Wondering how to increase the amount of fiber-rich foods in your diet? EatingWell's Brierley Wright shows 4 ways to eat more high-fiber foods from healthy food sources high in dietary fiber such as fruit, grains and beans.
Find out if natural sweeteners are healthier than white sugar. Agave nectar, maple syrup, honey and raw sugar are natural sweeteners that are alternatives to white sugar, and we'll show how to cook with them.
Want to reduce the sodium in your diet? EatingWell's Brierley Wright shows how to lower sodium in your diet to lower blood pressure. Cut sodium intake by choosing low sodium foods, reducing the amount of sodium you cook with and buying frozen vegetables.
Wondering where to get omega 3 fats into your diet? EatingWell's Kerri-Ann Jennings shows how to get more foods with omega 3 fats into your diet through fish high in omega 3 and through nuts, seeds and oils to get the health benefits of omega 3 fats.
Hi, I'm Nicci, EatingWell's nutrition expert. And I'm Jessie, food editor here at EatingWell. Jessie, did you know that a recent Penn State study showed that slipping vegetables into a pasta meal caused kids to eat fewer calories and more vegetables? Nicci, you know we have tons of recipes that do just that, and this is one of my favorites. This is an ooey, gooey, cheesy mac-and-cheese casserole with a little golden bread crumbs on top. Right in the middle of it, in the middle layer, we actually have a whole load of spinach. Wow, that looks delicious, and that looks like almost a full serving of spinach there. Spinach is great because it's high in fiber, folate and beta carotene. It's a great choice. And this is actually just frozen spinach so it's super easy. Take it out of the freezer and you're good to go. For this recipe and other healthy recipes, go to eatingwell.com, where good taste meets good health.
Hi, I'm Nicci, EatingWell's nutrition expert. And I'm Jessie, food editor here at EatingWell. We're in the EatingWell Test Kitchen today to show you some great quick whole grain options to help control blood sugar and prevent diabetes. Whole grains don't cause such a rapid spike in blood sugar as refined grains do. When you're pressed for time, two great quick options are bulgur and whole-wheat couscous. With whole-wheat couscous, all you do is add it to boiling water, cover it and let it steam five minutes. And then it's ready. Just fluff it up and then you can toss in some vegetables like squash, red peppers, scallions and fresh herbs. And bulgur is cracked wheat kernels. We really like serving vegetable stir-fries over bulgur instead of brown rice. For more great whole grain recipes, go to eatingwell.com, where good taste meets good health.
Hi, I'm Nicci, EatingWell's nutrition expert. And I'm Jessie, food editor at EatingWell. We're here in the Test Kitchen today to give you three tips on eating to help lower your cholesterol. Oatmeal is rich in soluble fiber, the kind that helps lower cholesterol. So start your day with a bowl of oatmeal. You can sweeten it with a little bit of honey, a pinch of cinnamon and a handful of berries. Beans and lentils also have soluble fiber, and I like to make a simple lentil salad. I just squeeze some fresh lemon juice over cooked lentils and then I top it with some fresh herbs and chopped-up vegetables. Citrus fruits also have soluble fiber. And spiced oranges are a yummy dessert. You just make a little syrup with a little bit of orange juice, some lemon juice, a little bit of sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. Whisk it together and then I'm just going to pour it on top and serve it. For more tips on eating for healthy cholesterol, come to eatingwell.com, where good taste meets good health.
Hi, I'm Nicci, EatingWell's nutrition expert. And I'm Jessie, food editor at EatingWell. We're here in the Test Kitchen today to give you 3 tips on improving digestive health with fiber. Whole-grain foods offer insoluble fiber, and that's the kind that helps your digestive system to operate smoothly. One easy way to add insoluble fiber to your diet is to just top your yogurt with some whole-grain cereal. Another way is with fresh-popped popcorn, which is the whole grain, and you choose this instead of something like pretzels, which are made from refined grains. And finally, you want to eat your fruit whole, with the skin on it if you can, to get all the insoluble fiber out of the peel. That gets processed out when you drink the juice. For more tips on getting fiber into your diet, go to eatingwell.com, where good taste meets good health.
Hi, I'm Jessie, food editor at EatingWell. And I'm Nicci, EatingWell's nutrition expert. Most Americans eat nearly twice the amount of salt that they should. So we're here in the Test Kitchen to show you some easy ways to reduce sodium and lower your risk for hypertension. Nicci, you don't need to use salt to boost flavor in your foods. Citrus juice or zest is a great way to do it. To get the zest off, you use a Microplane grater. It's a great handy tool and a little goes a long way with zest. Or you can just juice a lemon right onto green beans or steamed asparagus. Fresh herbs, garlic and shallots are also really nice when you're trying to cut back on sodium. You can actually stir the herbs right into warm brown rice, and you get lots of flavor with no added salt. And finally, when you're at the table, limit your intake of salt. Always taste your food before you salt it. If you really do feel like it needs salt, add a little bit just to your hand and then sprinkle it onto your food. For more tips on eating for heart health, go to eatingwell.com, where good taste meets good health.