Nutrition http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1037/all en How to Pick Healthy Condiments http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_pick_healthy_condiments <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_pick_healthy_condiments" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/healthy_condiments_308.jpg" alt="How to Pick Healthy Condiments Blog Post" title="How to Pick Healthy Condiments Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>We lined up the usual suspects—mustard, ketchup, mayo and relish—and took a closer look at the nutrition stats of our favorite burger and dog toppings. What we found: it’s easy to rack up sodium and overrun your 2,300 mg daily limit (plus some extra calories and sugar) when you use a heavy hand with the condiments. Here’s what to know before you stock up for your summer BBQs.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_pick_healthy_condiments#comments Health Blog Family meals Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:13:05 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285702 at http://www.eatingwell.com 6 Things to Love About the (Proposed) 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/6_things_to_love_about_the_proposed_2015_us_dietary_guidelines <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/6_things_to_love_about_the_proposed_2015_us_dietary_guidelines" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/portions_1_0.jpg" alt="6 Things to Love About the (Proposed) 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Blog Post" title="6 Things to Love About the (Proposed) 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Every five years, the USDA releases the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (aka what we all should be eating). </p><p>In advance of the official release, an advisory committee publishes its suggestions for what should become the Dietary Guidelines. That report came out last week. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/6_things_to_love_about_the_proposed_2015_us_dietary_guidelines#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:00:41 +0000 jessm23 285309 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Tricks to Steal from the Paleo Diet http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_tricks_to_steal_from_the_paleo_diet <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_tricks_to_steal_from_the_paleo_diet" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8821_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="5 Tricks to Steal from the Paleo Diet Blog Post" title="5 Tricks to Steal from the Paleo Diet Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I’ve had countless friends ask me if they should “go Paleo” and while I don’t recommend the diet as a whole (<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/what_is_the_paleo_diet">read more about the pros and cons here</a>), there are certainly some healthy principles that we all can borrow from the popular plan. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/5_tricks_to_steal_from_the_paleo_diet#comments Diet Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:16:07 +0000 Sarah Hoff 285176 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy the Healthiest Granola http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_granola <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_granola" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Granola_silo_0984_cropped.jpg" alt="How to Buy the Healthiest Granola Blog Post" title="How to Buy the Healthiest Granola Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Granola’s health halo can be well deserved; after all, it’s made with whole oats, nuts and dried fruit and most brands have 3 grams of fiber per ¼-cup serving. But they can be high in sugar and calories. Here’s how to pick the healthiest and tastiest. </p> <p><strong>Sugar Smarts:</strong> Almost all granolas have some sugar—it’s one reason they’re so yummy. Look for one with no more than 6 grams per ¼ cup.</p> <p><strong>Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_granola_recipes_and_healthy_muesli_recipes">DIY Homemade Granola Ideas</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_granola#comments Health Blog Breakfast Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:42:58 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285161 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy the Healthiest Whole-Wheat Bread http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_whole_wheat_bread <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_whole_wheat_bread" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/nsp_141014_05.jpg" alt="How to Buy the Healthiest Whole-Wheat Bread Blog Post" title="How to Buy the Healthiest Whole-Wheat Bread Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When it comes to whole-wheat sandwich bread, there are a ton of choices at the supermarket. And not all are as healthy as they seem. Here, we break down the nutrition for you.</p> <p>Numbers to Look For:<br /> <strong>Serving Size:</strong> 1 Slice<br /> <strong>Calories: </strong>Around 100 calories*<br /> <strong>Fiber:</strong> ≥ 2g<br /> <strong>Sugar: </strong>≤ 4g<br /> <strong>Sodium: </strong>≤ 200mg<br /> *Will vary based on size.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_whole_wheat_bread#comments Health Blog Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:16:08 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284923 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Eat Your Favorite Foods and Still Lose Weight http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_to_eat_your_favorite_foods_and_still_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_to_eat_your_favorite_foods_and_still_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP4683.JPG" alt="How to Eat Your Favorite Foods and Still Lose Weight Blog Post" title="How to Eat Your Favorite Foods and Still Lose Weight Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>If you’re trying to slim down, you might be entirely cutting out some of your favorite (perhaps not-so-healthy) foods—thinking that not eating treats will help you lose weight.</p> <p>However, restricting foods that you enjoy can actually make you overindulge in them later, potentially undoing all your recent healthy-eating efforts, according to a study published in <em>Proceedings of the National Academy of Science</em>. You might not be successful at losing weight, despite your best intentions.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_to_eat_your_favorite_foods_and_still_lose_weight#comments Diet Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:14:56 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284473 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Surprising Health Benefits of Vinegar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_surprising_health_benefits_of_vinegar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_surprising_health_benefits_of_vinegar" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102299633_vinegars_Allen.jpg" alt="The Surprising Health Benefits of Vinegar Blog Post" title="The Surprising Health Benefits of Vinegar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Vinegar’s not a magic elixir—but it may be able to help your waistline, cholesterol and more! Who knew?</p> <p>This may be an overshare, but I’ve been known to drink a slug of vinegar now and then. My 2-year-old daughter apparently picked up this trait: once when we were out for dinner, she took an unprompted sip of the vinegary brine from her bowl of pickles. (Good girl.) Little did I know that we were doing more than fulfilling a craving. We were also enjoying the health benefits of vinegar. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_surprising_health_benefits_of_vinegar#comments Health Blog Carolyn Malcoun Health Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:54:09 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284472 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Real Benefits of Fermented Foods and Probiotics http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_real_benefits_of_fermented_foods_and_probiotics <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_real_benefits_of_fermented_foods_and_probiotics" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102188040-yogurt.jpg" alt="The Real Benefits of Fermented Foods and Probiotics Blog Post" title="The Real Benefits of Fermented Foods and Probiotics Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Probiotics are good bacteria found in fermented foods, such as yogurt, sauerkraut, miso, kimchi, kombucha and kefir. </p> <p>Popular theories claim extraordinary health benefits—such as better immunity and less stress—can come from eating probiotics and fostering the good bacteria in your gut.</p> <p><strong>Don’t Miss:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/how_good_gut_bacteria_could_transform_your_health">How Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your Health</a></p> <p>But the research to support all this is sparse. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_real_benefits_of_fermented_foods_and_probiotics#comments Health Blog Gretel H. Schueller Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 04 Nov 2014 18:50:35 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284399 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Healthiest and Best-Tasting Frozen Pizza http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthiest_best_tasting_frozen_pizza <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthiest_best_tasting_frozen_pizza" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102299621_Allen_frozen_pizza_0.jpg" alt="The Healthiest and Best-Tasting Frozen Pizza Blog Post" title="The Healthiest and Best-Tasting Frozen Pizza Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When it comes to being ready for a last-minute dinner, a frozen pizza could be your best friend. But just because you’re taking a shortcut doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a healthy dinner. Here’s what to look for. </p> <p><strong>A Better Bottom: </strong>More dough means more calories, so choose thin-crust over deep-dish when buying frozen. Buy pizzas that have whole grains in the crust whenever you can and skip ones stuffed with cheese.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthiest_best_tasting_frozen_pizza#comments Health Blog Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Product reviews Taste test Healthy Cooking - Healthy Food Guide Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:55:50 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284397 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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 Is Cereal or Toast with Peanut Butter Healthier for Breakfast? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_cereal_or_toast_with_peanut_butter_healthier_for_breakfast <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_cereal_or_toast_with_peanut_butter_healthier_for_breakfast" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102171339-Peanut-butter-310.jpg" alt="Is Cereal or Toast with Peanut Butter Healthier for Breakfast? Blog Post" title="Is Cereal or Toast with Peanut Butter Healthier for Breakfast? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Picking out healthy and filling breakfast foods at the grocery store can feel pretty overwhelming. There are thousands of options to choose from, but it’s hard to tell which are the healthiest choices.</p> <p>We put two popular fast and filling breakfast foods head to head to find out which is healthier: this or that? For a quick, easy breakfast that will fill you up, which is a better choice—1 cup of toasted-oats cereal with 1/2 cup low-fat (2%) milk or 2 slices of whole-grain toast topped with 2 tablespoons peanut butter?</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_cereal_or_toast_with_peanut_butter_healthier_for_breakfast#comments Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:37:13 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284075 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is Low-Fat Chocolate Milk or 100% Fruit Juice a Healthier Drink? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_low_fat_chocolate_milk_or_100_fruit_juice_a_healthier_drink <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_low_fat_chocolate_milk_or_100_fruit_juice_a_healthier_drink" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/choc_milk_vs_juice_310.jpg" alt="Is Low-Fat Chocolate Milk or 100% Fruit Juice a Healthier Drink? Blog Post" title="Is Low-Fat Chocolate Milk or 100% Fruit Juice a Healthier Drink? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Picking healthy foods at the grocery store, especially for kids, can feel pretty confusing. There are thousands of foods to choose from. But how do you know if the ones that seem wholesome and nutritious actually are? </p> <p>We put two popular drinks head to head to find out which is healthier: this or that? When it comes to picking a refreshing and fun beverage, which is a healthier choice—low-fat chocolate milk or 100% fruit juice?</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_low_fat_chocolate_milk_or_100_fruit_juice_a_healthier_drink#comments Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:56:02 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284069 at http://www.eatingwell.com 4 Good Foods to Eat Full-Fat http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/4_good_foods_to_eat_full_fat <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/4_good_foods_to_eat_full_fat" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/milk_yogurt_cheese_0_0.jpg" alt="4 Good Foods to Eat Full-Fat Blog Post" title="4 Good Foods to Eat Full-Fat Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Though the low-fat craze has come and gone, many of the beliefs we have about fat are tough to let go of. </p> <p>Recent research raises new questions about fat and its role in health, particularly when it comes to saturated fat. It’s hard to know what to believe. </p> <p>It’s true that fat—at 9 calories per gram—has more calories per gram than proteins or carbs (which each have just 4 calories per gram). And trans fats, mostly found in hydrogenated oils, are still considered harmful to our health. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/4_good_foods_to_eat_full_fat#comments Diet Blog Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:56:35 +0000 Sarah Hoff 283969 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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