Janis Jibrin's Blog
On Aug 27Odorless and taste-free, arsenic makes the perfect poison, and it has been used as such throughout history. Clearly, it’s not something you want in your juice—yet that’s exactly where it was found based on two recent, high-profile reports: one from the watchdog organization Consumer Union (CU), the...Full Post
On Jul 16Just because it’s vegan doesn’t mean it’s healthy (think French fries and cola). But this Quinoa Basil Pie gets it right with high-quality protein (tofu), whole grains (quinoa), healthy fat (olive oil) and vegetables (spinach, basil and tomatoes). Round out your meal with a green salad tossed with...Full Post
On Jul 10, 2012I’m Not a Jock. So What?
Posted By Janis Jibrin on July 10, 2012
It happened to so many of us in Phys Ed class—we watched the athletic kids dominate at dodge ball, easily score baskets and goals, and, of course, get picked first for teams. I wasn’t a complete klutz, but growing up in a family...Full Post
On Jul 03, 2012What to Eat Before Your Workout
Posted By Janis Jibrin on July 3, 2012
Pop quiz: Should you eat something before you hit the gym?
The answer: Only if you’re hungry, because that means you actually need some fuel. Otherwise, you could easily negate the calories you’re about to burn. Plus, you could...Full Post
On Jun 26, 2012How Healthy Is Your Cereal Bowl?
Posted By Janis Jibrin on June 26, 2012
Is your bowl a little boring? Your breakfast is supposed to help wake you up—not put you back to bed. My cereal bowl is an elaborate affair, a mix of several types of cereal (gotta get all those textures in) plus fruit and nuts....Full Post
On Jun 19, 201251 Foods that Ward off Wrinkles
Posted By Janis Jibrin on June 19, 2012
Is your skin getting the nutrition it needs? A balanced diet (á la Best Life) that contains six nutrients in particular will promote radiant skin today and help stave off wrinkles tomorrow. (Don’t forget to use sunscreen,...Full Post
On Jun 12, 2012Nutrition Knowledge is Power
Posted By Janis Jibrin on June 12, 2012
You’d think becoming a nutritionist would sort of take the fun out of eating: The drag of knowing how many calories you’re putting in your mouth and the little diagram of a clogged artery that flashes in your brain whenever you see...Full Post
On Jun 05, 2012Get out of the Kitchen!
Posted By Janis Jibrin on June 5, 2012
Believe it or not, cooking is not always the healthiest way to spend your time. That might sound strange coming from a nutritionist—after all, you’ve probably heard that cooking at home allows you to choose the healthiest ingredients and keep a lid...Full Post
On May 15, 20124 Foods that Deserve a Second Chance
Posted By Janis Jibrin on May 15, 2012
Is there some vegetable or other healthy food you just can’t stand? Maybe it’s one of the four foods below—they tend to evoke the biggest groans from people. But I have to plead their case: They’re so nutritious that it’s worth...Full Post
On May 08, 2012The Weight of Loneliness
Posted By Janis Jibrin on May 8, 2012
Yesterday, day three of my chocolate cake craving, I finally gave in. When it lasts this long, it’s usually one of two things: PMS or loneliness. This time around, it was the latter.
To be honest, I’m not lonely all that often, and when I...Full Post