Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA): An essential fatty acid that, along with eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), belongs to a group of fats called omega-3 fatty acids. ALA is found in some plant foods and oils, such as flaxseed, canola, soy, walnuts, and oils extracted from these foods. (See: Omega-3
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Stores now offer a wide array of bread alternatives, including pita pockets, sandwich thins, flatbreads, and tortillas that are perfect for sandwiches.
Follow the same strategy when choosing bread alternatives as you do when selecting the healthiest loaves of bread: Review the Nutrition Facts labels and ingredient lists.
Check the Flour First
You read and hear a lot about dietary fats these days: Some are “good,” some are “bad,” and there are conflicting recommendations about how much is safe to eat. How do you sort this out when you’re in the grocery store, or it’s time for dinner?
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Not only can substitution save the day when you lack an ingredient called for in a recipe, but it also enables you to make a recipe better for you. That’s helpful whether you are trying to improve your overall eating pattern or are cooking for a specific health condition.
Artificial trans fats, in the form of partially hydrogenated oils, once hailed as a healthy alternative to butter and shortening, will all but disappear from the US food supply by June 2018. Following up on a preliminary 2013 ruling, the US Food and Drug Administration announced this summer that artificial
If you’re in relatively good health but you’ve been told to eat better for an improved cardiovascular system, you may wonder just what a good cardiac diet entails. Fortunately, an eating plan that promotes good heart health can be simple and include plenty of foods you enjoy. The key is
Rethinking Fat Phobia
A mounting body of evidence shows that it’s more important to choose healthier fats than to avoid fat in our eating plans. In keeping with this, the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans say that a healthy eating pattern includes oils but limits fats associated with increased health risks,
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently took a stance against partially hydrogenated oil, the source of industrially produced trans fat, found in processed foods, such as popcorn, margarine, and ready-made frosting. While partially hydrogenated oil was popular through the 1980s as a “healthier” alternative to artery-clogging saturated fats, since
What you put on your plate every day can help protect your arteries from damage, and thus, lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and stroke. Focusing on a diet that contains a wide variety of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, healthy fats like olive oil and nuts, beans and
Americans should consume between 20 percent and 35 percent of their daily calories from dietary fat (44 to 78 grams, based on 2,000 calories/day). Further, they should try to increase their intake of omega-3 fatty acids while limiting both saturated and trans fats, says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics