9 Foods That Boost Metabolism Naturally

Your metabolism is partly ruled by genetics, but you can rev it up naturally by eating right. Fill up on the following nine foods to increase your body’s fat-burning power. Egg whites – Egg whites are rich in branched-chain amino acids, which keep your metabolism stoked, says Chicago nutritionist David Grotto, RDN. Eggs are also loaded with protein and vitamin D. Try these protein-packed egg recipes. Lean meat – Lean meat is full of iron; deficiencies in […]

Food Triggers for Migraines

There are all sorts of things that can trigger migraines. For some people, it might just be lunch. Studies have proven only a few foods, or substances in foods, seem to bring on headaches in a lot of people. “I don’t recommend a particular diet to anybody with migraines. But if somebody says, ‘Anytime I eat Brie cheese I get a migraine,’ well then, don’t do that,” says B. Lee Peterlin, DO. She’s the director […]

What’s in Your E-Cigarette?

As the popularity of electronic cigarettes has grown over the past several years, so have concerns over the health risks tied to them. The New England Journal of Medicine, for example, recently published a letter from researchers that set off alarm bells. They reported that some e-cigarettes release formaldehyde, a probable cancer-causing substance (or carcinogen), when heated with batteries set at high voltages. On Jan. 28, the California State Department of Public Health released a […]

Spicy Broccoli with Garlic

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds broccoli  4 1/2 tablespoons olive oil  1 clove garlic, minced  1/4 teaspoon salt  1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper  1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar  3/4 cup water Directions Peel and slice thick stems from broccoli; separate florets. In a skillet, bring water to a simmer over medium-low heat. Add stems and florets; cook, covered, until bright green, 4 minutes. Stir in olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and crushed red pepper. Cook 4 minutes. […]

Garlicky Roasted Asparagus

Ingredients 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed  2 tablespoons olive oil  4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced  Coarse salt and ground pepper Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss asparagus with oil and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Roast until tender and browned in spots, 15 to 18 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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