Topic: oatmeal

Health Hack: 6 Ways To Make A Healthier Oatmeal

Health Hack: 6 Ways To Make A Healthier Oatmeal

What’s better on a cold morning than a nice warm bowl of oatmeal, right? How about a healthier version of one of our favorite comfort foods? While the oats themselves are a good choice of complex carbohydrates, the flavored oatmeals and the toppings we add can turn a nutritious breakfast into a not-so-nutritious one. That’s because some instant oatmeals are loaded with sugar and salt. Other times, we are tempted to add our own brown sugar or syrup to sweeten up the pot. A little is OK, of course, but we have some other ways to make a healthier bowl of oatmeal tomorrow morning.
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Pimp My Health: 5 Healthy Twists For Your Oatmeal

Pimp My Health: 5 Healthy Twists For Your Oatmeal

This week on “Pimp My Health“, we’re going to pimp your oatmeal. As the days get cooler, there is nothing like starting your morning with a nice, hot bowl of oatmeal. Trouble is, many of the instant varieties can be loaded with sugar, and many of the whole oats versions can lack flavor leading us to top it with brown sugar or syrup. With a few simple twists though, you can makeover your oatmeal and transform it into a tasty and healthy breakfast: More »

Morning Links: Mark Bittman Critiques McDonald’s Oatmeal

Morning Links: Mark Bittman Critiques McDonald's Oatmeal

Mark Bittman Slams McDonalds Oatmeal – Bittman says McDonald’s makes oatmeal wrong, even if you are okay with the calorie count. (New York Times)

Noisy Hospitals Might Be Killing People – Studies show that the numerous alarms and beeps may wear on health care providers, creating confusion about how to care for patients. (GOOD)

Getting On Your Nerves – Researchers found that hyperactive nerve cells may contribute to depression in mice, hopefully revealing more about the cause and treatment options for depressive disorders. (ScienceDaily) More »

Breakfast of Champions: What to Eat Now That Big Breakfasts are Out

Breakfast of Champions: What to Eat Now That Big Breakfasts are Out

Whether or not you believe that bigger breakfasts lead to bigger waistlines, most of us can agree that certain morning meals are healthier. Any certified nutritionist will tell you that fasting until lunch is a big metabolism mistake, but gorging yourself on pancakes and bacon isn’t a smart way to start your day, either. So what really constitutes a breakfast of champions? Getting a lot of protein and fiber is important, but there are good (low-fat, high-vitamin) and bad (high-fat, high-sugar) ways to get what you need. Here are TIME‘s suggestions for five five healthy breakfasts you can eat now that big breakfasts are out: More »

Turn Your Kitchen Pantry Into Your Bathroom Vanity: 10 Kitchen Staples That Can Make You Beautiful

Turn Your Kitchen Pantry Into Your Bathroom Vanity: 10 Kitchen Staples That Can Make You Beautiful

Whether you live in a small space or just like to minimize clutter, finding products that multitask is never a bad thing. It saves space, time, and money, and it’s good eco-practice to keep fewer products and less packaging lying around the house. That’s why we like the idea of a kitchen that doubles as a day spa (and foods that double as beauty products). Here are 10 things (that you probably already have) in your kitchen that do double duty in your bathroom: More »