eating well

I once thought my moms traits were old-fashioned, frugal, and even quirky. Now, over three decades later, I see them as progressive, healthy and wise. It turns out that my mom was ahead of the curve.
The tradition of yoga has a long history of practices and rituals around our food. These include suggestions around preparing and eating food to optimize digestion.
Credit: Flickr/Ivan Dervisevic By: Jacqueline Aizen Arugula and bitter greens We can thank powerful compounds called "glucosinolates
Here are the tricks that will make you actually want to eat the meal you prepared.
There are a number of time-consuming kitchen tasks that are not fun (or at least I do not think they are fun) -- washing dishes, cleaning gritty greens, planning meals. Peeling apples, on the other hand, is time-consuming yet enjoyable. It's meditative, almost.
For many of us, these extremes of eating has made thriving and surviving more difficult to do. So how should we be eating in a way that's classified as "normal" or balanced? Well, for starters, here are five qualities that normal eaters DON'T have.
Now, it's a great reason to stop the insanity of putting things into my body that are just unhealthy. With all the amazingly healthy foods available to create a delicious, satisfying diet, there really isn't any excuse for eating what I'll call "The Dirty Dozen":
Here are five super simple tricks to eating healthier. You can begin right now, and if you don't keep to the tenets one day, just start again the next.