Health Blog http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1190/all en Is BPA-Free Plastic Safe? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_bpa_free_plastic_safe <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_bpa_free_plastic_safe" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102213711_BPA_960.jpg" alt="Is BPA-Free Plastic Safe? Blog Post" title="Is BPA-Free Plastic Safe? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p> "BPA-free" is the buzzword of choice for water bottles and plastic packaging. Bisphenol A (BPA)—the chemical that hardens plastic food containers and is in the lining of metal cans to prevent corrosion—has gotten bad press for having a harmful estrogen-mimicking effect, which may cause early puberty and lower sperm counts, even raise your risk of obesity, diabetes and some cancers (breast, ovarian, testicular, prostate). </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_bpa_free_plastic_safe#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Food News & Origins Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:12:36 +0000 kurtschulitz 288846 at http://www.eatingwell.com How Long Can Picnic Food Stay Unrefrigerated? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_long_can_picnic_food_stay_unrefrigerated <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_long_can_picnic_food_stay_unrefrigerated" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102737130_960.jpg" alt="How Long Can Picnic Food Stay Unrefrigerated? Blog Post" title="How Long Can Picnic Food Stay Unrefrigerated? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When enjoying meals outdoors, here’s what you need to know to about food safety: </p> <p><strong>Related: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/our_top_50_recipes_for_summer">Our Top 50 Recipes for Summer </a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_long_can_picnic_food_stay_unrefrigerated#comments Health Blog Stacy Fraser Diet, Nutrition & Health Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:27:29 +0000 kurtschulitz 288832 at http://www.eatingwell.com Are There Any DIY Cleaning Solutions That Will Sanitize Kitchen Surfaces? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_there_any_diy_cleaning_solutions_that_will_sanitize_kitchen_surfaces <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_there_any_diy_cleaning_solutions_that_will_sanitize_kitchen_surfaces" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/101231406_960.jpg" alt="Are There Any DIY Cleaning Solutions That Will Sanitize Kitchen Surfaces? Blog Post" title="Are There Any DIY Cleaning Solutions That Will Sanitize Kitchen Surfaces? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Warm, soapy water plus some elbow grease is technically the only DIY cleaning solution you need to prevent the growth of most illness-causing bacteria on kitchen surfaces. Before and after food preparation, simply scrub counters, sinks and cutting boards with hot, sudsy water for at least 20 seconds, then rinse well. Wipe dry with a clean towel or let air-dry. </p> <p><strong>Related: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/organic_natural/15_simple_ways_to_clean_up_your_kitchen">15 Simple Ways To Clean Up Your Kitchen </a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_there_any_diy_cleaning_solutions_that_will_sanitize_kitchen_surfaces#comments Health Blog Stacy Fraser Diet, Nutrition & Health Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:09:48 +0000 kurtschulitz 288825 at http://www.eatingwell.com 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 How to Shop for Healthy Instant Oatmeal http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_shop_for_healthy_instant_oatmeal <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_shop_for_healthy_instant_oatmeal" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/oatmeal_6.jpg" alt="How to Shop for Healthy Instant Oatmeal Blog Post" title="How to Shop for Healthy Instant Oatmeal Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Busy mornings get a little easier when you can “just add water” and have breakfast ready in minutes. Instant oatmeal is filling, fast and has plenty of flavor variations to try, but not all of them live up to oatmeal’s healthy reputation. Here’s our advice to keep this quick breakfast healthy.</p> <p><strong>Know Your Fiber: </strong>Some oatmeals (especially “high fiber” oatmeals) use guar gum to inflate their fiber number. Guar gum is a safe ingredient, but be aware that it only has soluble fiber, not insoluble. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_shop_for_healthy_instant_oatmeal#comments Health Blog Julia Westbrook Good choices Diet, Nutrition & Health Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:20:51 +0000 kurtschulitz 288041 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Shop for Healthy Popcorn http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_shop_for_healthy_popcorn <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_shop_for_healthy_popcorn" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/popcorn1.png" alt="How to Shop for Healthy Popcorn Blog Post" title="How to Shop for Healthy Popcorn Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Naked, homemade, air-popped popcorn is a super-healthy snack—it’s a whole grain with 4 grams of fiber per serving and almost no salt, sugar or fat. But let’s be honest—plain popcorn is a little bland. Fortunately, there are plenty of flavorful options popping up in stores. Here’s how to pick a better bag.</p> <!--<p>Numbers to Look For<br /> Serving Size: 1 ounce <br /> Amount Per Serving: about 31/2 cups<br /> Sugar: ≤ 6 g<br /> Sodium: ≤ 200 mg</div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_shop_for_healthy_popcorn#comments Health Blog Julia Westbrook Good choices Diet, Nutrition & Health Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:56:51 +0000 kurtschulitz 288040 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 5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_powerful_health_benefits_of_asparagus_you_probably_didn_t_know <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_powerful_health_benefits_of_asparagus_you_probably_didn_t_know" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD9539_Moats.JPG" alt="5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know Blog Post" title="5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>One of the first foods that signals the start of spring is the appearance of fresh asparagus at local farmers&rsquo; markets and grocery stores. Just as spring is a time of new beginnings, asparagus is one of those veggies that I love to experiment with during this time of year.</p> <p><strong>Recipes to Try:</strong> <strong><a target="new" href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/fresh_asparagus_recipes?slide=30">Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumbs and More Recipes with Fresh Asparagus </a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_powerful_health_benefits_of_asparagus_you_probably_didn_t_know#comments Health Blog Cheryl Forberg, R.D. Dinner Good choices Nutrition Wellness What's in season Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:03:22 +0000 Matt Malenczak 17129 at http://www.eatingwell.com Learn to Love Bitter Foods http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/learn_to_love_bitter_foods <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/learn_to_love_bitter_foods" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SD9345_Beisch_0.jpg" alt="Learn to Love Bitter Foods Blog Post" title="Learn to Love Bitter Foods Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><script async type="text/javascript" src="//tracking.skyword.com/tracker.js?contentId=281474979491360"></script><!--<p><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/images/Bitter_Wheel_20221.jpg" width="630" border="0" alt="Learn to Love Bitter Foods" /></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/learn_to_love_bitter_foods#comments Health Blog Shaun Dreisbach Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:00:47 +0000 kurtschulitz 287678 at http://www.eatingwell.com What's the Best Way to Get the Odor Out of Dishcloths? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/whats_the_best_way_to_get_the_odor_out_of_dishcloths <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/whats_the_best_way_to_get_the_odor_out_of_dishcloths" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/02112016_dishrag.jpg" alt="What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Get the Odor Out of Dishcloths? Blog Post" title="What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Get the Odor Out of Dishcloths? Blog Post" border="0"/></a></div> <div><p> The not-too-pleasant smell that can settle into the cloths you use to wash dishes or wipe up counters is from microscopic kitchen gunk that gets trapped in the fibers. Oils, fats and bacteria accumulate in the cloths as you use them. If they aren't washed frequently (using the right method), the oils become rancid and bacteria start to grow and put off a pretty funky smell, especially if you have a good sniffer. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/whats_the_best_way_to_get_the_odor_out_of_dishcloths#comments Health Blog Stacy Fraser Diet, Nutrition & Health Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:32:10 +0000 kurtschulitz 287435 at http://www.eatingwell.com 2015 Dietary Guidelines: A Plate Full of Politics http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/2015_dietary_guidelines_a_plate_full_of_politics <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/2015_dietary_guidelines_a_plate_full_of_politics" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/portions_1_1.jpg" alt="2015 Dietary Guidelines: A Plate Full of Politics Blog Post" title="2015 Dietary Guidelines: A Plate Full of Politics Blog Post" border="0"/></a></div> <div><p><em>When the </em>2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans<em> were released, they were met with mixed reactions. We're excited to share our advisor Dr. David Katz's response to the report:</em><br /> </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/diet_blog/2015_dietary_guidelines_a_plate_full_of_politics#comments David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM Diet Blog Health Blog Wed, 27 Jan 2016 22:14:24 +0000 kurtschulitz 287366 at http://www.eatingwell.com Can a Soup Cleanse Help You Lose Weight? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/can_a_soup_cleanse_help_you_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/can_a_soup_cleanse_help_you_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/01072016_SP8943_DeLosSantos.jpg" alt="Can a Soup Cleanse Help You Lose Weight? Blog Post" title="Can a Soup Cleanse Help You Lose Weight? Blog Post" border="0"/></a></div> <div><p>Juicing is so 2015. “Souping” is gaining traction as the way to cleanse. Basically you eat vegetable soup (chunky or pureed) and nothing else for a prescribed amount of time—a day, three days, five days—and poof, you’re healthier, slimmer and cleaner, inside and out. </p><p><strong>Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/videos/v/91905907/veggie-packed-minestrone-soup-recipe.htm" target="new">The Only Weight-Loss Soup Recipe You Need</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/can_a_soup_cleanse_help_you_lose_weight#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:22:02 +0000 kurtschulitz 287225 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy the Healthiest Yogurt http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_yogurt <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_yogurt" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/11102015_yogurt310.png" alt="How to Buy the Healthiest Yogurt Blog Post" title="How to Buy the Healthiest Yogurt Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Yogurt is packed with protein, probiotics and calcium—but if you pick the wrong ones, you’ll be spooning up loads of calories and sugar too. </p> <p><strong>Scope the sugar</strong><br /> Plain yogurt has a bit of natural sugar (from milk) but no added sugar. Flavored yogurts have as much as 15 grams of added sugar. To cut plain’s tang, add fresh fruit or a teaspoon of maple syrup or honey (about 5g sugar). </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_yogurt#comments Diet Blog Health Blog Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:56:53 +0000 kurtschulitz 286889 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