Health Blog http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1190/healthy_cooking en Stock these healthy foods to eat clean http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/stock_these_healthy_foods_to_eat_clean <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/stock_these_healthy_foods_to_eat_clean" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8645_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="Stock these healthy foods to eat clean Blog Post" title="Stock these healthy foods to eat clean Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Eating clean means eating more whole foods and less processed foods. It may sound like a fad, but it&rsquo;s not based on unrealistic eating patterns or cutting out entire food groups. Need more guidance? See our <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/10_ways_to_eat_clean">10 clean eating tips here</a> to get started.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/stock_these_healthy_foods_to_eat_clean#comments Health Blog Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:16:35 +0000 Nifer 282469 at http://www.eatingwell.com Diet or Exercise: What's the Best Way to Lose Weight? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_scale_101481790_packer_1.jpg" alt="Diet or Exercise: What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Lose Weight? Blog Post" title="Diet or Exercise: What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Lose Weight? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>If you really want to see that number on the scale drop, what you put in your mouth matters most. People who simply cut calories to slim down lose about 2 pounds a week, says a study in the <em>International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders</em>. At the same time, people who exercise but don’t restrict calories drop less than half a pound each week.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/diet_or_exercise_whats_the_best_way_to_lose_weight#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Diet Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Weight loss Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:22:08 +0000 Nifer 281328 at http://www.eatingwell.com What You Need to Know About Caramel Color http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_you_need_to_know_about_caramel_color <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_you_need_to_know_about_caramel_color" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23346_Allen.jpg" alt="What You Need to Know About Caramel Color Blog Post" title="What You Need to Know About Caramel Color Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>A new study by Consumer Reports may make you think twice before reaching for a soda (and it’s not about sugar or artificial sweeteners). Some types of caramel color, an additive found in many colas, contain a compound (4-MEI) that may cause cancer, according to some animal studies. Recently, California’s Environmental Protection Agency began requiring a cancer warning for products with 4-MEI that exceeded the state’s recommended limit. As a result, Coca-Cola reformulated their colas sold in the U.S. to use a 4-MEI-free caramel color, and PepsiCo pledged to do the same by February 2014.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_news_blog/what_you_need_to_know_about_caramel_color#comments Food News Blog Health Blog Food & health news Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:31:01 +0000 Sarah Hoff 281257 at http://www.eatingwell.com Best & worst energy drinks http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/best_worst_energy_drinks <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/best_worst_energy_drinks" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/energy_drink_opener_102089883_erica_allen.jpg" alt="Best &amp;amp; worst energy drinks Blog Post" title="Best &amp;amp; worst energy drinks Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Energy drink sales are skyrocketing: from 2011 to 2012 they grew by 14 percent, a bigger jump than any other beverage category! That&rsquo;s not too surprising&mdash;who doesn&rsquo;t want to catch a second (or third) wind?</p> <p><strong>Don&rsquo;t Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/eatingwell_energy_drink.html">The EatingWell Energy Drink</a></strong></p> <p>But are some drinks better than others? Here we take a look at the calories, sugar and caffeine in some of the most popular energy drinks on the market.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/best_worst_energy_drinks#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Good choices Health Product reviews Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:53:19 +0000 Nifer 281194 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 7: Cut Down on Alcohol http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_7_cut_down_on_alcohol <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_7_cut_down_on_alcohol" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP8647_Ardito.jpg" alt="Day 7: Cut Down on Alcohol Blog Post" title="Day 7: Cut Down on Alcohol Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Eating clean also means drinking clean. You can still have some alcohol if you want—but stay within the recommended daily limit of one drink for women and two for men. One drink equals 5 ounces of wine, 1½ ounces of liquor or 12 ounces of beer.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/spaghetti_squash_meatballs.html">Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs</a></strong></p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_7_cut_down_on_alcohol#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:18:09 +0000 Nifer 281193 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 6: Cut Back on Sugar http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_6_cut_back_on_sugar <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_6_cut_back_on_sugar" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8648_Ardito.jpg" alt="Day 6: Cut Back on Sugar Blog Post" title="Day 6: Cut Back on Sugar Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Most people eat far too many added sugars. The easiest way to clean up the sugars in your diet is to limit obvious sources of sugar like soda, candy and baked goods. But don’t stop there—healthy foods like yogurt, tomato sauce and cereal can be &ldquo;sneaky&rdquo; sources of added sugars. Spend some time today reading labels. Choose plain or no-sugar-added varieties of your favorite foods, and check the ingredients to make sure sugar either isn’t listed at all, or is listed toward the bottom of the ingredient list.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_6_cut_back_on_sugar#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:13:27 +0000 Nifer 281192 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 5: Eat More Whole Grains http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_5_eat_more_whole_grains <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_5_eat_more_whole_grains" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8095_Ardito_0.JPG" alt="Day 5: Eat More Whole Grains Blog Post" title="Day 5: Eat More Whole Grains Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Whole grains have beneficial nutrients that refined grains are missing, like magnesium (which helps the body produce energy) and fiber, which helps you feel fuller longer. Trade your refined grains for whole grains by eating oatmeal for breakfast, swapping out white pasta, flour and bread for whole-wheat versions, or trying a new-to-you whole grain, like quinoa, freekah or barley.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/spaghetti_genovese.html">Spaghetti Genovese</a></strong></p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_5_eat_more_whole_grains#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:58:50 +0000 Nifer 281191 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 4: Eat More Vegetables http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_4_eat_more_vegetables <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_4_eat_more_vegetables" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8407_Westphalen_1.JPG" alt="Day 4: Eat More Vegetables Blog Post" title="Day 4: Eat More Vegetables Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Most Americans fall short of reaching the average recommended daily amount of 2½ to 3 cups of vegetables—which means they’re missing out on key vitamins, minerals and fiber. Get more vegetables in your diet by adding them to sandwiches, pastas or stir-fries. Try starting your day with vegetables at breakfast (<a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/greek_omelet.html">like in this Greek omelet packed with spinach</a>) and be sure to add veggies to your dinner tonight, like in this salad-topped pizza.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/margherita_salad_pizza_pizzalad.html">Margherita Pizz’alad</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_4_eat_more_vegetables#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:26:09 +0000 Nifer 281189 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 3: Eat Less Meat http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_3_eat_less_meat <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_3_eat_less_meat" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MV8282_Scrivani_2.JPG" alt="Day 3: Eat Less Meat Blog Post" title="Day 3: Eat Less Meat Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Clean eating doesn’t mean giving up meat entirely, but cutting back on meat helps you cut back on saturated fat, which can raise your cholesterol and is bad for your heart. Today, try getting your protein from other sources, such as tofu, eggs, beans, yogurt and nuts.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/quinoa_veggie_burger.html">Quinoa Veggie Burger</a></strong></p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_3_eat_less_meat#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:11:22 +0000 Nifer 281188 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 2: Eat Less Sodium http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_2_eat_less_sodium <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_2_eat_less_sodium" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MF8177_Ardito_1.JPG" alt="Day 2: Eat Less Sodium Blog Post" title="Day 2: Eat Less Sodium Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Americans typically eat 1.5 times the recommended sodium limit of 2,300 mg. According to new research, the average restaurant meal at a full-service restaurant delivered more than 3,500 mg of sodium (yikes!). That’s why cooking healthier meals is key to limiting your salt intake. You can boost flavor without reaching for the salt shaker (or at least use less salt) by using herbs and spices and adding vinegar or citrus to foods. Try a squeeze of lemon on fish or chicken, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil over salad, or dried herbs like oregano and rosemary in soups.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_2_eat_less_sodium#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:59:59 +0000 Nifer 281187 at http://www.eatingwell.com Day 1: Eat Less Processed Food http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_1_eat_less_processed_food <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_1_eat_less_processed_food" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MP7904_KRASNER.JPG" alt="Day 1: Eat Less Processed Food Blog Post" title="Day 1: Eat Less Processed Food Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>You can greatly improve your diet and clean it up in a snap by cutting back on processed and packaged foods, which can be full of sodium, added sugars and sometimes ingredients we can’t pronounce. Try cooking up a stir-fry at home instead of getting takeout, or making homemade pizza instead of frozen.</p> <p><strong>Recipe to Try: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/clementine_chicken.html">Clementine &amp; Five Spice Chicken</a></strong></p> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/day_1_eat_less_processed_food#comments Health Blog Clean-Eating Challenge Good choices Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:53:50 +0000 Nifer 281186 at http://www.eatingwell.com Eat this to live longer http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eat_this_to_live_longer <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eat_this_to_live_longer" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_nuts_101144937_Peter_Krumhardt.jpg" alt="Eat this to live longer Blog Post" title="Eat this to live longer Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Imagine if there was a food (or category of foods) that could single-handedly lengthen your life.</p> <p>Well, such a wonder food may actually exist.</p> <p>A new study published in the prestigious <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em> (NEJM), showed that people who ate a 1-ounce serving of nuts seven or more times each week had a 20 percent lower death rate than those who didn’t eat any.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eat_this_to_live_longer#comments Health Blog Christopher Mohr, Ph.D., R.D. Diet Food & health news Good choices Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:01:30 +0000 Nifer 281090 at http://www.eatingwell.com Ask the Nutritionist: Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/ask_the_nutritionist_krill_oil_vs_fish_oil <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/ask_the_nutritionist_krill_oil_vs_fish_oil" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102168275_krill_oil_310.jpg" alt="Ask the Nutritionist: Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil? Blog Post" title="Ask the Nutritionist: Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><h3>Find out whether there are health benefits to taking krill oil instead of fish oil and whether you should take a krill oil supplement.</h3> <br /> <p>As its name implies, krill oil is oil extracted from krill—tiny sea-dwelling crustaceans—and made into a soft-gel capsule. Krill are a rich source of DHA and EPA, omega-3 fats that promote heart and brain health and reduce inflammation. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/ask_the_nutritionist_krill_oil_vs_fish_oil#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Food & health news Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:52:16 +0000 Stefan_20 280812 at http://www.eatingwell.com Should You Stop Taking Your Omega-3 Supplement? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_you_stop_taking_your_omega_3_supplement <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_you_stop_taking_your_omega_3_supplement" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/21992G_0.jpg" alt="Should You Stop Taking Your Omega-3 Supplement? Blog Post" title="Should You Stop Taking Your Omega-3 Supplement? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>What if you turned on the news and heard that the world was flat? And, to support that bold claim, the news anchor shared the results of <em>one</em> study. Would you believe it at first pass? </p> <p>While this example may seem far-fetched, something similar happened recently in the nutrition world: a new research review proposing upper intake limits for omega-3 fats sparked headlines that caused many to think the message was “dump out your fish-oil supplements.”</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/should_you_stop_taking_your_omega_3_supplement#comments Health Blog Christopher Mohr, Ph.D., R.D. Food & health news Health Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:16:06 +0000 Stefan_20 279966 at http://www.eatingwell.com The real truth about how food labels affect the food we choose and buy http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_real_truth_about_how_food_labels_affect_the_food_we_choose_and_buy <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_real_truth_about_how_food_labels_affect_the_food_we_choose_and_buy" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102114346_nutrition_label_0.jpg" alt="The real truth about how food labels affect the food we choose and buy Blog Post" title="The real truth about how food labels affect the food we choose and buy Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Next time you open your pantry, take a closer look at the packaging of your food.</p> <p>You probably see a cacophony of health claims and healthy&ndash;sounding words: High in protein! With omega&ndash;3 fatty acids! Contains probiotics! High in calcium! Whole wheat! High fiber! Gluten&ndash;free! All&ndash;natural! Organic!</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_real_truth_about_how_food_labels_affect_the_food_we_choose_and_buy#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright Good choices Health Nutrition Wellness Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:33:05 +0000 Nifer 279732 at http://www.eatingwell.com