When it comes to healthy-eating and weight-loss advice, the “everything in moderation” mantra gets thrown around like confetti at a New Year’s Eve party. The problem with this advice, though: Everyone’s definition of moderation is different, and, according to a new study, it’s often defined by individuals as more — not less — than what they think a person should consume. #Fail Read more »
If gummy vitamins are your jam (hey, no shame in that game), take note: Pharmavite LLC has recalled a number of Nature Made vitamins distributed nationwide — including three varieties of adult gummy vitamins — due to possible Salmonella or Staphylococcus aureus contamination. See the rundown of recalled products below. Read more »
Whether you relish all things old-fashioned and dream of having glass bottles dropped right at your front step, á la the milkman days, or you just don’t have time to make it to the juice shop to get your liquified greens, these seven juice spots in the Philly area — that deliver straight to your doorstep — will make you very happy. Check them out below.
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• “Omg I hated it! Watery slimy. Gross.” That, my fellow avocado lovers, is how one Cooking Light editor described the SlimCado, a lower-calorie avocado trying to make it big like Hass, to another Cooking Light editor via text message. And they’re not the only ones disgusted by the SlimCado: There’s an entire Twitter handle — with over 3,000 followers, might I add — solely devoted to hating on the avocado variety. [The Wall Street Journal]
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On the hunt for spots around Philly that have both good date-night vibes (no fluorescent lights, please) and eats that will leave you feeling great? We’ve got you covered. We asked local health coach Jessica Baumgardner (she’s also the gal behind the @healthcoachphilly Instagram, by the way), to dish on her top five healthy date-night spots around the city, and her picks — from El Vez to Amis — are pretty unexpected. Below, she spills on her favorite healthy date-night restaurants in Philly, plus what to order to enjoy your meal — zero regrets. Read more »
Remember when we told you guys about this Crock-Pot trick to make dump meals (unfortunate name, we know), slow-cooker meals that are prepped beforehand so when you’re ready to eat them, you just dump them in the Crock-Pot? Well, my busy friends, it just came to our attention that there’s a local company, What a Crock Meals to Go, that will do ALL of the prep legwork for you so all you have to do is dump the meal in the Crock-Pot come dinner-making time. In other words, they’re making every busy person’s dreams come true.
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Bad news for grab-and-go bar enthusiasts: In the past few days, five companies — Clif Bar, Kashi, Nature Valley, Quaker Oats and Navitas Naturals — have recalled a slew of granola and protein bars due to potential listeria contamination. The recall comes after SunOpta, a company that provides sunflower kernels to the companies mentioned above, issued a recall for a portion of their sunflower kernels due to potential listeria contamination. Read more »
• With Beyoncé in town yesterday, we feel there’s no better time than now to talk about hot sauce. (After all, Queen Bey does carry it in her bag.) Turns out, hot sauce can work all sorts of wonders for your health, from helping you to burn more fat (really!) to boosting your mood (again, really!) and more. [Women’s Health] Read more »