Food &amp; health news http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1032/all en Why We Love the New Nutrition Facts Label http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_we_love_the_new_nutrition_facts_label <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_we_love_the_new_nutrition_facts_label" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/NFL-Infographic-May-2016.png" alt="Why We Love the New Nutrition Facts Label Blog Post" title="Why We Love the New Nutrition Facts Label Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><script async type="text/javascript" src="//tracking.skyword.com/tracker.js?contentId=281474979531411"></script> <p>It may be because I'm a nutrition nerd, but I'm pretty excited about the <a href="http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm385663.htm" target="_blank">FDA announcement today</a> about changes to the nutrition facts panel on food packages. I scour nutrition labels as part of my job.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_we_love_the_new_nutrition_facts_label#comments Food Blog Food News Blog Health Blog Food & health news Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Fri, 20 May 2016 18:42:03 +0000 pwall2 288608 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is It OK for My Pet to Eat Leftover Bones? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/ok_for_pet_to_eat_leftover_bones <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/ok_for_pet_to_eat_leftover_bones" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/101430987-dogbone-300.jpg" alt="Is It OK for My Pet to Eat Leftover Bones? Blog Post" title="Is It OK for My Pet to Eat Leftover Bones? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>A dog chewing on a bone is iconic; however, the cons of giving bones to your pet outweigh the benefits. Bones can cause some pretty nasty health problems. Chicken and turkey bones become brittle when cooked and are likely to break into sharp pieces and cut your dog’s lips, tongue—or even the esophagus, stomach or intestine, which can cause a potentially life-threatening illness. (Poor pup!) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/ok_for_pet_to_eat_leftover_bones#comments Cailin Heinze, VMD, MS, DACVN Food News Blog Food & health news Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:18:18 +0000 kurtschulitz 286981 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy the Healthiest Frozen Burritos http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_frozen_burritos <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_frozen_burritos" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/10032015_BurritosSO15_.png" alt="How to Buy the Healthiest Frozen Burritos Blog Post" title="How to Buy the Healthiest Frozen Burritos Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Frozen burritos are quick and convenient. Your whole meal, wrapped in a portable package—ready to heat and eat. Perfect for a “there’s nothing in my fridge” lunch or super-easy dinner. How do you choose the healthiest ones? Here’s what to look for when you shop.</p> <p><strong>Perfect Portion</strong><br /> Frozen burritos are reasonably sized and take the guesswork out of portion control. Unless you see a “big” or “jumbo” burrito, most are around 300 calories. For a well-rounded meal, pair with a side of veggies or salad. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_frozen_burritos#comments Health Blog Food & health news Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Diet, Nutrition & Health Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:55:09 +0000 kurtschulitz 286367 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Food and Water Connection http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/food_water_connection <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/food_water_connection" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/water.png" alt="The Food and Water Connection Blog Post" title="The Food and Water Connection Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><!--<p><img align="left" width="100%" src="http://www.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/images/water_.png" /></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/food_water_connection#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Food News & Origins - Food News Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:05:08 +0000 kurtschulitz 286152 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Best Way to Store Fruits & Vegetables http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/best_way_store_fruits_vegetables <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/best_way_store_fruits_vegetables" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/produce_0.png" alt="The Best Way to Store Fruits &amp;amp; Vegetables Blog Post" title="The Best Way to Store Fruits &amp;amp; Vegetables Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Some fruits and vegetables play nicely together, others you should keep apart.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/best_way_store_fruits_vegetables#comments Lisa Howard Food & health news Food News & Origins - Food News Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:40:20 +0000 kurtschulitz 286048 at http://www.eatingwell.com Save Our Water http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/save_our_water <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/save_our_water" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/water_offset_173751.jpg" alt="Save Our Water Blog Post" title="Save Our Water Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Water and our everyday habits are inextricably connected. With 2014 being California’s fourth driest year on record, there’s a renewed focus on this precious resource. Here are some easy ways you can help conserve at home.</p> <p><strong>Load the Dishwasher<br /></strong> Most newer, efficient dishwashers use much less water than washing by hand; make sure it’s full to get the most out of your water.</p> <p><strong>Use It Twice<br /></strong> When you rinse produce, save the water to put on your plants. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/save_our_water#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 18 May 2015 16:10:38 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285790 at http://www.eatingwell.com 6 Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_ways_to_use_nutritional_yeast <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_ways_to_use_nutritional_yeast" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/yeast_6690.jpg" alt="6 Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast Blog Post" title="6 Ways to Use Nutritional Yeast Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Nutritional yeast has long been used by vegans as a naturally dairy-free cheese substitute because of its nutty, earthy, umami qualities. But this mustard-yellow powder is now attracting even more fans because of its stellar nutrition profile. </p> <p>Nicknamed nooch, yeshi and hippie dust, nutritional yeast is not the same as yeast used to make bread—it’s heated and dried so it doesn’t rise. </p><p>Two tablespoons of the flakes provides about 3 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. Plus, it’s a good source of minerals and B vitamins.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/6_ways_to_use_nutritional_yeast#comments Food Blog Food & health news Katie Cavuto, M.S., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:56:13 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285413 at http://www.eatingwell.com Should I be worried about arsenic in rice? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_i_be_worried_about_arsenic_in_rice <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_i_be_worried_about_arsenic_in_rice" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_brown_rice_101811658_Peter_Ardito_cropped.jpg" alt="Should I be worried about arsenic in rice? Blog Post" title="Should I be worried about arsenic in rice? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>The concern started in 2012 when Consumer Reports published its first report on arsenic in rice. Since then, it’s been making us think twice about too much risotto and sushi rolls. </p> <p>Arsenic is a natural element in water and soil. (It also comes from environmental contaminants.) And while many foods we eat contain some arsenic (from apple juice and beer to chicken), the concentration of arsenic tends to be higher in rice because rice absorbs it more readily than other plants do. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_i_be_worried_about_arsenic_in_rice#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Food & health news Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:57:05 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285162 at http://www.eatingwell.com Veggie Vending Machines in Chicago Sell Healthy Salads-in-a-Jar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/veggie_vending_machines_in_chicago_sell_healthy_salads_in_a_jar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/veggie_vending_machines_in_chicago_sell_healthy_salads_in_a_jar" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23923A_Allen_jf15_310.jpg" alt="Veggie Vending Machines in Chicago Sell Healthy Salads-in-a-Jar Blog Post" title="Veggie Vending Machines in Chicago Sell Healthy Salads-in-a-Jar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Fresh salads from a vending machine? Sounds too good to be true, but this healthy new lunch option for foodies on the go is a reality in Chicago, where <a href="http://www.farmersfridge.com/"target="0"><strong>Farmer’s Fridge</strong></a> vending machines dispense salads, sandwiches and veggie-packed sides. </p><p> </p><p>Served in a reusable (or recyclable) jar, the freshly made vending-machine salads (about $7) are packed full of nutritious greens, fruits, seeds and veggies often sourced from local and organic growers in the region. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/veggie_vending_machines_in_chicago_sell_healthy_salads_in_a_jar#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Lindsay Westley Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:24:18 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285035 at http://www.eatingwell.com Like Kale and Brussels Sprouts? Try Kalettes! http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/like_kale_and_brussels_sprouts_try_kalettes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/like_kale_and_brussels_sprouts_try_kalettes" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/nsp_141015_03_kalettes.jpg" alt="Like Kale and Brussels Sprouts? Try Kalettes! Blog Post" title="Like Kale and Brussels Sprouts? Try Kalettes! Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>This is a big deal, kind of like a new iPhone release in the produce aisle. Say hello to the Kalette. You may not know this veggie yet, but you certainly know its parents: kale and Brussels sprouts. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/like_kale_and_brussels_sprouts_try_kalettes#comments Food Blog Food & health news Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:18:14 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284645 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is Kale Bad for My Thyroid Health? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_kale_bad_for_my_thyroid_health <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_kale_bad_for_my_thyroid_health" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/kale_colander_so11_Burris.jpg" alt="Is Kale Bad for My Thyroid Health? Blog Post" title="Is Kale Bad for My Thyroid Health? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Kale’s über-healthy reputation is in part thanks to the cancer-fighting compounds it boasts called glucosinolates. But there’s a compound within glucosinolates that interferes with your thyroid function—and some may worry that eating too much kale could hurt their thyroid and possibly even cause hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). (<em>Why does that matter, you ask?</em> Your thyroid regulates many body functions—and top on the list is metabolism.) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_kale_bad_for_my_thyroid_health#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Food & health news Health Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:11:08 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284207 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Secret to Diet Success? Your Spouse http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_secret_to_diet_success_your_spouse <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_secret_to_diet_success_your_spouse" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/101872270-couple-cooking.jpg" alt="The Secret to Diet Success? Your Spouse Blog Post" title="The Secret to Diet Success? Your Spouse Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Research shows your partner can either help you succeed or sabotage your efforts. Here are 3 tips to get—and give—support in your relationship.</p> <p><h3>Discuss your goals</h3><br /> The first step in almost any diet plan is to make a goal, but it’s equally crucial to talk about those goals with the important people in your life. </p> <p>If your partner reacts negatively to your new diet, try to find middle ground. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_secret_to_diet_success_your_spouse#comments Diet Blog Health Blog Diet Dilia Narduzzi Family meals Food & health news Health Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:16:19 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284113 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is Canola Oil Toxic or Bad For You? The Facts. http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_canola_oil_toxic_or_bad_for_you_the_facts <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_canola_oil_toxic_or_bad_for_you_the_facts" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102271782_310.jpg" alt="Is Canola Oil Toxic or Bad For You? The Facts. Blog Post" title="Is Canola Oil Toxic or Bad For You? The Facts. Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>There are all sorts of rumors about canola oil—so let’s sort fact from fiction.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_canola_oil_toxic_or_bad_for_you_the_facts#comments Health Blog Food & health news Health Shaun Dreisbach Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:03:29 +0000 Sarah Hoff 283992 at http://www.eatingwell.com The MSG Myth: Are There Really Side Effects? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_msg_myth_are_there_really_side_effects <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_msg_myth_are_there_really_side_effects" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/101374444_MSG_Blog.jpg" alt="The MSG Myth: Are There Really Side Effects? Blog Post" title="The MSG Myth: Are There Really Side Effects? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>MSG—or monosodium glutamate—is a flavor enhancer used in savory foods, especially Asian foods. It contains sodium, but only a third of the amount that you’d get from the same amount of salt. </p> <p>MSG also includes glutamic acid (aka glutamate), an amino acid that’s found naturally in foods like tomatoes, mushrooms and soybeans and is the source of our fifth taste—umami. </p> <p>In fact, we eat about 13 grams of natural glutamate a day on average, compared to only around half a gram from MSG.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_msg_myth_are_there_really_side_effects#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Food & health news Health Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:14:01 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283965 at http://www.eatingwell.com Should GMO labeling be a law? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/should_gmo_labeling_be_a_law <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/should_gmo_labeling_be_a_law" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/corn_ja10_310_0_3.jpg" alt="Should GMO labeling be a law? Blog Post" title="Should GMO labeling be a law? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>The GMO labeling debate is hot! </p> <p> This spring, Vermont became the first state to pass a no-strings mandatory GMO labeling law. (Connecticut and Maine have passed labeling laws, but they don’t go into effect until other requirements are met.)</p> <p> Groups in at least 36 other states have efforts under way to pass state labeling bills.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/should_gmo_labeling_be_a_law#comments Food News Blog Gretel H. Schueller Food & health news Food Causes Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:58:31 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283579 at http://www.eatingwell.com