How to Eat Healthy
What is a Healthy Breakfast?
What should I eat for breakfast? EatingWell's Kerri-Ann Jennings shows what is a healthy breakfast and which healthy breakfast foods you should eat every day to enjoy the health benefits of breakfast. She offers, quick breakfast ideas and easy breakfast recipes.
Heart-Healthy Diet: 4 Heart-Healthy Foods
Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are all part of a heart-healthy diet. Learn 4 heart-healthy foods that are good for your heart and what to avoid for heart health. Plus get heart-healthy recipes and ideas.
because they are a fruit. They also have antioxidants that can help lower blood pressure and protect your heart. Eat them plain as a snack or in a homemade trail mix. Beans: they have soluble fiber which helps lower your "bad" cholesterol. Salmon is full of heart-healthy omega-3 fats. And, if you substitute fish for red meat, you'll also benefit from cutting out saturated fat . The American Heart Association recommends getting at least two servings of fish per week. You may be surprised to hear that chocolate is good for your heart. It may help lower blood pressure . Make sure to choose dark chocolate, preferably 70 percent cocoa or higher, because it has more heart-healthy compounds than milk chocolate. And stick to a small portion: calories and saturated fat can add up quickly. Things you'll want to avoid for a healthy heart are trans fat—which hides in the ingredient list as partially hydrogenated oil— saturated fat , salt and added sugars. For more healthy-eating tips, come to eatingwell.com.
6 Unhealthy Foods to Limit for a Clean Diet
EatingWell's Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., provides tips for how to eat healthy and tells you what foods you should cut from your diet to clean it up. By limiting these 6 unhealthy foods from your diet, you can eat cleaner. She also offers advice on
a few ways to clean up your diet. First, here we have saturated fat . Those are the fats found in items like whole milk, full-fat cheese and butter. Eating too many of these things can raise your bad cholesterol, which isn't good for your arteries. So instead, what you want to do is you want to try and replace some or all of them with healthy fats, which are found in plant foods: think of avocados, nuts, olive oil . The second item is refined grains: think white rice, white pasta and white flour. Choosing those means that you're missing out on beneficial fiber and other good-for-you nutrients. Instead, you want to replace them with whole-wheat pasta, whole grains and whole-wheat bread. When you're buying packaged foods, look for the words whole wheat, not just wheat. Here we have alcohol. Research has shown that there are some benefits to drinking alcohol, like raising your good cholesterol and helping to ward off dementia and Alzheimer's disease . But the key thing to note is that you should only be consuming it moderately. Moderately means one drink a day for
How to Eat Healthy Using My Plate
How do I eat healthy? EatingWell's Brierley Wright shows how to eat healthy using the USDA's My Plate as a guide. She shares foods you'd eat in a healthy meal, how much fruit, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy to eat, and suggests some healthy meal
protein. Round out the meal with a fruit cup. This Sweet & Sour Pork stir-fry includes fruit, vegetables and lean protein. We add pineapple for just a touch of sweetness. Serve it with brown rice , which provides whole grains. The mixed green salad on the side adds more vegetables to your plate. And finish it with low-fat frozen yogurt, which provides dairy. For more ideas on how to build a healthy meal , come to eatingwell.com.
How to Make a Healthy Smoothie 3 Ways
Learn how to make a smoothie healthy and delicious without extra sugar and calories. Learn which ingredients to avoid, healthy ingredients to use and how to make 3 healthy smoothie recipes for a veggie-packed Green Smoothie and fresh fruit smoothie
which are high in antioxidants, then banana, which gives it a nice creamy texture , and apple juice. Then blend it all together until it's smooth. Next up, Green Smoothie. Place bananas, pear or apple, orange juice, water and ice cubes in the blender. Now, add kale and you get your daily dose of dark green veggies from that. Then, add flaxseeds, which provide omega-3s which are important for heart health and can help keep your blood pressure down. Pulse it a few times, then puree until smooth. Scrape down the sides if you need to. And with a touch
How to Juice: 2 Recipes With & Without a Juicer
See how to juice vegetables and fruit, with a juicer and without a juicer (by juicing in a blender), to add more produce to your diet. Get two healthy juice recipes to make a green juice recipe and a fresh fruit and vegetable juice recipe.
I get a juice packed with vitamin K, which is important for healthy bones . Plus, this juice is really delicious! It has an herby flavor from the parsley and it's sweet and a little bit tart and refreshing. Next up is blueberry cabbage juice. And I'm going to make this one in a blender instead of using a juicer. So I start by coarsely chopping up any of my bulky ingredients, like here it's the cabbage, cucumber and apple. I place half those ingredients plus half of
How to Cut Sugar in Your Diet
Beware of sneaky sources of added sugars. EatingWell's Brierley Wright shows how to reduce added sugars in your diet by avoiding hidden added sugars in smoothies, dressings, sauces and cereal. These easy tips for how to cut added sugars will help you eat
a product where sugar appears at or near the bottom. For more healthy eating tips, come to eatingwell.com.
4 Must-Have Healthy Salad Ingredients
Learn the 4 must-have ingredients of healthy salad recipes that keep you satisfied. See how to make a healthy salad filled with vegetables, protein and topped with healthy salad dressing with our healthy salad recipe for Chicken & White Bean Salad.
filling enough to be a whole meal. To demonstrate, I'm making a delicious Chicken & White Bean Salad All right, first step: build your base. For any salad, the base is lots of lettuce and greens. We love to get
What is the Mediterranean Diet?
What is the Mediterranean diet? Learn the Mediterranean diet principles, health benefits and how it can help with weight loss. Find out which Mediterranean diet foods to eat, how to follow the Mediterranean diet plan and get Mediterranean diet recipes and
healthy and delicious way to eat. Research shows it can help with weight loss and lower your risk for depression and heart disease, to name a few. Eating this way emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes and olive oil . Portion control always plays a large role. Eating the Mediterranean way means eating more fish in a healthy 3-ounce portion, as you can see here with the salmon. Vegetables are another key piece, and rather than thinking of them as an afterthought, they are the star on this plate. Here we have sautéed spinach and a little heart-healthy olive oil and a side salad. Help yourself to whole grains. Here, we have brown rice, also in a controlled portion size. One more key component of eating Mediterranean is choosing heart-healthy fats like those found in nuts and olive oils, as opposed to saturated fats like butter. For Mediterranean diet recipes and more healthy eating tips, come to eatingwell.com.
How to Eat to Reduce Saturated Fat in Your Diet
EatingWell's Brierley Wright shows how to reduce saturated fat in your diet and cut saturated fat in cooking. She offers foods low in saturated fat in place of foods high in saturated fat to avoid.
I'm going to show you some easy ways to cut back on saturated fat . You might already know that you need to limit it to about 10 percent of your calories. That's because saturated fat raises your cholesterol and is bad for your heart. So if you're eating 2,000 calories a day, that's just 22 grams. Replacing a slice of cheese in your sandwich with avocado will save you about 5 grams of saturated fat , plus you'll get some healthy fats from the avocado. Whether you're cooking or baking, swapping out butter with canola or olive oil will save you about six grams of saturated fat per tablespoon. A good rule of thumb when choosing oils is to look for one that's liquid at room temperature. That means they're made of mostly healthy fats. Solid at room temperature, such as coconut oil, means that it's made of mostly saturated fat . Replacing a 3-ounce piece of cooked red meat with salmon will save you about three grams of saturated fat , plus salmon delivers heart-healthy omega-3 fats. At EatingWell, we like to add a little fat to our salad. That's because it gives them some staying power and it also helps you absorb the nutrients in the vegetables. Choosing fat-free or low-fat dairy and nixing full- fat dairy is one of the easiest ways to cut back on saturated fat in your diet. Replacing whole milk with skim will save you about 5 grams of saturated fat , and choosing low-fat in place of full-fat yogurt will save you about 4-1/2 grams. Peanut butter and cream cheese are both yummy additions to go on top of a bagel or a piece of toast. But choosing peanut butter over cream cheese will save you about 3 grams of saturated fat . Don't forget that fats, whether they're saturated or unsaturated, deliver a lot of calories in a small amount. So, even when you're