Health Blog http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/1190/all en 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://assets.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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.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 3 Tricks to Help You Drink Less Wine http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/3_tricks_to_help_you_drink_less_wine <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/3_tricks_to_help_you_drink_less_wine" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/10272015_wine310.png" alt="3 Tricks to Help You Drink Less Wine Blog Post" title="3 Tricks to Help You Drink Less Wine Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><!--<p><img style="width:100%;" src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/images/10272015_wine_3164.png"></p>--> <p>A glass of wine can easily fit into a healthy diet. But not every glass is equal. Many wineglasses are so big that you can end up pouring well over a standard 5-ounce pour. Here are three healthy hacks that can help you pour—and drink—a little less, without even realizing it. Cheers! </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/3_tricks_to_help_you_drink_less_wine#comments Health Blog Marissa Donovan, R.D. Health Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:32:34 +0000 kurtschulitz 286805 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healthier Halloween Candy http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/healthier_halloween_candy <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/healthier_halloween_candy" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/11022015_bears.png" alt="Healthier Halloween Candy Blog Post" title="Healthier Halloween Candy Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>You might choose to hand out raisins and spider rings on Halloween, but do you really want to be that house on the block? Americans buy over 900 million pounds of Halloween candy every year, but there are some you can feel a little better about. (We promise, no tricks here!) Here are 3 healthier Halloween candies that will have kids excited about ringing your doorbell for a treat. </p> <p>Read more about <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/trick_or_treat_the_hidden_health_risks_of_food_dyes" target="new">the risks of fake food dyes</a>. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/healthier_halloween_candy#comments Health Blog Good choices Healthy kids Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Diet, Nutrition & Health - Healthy Kids Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:50:35 +0000 kurtschulitz 286588 at http://www.eatingwell.com Is My Pet Getting Enough Exercise? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_my_pet_getting_enough_exercise <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_my_pet_getting_enough_exercise" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/09102015_SO15_PetNutrition.png" alt="Is My Pet Getting Enough Exercise? Blog Post" title="Is My Pet Getting Enough Exercise? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Your pets benefit from exercise the same way you do—it’s good for weight control, improves their mood and can be really fun! Pets that are not getting enough exercise may start to “act out” and show behavior problems like nosing through the trash, clawing furniture and chewing shoes. If your dog isn’t already active, slowly work up to a total of 30 to 45 minutes of walking per day. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/is_my_pet_getting_enough_exercise#comments Deborah Linder, DVM, DACVN Health Blog Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Thu, 10 Sep 2015 13:56:39 +0000 kurtschulitz 286484 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Buy the Healthiest Frozen Burritos http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_frozen_burritos <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_frozen_burritos" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/10032015_BurritosSO15_.png" alt="How to Buy the Healthiest Frozen Burritos Blog Post" title="How to Buy the Healthiest Frozen Burritos Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Frozen burritos are quick and convenient. Your whole meal, wrapped in a portable package—ready to heat and eat. Perfect for a “there’s nothing in my fridge” lunch or super-easy dinner. How do you choose the healthiest ones? Here’s what to look for when you shop.</p> <p><strong>Perfect Portion</strong><br /> Frozen burritos are reasonably sized and take the guesswork out of portion control. Unless you see a “big” or “jumbo” burrito, most are around 300 calories. For a well-rounded meal, pair with a side of veggies or salad. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_buy_the_healthiest_frozen_burritos#comments Health Blog Food & health news Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Diet, Nutrition & Health Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:55:09 +0000 kurtschulitz 286367 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Reasons to Love Dark Leafy Greens http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_reasons_to_love_dark_leafy_greens <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_reasons_to_love_dark_leafy_greens" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/StuffedPotatoSO15.png" alt="5 Reasons to Love Dark Leafy Greens Blog Post" title="5 Reasons to Love Dark Leafy Greens Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Dark leafy greens—like kale, spinach and collards—are some of the most nutritious foods you can eat. They&rsquo;re packed with fiber and vitamins A, C and K. One serving is 2 cups of raw greens or 1 cup of cooked. We love them in these recipes and also because they can help us stay healthy. <br /><strong>Pictured: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/spanakopita_loaded_potatoes.html">Spanakopita Loaded Potatoes</a></strong> </p><p><strong><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/healthy_recipes_with_dark_leafy_greens" target="new">20 Recipes with Dark Leafy Greens</a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/5_reasons_to_love_dark_leafy_greens#comments Health Blog Marissa Donovan, R.D. Eating green Diet, Nutrition & Health Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:01:34 +0000 kurtschulitz 286364 at http://www.eatingwell.com 3 New Rules for Staying Hydrated http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/3_new_rules_for_staying_hydrated <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/3_new_rules_for_staying_hydrated" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/JA15_hydrate.jpg" alt="3 New Rules for Staying Hydrated Blog Post" title="3 New Rules for Staying Hydrated Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Now that the heat of summer has arrived, staying hydrated is even more important, especially if you’re exercising outdoors. Women should get about 11 cups of water per day, men 15 cups—about 20% of that comes from food, the rest you'll need to drink. Here are 3 new sipping “rules” to follow when working out.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/3_new_rules_for_staying_hydrated#comments Health Blog Karen Asp Fitness Health Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:13:56 +0000 kurtschulitz 286051 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Pick Healthy Condiments http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_pick_healthy_condiments <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_pick_healthy_condiments" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/healthy_condiments_308.jpg" alt="How to Pick Healthy Condiments Blog Post" title="How to Pick Healthy Condiments Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>We lined up the usual suspects—mustard, ketchup, mayo and relish—and took a closer look at the nutrition stats of our favorite burger and dog toppings. What we found: it’s easy to rack up sodium and overrun your 2,300 mg daily limit (plus some extra calories and sugar) when you use a heavy hand with the condiments. Here’s what to know before you stock up for your summer BBQs.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_to_pick_healthy_condiments#comments Health Blog Family meals Good choices Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. Nutrition Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:13:05 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285702 at http://www.eatingwell.com Are Uncured Hot Dogs Healthier? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_uncured_hot_dogs_healthier <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_uncured_hot_dogs_healthier" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/salsa_dog.jpg" alt="Are Uncured Hot Dogs Healthier? Blog Post" title="Are Uncured Hot Dogs Healthier? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Listen up. I have a secret to share, one that I rarely admit. I really like hot dogs. So when I first discovered uncured hot dogs (also labeled “no nitrates or nitrites added”), I immediately bought them.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_uncured_hot_dogs_healthier#comments Health Blog Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D. Dinner Family meals Health Diet, Nutrition & Health Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:57:24 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 285549 at http://www.eatingwell.com 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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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://assets.eatingwell.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