, limes, lemons and grapefruit boost our immune system, improve our cholesterol, and guard against cancer—and that’s just for starters.

Not Your Grandma’s Stuffing

The time-honored Thanksgiving dish is evolving to include healthy ingredients such as black rice, cauliflower, chestnuts and pecans, sometimes stuffed in an apple or squash.

Fermented Foods Revival

Chutneys, kombucha, kimchee, yogurt—adding small quantities of fermented foods like these to meals makes for a happy gut.

Fabulous Fan Fare

Tailgating, fangating, homegating—whatever you call it, getting together with friends and family to chow down before the big game doesn’t mean you can’t eat well.

Feast in the Fields

What better way to eat organic than by sitting at a table on the farm, eating just-picked produce prepared by creative local chefs?

Eating Vegan on the Road

For vegan travelers, eating on the road means everything from Chipotle’s veggie choices to Thai restaurants to cooking a DIY tortilla using a hotel iron.

Backyard Pizza Party

With these tips and recipes, it’s easy to use your backyard grill to make fantastic healthy summer meals.

Milk Minus the Moo

Soy, rice, hemp, almond, coconut—with so many plant options to cow milk available we need a guide to the pros and cons of each.

Eggs-pert Advice

By knowing what the terms on egg cartons mean, we can pick fresh, delicious eggs produced by hens raised in humane conditions.

Thumbs-Up on Fats

Fat used to be the nemesis of good nutrition, but the latest research overturns that theory: The right fats actually keep us thin without harming our hearts.

Fearless Eating

The queasy stomach, brain fog or food cravings we’re experiencing might be caused by food sensitivities and a leaky gut—but there are some practical, simple solutions.

Indoor Kitchen Gardening

Alfalfa, wheat, popcorn, radishes, red cabbage, snow peas and more can be grown in soil in tiny kitchen containers, producing quick harvests of tasty nutrients.

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