For years, we have heard to eat low-fat or fat-free foods. Now, we hear about "healthy" fats in avocados, olive and salmon. What's the bottom line? Knowing the difference between saturated, trans, polyunsaturated (omega-3s and omega-6s), and monounsaturated (omega-9s) fats is key to choosing a well-balanced diet.
Saturated and trans fats are ...Read more
Here's some startling news: Feed your adolescent daughter lots of fruits and vegetables, and she'll have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. Who knew fruits and vegetables could be that powerful?
It's all because of the fiber.
A new large-scale study, published in the journal, Pediatrics, found that the fiber from fruits and vegetables ...Read more
Looking to boost your omega 3s? Both farm-raised and wild salmon are good choices. But which is better? Farmed Atlantic salmon, it turns out, outranks wild Pacific salmon, with 20 percent to 70 percent more omega-3 fat per serving. However, if you want fewer calories and more protein, wild salmon comes out the winner, according to Leslie Beck, a...Read more
The ink has dried on the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (released in early January). The main message hasn't changed much over the years: Eat your fruits and vegetables -- whole grains and seafood, too. And keep sugar, fats and salt in moderation. The latest guidelines expand on the 2010 edition by focusing on overall eating ...Read more
OMEGA -3 in Plants
Salmon and other fatty fish, like sardines and mackerel, have long been celebrated for their heart-healthy benefits. But it turns out, walnuts, flax and chia seeds are also great sources of the essential omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA. ALA offers heart health and stroke protection, according to several...Read more
Looking to lose weight in 2016? Most of us are. We can make all the resolutions in the world, but the real key is simple -- healthier eating. To that end, try this one thing -- eat more fruits and vegetables. That's it.
You already know that fruits and vegetables are good for you, but you may not know that they may help you avoid ...Read more
We seem to have an unsure relationship with our morning cup of coffee. Is it good for you or not? How much is too much?
A new study finds that a few cups of coffee may actually prevent melanoma -- a skin cancer. Coffee, researchers say, contains numerous bioactive compounds.
Melanoma is one of the most common cancers in the U.S., and is the ...Read more
Here's the bad news: Cardiovascular disease is the cause of one out of every three deaths in the United States, according to new statistics from the American Heart Association. And both in the U.S. and around the world, cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer. The new figures were published in the journal Circulation.
But there is good news ...Read more
If 2015 was the year for cold-pressed juices and cold-brew coffee, what's on the trend list for 2016? Look for these healthy, food trends on restaurant menus and supermarket shelves in the new year:
1. Spiralized vegetables are big. You've seen the gadgets advertised on television, but they may be a boost to get your kids to eat more veggies. ...Read more
Healthy and Affordable
A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report concludes that following the dietary guidelines doesn't necessarily cost more. However, the report said consumers may need to reallocate their food budgets. The analysis identified six changes that could improve diet quality -- most actually saving money.
"Healthy food is not ...Read more
Whether or not your child eats before school makes a big difference in how he or she does in school, a new study finds.
Researchers at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom found a direct, positive link between students' breakfast quality and consumption and their school progress. The findings were published in the UK's Journal of Public ...Read more
Here's a fun quiz that addresses some of the common mistakes people make when cooking turkey dinner for Thanksgiving, put together by The Ohio State University. Pick the best answer to each question.
1. The turkey in your freezer has been there since last Thanksgiving. What should you do with it?
a. Throw it out!
b. Feed it to your in-laws.