September 5, 2015

Along the Gulfshore

Gulfshore Life’s editors explore Southwest Florida
Hot Dish: Blue Is the New Green

09/04/15

Hot Dish: Blue Is the New Green

                              At the crossroads of healthy and delicious rests a new designation in town: the seal of approval by NCH’s Blue Zone Project. From restaurants to cooking classes, the "Live longer, better!" concept is taking off faster than a 777 from RSW, and organizers hope we'll be going blue for the long haul, which is basically a variant of being green. The idea is rooted in research on how we can make changes to increase our health and happiness and, therefore, longevity—walking more, having a sense of purpose and, from a dining perspective, drinking moderate amounts of wine and eating lots of veggies (cultures...

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Getting Ready To Eat? You May Want to Sit Down for This

09/03/15

Getting Ready To Eat? You May Want to Sit Down for This

  Most of us eat on the go at some point. Whether it’s a granola bar on the way to work or a trip through McDonald’s for lunch, the concept of chowing down anywhere besides the dining room is pretty commonplace these days. And it may be backfiring on us. A new study from the Journal of Health Psychology suggested that grabbing something on the run actually may cause us to eat more in the long run. Participants ate a cereal bar while watching TV, walking or talking. When presented with goodies afterward, the participants who walked and ate their cereal bar ended up gobbling up more sweets. One possible explanation: The participants (who all told researchers they were watching their weight) were distracted and didn’t notice how much they ate. Or, the...

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Design Trends: On the Cylindrical Side

09/02/15

Design Trends: On the Cylindrical Side

Urban aesthetic creeps into the dining room.

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Hot Dish: Green Acre—Introducing The Ritz’s Hydroponic Farm

09/02/15

Hot Dish: Green Acre—Introducing The Ritz’s Hydroponic Farm

The hotel is leading the nation in the exciting venture.

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