Health Blog http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1190/all en Do Healthy Chips Exist? Potato Chips vs. Tortilla Chips http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/do_healthy_chips_exist_potato_chips_vs_tortilla_chips <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/do_healthy_chips_exist_potato_chips_vs_tortilla_chips" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/AP3476_ARDITO.jpg" alt="Do Healthy Chips Exist? Potato Chips vs. Tortilla Chips Blog Post" title="Do Healthy Chips Exist? Potato Chips vs. Tortilla Chips Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Trying to choose chips that are healthy can be a real challenge at the grocery store. Whether it’s corn tortilla chips or potato chips, there are dozens of chips to choose from.</p> <p>We put two kinds of chips – potato and tortilla – head to head to find out, which is healthier: this or that? </p> <p><strong>Winner:</strong> It’s a draw. </p> <p>Surprising as it was to many shoppers we surveyed, tortilla chips do not win here, as Joyce Hendley originally reported for EatingWell.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/do_healthy_chips_exist_potato_chips_vs_tortilla_chips#comments Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:49:58 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283569 at http://www.eatingwell.com Which Peanut Butter Is Best? Reduced-Fat vs. Natural Peanut Butter http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/which_peanut_butter_is_best_reduced_fat_vs_natural_peanut_butter <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/which_peanut_butter_is_best_reduced_fat_vs_natural_peanut_butter" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_peanutbutter_101037629_lyons_silo.jpg" alt="Which Peanut Butter Is Best? Reduced-Fat vs. Natural Peanut Butter Blog Post" title="Which Peanut Butter Is Best? Reduced-Fat vs. Natural Peanut Butter Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Picking healthy foods at the grocery store can feel pretty confusing. There are thousands to choose from. At lunchtime, or even when looking for healthy snack ideas, it can be mind-boggling to figure out which spread is better for you—natural peanut butter or reduced-fat peanut butter (which is officially called a peanut-butter spread, since it has fewer peanuts.) </p> <p>If you’re whipping up a peanut butter sandwich, is your best pick natural peanut butter or reduced-fat peanut butter spread? We put the two foods head to head to find out, which is healthier: this or that?</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/which_peanut_butter_is_best_reduced_fat_vs_natural_peanut_butter#comments Health Blog Diet Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:12:47 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283568 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is Cottage Cheese or Greek Yogurt a Healthier High-Protein Snack? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_cottage_cheese_or_greek_yogurt_a_healthier_high_protein_snack <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_cottage_cheese_or_greek_yogurt_a_healthier_high_protein_snack" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/BR8782_Norman.JPG" alt="Is Cottage Cheese or Greek Yogurt a Healthier High-Protein Snack? Blog Post" title="Is Cottage Cheese or Greek Yogurt a Healthier High-Protein Snack? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Picking healthy snacks at the grocery store can feel pretty confusing. There are thousands of foods, many touted as beneficial or nutritional, to choose from. We put two popular high-protein snacks—cottage cheese and plain Greek yogurt—head-to-head in terms of nutrition to find out. Which is healthier: this or that? </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_cottage_cheese_or_greek_yogurt_a_healthier_high_protein_snack#comments Health Blog Diet Health Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition This or That Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:34:37 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283529 at http://www.eatingwell.com Eye-Opening Benefits of Green Tea http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eye_opening_benefits_of_green_tea <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eye_opening_benefits_of_green_tea" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_green_tea_4487082_Panichgul_Kritsada_310_0.jpg" alt="Eye-Opening Benefits of Green Tea Blog Post" title="Eye-Opening Benefits of Green Tea Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Drinking green tea may reduce your risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s and stroke, but tea’s benefits don’t stop there: new research shows it can also keep you looking younger. A recent study found that green tea extract applied to the eye area daily for 8 weeks diminished crow’s-feet wrinkles. That’s due to the high levels of antioxidants in green tea, which studies show also help reduce redness and puffiness (key if you’re not getting enough sleep) when applied topically.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/eye_opening_benefits_of_green_tea#comments Health Blog Beauty Health Lindsay Westley Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:58:51 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283525 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy a Veggie Burger http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_a_veggie_burger <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_a_veggie_burger" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23431A_Allen_310.jpg" alt="How to Buy a Veggie Burger Blog Post" title="How to Buy a Veggie Burger Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>This vegetarian mainstay of the grilling season is certainly convenient. But are frozen veggie burgers as healthy as they seem? Most are low in calories and have at least 3 grams of fiber. Yet they’re not all so innocent. We recommend looking for veggie burgers with 400 mg of sodium or less and at least 5 grams of protein per patty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/vegetarian_burger_recipes">You can also try making a healthier option with one of our healthy veggie burger recipes.</a></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_a_veggie_burger#comments Health Blog Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:33:59 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283524 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy Healthy Tortillas at the Store http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_healthy_tortillas_at_the_store <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_healthy_tortillas_at_the_store" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/23465D_Ardito_0.jpg" alt="How to Buy Healthy Tortillas at the Store Blog Post" title="How to Buy Healthy Tortillas at the Store Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>It doesn’t really matter what you call them: wraps and flour tortillas are essentially one and the same—both made with flour, water, oil and salt. Regardless of how these bread-alternatives are labeled, here’s what you need to know before you shop.</p> <p><strong>Choose Whole-Wheat:</strong> Pick a wrap with whole-wheat flour listed as the first ingredient for a nutrient and fiber boost. Don’t be fooled by brightly colored spinach and tomato wraps—there’s no real vegetable bonus to speak of and they’re often colored with artificial dyes. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_healthy_tortillas_at_the_store#comments Health Blog Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:16:08 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283437 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Secret to Looking Years Younger http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_secret_to_looking_years_younger <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_secret_to_looking_years_younger" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/CMR_5406781_310.jpg" alt="The Secret to Looking Years Younger Blog Post" title="The Secret to Looking Years Younger Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Here’s a new reason to eat more oily fish, fruits and vegetables to keep your heart healthy—having a healthier heart may help you look younger. When researchers showed people photos of women about 60 years of age, they thought the women with the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease looked two years younger compared to those with a higher risk.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/the_secret_to_looking_years_younger#comments Health Blog Beauty Health Lisa D'Agrosa Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Wed, 07 May 2014 13:47:13 +0000 Sarah Hoff 282914 at http://www.eatingwell.com 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