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How to Read Nutrition Facts: Food Label Tips

How to Read Nutrition Facts: Food Label Tips

Reading nutrition facts labels isn’t that difficult, and indeed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to make the information on those labels even clearer. Still, if you’re trying to make heart-healthy food purchases, it’s important to know what you’re looking for as you scan the backs of

High-Protein Diets May Benefit Heart Health, But Carbs Are Still Vital

High-Protein Diets May Benefit Heart Health, But Carbs Are Still Vital

High-protein diets have been a popular weight-loss trend for a while now. Plenty of people have boosted their protein intake, lowered their carbohydrate consumption, and watched the pounds disappear.
But is a high-protein diet right for those who are older and who have heart disease or related risk factors? Experts

Partially Hydrogenated Oils Get a “Thumbs Down” from FDA

The risks associated with consuming industrially-produced trans fat, which is present in all foods that contain partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), are well documented: Eating trans fat raises LDL cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease.

In late 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a preliminary determination that

Select the Best Nuts and Seed Butters

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

From the Editor: Know Your Numbers…

One of our cover stories this month emphasizes how important it is to get evaluated and treated as soon as possible if you think you may be suffering a heart attack or stroke. It’s equally important to address the risk factors that make you vulnerable to these potentially fatal events.

The Healthiest Foods to Keep in Your Kitchen

Stocking your fridge and pantry can make meal preparation healthier and easier, but many packaged products aren’t worth the shelf space from a nutrition standpoint. Canned goods in particular may make for easy meal planning, but they tend to be full of sodium and other unhealthy ingredients. Registered dietitian Susan

For a Healthy Diet, Don’t Fear Fat

With all the low-fat, no-fat, and fat-free products out there, it seems there is a lot of “fat fear” going on. But avoiding fat is not the best thing when it comes to good nutrition and health.

“As you age, fat plays an important role in your diet, from regulating your

The Scoop on Coffee Creamers

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

Mastering Appetite Control

It’s all too common for people to go on weight loss diets but give up because their appetite is surging. Sadly, many people regain much of the weight they’ve worked so hard to lose. It may not be due to weak willpower, though. Rather, your body may be producing powerful

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