diet | The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News - Part 3
Today’s Solutions: July 18, 2024
Home » diet » Page 3

These 5 foods will help lift y

These 5 foods will help lift your mood all winter long

With the days becoming shorter and the weather colder, it’s not uncommon for people to start feeling emotionally drained. In fact, some 10 million Americans experience a subtype of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) each year during the winter months, with symptoms including Read More...

Parsnips are in season. Here

Parsnips are in season. Here’s how to best enjoy this healthy root veggie

We’re all about eating seasonally at the Optimist Daily, and with the winter months here, a whole bunch of root veggies are now in season. Amongst those root veggies is the parsnip, which looks a bit like a white carrot. Let’s take a look at the amazing health benefits of parsnips and how to Read More...

Students vote to ban lamb and

Students vote to ban lamb and beef from Oxford dining halls

Oxford University has always prided itself on being an educational leader in the UK, but its students have felt that the school “has shown a lack of leadership” when it comes to “addressing climate change.” Taking matters into their own hands, Oxford’s student union just passed a motion Read More...

Women who follow this diet are

Women who follow this diet are 30% less likely to develop diabetes

A new study featuring more than 25,000 female participants has discovered that women who ate a Mediterranean diet are 30 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than women who did not. The Mediterranean diet is often considered one of the healthiest diets, with an emphasis on healthy fats, Read More...

Happy joyful young woman smiling to the sun.

How to naturally lower your blood pressure

Blood pressure refers to the pressure put on your arterial walls when the heart beats and pushes blood through your arteries. It’s a vital part of the equation when it comes to living, but when blood pressure is too high, it can lead to serious health complications. In fact, uncontrolled high Read More...

Fresh steamed edamame sprinkled with sea salt on a rustic tabletop.

New study finds Omega-3 helps heart patients live longer

A study by the American College of Cardiology discovered that eating foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids leads patients to live at least 3 years longer than those who didn't eat those heart-healthy foods after a heart attack, stroke, or another life-threatening event. In the study, researchers Read More...

10 tasty alternatives to deli

10 tasty alternatives to deli meats for your sandwiches

When you need to whip up a last-minute lunch for your kids, deli meats can seem like a savior. Just slap a slice of ham on bread, add some cheese, mustard, and lettuce, and you’re good to go. But for all the convenience that comes with deli meats, there are downsides for the health of your child Read More...

Try this simple trick to eat s

Try this simple trick to eat slower and more mindfully

The core principle behind mindful eating is not about what you eat, but about how you eat it. When you eat absent-mindedly, as you might do in front of the TV, then you are prone to eat quicker and more than you might need. This can lead to less than desirable health outcomes. However, when you Read More...

Ayurveda: 4 practices to help

Ayurveda: 4 practices to help you develop a better relationship with food

In the Ayurvedic tradition of health and healing from India, meals are considered sacred rituals. From the food itself to the way it is prepared and cooked, the whole experience of eating is considered divine. According to Vedic teacher Acharya Shunya, one of the beautiful benefits of eating this Read More...

Enjoy these 4 health benefits

Enjoy these 4 health benefits when you eat figs

Taking a bite into a ripe fresh fig is one of nature’s finest taste experiences. Your tongue will recognize flavors reminiscent of honey and mild berries, all while enjoying the jam-like texture of the fig. With October being the last month of fig season, now is the best time to enjoy one. If you Read More...