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
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Nut and seed butters naturally contain healthful, unsaturated fats that can help reduce the risk of several health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. Nuts, seeds, and legumes, such as peanuts and soybeans, are also good sources of protein, vitamin E, magnesium, and fiber. However, some products also contain partially
If you’re counting calories and watching your saturated and trans fat intake, a cup of black coffee is an excellent beverage choice. However, if you prefer coffee with cream, you have a wide range of options these days. Making coffee creamier used to mean adding a splash of milk or
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
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
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