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4. Choose Richly Colored Fruits

Eat a “Rainbow” for Maximum Nutrition
Much of what we said in the previous chapter about vegetables also applies to fruits, including the importance of eating a “rainbow” to get a variety of beneficial phytonutrients. According to the USDA’s MyPlate, women over age 50 should get one and a half

How Good Is Glycemic Index as a Marker of a Heart-Healthy Diet?

Does the glycemic index of the foods you eat matter? That’s the question raised by a headline-making new study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the OmniCarb study, which calls into question the notion of “good carbs” versus “bad carbs.” Some previous research—along with popular diet plans—suggested that it’s

Why You Can’t Rely on the Glycemic Index for Healthy Ending

The glycemic index, a value that aims to quantify how fast blood sugar rises after eating a given food, can vary by an average of 20% within an individual and 25% among individuals. That’s the surprising finding of a new study by scientists from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition

Glycemic Index Chart: GI Ratings for Hundreds of Foods

Glycemic Index Chart: GI Ratings for Hundreds of Foods

The Glycemic Index is a rating system that measures how much a carbohydrate-containing food raises your blood-sugar levels. The lower a food is on the GI, the lower the effect on your blood sugar.

The standardized Glycemic Index ranges from 0 to 100. Zero-glycemic foods—those without carbohydrates—include items like cheese, eggs,

Leafy Green Vegetables Take the Spotlight

Perhaps Popeye was doing his body right when he ate spinach to replenish his superhuman strength. Green leafy vegetables are chock full of phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals. In fact, many health professionals believe that leafy green vegetables deserve a special focus in the produce world for the volume of nutrients

Natural Energy Boosters: Keep These Snacks Close By

Natural Energy Boosters: Keep These Snacks Close By

Do you often find yourself chugging coffee in the mid-morning, hoping to find the energy to propel you to lunch—only to find yourself dragging an hour after your mid-day meal? It’s all too common in this fast-paced world to feel low on energy. Anyone who has experienced that “depleted” feeling

Q&A: Anemia; Glycemic-Index; Aspirin Therapy

Q. What are the symptoms and causes of anemia, and what should I do if I suspect I have the condition?
A. Symptoms of anemia include fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, rapid or irregular heartbeat, headache, cold hands or feet, pale skin, and chest pain. Anemia can result from several causes:

Pulses: Power-Packed Plant Protein

You’re probably familiar with “legumes,” which are casually referred to as beans, but you may not be acquainted with “pulses.” Pulses are a type of legume that is harvested solely for its seeds rather than eaten fresh as vegetables. Pulses include a variety of dried beans (such as garbanzo, kidney,

Ask the Expert: Lean Goat Meat; Fresh Green Chickpeas

Q Is goat meat a healthful choice to include in my diet?

A: Americans have been slower to discover what about 75 percent of the world already knows: Goat meat is lean, delicious, and healthy. It is growing in availability and popularity, as ethnic groups and those exploring authentic global cuisines raise

Environmental Nutrition Index: January 2016-December 2016

BEVERAGES

Caffeinated Beverage on Overdrive (Jan, 4)
Carbonated Water Safety (June, 2)
Healthful Beverage Choice Alternatives (July, 1)
Probiotic Beverages Reviewed (June, 1)
Teatoxing Myths Busted (July, 2)

COOKING

Bones and Blood in Cooking (Feb, 2)
Culinary Algae Oil a Good Choice (Nov, 2)
Meal Delivery Programs Reviewed (Jan, 7)

DAIRY, EGGS, FISH, MEAT

Cheese Comparison (April, 5)
Egg Replacers, Plant-based (Nov,

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