Nutrition http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1037/node/node/node/shop en 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/this-VS-that2_tortilla_potato_web_310.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/this-VS-that2_greekyog_cottagecheese_web_310.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/this-VS-that2_popcorn_pretzels_web_310_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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://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