Nicci Micco http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/844/all en 5 Ways to Beat Emotional Eating http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/5_ways_to_beat_emotional_eating <p>When you have an intense craving for a specific kind of food, it’s not too hard to imagine yourself as being addicted to that product or food group. People talk about being “addicted to sugar,” “addicted to potato chips” and, probably most commonly, “addicted to chocolate.” If thinking about food rules your life, seek help from a professional. But if you’re someone dealing with occasional cravings, restructuring your day and planning ahead can help you resist temptation. Here are some tricks:</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicci Micco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take control of your cravings with a little planning. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="300" height="300" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/22845.jpg?1374691971" /> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/5_ways_to_beat_emotional_eating#comments Nicci Micco Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:55:15 +0000 Penelope Wall 277993 at http://www.eatingwell.com Essential Nutrients You Should Be Eating http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_health/nutrition_news_information/essential_nutrients_you_should_be_eating <p>Are you getting the nutrients you need? If you are striving for a balanced diet based on the USDA’s MyPlate model (whole grains, lean proteins and lots of veggies), you likely are. Still, there are instances when even the healthiest eater should consider taking a vitamin or mineral in supplement form. Listed here are the nutrients we need (and may not be getting enough of) and their best sources: food or supplements. (Be sure to consult your health-care provider before deciding to take any nutritional supplements.) </p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicci Micco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Find out what they are and their best sources—food or supplements. </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/diet_health/nutrition_news_information/essential_nutrients_you_should_be_eating#comments Nicci Micco Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:49:07 +0000 Penelope Wall 277992 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Best Dietary Supplements That Just Might Save Your Life http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/the_best_dietary_supplements_that_just_might_save_your_life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-original-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These Supplements May Save Your Life… </div> </div> </div> <p>Danielle Schupp, a registered dietitian who is affiliated with a top fitness club in New York City, works with people who are generally committed to a healthy lifestyle. Her clients eat well, exercise and take the supplements—vitamins and minerals—they think they need. The problem, as Schupp notes, is they often don’t really know what they need. “I had a client in her mid-forties who had recently discovered her bone density was low,” recalls Schupp.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicci Micco </div> <div class="field-item even"> Anna Roufos </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The truth about vitamin and mineral diet supplements. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-large"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_large" width="630" height="230" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/supplements.jpg?1284412215" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> December 2006 </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/the_best_dietary_supplements_that_just_might_save_your_life#comments Anna Roufos Nicci Micco December 2006 Diet, Nutrition & Health - Nutrition News & Information Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:09:21 +0000 Erin McCormick 16364 at http://www.eatingwell.com 4 Reasons to Love Milk http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/4_reasons_to_love_milk <h3>1. It helps keep your weight in check. </h3> <p>Several observational studies show that people who consume more dairy products weigh less and have less body fat than those who consume less. Milk seems to satisfy our hunger better than other drinks—perhaps due to its protein, suggests a study published in 2009 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In that study, people who drank skim milk felt fuller and ate less at their next meal than people who drank a fruit drink.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicci Micco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why milk is good for your body. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-large"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_large" width="630" height="250" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/milk_glass_nd09_630.jpg?1278078987" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/milk_glass_310.jpg?1276887451" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> July/August 2010 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Recipes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/calcium_rich_recipes_with_milk">Calcium-Rich Milk Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/calcium_rich_ice_cream_and_frozen_desserts">Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Recipes That Are Calcium-Rich</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle2"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Articles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks2"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/food_news/the_future_of_milk">The Future of Milk</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/what_s_the_most_eco_friendly_milk_container">What’s the Most Eco-Friendly Milk Container?</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101/shopping_cooking_guides/a_buyers_guide_to_milk">A Buyer&#039;s Guide to Milk</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/food_news/who_decides_how_much_we_pay_for_milk">Who Decides How Much We Pay for Milk?</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/4_reasons_to_love_milk#comments Nicci Micco July/August 2010 Fri, 18 Jun 2010 19:01:22 +0000 Paula Joslin 16023 at http://www.eatingwell.com Do You Need An Omega-3 Supplement? http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/do_you_need_an_omega_3_supplement <p>If you don’t eat fish—the main food source of the omega-3s DHA and EPA—at least two to three times a week, you might consider a supplement (or fortified foods), says Joe Hibbeln, M.D., Acting Chief, Section on Nutritional Neurosciences at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Here’s help.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicci Micco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Find out how to decide if taking extra Omega-3 is right for you. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/21992G.jpg?1271970349" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> May/June 2010 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Articles and Recipes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/top_sources_of_omega_3s">Top Sources of Omega-3s</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/fish_and_shellfish_6_to_eat_6_to_avoid">Fish and Shellfish: 6 to Eat, 6 to Avoid</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_omega_3_recipes">Healthy Omega-3 Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/5_ways_to_get_in_omega_balance">5 Ways to Get in Omega Balance</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/new_science_links_food_and_happiness">New Science Links Food and Happiness</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/dietary_supplement_myths_busted">5 Dietary Supplement Myths Busted</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/do_you_need_an_omega_3_supplement#comments Nicci Micco May/June 2010 Recipes & Menus - Seafood Diet, Nutrition & Health - Nutrition News & Information Thu, 22 Apr 2010 21:08:25 +0000 Paula Joslin 15783 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Delicious Dinner Diet http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_reports_information/the_delicious_dinner_diet <p>Dieting used to be about what you couldn’t eat: Fat. Carbohydrates. Anything that wasn’t cabbage soup. But the latest science shows that when it comes to losing weight, what’s most important isn’t really what you’re eating. It’s how much.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicci Micco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A tried-and-true approach to losing weight the healthy way. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/delicious_dinner_diet_310.jpg?1264019104" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> January/February 2010 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Healthy Recipes to Try </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_30_minute_dinners">500-Calorie Dinners: 30-Minute Dinners</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_beef">500-Calorie Dinners: Beef</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_chicken">500-Calorie Dinners: Chicken</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_fish">500-Calorie Dinners: Fish</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_pork_lamb">500-Calorie Dinners: Pork &amp; Lamb</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_salads">500-Calorie Dinners: Salads</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_sandwiches">500-Calorie Dinners: Sandwiches</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_seafood">500-Calorie Dinners: Seafood</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_soups">500-Calorie Dinners: Soups</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_vegetarian">500-Calorie Dinners: Vegetarian</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle2"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More on 500 Calorie Dinners </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks2"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/eatingwell_s_500_calorie_dinners">EatingWell&#039;s 500-Calorie Dinners</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/what_does_a_1500_calorie_day_look_like">What Does a 1,500-Calorie Diet Look Like?</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_reports_information/the_delicious_dinner_diet#comments Nicci Micco January/February 2010 Wed, 20 Jan 2010 20:26:10 +0000 Penelope Wall 15456 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Score a Healthier Heart http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/heart_health/how_to_score_a_healthier_heart <p>With the NFL playoffs under way, even part-time football fans are tuning in on Sundays: rooting for favorite teams, challenging refs’ calls, cringing when a player gets injured. But few on the sidelines are thinking about these guys’ hearts—and neither are the players, says Leslie Bonci, R.D., C.S.S.D., team nutritionist for the Pittsburgh Steelers, reigning Super Bowl champions. “The worst they’re thinking about is an injury. It isn’t a heart attack now or 20 years down the road,” says Bonci, author of <em>Sport Nutrition for Coaches</em> (Human Kinetics, 2009).</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicci Micco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pittsburgh Steelers nutritionist Leslie Bonci helps players eat to beat the odds of heart disease. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/delicious_way_to_diet310_0.jpg?1263842298" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/veggies.jpg?1262895532" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> January/February 2010 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Heart Healthy Articles &amp; Recipes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/heart_health/5_ways_to_score_lower_cholesterol">5 Ways to Score Lower Cholesterol</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/heart_health/heart_healthy_diet_ask_the_expert">Heart-Healthy Diet: Ask the Expert</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/heart_health/heart_healthy_diet_faqs">Heart-Healthy Diet: FAQs</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/heart_healthy_diet_center">Heart-Healthy Diet Center</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/heart_health/heart_healthy_diet_guidelines">Heart-Healthy Diet Guidelines</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/heart_healthy_diet">Heart-Healthy Diet Recipes and Menus</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/heart_healthy_meal_plan">Heart-Healthy Meal Plan</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/heart_health/5_ways_to_score_lower_cholesterol">5 Ways to Score Lower Cholesterol</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/heart_healthy_diet_center/top_15_heart_healthy_foods">Our Top 15 Heart-Healthy Foods</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/heart_health/ten_steps_to_a_healthy_heart">Ten Steps to a Healthy Heart</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/heart_health/how_to_score_a_healthier_heart#comments Nicci Micco January/February 2010 Heart Healthy Diet Diet, Nutrition & Health - Heart Health Thu, 07 Jan 2010 20:24:02 +0000 Sarah Hoff 15387 at http://www.eatingwell.com EatingWell's 500-Calorie Dinner Challenge http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/eatingwell_s_500_calorie_dinner_challenge <p>The best way to lose weight is to set a daily calorie goal and keep yourself accountable to that goal by keeping a food diary. But how do you cut calories from your diet sensibly?</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jessie Price </div> <div class="field-item even"> Nicci Micco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jump-start your weight loss with our 500-Calorie Dinner Challenge! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="308" height="308" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/nicci and jesse_1275.jpg?1260905450" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> EatingWell 500 Calorie Dinners (2010) </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Read blogs by co-authors and editors Jessie Price and Nicci Micco about taking the 500 calorie dinner challenge. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blogs/diet_blog/3_diet_myths_busted">3 diet myths busted</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/blogs/diet_blog/delicious_500_calorie_dinners_to_help_you_lose_weight">Delicious 500 calorie dinners to help you lose weight</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blogs/diet_blog/500_calorie_dinner_menus_to_make_losing_weight_easier">500-calorie dinner menus to make losing weight easier</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/blogs/diet_blog/the_secret_to_weight_loss_eat_dessert_it_s_true">The secret to weight loss: eat dessert. 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In <em>YOU: Staying Young: The Owner’s Manual for Extending Your Warranty</em> (Free Press), just out, Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., and Michael F. Roizen, M.D., discuss other “major agers” and ways to combat them. Here are three tips from the book to get you started.</p> <h3>1. Squelch stress. </h3> <p> <strong>They say:</strong> “Stress isn’t just something you write off as a need for spa treatments; it’s a major biological driver of aging.” </p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicci Micco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tips on staying young from Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. and Michael F. Roizen, M.D. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/dr_oz_roisin_310.jpg?1260566695" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/yoga_2_310.jpg?1260454674" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/you_book_310.jpg?1259879306" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/yoga_310.jpg?1260394187" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> November/December 2007 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More on Healthy Aging </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/7_foods_to_keep_young">7 Foods to Keep You Young</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_aging_recipes">Healthy Aging Recipes and Menus</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/healthy_aging/healthy_aging_diet_guidelines">Healthy Aging Diet Guidelines</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/healthy_aging/7_ways_to_keep_your_body_young">Antidotes for Aging Parts</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/healthy_aging/the_search_for_the_anti_aging_diet">The Search for the Anti-Aging Diet</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/healthy_aging/3_reasons_to_run_or_walk_for_your_life">3 Reasons to Run (or Walk) for Your Life</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/mind_body_spirit/6_remedies_for_sleep_problems">6 Remedies for Sleep Problems—Do They Work?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/healthy_aging/can_vitamin_c_save_your_skin">Can Vitamin C Save Your Skin?</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/healthy_aging/3_ways_to_beat_your_age#comments Nicci Micco November/December 2007 Healthy Aging Thu, 03 Dec 2009 22:24:39 +0000 Penelope Wall 15278 at http://www.eatingwell.com What Does a 1,500-Calorie Diet Look Like? http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/what_does_a_1500_calorie_day_look_like <p>Most people will lose weight on a daily diet of 1,500 calories, which is the total calorie count for all the food pictured above. If you want to be even more precise about cutting calories, this simple calculation will give you a daily calorie goal that can help you lose a healthy 1 to 2 pounds per week.</p> <p><strong>Calculate your calorie goal</strong></p> <p>YOUR CURRENT WEIGHT X 12 = calories needed to maintain your weight</p> <p>To lose 1 pound/week: Cut 500 calories/day<br /> To lose 2 pounds/week: Cut 1,000 calories/day</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicci Micco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Create your own 1,500-calorie day with these delicious and satisfying meals to help you lose weight. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/1500-calorie-day-box_0.jpg?1414769758" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> EatingWell 500 Calorie Dinners (2010) </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More from EatingWell 500-Calorie Dinners </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/eatingwell_s_500_calorie_dinners">EatingWell&#039;s 500-Calorie Dinners</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/eatingwell_s_500_calorie_dinner_challenge">EatingWell&#039;s 500-Calorie Dinner Challenge</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_exercise_tips/6_secrets_to_losing_weight">6 Secrets to Losing Weight</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_30_minute_dinners">500-Calorie Dinners: 30-Minute Dinners</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_chicken">500-Calorie Dinners: Chicken</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_fish">500-Calorie Dinners: Fish</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_vegetarian">500-Calorie Dinners: Vegetarian</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_beef">500-Calorie Dinners: Beef</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_sandwiches">500-Calorie Dinners: Sandwiches</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_salads">500-Calorie Dinners: Salads</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_soups">500-Calorie Dinners: Soups</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/weight_loss_diet_plans/diet_meal_plans/500_calorie_dinners_pork_lamb">500-Calorie Dinners: Pork &amp; 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I prefer to buy local when I can, but I’ve never been a purist about eating only organic. Now that I’m a mom, there are some foods I feel more comfortable about buying organic. Apples are one of these foods. Twenty-five years ago, mothers had to worry about Alar, a spray used to redden apples and make them ripen at the same time. Luckily, I don’t have to: Alar’s manufacturer pulled it from the market in 1989 after reports linked the chemical to cancer.</p><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicci Micco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plus, 4 ways to reduce your exposure to pesticide residues. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-large"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_large" width="630" height="230" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/apple_picking_2_so09_630.jpg?1285861111" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/apples_on_tree_310.jpg?1252515987" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/apples_2_310.jpg?1255381564" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> September/October 2009 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Healthy Apple Recipes: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/easy_apple_recipes">Easy Apple Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_apple_desserts">Healthy Apple Desserts</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_apple_pie_and_more_fall_pie_recipes">Healthy Apple Pie and More Fall Pie Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/heart_healthy_apple_recipes">Heart-Healthy Apple Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101/shopping_cooking_guides/apple_buyers_guide">Apple Buyer&#039;s Guide</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/food_features/the_family_tree_celebrate_fall_with_a_trip_to_th">The Family Tree: Celebrate Fall with a Trip to the Apple Orchard</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle2"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Articles and Guides: </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks2"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/organic_natural/dirty_dozen_plus_14_foods_you_should_buy_organic">The Dirty Dozen Plus: 14 Foods You Should Buy Organic</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/organic_natural/15_foods_you_dont_need_to_buy_organic">15 Foods You Don&#039;t Need to Buy Organic</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/organic_natural/7_simple_ways_to_detox_your_diet_and_your_home">7 Simple Ways to Detox Your Diet and Your Home</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/food_news_origins/organic_natural/what_chemicals_are_in_food_simple_solutions_to_avoid_harmful_toxins_in_food">What Chemicals Are in Food? Simple Solutions to Avoid Harmful Toxins in Food</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/blogs/food_news_blog/new_study_says_organic_food_is_not_healthier_is_that_really_true">New study says organic food is not healthier--is that really true?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101/shopping_cooking_guides/green_choices_produce_buyer_s_guide">Green Choices: Produce Buyer’s Guide</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/green_up_kitchen_challenge">Green Up Your Kitchen Challenge</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/organic_natural/should_you_buy_organic_apples#comments Nicci Micco September/October 2009 Food News & Origins - Organic & Natural Wed, 09 Sep 2009 17:08:34 +0000 Penelope Wall 14927 at http://www.eatingwell.com The Family Tree: Celebrate Fall with a Trip to the Apple Orchard http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/food_features/the_family_tree_celebrate_fall_with_a_trip_to_th <p>Big fluffy clouds—the kind that morph into elephants and dragons, old-man faces and battleships—float across a cerulean sky. The air is crisp and scented with sweet fruit and fresh-cut hay. </p> <p>A wagon trundles by every 15 minutes or so, carrying a cargo of laughing kids and their parents. Honeybees buzz purposefully from tree to tree. Normally, stinging insects freak me out. But not when I’m picking apples. </p> <p>These are some of the most vivid images of my childhood.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicci Micco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bring home the bounty to enjoy in these savory and sweet apple recipes. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-large"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_large" width="630" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/family_tree_630.jpg?1252513257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/apple_picking_310.jpg?1253551011" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> September/October 2009 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple Recipes to Try </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/apple_cupcakes_cinnamon_frosting.html">Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/maple_cinnamon_applesauce.html">Maple-Cinnamon Applesauce</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/apple_bacon_pancakes.html">Apple-Bacon Pancakes with Cider Syrup</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/apple_leek_stuffed_pork.html">Apple-&amp;-Leek-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/cider_braised_lamb.html">Hard Cider-Braised Lamb Shanks</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/moms_apple_squares.html">Mom’s Apple Squares</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/chicken_apple_sausage.html">Chicken-Apple Sausage</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_apple_recipes">Healthy Apple Recipes and Cooking Tips</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/quick_healthy_cooking/food_features/the_family_tree_celebrate_fall_with_a_trip_to_th#comments Nicci Micco September/October 2009 Healthy Cooking - Quick & Healthy Cooking Wed, 09 Sep 2009 16:20:25 +0000 Penelope Wall 14925 at http://www.eatingwell.com Healing with Honey http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/healing_with_honey <p>The ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans all considered honey a basic component of any first-aid kit and today, we’re hearing more and more about honey’s healing power. We sort through the claims and the science.</p> <h3>A Diet Helper?</h3> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicci Micco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sorting through the claims and science of the health benefits of honey. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/honey_310.jpg?1251148052" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> March/April 2009 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Recipes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/almond_crusted_pork_with_honey_mustard_dipping_sauce.html">Almond-Crusted Pork with Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/almond_honey_butter_cookies.html">Almond &amp; Honey-Butter Cookies</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/menus/chicken_with_honey_orange_sauce">Chicken with Honey-Orange Sauce Menu</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/flourless_honey_almond_cake.html">Flourless Honey-Almond Cake</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/honey_soy_salmon.html">Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle2"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Related Articles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks2"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/the_importance_of_bees_to_our_food_supply">The Importance of Bees to Our Food Supply</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/a_healthful_sugar_is_agave_nectar_healthier_than_sugar_o">A Healthful Sugar: Is Agave Nectar Healthier Than Sugar or Other Sweeteners?</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The ancient Egyptians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans all considered honey a basic component of any first-aid kit and today, we’re hearing more and more about honey’s healing power. We sort through the claims and the science.</p> <p><strong>A Diet Helper?</strong> In a 2008 study in the Journal of Food Science, scientists reported that rats that were fed a honey-sweetened diet gained 23 percent less weight than those that ate food spiked with refined sugar over one year. (One rat year equals about 20 human ones.) “The honey we used was high in antioxidants so it is possible that this led to greater fat burning,” says Lynne Chepulis, Ph.D., lead researcher and author of the book Healing Honey (Brown Walker Press, 2008). Chepulis points to research linking other antioxidant-rich foods (e.g., green tea) with speeding up your metabolism. But not all honeys are rich in antioxidants. Another study, published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, found that the most common type of honey—clover—doesn’t have many more antioxidants than refined sugar.</p> <p>Bottom line: Research linking honey with weight-loss benefits is preliminary at best. Adding any sweetener to your diet without subtracting another can lead to weight gain.</p> <p><strong>A Cough syrup?</strong> Researchers at Penn State University tested honey against dextromethorphan—the active ingredient in most cough medicines—as a cough suppressant in children and found honey to be more effective. Sweetness may be honey’s “active ingredient.” The brain part that registers sweet tastes and the part that causes coughing are located near each other so sensing sweetness may affect coughing, says author Ian M. Paul, M.D., who published the study in 2007 in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.</p> <p>Bottom line: If you’re trying to soothe a child’s cough, or yours, try honey. Don’t give it to a baby younger than one: honey may contain spores of a bacteria that causes botulism, which an infant’s immature immune system can’t handle.</p> <p><strong>Relief from Allergies?</strong> The theory is this: Honeybees gather pollen from the very plants that cause your itchy eyes, so consuming a small daily dose of the local honey—and subsequently these pollens—may stimulate your immune system and reduce allergies, explains Miguel P. Wolbert, an allergist and immunologist at the Allergy &amp; Asthma Care Center in Evansville, Indiana. But the pollens that cause sneezing and congestion—such as ragweed—are windborne, while the pollens bees collect are too heavy to fly in the breeze. Windborne pollens can fall onto flowers, get picked up by bees and end up in honey, says Wolbert, “but it’s likely to be a very, very small amount.” Not enough to make a difference. And, so far, no clinical evidence shows that honey alleviates allergy symptoms.</p> <p>Bottom line: It’s not likely that honey will help your allergies, says Wolbert, but, “I don’t tell my patients not to eat it.”</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/healing_with_honey#comments Nicci Micco March/April 2009 Food News & Origins - Green & Sustainable Fri, 21 Aug 2009 17:46:30 +0000 Sarah Hoff 10263 at http://www.eatingwell.com High-Fructose Corn Syrup and Mercury http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/high_fructose_corn_syrup_and_mercury <p>Two studies released January 26, 2009 reveal that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), an ingredient common in processed foods, may contain mercury. One of the studies, published in the journal Environmental Health, found that almost half of 20 commercial HFCS samples tested contained mercury. The second report revealed that of 55 foods tested—including yogurts, salad dressings and condiments containing HFCS—about one-third had detectable mercury levels.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicci Micco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What you need to know about high-fructose corn syrup and mercury. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="310" height="310" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/soda_cola_310_7.jpg?1317318647" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Two studies released January 26, 2009 reveal that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), an ingredient common in processed foods, may contain mercury. One of the studies, published in the journal Environmental Health, found that almost half of 20 commercial HFCS samples tested contained mercury. The second report revealed that of 55 foods tested—including yogurts, salad dressings and condiments containing HFCS—about one-third had detectable mercury levels.</p> <p>EatingWell talked through the findings with an author of both studies, David Wallinga, M.D., food and health director of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. Here’s what you should know:</p> <p>1. Mercury in fish has been linked with thwarted brain development in babies. Mercury, a heavy metal, occurs naturally in the environment and is released into the air through industrial pollution. It can accumulate in streams and oceans where certain microorganisms can turn it into methylmercury, a highly toxic form of mercury that accumulates in fish and shellfish. (Generally, fish that are higher on the food chain and live longer contain more mercury.) Methylmercury is known to have toxic effects on the nervous system.</p> <p>While there’s no conclusive evidence that, at levels found in fish, mercury is a danger to adults, it is a concern for the very young, whose nervous systems are still developing. Thus, the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency recommend that women of childbearing age and young children avoid certain types of fish that contain high levels of mercury (shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tile fish) and limit other seafood to 12 ounces per week.</p> <p>2. Eating foods containing HFCS may put you at additional risk for mercury exposure. "Up till now, just about everyone thought that exposure to mercury [through food] came from fish and seafood," says Wallinga. "The Environmental Health study finds detectable mercury in about half of the HFCS-foods tested. If that were to hold true across the high-fructose corn syrup industry then the possible exposures could be pretty significant."</p> <p>3. Not all high-fructose corn syrup contains mercury. Mercury isn’t inherent in HFCS. The sweetener gets contaminated when it’s made with caustic soda that has been produced by manufacturing plants that use mercury in their manufacturing processes. These mercury-dependent processes are unnecessary and outdated; in fact, 90 percent of the U.S. plants that make caustic soda have upgraded to a mercury-free technology. "The main point is we don’t need to make HFCS in ways that contaminate it with mercury," says Wallinga. "There are ways to make high-fructose corn syrup using caustic sodas made from these cleaner technologies."</p> <p>4. It’s impossible to tell what products are most likely contaminated. And, until now, the companies that made the foods found to contain mercury may not have even considered asking how the HFCS they put in their products was made. (The companies that make the HFCS itself do know whether mercury is used to make the caustic soda they source.) "In the short term, the consumer is in the dark about where their HFCS-laden foods and beverages come from," says Wallinga. "I think a reasonable approach would be for people to elect to avoid foods with [HFCS] until they know more about the products they want to buy and eat."</p> <p>5. You can help reduce mercury in food ingredients, such as HFCS. Write to your legislators, suggests Wallinga. "I would say this: 'Pass legislation that, beginning now, will phase out the use of mercury in chlor-alkali plants [which produce caustic soda]. And begin now to monitor food-grade products, including caustic soda, from those plants to make sure that they’re free of mercury.' "</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/high_fructose_corn_syrup_and_mercury#comments Nicci Micco Diet, Nutrition & Health - Nutrition News & Information Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:31:15 +0000 Penelope Wall 9952 at http://www.eatingwell.com Tilapia: the fish for the future? http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/tilapia_the_fish_for_the_future <p>Nutrition experts urge us to eat more fish; yet, worldwide, we’re already consuming seafood at a rate that is not sustainable. Wild fisheries are overexploited and, some say, fish farmed in traditional open pens can pollute surrounding water. What’s an environmentally conscious consumer to choose? In terms of sustainability, you can’t beat tilapia from a tank, says Michael B. Timmons, Ph.D., professor in the biological and environmental engineering department at Cornell University and author of Recirculating Aquaculture (Cayuga Aqua Ventures, 2007).</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicci Micco </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Explore this delicious eco-friendly fish. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-standard"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_standard" width="308" height="308" alt="" src="http://bed56888308e93972c04-0dfc23b7b97881dee012a129d9518bae.r34.cf1.rackcdn.com/sites/default/files/tilapia.jpg?1271091543" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> July/August 2007 </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle1"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Healthy Tilapia Recipes to Try </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/chili_rubbed_tilapia_with_asparagus_lemon.html">Chili-Rubbed Tilapia with Asparagus &amp; Lemon</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/beer_battered_tilapia_with_mango_salsa.html">Beer-Battered Tilapia with Mango Salsa</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes/tilapia_summer_vegetable_packets.html">Tilapia &amp; Summer Vegetable Packets</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes/tilapia_corn_chowder.html">Tilapia Corn Chowder</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-related2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-relatedtitle2"> <div class="field-label">Related Content Title 2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More Healthy Fish Recipes &amp; Articles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-relatedlinks2"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/quick_fish_recipes">Quick Fish Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_salmon_recipes">Healthy Salmon Recipes and Cooking Tips</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/nutrition_news_information/can_salmon_save_your_skin">Can Salmon Save Your Skin?</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_omega_3_recipes">Healthy Omega-3 Recipes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nutrition_health/heart_health/are_all_fish_good_for_your_heart">Are All Fish Good for Your Heart?</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nutrition experts urge us to eat more fish; yet, worldwide, we’re already consuming seafood at a rate that is not sustainable. Wild fisheries are overexploited and, some say, fish farmed in traditional open pens can pollute surrounding water. What’s an environmentally conscious consumer to choose? In terms of sustainability, you can’t beat tilapia from a tank, says Michael B. Timmons, Ph.D., professor in the biological and environmental engineering department at Cornell University and author of Recirculating Aquaculture (Cayuga Aqua Ventures, 2007).</p> <p>Tilapia are low on the food chain and adaptable—basically, easy to cultivate. And people have been doing so for years: a bas-relief on a 4,000-year-old Egyptian tomb shows tilapia held in ponds. Today nearly all tilapia farmed in the U.S. are raised in self-contained aquariums that purify and recycle water. These so-called recirculating aquaculture systems often employ “biofilters”—microorganisms that feed on nitrogen—to treat wastewater. Bacteria break down some fish waste into nitrogen (which the microorganisms absorb for fuel) and other organic compounds that can be used to grow plants and algae, which are fed back to the fish. Sediment is removed from the tanks mechanically, and 99 percent of the water is recycled. “It’s a highly efficient system,” says J. Emmett Duffy, Ph.D., professor of marine science at The College of William and Mary in Gloucester Point, Virginia.</p> <p>The system (which can be used to grow nearly any fish) is particularly efficient when you’re raising tilapia, omnivorous fish that can get all the nutrients they need from small plants, algae and bacteria. Carnivorous fish, such as salmon and tuna, on the other hand, need to eat smaller fish. “Farming carnivorous fish has a fairly significant environmental impact,” says Duffy. “Scouring the ocean for the prey fish can harm ecosystems.”</p> <p>Tilapia don’t just survive on simple plants and microorganisms, they thrive on them: tilapia utilize nutrients more efficiently than other fish, thanks to a digestive tract that, extended, is about 13 times their body length. (A trout’s is less than three-quarters the length of its body.) “That gives them a lot of time to extract nutrients,” says Timmons. And because tilapia are so good at converting plant fuel into high-quality protein, they’re an economically wise choice. “Tilapia is by far the most sustainable commercially available fish,” says Timmons.</p> <p>So what’s the catch? Not all tilapia farmed worldwide are cultured in recirculating systems. So try to buy tilapia grown stateside. Likely, its source won’t be identified. Ask at the fish counter.</p> </div> </div> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/green_sustainable/tilapia_the_fish_for_the_future#comments Nicci Micco July/August 2007 Food News & Origins - Green & Sustainable Wed, 12 Aug 2009 20:23:50 +0000 Sarah Hoff 9441 at http://www.eatingwell.com