- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Jan 8, 2014 6:10 PM EST | Comments
It’s no secret that a great diet can help you look and feel younger, but you might be surprised to learn about some specific foods that have age-defying properties. Elisa Zied is a nutritionist and author of “Younger Next Week,” and she stopped by Daily Shot to share her favorite age-defying foods:
1. Popcorn. “It’s 100 percent whole grain and it’s also a great source of fiber,” Elisa says. Popcorn also has great plant chemicals called polyphenols which have anti-oxidant properties. “They fight the free radicals that are in your body and in the environment that ruin skin and other body cells,” she adds.
2. Potatoes. While low-carb enthusiasts might be shocked to see the potatoes presence on a power food list, Elisa says “carbs are so essential because they give your body, your brain, your red blood cells, your whole nervous system the basic glucose that you need to be energized.” They also enhance the production of serotonin, “that wonderful...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Jan 8, 2014 10:35 AM EST | Comments
Former champion boxer and fitness expert Michael Olajide, Jr. famously helped model Adriana Lima get back in shape for the 2012 Victoria's Secret fashion show — just eight weeks after she gave birth. "We kind of had to override nature in a way," Michael says about the postbaby transformation. He scheduled workouts with Adriana twice a day, using a mix of jump rope, shadowboxing, and sculpting maneuvers. "Before you know it ... she was onstage," Michael says.
Michael insists that you don't have to be a supermodel to undergo a body transformation. His new program "Sleekify" is all about using cardiovascular workouts to build muscle endurance - and best of all, there are no weights necessary So, with workouts that burn around 1,000 calories, there are sure to be results.
If you think jumping rope is just for boxers and young girls, think again. Michael says this workout is essential for getting in tip-top shape. "So many people have not dis...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Tue, Jan 7, 2014 9:41 AM EST | Comments
Looking for great recipes for a healthier 2014? Sarah Carey, host of "Everyday Food," shares her favorite guilt-free comfort foods.
Recipes courtesy of MarthaStewart.com
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/4 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest
1 large lime wedge (about 2 limes total)
1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil with 3 popcorn kernels in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. When kernels pop, add remainder of the 1/2 cup kernels. Cook, covered, shaking pan occasionally, until popping slows, 6 to 7 minutes. Remove pan from heat; let stand, covered, 1 minute.
2. Stir together spices, salt, and zest in a small bowl. Toss hot popcorn with remaining tablespoon oil in a large bowl; sprinkle with spice mixture. Squeeze lime wedge over popcorn. Toss to coat. (58 calories per 1-cup serving)
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- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Jan 6, 2014 10:24 AM EST | CommentsIf you shove your groceries in the fridge without a second thought, you could be causing certain foods to expire faster. Bahar Takhtechian, editor-at-large of Shape magazine, plays "fridge versus cupboard" and reveals what produce should and shouldn't be kept in the cooler.
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Potatoes? Keep in the cupboard, not the fridge. "Potatoes have starch, and when they're exposed to cold temperatures, it actually makes the potato sweeter," Bahar says. "Keep them in a brown bag, and then store it away in a dark place."
Tomatoes should also be stored in the cupboard. "Tomatoes need to be kept out of the fridge because a lot of times those cold temperatures change the texture, and it makes them ripen unevenly," she explains.
What about bread? "You'd think that you should store it in the fridge because that would prevent mold," Bahar says. "However, when you do that, that makes the bread get stale faster." She recommends splitting th...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Sun, Jan 5, 2014 6:00 PM EST | Comments
The newest season of "The Bachelor" kicks off next week, and Trista Sutter is proof that the dating show can actually end in real love. As the very first "Bachelorette," she met firefighter Ryan Sutter and got married on national television. Now, the couple has two kids and is celebrating 10 years of happy marriage.
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"It can work!" Trista says about the show. She credits the success of their union to openness, laughter, and lots of sex. "We've just learned a lot from each other over the years, and I think we're both open to continuing to learn."
Despite her happy marriage, Trista says she struggled with depression after making the decision to have plastic surgery to correct a droopy eye. She was allergic to her antibiotic and ended up getting sick for weeks afterward. "I went into clinical depression," she says. "I was like a shell of myself. It was horrible."
Trista eventually came out of the tough stage of her life, and she credits gratitude with helping...Read More »