Kerri-Ann Jennings http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1130/all/RK%3D0 en Better than the $1 menu: Superfoods that ring in for 99 cents or less http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/better_than_the_1_menu_superfoods_that_ring_in_for_99_cents_or_less <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/better_than_the_1_menu_superfoods_that_ring_in_for_99_cents_or_less" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/superfoods_0_0.jpg" alt="Better than the $1 menu: Superfoods that ring in for 99 cents or less Blog Post" title="Better than the $1 menu: Superfoods that ring in for 99 cents or less Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Every few months, it seems, there&rsquo;s hype about the latest, hottest superfood&mdash;chia seeds and acai berries spring to mind. But LOTS of foods, many of which are stocked in nearly every grocery store in America, are &ldquo;superfoods&rdquo;—foods brimming with various disease-fighting nutrients, usually without providing too many calories.</p> <p><strong>Don't Miss: <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/7_of_the_healthiest_foods_you_should_be_eating_but_aren_t">7 of the Healthiest Foods You Should Be Eating (But Probably Aren’t)</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/better_than_the_1_menu_superfoods_that_ring_in_for_99_cents_or_less#comments Food Blog Budget meals Good choices Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Nutrition Wellness Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:57:19 +0000 Nifer 275054 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 myths about tea http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_myths_about_tea <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_myths_about_tea" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/tea_Japanese_310_1_0.jpg" alt="5 myths about tea Blog Post" title="5 myths about tea Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>You probably already know that tea is an incredibly healthy beverage. In fact, studies show that if you drink tea regularly, you may reduce your risk of Alzheimer&rsquo;s and diabetes, plus have healthier teeth and gums and stronger bones. But not everything you&rsquo;ve heard about tea is true. Here are 5 myths about tea busted:</p> <p><strong>Must-Read: <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101/shopping_cooking_guides/tea_buyers_guide_and_steeping_tips">Health Benefits of Tea, Plus Buying and Steeping Tips</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_myths_about_tea#comments Health Blog Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Nutrition Fri, 02 Nov 2012 14:55:14 +0000 Nifer 153528 at http://www.eatingwell.com 7 hidden sources of caffeine http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/7_hidden_sources_of_caffeine <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/7_hidden_sources_of_caffeine" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/hot_chocolate_0_0.jpg" alt="7 hidden sources of caffeine Blog Post" title="7 hidden sources of caffeine Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I&rsquo;ve been trying to cut down on caffeine. I came to this goal recently as I was sitting cross-legged in yoga and noticed I felt a little jittery. Not good. It was a sign that the second cup of coffee I had had that morning may have been a cup too many. While caffeinated tea and coffee have been linked to some health benefits, such as lowering risk of skin and liver cancers, caffeine has some downsides. Some people are more sensitive than others and in addition to jitters, it can deplete sleep quality, especially in folks over 40, amp up anxiety, and it&rsquo;s addictive.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/7_hidden_sources_of_caffeine#comments Health Blog Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Nutrition Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:36:49 +0000 Nifer 153225 at http://www.eatingwell.com Top 8 food allergies (and how to eat around them) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/top_8_food_allergies_and_how_to_eat_around_them <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/top_8_food_allergies_and_how_to_eat_around_them" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/peanut_shell_silo_310_0.jpg" alt="Top 8 food allergies (and how to eat around them) Blog Post" title="Top 8 food allergies (and how to eat around them) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Ever read a food label on a product and wonder why certain ingredients are called out as &ldquo;Allergens&rdquo; (e.g., &ldquo;May contain soy, peanuts, etc.&rdquo;)? Although one could develop food allergies to many foods (I know people who are allergic to fava beans and strawberries), there are eight foods and food groups that represent the most common food allergies&mdash;what are known as the &ldquo;Big Eight.&rdquo; In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires food manufacturers to list these eight common allergens on food labels.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/top_8_food_allergies_and_how_to_eat_around_them#comments Health Blog Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Nutrition Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:18:32 +0000 Nifer 152726 at http://www.eatingwell.com The important nutrient you’re not getting enough of (and how to get it) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_important_nutrient_you_re_not_getting_enough_of_and_how_to_get_it <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_important_nutrient_you_re_not_getting_enough_of_and_how_to_get_it" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_breakfast_foods_desk_101519147_ardito.jpg" alt="The important nutrient you’re not getting enough of (and how to get it) Blog Post" title="The important nutrient you’re not getting enough of (and how to get it) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>There&rsquo;s a super-important nutrient that, chances are, you&rsquo;re not getting enough of: omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are a nutrient powerhouse, shown to improve heart health and mood. There are two kinds of omega-3s, in particular, that are important for overall health: docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_important_nutrient_you_re_not_getting_enough_of_and_how_to_get_it#comments Health Blog Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Nutrition Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:26:02 +0000 Nifer 152630 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 myths about cholesterol http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_myths_about_cholesterol <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_myths_about_cholesterol" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/egg_heart_310_0_0.jpg" alt="5 myths about cholesterol Blog Post" title="5 myths about cholesterol Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When a new study came out a few months ago stating that high HDL might not directly protect against disease, I paid attention. High HDL cholesterol is often touted as protective against heart disease, while high LDL cholesterol is linked to higher rates of heart disease. So the news that this might not always be true got me thinking about what other cholesterol myths are out there. Here&rsquo;s what I found, starting with HDL:</p> <p><strong>Related: <a href="/nutrition_health/cholesterol/high_cholesterol_diet_guidelines">8 Ways to Naturally Lower Cholesterol</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_myths_about_cholesterol#comments Health Blog Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Nutrition Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:06:32 +0000 Nifer 152475 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is cooking with nonstick pans healthy or not? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/is_cooking_with_nonstick_pans_healthy_or_not <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/is_cooking_with_nonstick_pans_healthy_or_not" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/non_stick_pan_0_0.jpg" alt="Is cooking with nonstick pans healthy or not? Blog Post" title="Is cooking with nonstick pans healthy or not? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>More nights than not, I cook dinner in a nonstick skillet. It&rsquo;s easy to wash up and <em>can</em> lend itself to healthy cooking&hellip;but is it safe? Here&rsquo;s what you should know when cooking with nonstick pans:</p> <p><strong>Related: <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_and_techniques/6_pots_and_pans_every_home_cook_needs">6 Pots and Pans Every Home Cook Needs</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/is_cooking_with_nonstick_pans_healthy_or_not#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Good choices Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:57:04 +0000 Nifer 152333 at http://www.eatingwell.com 3 "green" habits that can make you sick http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/3_green_habits_that_can_make_you_sick <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/3_green_habits_that_can_make_you_sick" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/5_dinners_1_bag_0_0_0.jpg" alt="3 &amp;quot;green&amp;quot; habits that can make you sick Blog Post" title="3 &amp;quot;green&amp;quot; habits that can make you sick Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>In the past few years I&rsquo;ve made some &ldquo;green&rdquo; swaps. I usually bring my own bag when I go grocery shopping, I choose tap water over bottled, I ditched paper towels and conventional sponges for cloth dishrags. But when Karen Asp wrote about these eco-friendly practices in <em>EatingWell</em> Magazine, I learned that sometimes going green isn&rsquo;t all that clean. Find out some of the hidden dangers in these green swaps and, more importantly, how to do them right so that you&rsquo;re being good to the environment and to your health.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/3_green_habits_that_can_make_you_sick#comments Health Blog Good choices Kerri-Ann Jennings Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:51:05 +0000 Nifer 152145 at http://www.eatingwell.com What’s the bottom line: Is red meat healthy or not? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/what_s_the_bottom_line_is_red_meat_healthy_or_not <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/what_s_the_bottom_line_is_red_meat_healthy_or_not" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/red_meat.jpg" alt="What’s the bottom line: Is red meat healthy or not? Blog Post" title="What’s the bottom line: Is red meat healthy or not? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Praised by Paleo Diet advocates and shunned by vegetarians, red meat certainly is a controversial food. And that controversy extends into the research world, where red meat and its impact on our health has been the subject of numerous studies&hellip;with conflicting results. On the one hand, red meat offers clear nutritional benefits. Red meat (like beef, bison and lamb) provides good-quality protein and is also rich in nutrients, such as energy-supplying iron, zinc and vitamin B12 and immunity-supporting selenium. It also, however, harbors saturated fat.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/what_s_the_bottom_line_is_red_meat_healthy_or_not#comments Health Blog Dinner Kerri-Ann Jennings Nutrition Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:40:24 +0000 Nifer 151502 at http://www.eatingwell.com Super snacks to pack right now http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/super_snacks_to_pack_right_now <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/super_snacks_to_pack_right_now" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_snacking_2910105_Norman_0.jpg" alt="Super snacks to pack right now Blog Post" title="Super snacks to pack right now Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Every weekday morning, I pack not only a lunch to bring to work, but snacks too. Maybe it&rsquo;s the registered dietitian part of me, but I don&rsquo;t like to be caught hungry with no healthy options around. A good-for-you snack can be an important part of a healthful diet. Research suggests that nutritious snacks can stave off hunger by stabilizing blood sugar&mdash;which may help you eat more sensibly at mealtimes.</p> <p><strong>Recipes to Try: <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/100_calorie_snacks">30 Healthy Snacks for 100 Calories or Less</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/super_snacks_to_pack_right_now#comments Health Blog Diet Kerri-Ann Jennings Nutrition Snacks Wed, 05 Sep 2012 16:17:42 +0000 Nifer 150943 at http://www.eatingwell.com Get healthy: start now with this fresh-start checklist http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/get_healthy_start_now_with_this_fresh_start_checklist <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/get_healthy_start_now_with_this_fresh_start_checklist" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_101510896_woman_groceries.jpg" alt="Get healthy: start now with this fresh-start checklist Blog Post" title="Get healthy: start now with this fresh-start checklist Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I&rsquo;ve always thought the new year should start in September. Fall seems to bring with it a fresh start. And although I don&rsquo;t want to rush the change of seasons (I love summer!), I am starting to feel inspired to shake up my routine and, um, get one. It&rsquo;s all too easy to let healthy habits slide in the summertime (all that socializing can lead to some not-so-stellar food choices&hellip;hamburgers and ice cream have been in my diet more often than I&rsquo;d like to admit).</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/get_healthy_start_now_with_this_fresh_start_checklist#comments Health Blog Fitness Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Nutrition Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:37:57 +0000 Nifer 141511 at http://www.eatingwell.com Best healthy foods to buy on a tight budget http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/best_healthy_foods_to_buy_on_a_tight_budget <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/best_healthy_foods_to_buy_on_a_tight_budget" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/cover_good_food.jpg" alt="Best healthy foods to buy on a tight budget Blog Post" title="Best healthy foods to buy on a tight budget Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>With so many factors to consider&mdash;health, environmental impact, cost, taste&mdash;choosing healthy foods can seem like a mission impossible. Enter the Good Food on a Tight Budget guide from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). This brand new guide, which helps you buy the most budget-friendly, super-healthy eats, comes from the same group that brought us the Dirty Dozen (a compendium of the fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides).</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/best_healthy_foods_to_buy_on_a_tight_budget#comments Food News Blog Budget meals Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Nutrition Wellness Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:21:02 +0000 Nifer 125970 at http://www.eatingwell.com What does a 1,200-calorie day look like? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/what_does_a_1200_calorie_day_look_like <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/what_does_a_1200_calorie_day_look_like" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/1200_calorie_diet.jpg" alt="What does a 1,200-calorie day look like? Blog Post" title="What does a 1,200-calorie day look like? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Losing weight is about calories in versus calories out. To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn each day through exercise and general living. How much you need to eat each day varies based on your height, weight and activity level. (Find out how many calories you should be eating each day for weight loss by using this formula: [Your weight x 12] &ndash; 500 = Your daily calorie goal.) But most people will lose weight on a 1,200-calorie diet, which is also the lowest you really can go calorie-wise each day while still getting all the nutrients you need.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/what_does_a_1200_calorie_day_look_like#comments Diet Blog Diet Kerri-Ann Jennings Nutrition Weight loss Thu, 16 Aug 2012 17:32:44 +0000 Nifer 118189 at http://www.eatingwell.com Do chia seeds deserve the health hype? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/do_chia_seeds_deserve_the_health_hype <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/do_chia_seeds_deserve_the_health_hype" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/flax_310_0.jpg" alt="Do chia seeds deserve the health hype? Blog Post" title="Do chia seeds deserve the health hype? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>I had never heard of chia until a couple of years ago when a health-minded friend started crowing about her latest superfood. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s loaded with omega-3s; the Aztecs used to grow it,&rdquo; she told me. Intrigued, I wanted to find out if chia truly did deserve the health hype. Here&rsquo;s what I learned&mdash;as Ana Mantica and Amy Levin-Epstein have both reported on chia for <em>EatingWell</em> Magazine:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/do_chia_seeds_deserve_the_health_hype#comments Health Blog Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Nutrition Fri, 10 Aug 2012 13:13:41 +0000 Nifer 115571 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is eating food from the farmer’s market safe? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/is_eating_food_from_the_farmer_s_market_safe <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/is_eating_food_from_the_farmer_s_market_safe" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/dilly_beans_0.jpg" alt="Is eating food from the farmer’s market safe? Blog Post" title="Is eating food from the farmer’s market safe? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Shopping at a farmer&rsquo;s market is a great way to support your local economy and stock up on the freshest seasonal produce. (Did you know that when fruits and vegetables are picked at their peak ripeness, they are most nutrient-packed?) </p> <p>Related: <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/8_healthy_summer_foods_to_add_to_your_diet">8 Summer Foods You Should Stock Up On</a></p> <p>But when it comes to <em>some</em> of the food at the market, there&rsquo;s debate whether it&rsquo;s safe and should even be legal. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/is_eating_food_from_the_farmer_s_market_safe#comments Food Blog Kerri-Ann Jennings Health Wed, 01 Aug 2012 14:48:44 +0000 Nifer 114970 at http://www.eatingwell.com