Health http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1107/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 How a High-Protein Breakfast Can Help You Lose Weight http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_a_high_protein_breakfast_can_help_you_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_a_high_protein_breakfast_can_help_you_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BR8839_Allen_0.JPG" alt="How a High-Protein Breakfast Can Help You Lose Weight Blog Post" title="How a High-Protein Breakfast Can Help You Lose Weight Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Most Americans get 10 to 15 grams of protein at breakfast, but 30 grams may be the magic number to keep your appetite in check throughout the day and prevent weight gain. New research presented at the Obesity Society’s annual meeting found that women who ate a protein-packed breakfast (30 grams from eggs and sausage) felt more satisfied and ate about 100 calories less at lunch compared to those who ate a low-protein pancake breakfast. A high-protein morning meal also quelled evening snacking (by about 135 calories) in a small study of teenagers. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/how_a_high_protein_breakfast_can_help_you_lose_weight#comments Diet Blog Breakfast Christopher Mohr, Ph.D., R.D. Diet Health Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:55:17 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283577 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 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 Eye-Opening Benefits of Green Tea http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eye_opening_benefits_of_green_tea <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eye_opening_benefits_of_green_tea" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_green_tea_4487082_Panichgul_Kritsada_310_0.jpg" alt="Eye-Opening Benefits of Green Tea Blog Post" title="Eye-Opening Benefits of Green Tea Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Drinking green tea may reduce your risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s and stroke, but tea’s benefits don’t stop there: new research shows it can also keep you looking younger. A recent study found that green tea extract applied to the eye area daily for 8 weeks diminished crow’s-feet wrinkles. That’s due to the high levels of antioxidants in green tea, which studies show also help reduce redness and puffiness (key if you’re not getting enough sleep) when applied topically.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eye_opening_benefits_of_green_tea#comments Health Blog Beauty Health Lindsay Westley Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:58:51 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283525 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is Thin the Only Way to be Healthy? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/is_thin_the_only_way_to_be_healthy <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/is_thin_the_only_way_to_be_healthy" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_woman_measuring_tape_waist_101660467_scheidemann_3.jpg" alt="Is Thin the Only Way to be Healthy? Blog Post" title="Is Thin the Only Way to be Healthy? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Whether it is possible to be healthy and heavy has been an ongoing debate among health professionals. And for a while the research seemed to favor being fat <em>and</em> healthy. Last year, for example, a review study of nearly 100 studies, published in the <em>Journal of the American Medical Association</em>, looked at close to 3 million people and found that people who are overweight (defined as a BMI of 25 to 29.9) live longer than normal-weight folks. (Obese people, however, didn’t have a lower risk of premature death.) </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/is_thin_the_only_way_to_be_healthy#comments Diet Blog Brierley Wright Diet Health Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:31:38 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283466 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 The Secret to Looking Years Younger http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_secret_to_looking_years_younger <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_secret_to_looking_years_younger" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/CMR_5406781_310.jpg" alt="The Secret to Looking Years Younger Blog Post" title="The Secret to Looking Years Younger Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Here’s a new reason to eat more oily fish, fruits and vegetables to keep your heart healthy—having a healthier heart may help you look younger. When researchers showed people photos of women about 60 years of age, they thought the women with the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease looked two years younger compared to those with a higher risk.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_secret_to_looking_years_younger#comments Health Blog Beauty Health Lisa D'Agrosa Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 07 May 2014 13:47:13 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282914 at http://www.eatingwell.com Stock these healthy foods to eat clean http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/stock_these_healthy_foods_to_eat_clean <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/stock_these_healthy_foods_to_eat_clean" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8645_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="Stock these healthy foods to eat clean Blog Post" title="Stock these healthy foods to eat clean Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Eating clean means eating more whole foods and less processed foods. It may sound like a fad, but it&rsquo;s not based on unrealistic eating patterns or cutting out entire food groups. Need more guidance? See our <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/10_ways_to_eat_clean">10 clean eating tips here</a> to get started.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/stock_these_healthy_foods_to_eat_clean#comments Health Blog Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:16:35 +0000 Nifer 282469 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://assets.eatingwell.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 Our Picks for the Best Healthy Pasta Sauces http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/our_picks_for_the_best_healthy_pasta_sauces <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/our_picks_for_the_best_healthy_pasta_sauces" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23368.jpg" alt="Our Picks for the Best Healthy Pasta Sauces Blog Post" title="Our Picks for the Best Healthy Pasta Sauces Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>It’s hard to beat the ease of opening a jar (unless, of course, it’s screwed on super-tight) to help bring pasta night together in a flash. To find a sauce that’s good for you, here’s what you need to know. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/our_picks_for_the_best_healthy_pasta_sauces#comments Food Blog Diet Dinner Family meals Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Taste test Diet, Nutrition & Health Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:00:08 +0000 jbrandt802 281945 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://assets.eatingwell.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 A Week of Clean-Eating Dinners and Sides http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_week_of_clean_eating_dinners_and_sides <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_week_of_clean_eating_dinners_and_sides" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8177_Ardito_2.JPG" alt="A Week of Clean-Eating Dinners and Sides Blog Post" title="A Week of Clean-Eating Dinners and Sides Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Eating clean may seem like a trendy idea, but in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, it’s what we always think about when we develop recipes—and how we like to cook at home. It’s simply a healthy—and sustainable—way to approach all your meals. “Clean eating means filling your plate with real, whole foods, eating a variety of fruits and whole grains, moderate amounts of lean meats and sustainable seafood, dairy, nuts and seeds and healthy oils,” says Michelle Dudash, registered dietitian and author of <em>Clean Eating for Busy Families</em>.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/a_week_of_clean_eating_dinners_and_sides#comments Food Blog Breana Lai Clean-Eating Challenge Dinner Family meals Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:03:01 +0000 Stefan_20 281263 at http://www.eatingwell.com