Tag: basic nutrition

5. Maximum Nutrition, Minimal Fuss

Who’s Cooking?
Hands down, when it comes to getting the many different nutrients needed to support physical activity and good health, eating whole foods in forms close to nature trumps eating foods processed in a factory. Unfortunately, as a nation people are cooking less and relying more on packaged convenience foods,

Self-Perceptions of Healthy Eating are Unrealistic

According to the 2013 International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2013 Food & Health Survey, there are wide gaps between perception and the reality of what we eat. Despite most consumers rating their diets as adequate, the survey, which sampled more than 1,005 individuals between the ages of 18 and

Supermarket Sleuth: Perfectly Portioned Cheese

Thanks to cheese sticks and mini round cheeses, you don’t have to get out the cutting board to enjoy this satisfying snack. Such single-serve convenience has other benefits, too. “Since cheese sticks are pre-portioned, they provide an easy way to keep you from overeating,” says Lauren Manganiello, MS, RD, CDN,

Ask the Doctor: Functional Foods

Q. What are “functional” foods, and what benefits can they provide?
A. This term is used to describe foods and their components that offer specific health benefits beyond those needed for survival, such as reducing the risk of disease. One example is antioxidants. These substances in plants may protect against free

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