Health http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1107/all en Why We Love the New Nutrition Facts Label http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_we_love_the_new_nutrition_facts_label <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_we_love_the_new_nutrition_facts_label" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/NFL-Infographic-May-2016.png" alt="Why We Love the New Nutrition Facts Label Blog Post" title="Why We Love the New Nutrition Facts Label Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><script async type="text/javascript" src="//tracking.skyword.com/tracker.js?contentId=281474979531411"></script> <p>It may be because I'm a nutrition nerd, but I'm pretty excited about the <a href="http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm385663.htm" target="_blank">FDA announcement today</a> about changes to the nutrition facts panel on food packages. I scour nutrition labels as part of my job.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/why_we_love_the_new_nutrition_facts_label#comments Food Blog Food News Blog Health Blog Food & health news Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Fri, 20 May 2016 18:42:03 +0000 pwall2 288608 at http://www.eatingwell.com A Delicious Allergy-Friendly Meal Everyone Will Love http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/a_delicious_allergy_friendly_meal_everyone_will_love <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/a_delicious_allergy_friendly_meal_everyone_will_love" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/" alt="A Delicious Allergy-Friendly Meal Everyone Will Love Blog Post" title="A Delicious Allergy-Friendly Meal Everyone Will Love Blog Post" border="0"/></a></div> <div><p> My daughter was 9 months old when she had her first allergic reaction to food—scrambled eggs. Almost immediately, she began rubbing her lips and face uncontrollably. Helplessly, I watched as tiny pink hives began to appear all over her face. As a new mom, it was a terrifying experience. In hindsight, though, it was a relatively minor reaction compared to when she ate cashews and we had to rush her to the ER. And we would relive it again when some noodles at a restaurant made her lips swell. And then again when her little brother tried eggs for the first time. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/a_delicious_allergy_friendly_meal_everyone_will_love#comments Health Blog Health Penelope Wall Diet, Nutrition & Health Mon, 09 May 2016 20:01:51 +0000 kurtschulitz 288550 at http://www.eatingwell.com Can Some Foods Help Your Body Detox? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/can_some_foods_help_your_body_detox <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/can_some_foods_help_your_body_detox" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD4380_0.JPG" alt="Can Some Foods Help Your Body Detox? Blog Post" title="Can Some Foods Help Your Body Detox? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p> Based on the abundance of cleanses on the market, you'd think a regular detox regimen is a must-do. Not so. Our bodies are pretty adept at eliminating most harmful substances we encounter, thanks to our kidneys, liver, lungs and GI system. And, buyer beware: the <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/is_doing_a_cleanse_a_good_idea" target="_blank">cleanses and detox diets</a> out there vary widely and often aren't based in science. There are, however, a few foods that research shows can amp up your body's natural detox process. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/can_some_foods_help_your_body_detox#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Health Diet, Nutrition & Health Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:48:44 +0000 kurtschulitz 288022 at http://www.eatingwell.com 4 Easy Ways to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/4_easy_ways_have_healthy_thanksgiving <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/4_easy_ways_have_healthy_thanksgiving" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/" alt="4 Easy Ways to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving Blog Post" title="4 Easy Ways to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving Blog Post" border="0"/></a></div> <div><p>It’s no surprise that we eat a lot at Thanksgiving—by one estimate 4,500 calories. And a whopping 1,500 of those calories are not from the big dinner, but from snacks and drinks. </p> <p>Go ahead and enjoy your favorite holiday dishes (the ones you only get once a year), but to curb calorie overload, skip the foods you see more often and try to keep things reasonable for the rest of the day. Here’s how: </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/4_easy_ways_have_healthy_thanksgiving#comments Food Blog Health Blog Marissa Donovan, R.D. Health Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Fri, 06 Nov 2015 21:02:30 +0000 kurtschulitz 286856 at http://www.eatingwell.com 3 Tricks to Help You Drink Less Wine http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/3_tricks_to_help_you_drink_less_wine <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/3_tricks_to_help_you_drink_less_wine" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/10272015_wine310.png" alt="3 Tricks to Help You Drink Less Wine Blog Post" title="3 Tricks to Help You Drink Less Wine Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><!--<p><img style="width:100%;" src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/images/10272015_wine_3164.png"></p>--> <p>A glass of wine can easily fit into a healthy diet. But not every glass is equal. Many wineglasses are so big that you can end up pouring well over a standard 5-ounce pour. Here are three healthy hacks that can help you pour—and drink—a little less, without even realizing it. Cheers! </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/3_tricks_to_help_you_drink_less_wine#comments Health Blog Marissa Donovan, R.D. Health Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:32:34 +0000 kurtschulitz 286805 at http://www.eatingwell.com 3 New Rules for Staying Hydrated http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/3_new_rules_for_staying_hydrated <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/3_new_rules_for_staying_hydrated" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/JA15_hydrate.jpg" alt="3 New Rules for Staying Hydrated Blog Post" title="3 New Rules for Staying Hydrated Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Now that the heat of summer has arrived, staying hydrated is even more important, especially if you’re exercising outdoors. Women should get about 11 cups of water per day, men 15 cups—about 20% of that comes from food, the rest you'll need to drink. Here are 3 new sipping “rules” to follow when working out.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/3_new_rules_for_staying_hydrated#comments Health Blog Karen Asp Fitness Health Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:13:56 +0000 kurtschulitz 286051 at http://www.eatingwell.com Carb Cycling Diet—What Is It? Does It Work? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/carb_cycling_to_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/carb_cycling_to_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/carbcycling_400.jpg" alt="Carb Cycling Diet—What Is It? Does It Work? Blog Post" title="Carb Cycling Diet—What Is It? Does It Work? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Carb cycling’s roots are in bodybuilding. But it’s easy enough for any average Joe to follow a carb-cycling diet, which is perhaps why it’s gone mainstream. When you cycle your carb intake, you vary how many carbs you eat throughout the week, with some days being low-carb (2½ to 5 servings) and others high-carb (10 to 20 servings). The thinking is that your low-carb days put you in a fat-burning state and eating high-carb boosts your metabolism. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/carb_cycling_to_lose_weight#comments Diet Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Diet Health Diet, Nutrition & Health - Weight Loss & Diet Plans Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:41:51 +0000 kurtschulitz 286043 at http://www.eatingwell.com Are Uncured Hot Dogs Healthier? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_uncured_hot_dogs_healthier <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_uncured_hot_dogs_healthier" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/salsa_dog.jpg" alt="Are Uncured Hot Dogs Healthier? Blog Post" title="Are Uncured Hot Dogs Healthier? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Listen up. I have a secret to share, one that I rarely admit. I really like hot dogs. So when I first discovered uncured hot dogs (also labeled “no nitrates or nitrites added”), I immediately bought them.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_uncured_hot_dogs_healthier#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Dinner Family meals Health Diet, Nutrition & Health Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:57:24 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285549 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 Should I be worried about arsenic in rice? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_i_be_worried_about_arsenic_in_rice <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_i_be_worried_about_arsenic_in_rice" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_brown_rice_101811658_Peter_Ardito_cropped.jpg" alt="Should I be worried about arsenic in rice? Blog Post" title="Should I be worried about arsenic in rice? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>The concern started in 2012 when Consumer Reports published its first report on arsenic in rice. Since then, it’s been making us think twice about too much risotto and sushi rolls. </p> <p>Arsenic is a natural element in water and soil. (It also comes from environmental contaminants.) And while many foods we eat contain some arsenic (from apple juice and beer to chicken), the concentration of arsenic tends to be higher in rice because rice absorbs it more readily than other plants do. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_i_be_worried_about_arsenic_in_rice#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Food & health news Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:57:05 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285162 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 Could My Fitbit Make Me Fat? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/could_my_fitbit_make_me_fat <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/could_my_fitbit_make_me_fat" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MDP_16969_Moats.jpg" alt="Could My Fitbit Make Me Fat? Blog Post" title="Could My Fitbit Make Me Fat? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Ooh, the Fitbit. I’m completely addicted to mine. Thanks to my Fitbit, I’ve discovered I’m a bit of a sloth on nonexercise days. So now I’m the first person in my house to offer to run upstairs and grab whatever anyone needs. More steps!</p> <p>I say the Fitbit—and other wearable trackers—are so worth it because they make you aware of your activity level (or lack thereof) and motivate you to move more. </p> <p>There’s science to back me up, too: research shows that tracking your activity and/or being motivated to work out helps shed pounds.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/could_my_fitbit_make_me_fat#comments Diet Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Diet Fitness Health Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:51:06 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284850 at http://www.eatingwell.com Other Names for Sugar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/other_names_for_sugar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/other_names_for_sugar" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/sugar_102327887_310.jpg" alt="Other Names for Sugar Blog Post" title="Other Names for Sugar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Sugar seems to be everywhere these days—in foods that taste sweet and even foods that don’t. It sweetens up everything from yogurts and coffee drinks to sauces and crackers to pizzas and salad dressings. Sugar goes by many names, but whether it’s cane sugar, syrup, honey or fructose, it pretty much gets treated the same way by your body. </p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <p><strong>Here are some of the 60-plus different names for sugar that may appear on your food labels.</strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/other_names_for_sugar#comments Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:56:28 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284643 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