Health Blog http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1190/all en The Surprising Health Benefits of Vinegar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_surprising_health_benefits_of_vinegar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_surprising_health_benefits_of_vinegar" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102299633_vinegars_Allen.jpg" alt="The Surprising Health Benefits of Vinegar Blog Post" title="The Surprising Health Benefits of Vinegar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Vinegar’s not a magic elixir—but it may be able to help your waistline, cholesterol and more! Who knew?</p> <p>This may be an overshare, but I’ve been known to drink a slug of vinegar now and then. My 2-year-old daughter apparently picked up this trait: once when we were out for dinner, she took an unprompted sip of the vinegary brine from her bowl of pickles. (Good girl.) Little did I know that we were doing more than fulfilling a craving. We were also enjoying the health benefits of vinegar. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_surprising_health_benefits_of_vinegar#comments Health Blog Carolyn Malcoun Health Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:54:09 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284472 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Real Benefits of Fermented Foods and Probiotics http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_real_benefits_of_fermented_foods_and_probiotics <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_real_benefits_of_fermented_foods_and_probiotics" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102188040-yogurt.jpg" alt="The Real Benefits of Fermented Foods and Probiotics Blog Post" title="The Real Benefits of Fermented Foods and Probiotics Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Probiotics are good bacteria found in fermented foods, such as yogurt, sauerkraut, miso, kimchi, kombucha and kefir. </p> <p>Popular theories claim extraordinary health benefits—such as better immunity and less stress—can come from eating probiotics and fostering the good bacteria in your gut.</p> <p><strong>Don’t Miss:</strong> <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/how_good_gut_bacteria_could_transform_your_health">How Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your Health</a></p> <p>But the research to support all this is sparse. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_real_benefits_of_fermented_foods_and_probiotics#comments Health Blog Gretel H. Schueller Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 04 Nov 2014 18:50:35 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284399 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Healthiest and Best-Tasting Frozen Pizza http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthiest_best_tasting_frozen_pizza <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthiest_best_tasting_frozen_pizza" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102299621_Allen_frozen_pizza_0.jpg" alt="The Healthiest and Best-Tasting Frozen Pizza Blog Post" title="The Healthiest and Best-Tasting Frozen Pizza Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>When it comes to being ready for a last-minute dinner, a frozen pizza could be your best friend. But just because you’re taking a shortcut doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a healthy dinner. Here’s what to look for. </p> <p><strong>A Better Bottom: </strong>More dough means more calories, so choose thin-crust over deep-dish when buying frozen. Buy pizzas that have whole grains in the crust whenever you can and skip ones stuffed with cheese.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthiest_best_tasting_frozen_pizza#comments Health Blog Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Product reviews Taste test Healthy Cooking - Healthy Food Guide Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:55:50 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284397 at http://www.eatingwell.com Does 'Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever' Really Work? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/does_feed_a_cold_starve_a_fever_really_work <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/does_feed_a_cold_starve_a_fever_really_work" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SP4621_0.JPG" alt="Does &amp;#039;Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever&amp;#039; Really Work? Blog Post" title="Does &amp;#039;Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever&amp;#039; Really Work? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>The thinking behind the old saying "feed a cold, starve a fever" goes like this: fasting causes a drop in body temperature, which helps to fight a high fever, while eating raises your temperature, warming you up if you have a cold and keeping your sniffles at bay. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/does_feed_a_cold_starve_a_fever_really_work#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Health Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:28:48 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284353 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthier_picks_for_in_flight_airplane_food <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthier_picks_for_in_flight_airplane_food" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/United-Airlines-cropped.jpg" alt="Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food Blog Post" title="Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Staying healthy while you’re flying can be challenging (especially if you’re stuck in the air during mealtime).</p> <p>Luckily, it’s getting easier, as more airports are carrying healthy snacks like plain yogurt, nuts and dried fruit. With a little advance planning, you can pack your own healthy snacks—but that’s not always an option.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/healthier_picks_for_in_flight_airplane_food#comments Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:38:25 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284348 at http://www.eatingwell.com 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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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 This or That: Granola Bars vs. Trail Mix http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/this_or_that_granola_bars_vs_trail_mix <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/this_or_that_granola_bars_vs_trail_mix" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/OT5612A.jpg" alt="This or That: Granola Bars vs. Trail Mix Blog Post" title="This or That: Granola Bars vs. Trail Mix Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Picking healthy snack foods can feel pretty confusing. There are thousands of items to choose from at the grocery store, yet it’s hard to come up with ideas for healthy and satisfying snacks. </p> <p>You want something that packs in nutrients and keeps you feeling full if you’re out for a hike or on the go all day. We put two snack foods head to head to find out which is healthier: this or that? Granola bars or trail mix?</p> <p><strong>The Winner:</strong> Trail mix, as Joyce Hendley first reported for <em>EatingWell</em>.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/this_or_that_granola_bars_vs_trail_mix#comments Health Blog Lisa D'Agrosa This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:14:46 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284068 at http://www.eatingwell.com Buy a Healthier Granola Bar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/buy_a_healthier_granola_bar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/buy_a_healthier_granola_bar" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23644A_Allen_granola_bars_310.jpg" alt="Buy a Healthier Granola Bar Blog Post" title="Buy a Healthier Granola Bar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Granola bars are convenient when you’re on the go, but some varieties have such a hefty sugar load they may as well be sold in the candy aisle. You can't assume all of them are automatically healthy. </p> <p>Here's how you can find the healthiest granola bars:</p> <p><strong>Star Ingredient:</strong> Make sure oats are the first ingredient listed on the package. This healthy whole grain is a good source of fiber, which helps keep you full and is good for your cholesterol. If rice or rice flour is listed, make sure it’s brown rice (it’s a whole grain), otherwise it’s refined. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/buy_a_healthier_granola_bar#comments Health Blog Breakfast Lisa D'Agrosa Snacks Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:19:48 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284025 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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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