Daily Archives: October 21, 2014

Root vegetables

I have a theory: I think that fall and winter are the easiest times of year for healthy eating. Yes, I realize I’m putting “easy” and “healthy eating” in the same sentence as the seasons that bring us a never-ending onslaught of Halloween candy, stuffing, pie, and holiday parties. But! In addition to the sugar-laden pumpkin spice lattes and ubiquitous fun-sized Snickers, fall also brings us some of the most flavorful, versatile, and nutrient-dense fixins, straight from the soil: the humble root vegetable. From the homely yet rich-tasting celery root to the velvety, sweet parsnip, these unassuming, thick-skinned vegetables prove the old adage that beauty is only skin deep. Behold, a few of our favorite ways to sneak a little extra root veggie goodness into your diet. Carrots, sweet potatoes, parsnips, and more >>


We’re all spending countless hours trying to work our way to better health like a bunch of suckers. But who needs hard work? These vintage ads from a simpler time prove bulging muscles, luxuriously thick hair, and the perfect figure could once be yours for $2.98 plus shipping and handling. Their ridiculous claims sound like this article from ClickHole: “Contact me IMMEDIATELY if you want to know how I turned my scrawny body into an OUT OF CONTROL PRISON OF MUSCLE from which DEATH IS THE ONLY ESCAPE.” But they’re real.  False advertising ahoy! >>