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EatingWell

EatingWell

July/August 2021
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What's for dinner? Is it healthy? Is it easy? If you ask these questions, Eating Well is for you. The magazine "Where Good Taste Meets Good Health," Eating Well delivers the information and inspiration you need to make healthy eating a way of life with great, easy recipes (most take 45 minutes or less), the latest nutrition science, gorgeous photos and crisp, evocative prose.

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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10 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
get together?

Last summer was a weird one when it came to getting together with folks. There were so many questions. Can we share food? Do we bring our own? What if we have to go inside? How many is too many people? I’ve just gotten my second Pfizer shot and along with that, I have a glimmer of hope that this summer is going to be a whole lot different. There is, however, one tradition from summer 2020 that I’m planning to adopt for this year and beyond: the dock concert. From May to October I live on Lake Champlain in a cottage built in the 1890s as a fishing camp. As we were contemplating how to fight both boredom and isolation while also helping our friend, Lowell Thompson, whose work as…

2 min.
what’s trending on eatingwell.com

Watermelon Salads Our fresh spins on sides and mains, like this Watermelon, Orange & Cucumber Salad with Castelvetrano Olive Vinaigrette, will be the star of your next shindig. EatingWell.com/WatermelonSalads July 4th Recipes Celebrate Independence Day with our recipe collection spanning from apps to desserts. Did someone say Flag Cake? EatingWell.com/July4th 10 Surprising High-Protein Foods We’re betting quinoa isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of protein. Learn about this rich source, plus nine more. EatingWell.com/ProteinFoods THE EATINGWELL GOOD-LIFE GURUS These are the Instagram influencers we’re looking to for party inspo this summer—from a mixologist to a pie artist (yes, a real thing!). @thecocktailsnob_ NYC-based Camille Wilson aims to inspire home bartenders to “create their own #happyhourathome.” Between the recipes on her blog, The Cocktail Snob, and the mouthwatering libations on Insta, you’re sure to want…

3 min.
net gains

Studies have shown a positive link between outdoor experiences and academic performance, personal development and environmental stewardship among kids. But with many summer camps still derailed by the pandemic, you may be looking for ways to fill that commune-with-nature gap right now. “Whether you’re in the garden or just outside, there are great opportunities for promoting observation skills and sensory exploration. Through this, you’re also enhancing social and emotional well-being, which supports learning,” says Erica Curry, who develops hands-on resources and programs for students and teachers at FoodCorps, a national nonprofit that connects kids to healthy food in schools. Fun outdoor activities Curry recommends—that also sneak in a side of education: 1. Designate a “sit spot.” Find a special place in your yard, garden or local park where you and your child can…

2 min.
water break!

It’s the time of year for hiking, biking, swimming—and getting ridiculously sweaty in the great outdoors. “In hot environments, many people don’t realize how much they’re perspiring because it evaporates so quickly, especially if they’re wearing sweat-wicking clothing,” explains Melinda Manore, Ph.D., RD, CSSD, a researcher and professor emeritus in nutrition at Oregon State University. (And about one-third of American adults don’t drink enough H2O to begin with.) Our bodies need water not only for workout performance but also to regulate body temperature and for proper metabolic and cognitive function, she adds. To make sure you stay properly hydrated in summer’s heat, Los Angeles-based sports dietitian Jessica Isaacs, RD, CSSD, suggests drinking 12 to 16 ounces of water about an hour before exercise, sipping 6 to 12 ounces every 20 minutes…

3 min.
protect your kidneys

For all the hard work they do—filtering out waste, regulating blood pressure, converting vitamin D into its usable form—your kidneys might not get the love they deserve. An estimated 37 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD), a condition that prevents the organs from functioning properly and can lead to heart disease, stroke and early death. And 9 in 10 affected people don’t know they have it. (Your doctor can test to check your status.) Diabetes, high blood pressure and age all increase your risk for CKD. But there are some simple ways to lower your odds of the disease or slow its progression, says Juan Jesus Carrero, Ph.D., who studies kidney disease at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. Here, 4 smart habits to adopt. Consider Meatless Mondays The average American…

2 min.
a life well lived

The love we feel for our pets is more than just emotional—it actually causes physiological changes in our bodies and theirs. Snuggling, for example, increases levels of the love hormone oxytocin and has a calming effect that slows down and syncs up your heart rates. So when a furry friend dies, the grief we experience can feel the same as if we’d lost a human bestie. We experience increases in the stress hormone cortisol and drops in oxytocin, along with the emotions that naturally accompany the death of a good friend or family member. In other words, the grief is real—and normal. Here, experts talk about how to get through it—and celebrate that special bond. Consider Touch Therapy Intense sadness can manifest physically as aches and pains. “It can be really helpful…