My friend's 10-year-old daughter just broke her arm playing at school. Her mom and I talked about how much bone-strengthening milk she drinks a day. The answer? Not enough. Most kids may drink a carton of milk at school, but that's not enough.
Do you think about your children's bone health when you think about their nutrition? Most of us know ...Read more
Are whole eggs a better choice than egg whites? A new study at the University of Illinois in Champaign finds the choice of whole eggs over egg whites makes a big difference in how well muscles recover after a workout.
Results of the study were reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
So that widespread practice of throwing away ...Read more
Nutrition for a Healthy Heart
Even though I'm a dietitian, I'm still amazed at the role food can have in lowering our risk of diseases and keeping us healthy. Even if there's a genetic tendency toward something like heart disease, making good lifestyle choices can make a difference when it comes to whether that tendency leads to a heart attack....Read more
The key to healthy eating is bringing healthy foods home from the grocery store. This impacts your lifestyle, and goes for your kids as well, especially teens. In fact, planning healthy meals for your kids will help the entire family.
Get your kids involved in learning healthy cooking skills and they'll end up planning healthy meals when they ...Read more
Diabetes and Fruit
For many of us, diabetes is part of the family --that means there's always a concern, since it tends to run in families.
There's a myth that continues to circulate throughout the diabetes-concerned population that those with diabetes shouldn't eat fruit.
A study published in PLoS Medicine finds that's simply not true. ...Read more
If you have diabetes, you know it can be difficult to manage. What exactly should you eat, and how much? What foods should you avoid?
In reality, a healthy diet is a healthy diabetes diet -- plenty of nutrient-rich foods such as fish, whole grains, legumes and vegetables.
Too many think a diabetic diet is simply about reducing sugar, but it's ...Read more
DASH and Depression
Feeling down? You may need to eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
Can it be that simple?
A new study finds that a healthier diet may lower your risk of depression. The study followed nearly 1,000 people, average age 81, for 6 1/2 years. Participants who followed the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop ...Read more
We need 5 cups of fruits and vegetables a day, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. That's a banana, 8 large strawberries, 12 baby carrots, 10 broccoli florets and 1 large sweet potato. Sound like a lot? Most of us don't come close.
So can we drink or fruits and veggies and get the same effect?
In the end, Tufts ...Read more
Creator's Children: The Rise of AstwihadValerie Welsh
Having decimated the peaceful Trident race in the Deneb Star System, Astwihad and his clones are now targeting their next conquest; Earth!
Galaxie, Guardian of the Milky Way, must use all her cunning and knowledge to safeguard Earth and all those under her ...
Most of us really want to eat healthier. We're aware of the many advantages it will yield in better health and reduced risk for disease.
The question is how do you really eat healthier?
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers some practical tips.
--Eat Breakfast . There's no better way to start your morning than with a healthy breakfast...Read more
Is the keto diet a good thing?
You probably know plenty of friends who are trying the keto diet - that extremely low-carbohydrate, very high-fat diet (think all-you-can-eat prime rib and bacon, but never a piece of toast). It's similar to the previously popular Atkins, but much stricter.
A recent U.S. News & World Report ranked it as the ...Read more
Lowering your Risk of Heart Disease
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women -- claiming the lives of one in three women. The good news is about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases are preventable.
My mom, who recently turned 89, is a survivor, with two pacemakers, a stent and open-heart surgery. She's learned to eat healthier and put down...Read more
Want to know what to do to prevent breast cancer from returning?
A new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found that longer survival after breast cancer may be as simple as staying fit. Specifically, the study found that regular exercise reduced breast cancer survivors' risk of heart disease, diabetes and in ...Read more