Taste of Tomorrow – Food -The world’s most nutritious foods

Imagine the ideal food. One that contains all the nutrients necessary to meet, but not exceed, our daily nutrient demands. If such a food existed, consuming it, without eating any other, would provide the optimal nutritional balance for our body. Such a food does not exist. But we can do the next best thing. The key is to eat a balance of highly nutritional foods, that when consumed together, do not contain too much of any one nutrient, to avoid exceeding daily recommended amounts. Scientists studied more than 1,000 foods,…

The Ultimate Gear Guide for Cyclists Who Love Their Coffee

Coffee is so much more than just a drink. It’s a chance to take time by yourself, or an opportunity to spend time with friends. It’s also one of the few performance-enhancing substances that you can buy on just about any street corner. There are as many ways of making and drinking coffee as there are people who drink it— but it’s easy to have great coffee at home or on the road if you have a little know-how and the right equipment. To help you start your day the right…

4 Major Signs You’re Eating Too Much Salt

On taco night, mac and cheese night, or Super Bowl Sunday, you know you’re in for a serious dose of sodium. But beyond those obviously salty foods, sodium has a way of sneaking on to your plate more often than you might realize. It’s everywhere—starting with the fancy salt you pick up at the farmer’s market. “All salt contains 40 percent sodium,” says Mandy Enright, R.D.N., a nutritionist and fitness trainer in New Jersey. That means Kosher salt, pink Himalayan salt, and even that fancy French sea salt are all just as…

7 Foods That Are Totally Messing With Your Sleep

Some mornings you jump out of bed, raring to go when that alarm goes off. Other mornings? Getting up and at ’em is the last thing you want to do. What you’re putting on your plate may actually mess with your sleep cycle. Limit these nighttime eats and your morning self will thank you. Michael Möller / EyeEm/Getty Images 1 Tomato Sauce When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, this pasta favorite has two strikes against it. Not only can it cause heartburn for people who suffer from acid reflux,…

If You Have Diabetes, Here’s Exactly What to Order at 8 Types of Restaurants​

When you have diabetes, eating out can seem more complicated than deciphering the new tax code. But it doesn’t have to be. “People with diabetes can enjoy most any kind of restaurant,” says Jill Weisenberger, RDN, CDE, author of Diabetes Weight Loss Week by Week.“The key is to stick as closely to your usual meal plan as possible.” Here’s how. Lauri Patterson/Getty Images 1 Pizza Worried about all that crust? Go with one slice of thin crust pizza and you’ll lighten the carb count of your slice by a third compared to a regular slice.…

The Common Eating Habit That’s Secretly Doubling Your Calories

Apart from a few indulgences—let’s face it, holiday parties and willpower don’t play well together—you might think you’re on track with your daily calorie amount. Even if you don’t count calories, you probably have a good idea of how close you’re coming to the recommended weight maintenance levels—which, according to the USDA, is between 2,400 and 3,000 calories a day for men depending on how active they are. But here’s the bummer news: It’s possible you could be way, way off from those estimates. One major misstep comes from serving size,…