Health http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1107/all en 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 The Secret to Diet Success? Your Spouse http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_secret_to_diet_success_your_spouse <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_secret_to_diet_success_your_spouse" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/101872270-couple-cooking.jpg" alt="The Secret to Diet Success? Your Spouse Blog Post" title="The Secret to Diet Success? Your Spouse Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Research shows your partner can either help you succeed or sabotage your efforts. Here are 3 tips to get—and give—support in your relationship.</p> <p><h3>Discuss your goals</h3><br /> The first step in almost any diet plan is to make a goal, but it’s equally crucial to talk about those goals with the important people in your life. </p> <p>If your partner reacts negatively to your new diet, try to find middle ground. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/the_secret_to_diet_success_your_spouse#comments Diet Blog Health Blog Diet Dilia Narduzzi Family meals Food & health news Health Weight loss Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:16:19 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284113 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 The Ultimate Green Smoothie Recipe http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_ultimate_green_smoothie_recipe <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_ultimate_green_smoothie_recipe" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/smoothie_formula_310.jpg" alt="The Ultimate Green Smoothie Recipe Blog Post" title="The Ultimate Green Smoothie Recipe Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>The sky's the limit when it comes to smoothie combinations you can whip up in your blender. </p> <p>And while you don't always need to follow a recipe, if you're not careful even green smoothies packed with things like kale or bananas can easily turn into sugar- and calorie-bombs. </p> <p>So we've done the calculations for you to get a super-healthy, delicious green smoothie every time. </p> <p>Try one of our suggested green smoothie combos below&mdash;and <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_smoothie_recipes">check out our other recipes</a>&mdash;or create your own favorite flavor!</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_ultimate_green_smoothie_recipe#comments Food Blog Health Blog Health Lisa D'Agrosa Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:28:20 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284022 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is Canola Oil Toxic or Bad For You? The Facts. http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_canola_oil_toxic_or_bad_for_you_the_facts <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_canola_oil_toxic_or_bad_for_you_the_facts" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102271782_310.jpg" alt="Is Canola Oil Toxic or Bad For You? The Facts. Blog Post" title="Is Canola Oil Toxic or Bad For You? The Facts. Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There are all sorts of rumors about canola oil—so let’s sort fact from fiction.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_canola_oil_toxic_or_bad_for_you_the_facts#comments Health Blog Food & health news Health Shaun Dreisbach Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:03:29 +0000 Sarah Hoff 283992 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 This or That: Butter vs. Coconut Oil http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/this_or_that_butter_vs_coconut_oil <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/this_or_that_butter_vs_coconut_oil" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/coconut_spr03_310_1_0.jpg" alt="This or That: Butter vs. Coconut Oil Blog Post" title="This or That: Butter vs. Coconut Oil Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Picking healthy spreads and cooking oils at the grocery store can be pretty confusing. There are many different choices out there, but which is best to pick?</p> <p>We put two popular fats head to head to find out which is healthier: this or that? Is it healthier to use butter or coconut oil when it comes to fats?</p> <p><strong>The Winner:</strong> It’s a draw, actually. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/this_or_that_butter_vs_coconut_oil#comments Health Blog Diet Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:01:39 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283864 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 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://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 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 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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