Drinking. Ah, drinking. All day. All night. You know what it does to you; how it makes you feel and act, however different from the recap your friends give. Conversations are better, and food is absolutely better. Health conscious drinkers may end the night with a series of drunken crunches, but why not take note of what you’re putting into your body instead of trying to make up for it with 3 or 4 lousy minutes of a painfully sobering workout?
Gizmodo’s certified nutritionist Maren Robinson took a look at the best and worse drinks for your health, while keeping in mind that any amount of alcohol consumption will have more or less the same effect on your night.
Meet Lauren Schmitt, is a nutritionist and certified personal trainer, who owns her own company, Healthy Eating & Living, Inc. She has worked with individuals to achieve a healthier lifestyle and has also created numerous corporate wellness programs. In her business, she coaches people to lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle through eating right and exercising. She is currently the on-site nutritionist at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Dreamworks Animation. She has ongoing projects with the WB and is a part of many disordered outpatient teams in Los Angeles. Joonbug had the chance to chat with this health guru and got some helpful tips and advice to looking your best during this sweltering summer.
Nutella, the velvety chocolate and hazelnut spread adored by millions, recently had its day in court. Two mothers, Athena Hohenberg and Laura Rude-Barbato, brought up a class action lawsuit against the company who produces the spread, Ferrero, for exaggerating Nutella’s nutritional value. Athena and Laura were appalled at the way Ferrero advertised Nutella as a healthy option because it is made with “simple, quality ingredients like hazelnuts, skim milk, and a hint of coco.”
Many Chicagoans would agree that a day at the ballpark can be copasetic. The thing is, some of us are looking for more than mediocrity. I am here to tell you, things are looking up for baseball.
Envision this: your two hometown teams Cubs vs. Sox playing at nostalgic Wrigley Field on a sweltering ninety degree day. Just add Vienna beef hotdogs, premium beer, vegetarian options, and if they don't win, it's okay.
Since the Ricketts’ dropped $900 million on Wrigley Field, they have stepped it up for their fans. They even serve fruit cups and salads! As a long time foodie, nutrition advocate, beer lover, and eighty five percent vegetarian, I am pumped.
So apparently going organic is really not beneficial for you, unless you enjoy paying the extra bucks. According to researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, eating organic food is no more nutritional than ordinary food. The perceived health benefits “created a global organic market worth an estimated $48 billion in 2007,” reported Reuters.com.
“A number of difference in nutrient content were found to exist between organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs, but these are unlikely to be of any public health relevance,” said Alan Dangour, a writer of scientific literature based on this study.
Most New Yorkers spend their days behind a desk. If they are not at the office, they are probably commuting, leaving little or no opportunity for exercise and proper nutrition. Some New York companies have turned to the experts from FreshDirect to help their employees make more health-conscious choices, the New York Times reports.
Located in Long Island City, FreshDirect delivers farm fresh groceries right to your door. Their food comes straight from farms, fisheries and dairies, cutting out the middleman.
Aside from their usual deliveries, FreshDirect has begun sending teams of its chefs and nutritionists to area businesses to conduct information sessions on eating healthy at the office, free of charge. Although they will come to your office for free, you have to rack up a decent tab of FreshDirect products or be a frequent corporate customer to warrant the cost.