Food &amp; health news http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1032/all en 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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 Spice Safety http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/spice_safety <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/spice_safety" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/spices_0.jpg" alt="Spice Safety Blog Post" title="Spice Safety Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Spices are a delicious way to add flavor to your food. Many spices even have extra health and nutrition benefits—chili powder can help boost metabolism and ginger can help soothe your stomach. Recently the FDA reported in <em>Food Microbiology</em> that some imported spices have been contaminated with <em>Salmonella</em>, causing illnesses and deaths. The FDA is scheduled to release a more detailed report later this year on spice safety.</p> <p>If this news has you questioning the safety of your spices and what you can do, here are a few tips:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/spice_safety#comments Food News Blog Cooking tips Food & health news Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:44:14 +0000 Stefan_20 279281 at http://www.eatingwell.com Kudos to our award winners! http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/kudos_to_our_award_winners <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/kudos_to_our_award_winners" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/corn_ja10_310_0_2.jpg" alt="Kudos to our award winners! Blog Post" title="Kudos to our award winners! Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>This spring <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/clearing_up_the_confusion_about_genetically_modified_corn">“Sweet Summer Corn,”</a> Barry Estabrook’s August 2012 ­article on genetically modified sweet corn, won the 2013 Bert Greene Award for Writing That Makes a Difference from the International Association of Culinary Professionals. And <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/the_truth_about_sugar">“Solving the Sugar Puzzle,”</a> Rachael Moeller Gorman’s report (October 2012) on the impacts of sugar on our health, won the James Beard Journalism Award in the Health and Well-Being category.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/kudos_to_our_award_winners#comments Food News Blog Food & health news Jessie Price Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:50:31 +0000 Sarah Hoff 277617 at http://www.eatingwell.com Health benefits of juicing vs. smoothies http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/health_benefits_of_juicing_vs_smoothies <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/health_benefits_of_juicing_vs_smoothies" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_smoothies_101646074_Scott_Little_310_0.jpg" alt="Health benefits of juicing vs. smoothies Blog Post" title="Health benefits of juicing vs. smoothies Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Juicing and smoothies are all the rage right now. While both can boost your fruit and vegetable intake (something most Americans need to do) and are great for getting a variety of produce into your diet, one is the better choice.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/health_benefits_of_juicing_vs_smoothies#comments Health Blog Breakfast Brierley Wright Fitness Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Quick meals Snacks Wellness Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:17:47 +0000 Nifer 276763 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is organic food healthier than conventional food? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_organic_food_healthier_than_conventional_food <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_organic_food_healthier_than_conventional_food" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_carrots_101821749_Jason_Donnelly.jpg" alt="Is organic food healthier than conventional food? Blog Post" title="Is organic food healthier than conventional food? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Here’s why you can feel good about organic: USDA–certified organic means your food is produced without synthetic pesticides, bioengineering or radiation; animals are raised without antibiotics or growth hormones. But the debate about whether organic foods are healthier for you continues. And two new studies add to the controversy. (<strong><a href="/food_news_origins/organic_natural/dirty_dozen_plus_14_foods_you_should_buy_organic">Here are 14 foods you should buy organic</a></strong>.)</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_organic_food_healthier_than_conventional_food#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Eating green Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Wellness Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:17:23 +0000 Nifer 276057 at http://www.eatingwell.com