Food &amp; health news http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1032/node/node/nutrition_health en 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 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 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 Why Save the Bees Efforts Matter http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_save_the_bees_efforts_matter <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_save_the_bees_efforts_matter" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_101680050_bees_noltner_310.jpg" alt="Why Save the Bees Efforts Matter Blog Post" title="Why Save the Bees Efforts Matter Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Our country’s most efficient pollinator, the domesticated honeybee, is in decline. We talked with Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Ph.D.—an entomologist at the University of Maryland and one of the first to see honeybees were in trouble 10 years ago—about why we should be concerned.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_save_the_bees_efforts_matter#comments Food News Blog Gretel H. Schueller Food & health news Food Causes Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:07:58 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283523 at http://www.eatingwell.com Should I try the alkaline diet? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/should_I_try_the_alkaline_diet <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/should_I_try_the_alkaline_diet" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/22993_0.jpg" alt="Should I try the alkaline diet? Blog Post" title="Should I try the alkaline diet? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Following the alkaline diet means eating mostly plants, limiting meat, skipping dairy, sweets, alcohol and caffeine and banishing processed food. Sounds like a healthy move, right?</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/should_I_try_the_alkaline_diet#comments Diet Blog Brierley Wright Diet Eating green Food & health news Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:41:13 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283105 at http://www.eatingwell.com Which Is Healthier: Greek Yogurt or Regular Yogurt? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/which_is_healthier_greek_yogurt_or_regular_yogurt <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/which_is_healthier_greek_yogurt_or_regular_yogurt" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BR8085_Allen_0.JPG" alt="Which Is Healthier: Greek Yogurt or Regular Yogurt? Blog Post" title="Which Is Healthier: Greek Yogurt or Regular Yogurt? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p><strong>Greek Vs. Regular: By the Numbers</strong></p> <p>Greek yogurt has surged in popularity in recent years, and with good reason. Straining out the extra whey in yogurt makes Greek yogurt thick, creamy and tangy. The plain variety has less sugar and more protein than typical yogurt. But regular yogurt delivers twice the bone-strengthening mineral calcium. Greek yogurt also tends to be more expensive than regular yogurt, because more milk goes into making each cup.</p> <p>Pictured Recipe: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/apple_oatmeal.html">Apple Oatmeal</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/which_is_healthier_greek_yogurt_or_regular_yogurt#comments Food Blog Diet Food & health news Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:35:22 +0000 Nifer 282212 at http://www.eatingwell.com Diet or Exercise: What's the Best Way to Lose Weight? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_scale_101481790_packer_1.jpg" alt="Diet or Exercise: What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Lose Weight? Blog Post" title="Diet or Exercise: What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Lose Weight? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>If you really want to see that number on the scale drop, what you put in your mouth matters most. People who simply cut calories to slim down lose about 2 pounds a week, says a study in the <em>International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders</em>. At the same time, people who exercise but don’t restrict calories drop less than half a pound each week.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Diet Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Weight loss Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:22:08 +0000 Nifer 281328 at http://www.eatingwell.com What You Need to Know About Caramel Color http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_you_need_to_know_about_caramel_color <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_you_need_to_know_about_caramel_color" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23346_Allen.jpg" alt="What You Need to Know About Caramel Color Blog Post" title="What You Need to Know About Caramel Color Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>A new study by Consumer Reports may make you think twice before reaching for a soda (and it’s not about sugar or artificial sweeteners). Some types of caramel color, an additive found in many colas, contain a compound (4-MEI) that may cause cancer, according to some animal studies. Recently, California’s Environmental Protection Agency began requiring a cancer warning for products with 4-MEI that exceeded the state’s recommended limit. As a result, Coca-Cola reformulated their colas sold in the U.S. to use a 4-MEI-free caramel color, and PepsiCo pledged to do the same by February 2014.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_you_need_to_know_about_caramel_color#comments Food News Blog Health Blog Food & health news Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:31:01 +0000 Sarah Hoff 281257 at http://www.eatingwell.com Eat this to live longer http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eat_this_to_live_longer <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eat_this_to_live_longer" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_nuts_101144937_Peter_Krumhardt.jpg" alt="Eat this to live longer Blog Post" title="Eat this to live longer Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Imagine if there was a food (or category of foods) that could single-handedly lengthen your life.</p> <p>Well, such a wonder food may actually exist.</p> <p>A new study published in the prestigious <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em> (NEJM), showed that people who ate a 1-ounce serving of nuts seven or more times each week had a 20 percent lower death rate than those who didn’t eat any.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eat_this_to_live_longer#comments Health Blog Christopher Mohr, Ph.D., R.D. Diet Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:01:30 +0000 Nifer 281090 at http://www.eatingwell.com Ask the Nutritionist: Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/ask_the_nutritionist_krill_oil_vs_fish_oil <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/ask_the_nutritionist_krill_oil_vs_fish_oil" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102168275_krill_oil_310.jpg" alt="Ask the Nutritionist: Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil? Blog Post" title="Ask the Nutritionist: Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><h3>Find out whether there are health benefits to taking krill oil instead of fish oil and whether you should take a krill oil supplement.</h3> <br /> <p>As its name implies, krill oil is oil extracted from krill—tiny sea-dwelling crustaceans—and made into a soft-gel capsule. Krill are a rich source of DHA and EPA, omega-3 fats that promote heart and brain health and reduce inflammation. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/ask_the_nutritionist_krill_oil_vs_fish_oil#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Food & health news Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:52:16 +0000 Stefan_20 280812 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014 <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/stacy_1_0.jpg" alt="5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 Blog Post" title="5 ways to cook healthier in 2014 Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>If you&rsquo;re resolving to eat healthier this year, consider starting in the kitchen. Mastering a few easy cooking skills can do wonders for your health and your waistline. Here are a few simple tips to get you started:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/5_ways_to_cook_healthier_in_2014#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Diet Hilary Meyer Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:07:19 +0000 Nifer 280783 at http://www.eatingwell.com Should You Stop Taking Your Omega-3 Supplement? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_you_stop_taking_your_omega_3_supplement <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_you_stop_taking_your_omega_3_supplement" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/21992G_0.jpg" alt="Should You Stop Taking Your Omega-3 Supplement? Blog Post" title="Should You Stop Taking Your Omega-3 Supplement? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>What if you turned on the news and heard that the world was flat? And, to support that bold claim, the news anchor shared the results of <em>one</em> study. Would you believe it at first pass? </p> <p>While this example may seem far-fetched, something similar happened recently in the nutrition world: a new research review proposing upper intake limits for omega-3 fats sparked headlines that caused many to think the message was “dump out your fish-oil supplements.”</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_you_stop_taking_your_omega_3_supplement#comments Health Blog Christopher Mohr, Ph.D., R.D. Food & health news Health Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:16:06 +0000 Stefan_20 279966 at http://www.eatingwell.com Why Kraft Cutting Food Dyes is Such Great News & 4 Ways to Avoid Them http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_kraft_cutting_food_dyes_is_such_great_news_4_ways_to_avoid_them <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_kraft_cutting_food_dyes_is_such_great_news_4_ways_to_avoid_them" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/100445858_Moats_Blaine_macandcheese.jpg" alt="Why Kraft Cutting Food Dyes is Such Great News &amp;amp; 4 Ways to Avoid Them Blog Post" title="Why Kraft Cutting Food Dyes is Such Great News &amp;amp; 4 Ways to Avoid Them Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Yesterday Kraft announced that they'll be phasing out the use of Yellow 5 and 6 in some of their packaged mac-and-cheeses, specifically their character-shaped pastas (SpongeBob Squarepants, Halloween and winter shapes, plus two other new shapes) and instead will color them with spices such as paprika. (Their “original flavor” elbow-shaped macaroni won't be changed.) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_kraft_cutting_food_dyes_is_such_great_news_4_ways_to_avoid_them#comments Food News Blog Brierley Wright Food & health news Health Healthy kids Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:16:56 +0000 Stefan_20 279514 at http://www.eatingwell.com