Daily Wellness Tip-If you’re grilling chicken

Daily Wellness Tip-If you’re grilling chicken
If you’re grilling chicken, marinate it first—and not just for good taste.  One study showed that a chicken breast marinated in olive oil, cider vinegar, brown sugar, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, and salt produced fewer heterocyclic amines than unmarinated chicken when grilled on a propane grill for 30 minutes.  These substances, produced when meats are cooked at high temperatures, promote...Read More

Daily Wellness Tip-Drain the sauce

Daily Wellness Tip-Drain the sauce
Drain the sauce from stir-fried takeout Chinese food, since that’s where a lot of the fat lurks.  Or simply leave behind the last half-inch of sauce-drenched food in the container.  Better yet, order steamed dishes and ask for other low-fat preparations.  And share your dishes, or take most home leftovers.  Entrees are usually huge—often a pound and a half each...Read More

Daily Wellness Tip-If you grind your teeth at night

Daily Wellness Tip-If you grind your teeth at night
If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist can create an individually fitted mouth guard or splint made of soft or hard acrylic.  Usually worn at night, the guards redistribute the forces exerted while grinding and thus help protect teeth.  They can cost $400 or more.  You can try a simple athletic mouth guard, sold at sporting-goods stores for...Read More