Health Blog http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1190/all en 6 Things to Love About the (Proposed) 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/6_things_to_love_about_the_proposed_2015_us_dietary_guidelines <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/6_things_to_love_about_the_proposed_2015_us_dietary_guidelines" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/portions_1_0.jpg" alt="6 Things to Love About the (Proposed) 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Blog Post" title="6 Things to Love About the (Proposed) 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Every five years, the USDA releases the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (aka what we all should be eating). </p><p>In advance of the official release, an advisory committee publishes its suggestions for what should become the Dietary Guidelines. That report came out last week. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/6_things_to_love_about_the_proposed_2015_us_dietary_guidelines#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:00:41 +0000 jessm23 285309 at http://www.eatingwell.com Should I be worried about arsenic in rice? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_i_be_worried_about_arsenic_in_rice <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_i_be_worried_about_arsenic_in_rice" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_brown_rice_101811658_Peter_Ardito_cropped.jpg" alt="Should I be worried about arsenic in rice? Blog Post" title="Should I be worried about arsenic in rice? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>The concern started in 2012 when Consumer Reports published its first report on arsenic in rice. Since then, it’s been making us think twice about too much risotto and sushi rolls. </p> <p>Arsenic is a natural element in water and soil. (It also comes from environmental contaminants.) And while many foods we eat contain some arsenic (from apple juice and beer to chicken), the concentration of arsenic tends to be higher in rice because rice absorbs it more readily than other plants do. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_i_be_worried_about_arsenic_in_rice#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Food & health news Health Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:57:05 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285162 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy the Healthiest Granola http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_granola <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_granola" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Granola_silo_0984_cropped.jpg" alt="How to Buy the Healthiest Granola Blog Post" title="How to Buy the Healthiest Granola Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Granola’s health halo can be well deserved; after all, it’s made with whole oats, nuts and dried fruit and most brands have 3 grams of fiber per ¼-cup serving. But they can be high in sugar and calories. Here’s how to pick the healthiest and tastiest. </p> <p><strong>Sugar Smarts:</strong> Almost all granolas have some sugar—it’s one reason they’re so yummy. Look for one with no more than 6 grams per ¼ cup.</p> <p><strong>Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_granola_recipes_and_healthy_muesli_recipes">DIY Homemade Granola Ideas</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_granola#comments Health Blog Breakfast Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:42:58 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285161 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy the Healthiest Whole-Wheat Bread http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_whole_wheat_bread <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_whole_wheat_bread" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/nsp_141014_05.jpg" alt="How to Buy the Healthiest Whole-Wheat Bread Blog Post" title="How to Buy the Healthiest Whole-Wheat Bread Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>When it comes to whole-wheat sandwich bread, there are a ton of choices at the supermarket. And not all are as healthy as they seem. Here, we break down the nutrition for you.</p> <p>Numbers to Look For:<br /> <strong>Serving Size:</strong> 1 Slice<br /> <strong>Calories: </strong>Around 100 calories*<br /> <strong>Fiber:</strong> ≥ 2g<br /> <strong>Sugar: </strong>≤ 4g<br /> <strong>Sodium: </strong>≤ 200mg<br /> *Will vary based on size.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_whole_wheat_bread#comments Health Blog Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:16:08 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284923 at http://www.eatingwell.com Other Names for Sugar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/other_names_for_sugar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/other_names_for_sugar" target="_blank"><img src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/sugar_102327887_310.jpg" alt="Other Names for Sugar Blog Post" title="Other Names for Sugar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148"/></a></div> <div><p>Sugar seems to be everywhere these days—in foods that taste sweet and even foods that don’t. It sweetens up everything from yogurts and coffee drinks to sauces and crackers to pizzas and salad dressings. Sugar goes by many names, but whether it’s cane sugar, syrup, honey or fructose, it pretty much gets treated the same way by your body. </p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <p><strong>Here are some of the 60-plus different names for sugar that may appear on your food labels.</strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/other_names_for_sugar#comments Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:56:28 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284643 at http://www.eatingwell.com 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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, M.S., R.D. 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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, M.S., R.D. 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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, M.S., R.D. 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://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, M.S., R.D. 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, M.S., R.D. 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, M.S., R.D. 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://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.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, M.S., R.D. This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:14:46 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 284068 at http://www.eatingwell.com