When it comes to the landscape of fast food, it's looking less green than ever. These days, many chains are pulling back on providing fresh options for customers as menus are simplified. But why are we forgoing the fork? According to McDonald's, which ditched salads at the beginning of the...
Just the right amount of controversy can be a great thing for a company. It gets people talking, paying attention, and thinking about the brand's products, and that can potentially translate to sales. Thus the edginess we see in so many ads. But when a commercial goes too far, crossing a line that causes people to find it offensive, insensitive, crass, or otherwise worthy of outrage, the people behind the spot would really rather it just fade from memory.
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You have likely heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and while there are varying opinions on this statement, your breakfast habits no doubt have an impact on your body. When it comes to blood sugar, there are so many factors involved in managing this metric, and what you eat (or don't eat) is one of the biggest. While those with diabetes should be especially mindful of managing their blood sugar, it is in everyone's best interests to avoid habits that make it harder for our bodies to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. Here are the four worst breakfast habits for your blood sugar.
When it comes to serving up square-shaped sliders that arrive by the "sackful" in the southeastern United States, nobody is bigger than Krystal. Even so, the old-school chain fell on hard times two years ago and has been looking to reinvigorate its brand and trim excess fat. One way the...
The Louisiana Kitchen is expanding its menu once again. Starting today, Popeyes will be serving up three revived menu items, along with one brand new one—all for a limited time. After a six-year hiatus, the Hushpuppy Shrimp meal will be making its long-awaited return to the southern chain. The...
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Drinking juice can be an easy, refreshing way to fit necessary nutrients into your daily diet. However, not all juices are the same, and some may be healthier than others. For example, if you're trying to lose weight, some of the worst types of juice you can drink are going to be the ones loaded with sugar. The key here is that you don't have to avoid drinking these juices if you love them, but monitoring how much you drink can significantly help with your weight loss goals.
Kidney stones may be developed due to your eating and drinking habits. According to the National Kidney Foundation, too little water or too much food with sugar, salt, or fructose can cause kidney stones. A lack of calcium may also lead to the most common type of kidney stone, calcium oxalate. Therefore, it's important to develop eating habits that help minimize your risk of developing kidney stones.
Experiencing a slight shift in your memory and cognitive health is a normal part of aging, but people can experience this at different levels of intensity. In fact, around 10-20% of adults over the age of 65 in the United States experience mild cognitive impairment, which experts say falls in between what is "normal aging" and what would be considered dementia. In other words, memory issues related to aging are very common.
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According to the CDC, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease (the most common form of dementia) as of 2020. "While we enjoy lower rates of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers than a generation ago, the numbers are going in the other direction when it comes to brain-related impairment," says CNN's resident brain surgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta. "One new case of dementia will soon be diagnosed every 4 seconds, and it will be the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the country. It's time to change this trend." Here are five warning signs of Alzheimer's disease, according to the CDC. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.
Does it matter when you take your supplements? Taking vitamins first thing in the morning before having breakfast could be a big no-no, according to doctors. "Taking vitamins on an empty stomach can frequently upset the GI tract," says gastroenterologist Christine Lee, MD. "Many people experience stomach pains, nausea and even diarrhea." Here are five vitamins never to take in the morning. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.
It can't be stressed enough: Taking the necessary steps to lead an active, healthy lifestyle is so important. As you age, it gets more and more difficult to stay in shape due to the loss of lean muscle mass and a slower metabolism. Your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers also increase if you don't get in regular exercise or follow a healthy diet. Establishing healthy habits in your younger years—and sticking to them—is a smart idea. So without further delay, in order to lead an incredibly healthy lifestyle, we're here to help you out with the fitness part of the equation. We've put together a super-productive routine you'll want to add to your regimen, so read on to learn more.
Ashton Kutcher is opening up about his recent battle with a rare form of autoimmune disease that left him bedridden. "I had this weird, super rare form of vasculitis that knocked out my vision, it knocked out my hearing, it knocked out like all my equilibrium," Kutcher, 44, says. "It took me about a year to build it all back up. You don't really appreciate it until it's gone. Until you go, 'I don't know if I'm ever going to be able to see again, I don't know if I'm ever going to be able to hear again, I don't know if I'm ever going to be able to walk again.' I'm lucky to be alive." What is vasculitis and can it affect you? Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.
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The days of popping a Lactaid in order to enjoy your latte are over. Dairy-free alternatives have been gaining traction for the past decade, and they're more ubiquitous than ever. In 2021, Morning Consult surveyed 2,200 Americans on how frequently they use non-dairy milks. Nearly half responded "at least once a month," with almond milk topping the charts as the option that non-dairy drinkers prefer most.
Keanu Reeves keeps things real with a healthy, passionate lifestyle and seems to live out his dreams. "I'm not looking for a red carpet to walk, and I'm not trying to have a celebrity footprint," Reeves tells Men's Journal, adding, "I can see the appeal—it's just not to my taste." We're impressed with his confidence, unpretentiousness, and the fact that he seems to be a genuine guy. Reeves does what he needs to do to get things done. It appears that he loves the life he lives, and lives the life he loves—and that's inspiring to us all! Read on to learn what we've found out about Keanu Reeves' healthy habits, and next up, don't miss The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.