A recently published study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics highlights kids' eating preferences.
We often think kids won't eat something healthy, but this study found otherwise.
The study looked at the availability of lower-sodium lunches in middle schools and how well-accepted the lower-sodium entrees were by students....Read more
The new 2020 to 2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are out, updated every five years. The new edition urges us to make every bite count -- to think about how everything we eat and drink makes a difference.
There are five important recommendations, which probably sound familiar:
-- Follow a healthy eating pattern. A healthy eating pattern ...Read more
Weight loss ranks as one of the top New Year's resolutions every year. So, here it is, the first week of January, and like most Americans, you probably have it somewhere on your resolutions list.
That's according to an article published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. The article looked at a survey of...Read more
This is the season when we turn to that magic diet that will help us drop those unwelcome COVID-19 and holiday pounds.
There is no shortage of headlines guaranteeing success to anyone who follows the latest diet. Some, such as the Mediterranean or the DASH diet, are well balanced and sensible. Others, especially those that promise a 10-pound ...Read more
Most of us know that fish and seafood need to be part of our menus -- at least twice a week. That's because eating fish and seafood helps our brain and our heart. Salmon, tuna and mackerel are particularly high in omega-3 fatty acids, the "good" fats we should all try to consume more often. Those are the fats that are heart-healthy and can ...Read more
Sometimes it's the smallest things that can help us reach our goals. Take breakfast, for example, if you struggle with making a quick, healthy breakfast, you may need to purchase a small skillet (for one or two, depending on your family size) to make a quick egg and veggie omelet or scramble in the morning. If you prefer a Smoothie in the ...Read more
You've probably heard enough about COVID-19 and the holidays and all that we haven't been able to do this year, but here is something you can do to start the New Year with less of a brain fog.
Whatever your Christmas holiday looks like this year, you can help your brain stay healthy with foods that support brain health. This is a great time to ...Read more
If you look at your diet, do you get enough fruits and vegetables? For most of us, the answer is no. Only 1 in 10 Americans get the recommended two cups of fruits per day (for a 2,000-calorie diet). Fruits have important dietary benefits; they are a good source of fiber as well as key vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Fruits are also a source...Read more
Keep the whole grains coming.
Not only do they help with diabetes, but new research finds they may improve heart health as well.
Earlier research has found that higher consumption of whole grains may help reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal in July 2020. The study looked...Read more
Vitamin C for Your Muscles
Those of us over 30 lose approximately 3% to 8% of our skeletal muscle mass each decade, and more over the age of 60. That's a bit shocking, isn't it? That muscle loss can lead to frailty, type 2 diabetes, physical disability and even mortality.
But the good news is we can turn that around.
Researchers in the U.K. ...Read more
It may come as a surprise, but what we choose to eat can affect our mood. And as we head into the holiday season, it may be important to think about what you're eating.
Fill up on antioxidants and minerals from fruits and vegetables, along with lean protein and healthy fats, and it will be easier to smile at life and your loved ones.
A 2017 ...Read more
Can the words "healthy" and "holiday" even go together? Should they go together? Do you put them together?
It can seem like you do such a good job eating well all year long, and then, when the holidays roll around, all those good intentions go out the window. We've all been there and know the feeling. Then comes January and those New Year's ...Read more
I've been around long enough to remember when vegetarian diets were all the rage. Now we call them plant-based. No matter what you call them, these diets replace meats with plants for protein. There are many studies that back up the health benefits of plant-based eating. But a word of caution from a new observational study was recently published...Read more