Nutrition http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1037/all en How Gut Bacteria Impacts Obesity, Allergies, Happiness and More http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/how_gut_bacteria_impacts_obesity_allergies_happiness_and_more <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/how_gut_bacteria_impacts_obesity_allergies_happiness_and_more" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_fruits_vegetables_101861085J_Walk_Studio_2.jpg" alt="How Gut Bacteria Impacts Obesity, Allergies, Happiness and More Blog Post" title="How Gut Bacteria Impacts Obesity, Allergies, Happiness and More Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>A growing body of research has shown that the teeming populations of gut bacteria within us have evolved complex connections that can affect our body’s basic functions — from metabolism to sleep to mood.</p> <p> Changes in the makeup of the gut bacteria in the human digestive system have been associated with a growing number of diseases. </p> <p>It’s important to remember, though, that the science is still young and evolving. </p> <p>Here we highlight the most intriguing of the cutting-edge studies.</p> <br clear="left" /> <br clear="left" /> <p><h3>Healthy Heart</h3></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/how_gut_bacteria_impacts_obesity_allergies_happiness_and_more#comments Food News Blog Gretel H. Schueller Health Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:51:35 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283625 at http://www.eatingwell.com Do Healthy Chips Exist? Potato Chips vs. Tortilla Chips http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/do_healthy_chips_exist_potato_chips_vs_tortilla_chips <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/do_healthy_chips_exist_potato_chips_vs_tortilla_chips" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/AP3476_ARDITO.jpg" alt="Do Healthy Chips Exist? Potato Chips vs. Tortilla Chips Blog Post" title="Do Healthy Chips Exist? Potato Chips vs. Tortilla Chips Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Trying to choose chips that are healthy can be a real challenge at the grocery store. Whether it’s corn tortilla chips or potato chips, there are dozens of chips to choose from.</p> <p>We put two kinds of chips – potato and tortilla – head to head to find out, which is healthier: this or that? </p> <p><strong>Winner:</strong> It’s a draw. </p> <p>Surprising as it was to many shoppers we surveyed, tortilla chips do not win here, as Joyce Hendley originally reported for EatingWell.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/do_healthy_chips_exist_potato_chips_vs_tortilla_chips#comments Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:49:58 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283569 at http://www.eatingwell.com Cherry Recipes Make the Most of the Wonder Fruit's Benefits http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/cherry_recipes_make_the_most_of_the_wonder_fruits_benefits <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/cherry_recipes_make_the_most_of_the_wonder_fruits_benefits" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BV8812_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="Cherry Recipes Make the Most of the Wonder Fruit&amp;#039;s Benefits Blog Post" title="Cherry Recipes Make the Most of the Wonder Fruit&amp;#039;s Benefits Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Sweet cherries are here, and because most are grown along the lengthy West Coast the season lasts from mid-May in California to the end of the harvest in Washington in August. Intensely flavorful and juicy, cherries are not a hard sell. But their long list of powerful nutrients seals the deal: they’re rich in anthocyanins (potent antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties) and boast plenty of blood-pressure-reducing potassium. They often grow in pairs, because multiple flowers bloom from a single bud and when they fruit, the cherries stay together.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/cherry_recipes_make_the_most_of_the_wonder_fruits_benefits#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Dessert Dinner Nutrition What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:25:36 +0000 Sarah Hoff 283532 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is Cottage Cheese or Greek Yogurt a Healthier High-Protein Snack? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_cottage_cheese_or_greek_yogurt_a_healthier_high_protein_snack <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_cottage_cheese_or_greek_yogurt_a_healthier_high_protein_snack" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BR8782_Norman.JPG" alt="Is Cottage Cheese or Greek Yogurt a Healthier High-Protein Snack? Blog Post" title="Is Cottage Cheese or Greek Yogurt a Healthier High-Protein Snack? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Picking healthy snacks at the grocery store can feel pretty confusing. There are thousands of foods, many touted as beneficial or nutritional, to choose from. We put two popular high-protein snacks—cottage cheese and plain Greek yogurt—head-to-head in terms of nutrition to find out. Which is healthier: this or that? </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_cottage_cheese_or_greek_yogurt_a_healthier_high_protein_snack#comments Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:34:37 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283529 at http://www.eatingwell.com Popcorn vs. Pretzels: Which Is a Better Choice for a Low-Calorie Snack? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/popcorn_vs_pretzels_which_is_a_better_choice_for_a_low_calorie_snack <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/popcorn_vs_pretzels_which_is_a_better_choice_for_a_low_calorie_snack" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_popcorn_101472122_Blaine_Moats_0.jpg" alt="Popcorn vs. Pretzels: Which Is a Better Choice for a Low-Calorie Snack? Blog Post" title="Popcorn vs. Pretzels: Which Is a Better Choice for a Low-Calorie Snack? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Popcorn and pretzels&mdash;these are two salty snacks people often reach for if they’re looking for lower-calorie options or just seeking out healthy snack ideas. And with thousands of snacks to choose from, it’s hard to know what snack food is the best pick. We put these two popular snacks head-to-head to find out: this or that? Is it popcorn or pretzels you should reach for in the snacks aisle? </p> <p><strong>The Winner: Popcorn!</strong> Popcorn triumphed over pretzels for a number of reasons, as Joyce Hendley originally reported for EatingWell. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/popcorn_vs_pretzels_which_is_a_better_choice_for_a_low_calorie_snack#comments Diet Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:23:54 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283526 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy Healthy Tortillas at the Store http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_healthy_tortillas_at_the_store <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_healthy_tortillas_at_the_store" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23465D_Ardito_0.jpg" alt="How to Buy Healthy Tortillas at the Store Blog Post" title="How to Buy Healthy Tortillas at the Store Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>It doesn’t really matter what you call them: wraps and flour tortillas are essentially one and the same—both made with flour, water, oil and salt. Regardless of how these bread-alternatives are labeled, here’s what you need to know before you shop.</p> <p><strong>Choose Whole-Wheat:</strong> Pick a wrap with whole-wheat flour listed as the first ingredient for a nutrient and fiber boost. Don’t be fooled by brightly colored spinach and tomato wraps—there’s no real vegetable bonus to speak of and they’re often colored with artificial dyes. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_healthy_tortillas_at_the_store#comments Health Blog Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:16:08 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283437 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 The Best Diet You (Probably) Haven’t Tried http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_best_diet_you_probably_havent_tried <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_best_diet_you_probably_havent_tried" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/articles_licensing_20946.jpg" alt="The Best Diet You (Probably) Haven’t Tried Blog Post" title="The Best Diet You (Probably) Haven’t Tried Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p><em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em>’s Best Diets 2014, released earlier this year, ranked 32 diet plans. But the No. 1 diet may surprise you. The “Best Diets Overall” winner: the DASH diet.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_best_diet_you_probably_havent_tried#comments Diet Blog Brierley Wright Diet Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 23 May 2014 13:50:12 +0000 Sarah Hoff 283036 at http://www.eatingwell.com Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 7: Get Right Back on Track http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_7_get_right_back_on_track <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_7_get_right_back_on_track" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8817_Ardito.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 7: Get Right Back on Track Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 7: Get Right Back on Track Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Did a co-worker bring in homemade brownies and you sampled one (OK, three)? At dinner, did you nosh from the bread basket, order fries instead of a side salad with your meal and eat dessert? Diet slip–ups happen to all of us, so don’t beat yourself up and abandon your weight-loss goals. One meal doesn’t negate all of your healthy efforts, as long as you’re making <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_12_get_right_back_on_track_when_you_slip_up">healthy choices</a> most of the time. If you’ve ever uttered the phrase “my diet starts next week,” then you know that one indulgent meal can morph into a weekend of eating lots of high-calorie foods.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_7_get_right_back_on_track#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:15:00 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282599 at http://www.eatingwell.com Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 5: Treat Yourself (Occasionally) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_5_treat_yourself_occasionally <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_5_treat_yourself_occasionally" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MK8820_Ardito.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 5: Treat Yourself (Occasionally) Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 5: Treat Yourself (Occasionally) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Slimming down for summer isn’t about depriving yourself—it’s about making small changes that you can stick with. If you’re craving something sweet—or salty—but think you can’t have it if you are trying to <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_8_treat_yourself_occasionally">lose weight</a>, think again! Having a small treat every day may help you stick to your diet. Research in the <em>Journal of the American Dietetic Association</em> found that a small daily treat didn’t sabotage weight-loss efforts. Some under-150-calorie snacks to try: a 16-oz.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_5_treat_yourself_occasionally#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:02:54 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282597 at http://www.eatingwell.com Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 6: Be a Slim Snacker http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_6_be_a_slim_snacker <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_6_be_a_slim_snacker" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8809_Beisch.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 6: Be a Slim Snacker Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 6: Be a Slim Snacker Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Snacks can keep your diet on track by preventing your hunger from getting out of control. But if you don’t pick the right ones, in <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_11_be_a_slim_snacker">healthy</a> amounts, snacks can derail your diet instead. Foods with protein and fiber make especially satisfying snacks—they help keep you full on few calories. Try carrots and hummus, nonfat cottage cheese and orange slices, plain nonfat yogurt and diced pear, almonds and raisins, or an apple with almond butter.</p> <p><strong>Do This Today:</strong> Pick a snack today with a mix of protein and fiber.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_6_be_a_slim_snacker#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:59:17 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282598 at http://www.eatingwell.com Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 4: Get 8 Hours of Sleep http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_4_get_8_hours_of_sleep <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_4_get_8_hours_of_sleep" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8815_Ardito.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 4: Get 8 Hours of Sleep Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 4: Get 8 Hours of Sleep Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>There’s a reason they call it beauty sleep. Being sleep-deprived can affect your emotional well-being, your skin and your weight! Without enough sleep, you’re more likely to eat extra calories and reach for <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_6_get_8_hours_of_sleep">high-calorie food</a> choices. Learn more about the sleep and weight connection <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/the_connection_between_lack_of_sleep_weight_loss_and_weight_gain">here</a>. Most adults need around 8 hours of sleep a night. Two things that can help you fall asleep faster: less screen time before bed and these <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/9_foods_to_help_you_sleep">9 foods</a>.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_4_get_8_hours_of_sleep#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:57:15 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282596 at http://www.eatingwell.com Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 3: Drink Plenty of Water http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_3_drink_plenty_of_water <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_3_drink_plenty_of_water" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8821_Ardito.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 3: Drink Plenty of Water Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 3: Drink Plenty of Water Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Water definitely does a body good. In one 2010 study, people who drank 2 cups of water before meals <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/day_7_drink_enough_water">lost more weight</a> than those who didn’t. Plus, drinking water can help edge out calories from calorie-laden beverages like juice, soda and even sweetened tea or coffee. Unsweetened tea, coffee and seltzer are all good zero-calorie options to try. Try adding a squeeze of lemon or lime juice to iced tea and seltzer to make them more flavorful.<br /> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/how_much_water_to_drink">Find out how much water you should drink each day.</a></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_3_drink_plenty_of_water#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:50:40 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282595 at http://www.eatingwell.com Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 2: Load Up on Fruits and Vegetables http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_2_load_up_on_fruits_and_vegetables <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_2_load_up_on_fruits_and_vegetables" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8823_Ardito.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 2: Load Up on Fruits and Vegetables Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 2: Load Up on Fruits and Vegetables Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Eating more produce can help you slim down because produce is low in calories and high in fiber. In fact, vegetables were ranked as the No. 1 food to eat for weight loss by Harvard University. On a 1,500-calorie diet, you should eat 1 1/2 cups of fruit and 2 cups of vegetables. At breakfast, add sliced fruit to toast or veggies to an egg scramble. For lunch, eat a big salad or pack a wrap with baby spinach. For snacks, try grapefruit, apple slices or carrot sticks. And at dinner, start your meal with a bowl of vegetable soup or salad and be sure to include produce in your meal.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_2_load_up_on_fruits_and_vegetables#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Fitness Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:42:33 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282594 at http://www.eatingwell.com Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 1: Make a Plan for Food and Fitness http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_1_make_a_plan_for_food_and_fitness <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_1_make_a_plan_for_food_and_fitness" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SA8793_Vaughn.jpg" alt="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 1: Make a Plan for Food and Fitness Blog Post" title="Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 1: Make a Plan for Food and Fitness Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Having a plan helps you reach for healthy foods when you get home ravenous or need a snack in a pinch when you’re on the go, instead of relying on convenience foods or vending machines. When you make a plan and stock your fridge with cut-up fruits, veggies and other healthy snacks, these nutritious choices become “convenience” food because they’re ready when you need them. If you are following our meal plan, you’re in luck—all the meals and snacks are planned for you. And if you’re not, <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans">check it out here</a>—you might like to try it.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/summer_slim_down_challenge_day_1_make_a_plan_for_food_and_fitness#comments Diet Blog Diet Diet Challenge Fitness Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Slim Down for Summer Challenge Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:38:11 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282593 at http://www.eatingwell.com