• Loneliness: It’s not necessarily something we think about as related to health, but it is. And according to a recent review of studies from AARP, it’s a pretty big public health issue — a deadly one, at that — that we really need to start paying attention to. [Refinery29]
Let me just say: As someone who can eat gluten-filled grains, I’ll never make another banana bread. The beauty in the gluten-free phase (while it certainly comes with its cons) is that we’re learning to cook with different grains and bake with different flours.
As someone who is always looking to fit in more protein and fiber, baking with almond meal is pretty much as good as it gets. In some recipes, it yields a grainy finish to your baked good, but not here. This bread comes together quickly (and easily — no mixer required!), rises beautifully, and was eaten in my house in 24 hours. I literally can’t wait to make it again.
Giving up gluten has been getting a bad rap lately: First, there was the news that folks who adhered to gluten-free diets had way higher levels of toxic metals in their blood and urine, and now, a new study, published in the BMJ, finds that, if you don’t have celiac disease or a diagnosed gluten sensitivity, ditching gluten could actually backfire when it comes to your health.
Here in Be Well Philly Land, avocado is life (see our Instagram for proof). So, when we caught wind of an organic avocado spread landing at Starbucks, we knew we had to try it … for the sake of our readers, of course. Now, we have tasted the lime-y, jalapeño-y organic avocado spread that you can buy from Starbucks and put on anything you damn well please. Below, our thorough analysis. Read more »
Snow is a comin’. And you know what happens when it snows? After a few hours cooped up in the house thinking about ordering delivery (we must fuel somehow), we pick up the phone and order delivery — and not the healthy, “Extra veggies with that, please” kind of delivery. We’re talkin’ pizza delivery. It’s warm, easy and delicious. It’s a snow-day no-brainer.
But if you’re trying to stay on your health game, a giant greasy delivery pizza pie all to yourself probably isn’t the answer. That’s where this list comes in: We have some other ways for you to temper your pizza cravings, sans guilt. Here, 10 healthier — but totally delicious! — homemade takes on pizza, from sweet potato crust to portobello mushroom cap pizzas and more. So when you’re braving the grocery store in preparation, grab a few items to whip one of these bad boys up when your pizza cravings start calling.
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If you’ve been to any grocery store recently, you know: going gluten-free is BIG right now, with reasons ranging from fear of chronic inflammation to gluten sensitivity to celiac disease. We’re not here to talk about the reasons people are ditching gluten in droves right now, though — we’re here to talk about a newly discovered unintended health consequence of doing so.
• Looking to rev up your metabolism without too much effort (aren’t we all?). Well, a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that whole grains help with the absorption of fiber, revving up your metabolism and regulating weight in the process. You don’t have to tell us twice! [Well + Good]
Leave the junk food to the folks in commercials this year. Below is a list of recipes that will satisfy your Super Bowl snacking needs without making you feel bloated and depressed by games end. Categorized by dietary restriction, this list is bound to make your 2017 Superbowl party a healthy hit! Read more »
• Raise your hand if you just chugged a cup of foul-tasting (but, hey, it gets the job done) coffee from your office’s rank communal machine. Okay, take note: Tomorrow, before you head to the office, whip up this coffee and avocado (yep, everyone’s two favorite things combined) smoothie, sure to forever improve your mornings. [Well + Good]
Good news, gluten-free eaters! Yesterday, Shake Shack – the spot known for its burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes, with five Philly-area locations — officially added gluten-free burger buns to their menu. Meaning: You can finally (FINALLY) get your hands on a burger sandwiched between a real, honest-to-goodness bun instead of lettuce “bun.” Go ahead, jump with joy.