Vegetables are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber, and health-conscious consumers naturally want to know how to get the most nutritional impact from these powerful foods. “Nutritionally, there are pluses and minuses to cooking vegetables,” says Helen Rasmussen, PhD, RD, a senior research dietitian at Tufts’ Jean
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Liquid vegetables oils—for example, olive oil and soybean oil—are celebrated as healthy unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fatty acids, when substituted for saturated fats, support general heart health. But for cooking, baking, or dressing salads, what is the healthiest oil?
Many people would probably answer “olive oil.” This cornerstone of the Mediterranean eating
Adopting a healthy eating plan that tastes delicious and feels doable for the long term can be a powerful tool to prevent, delay, manage, or even reverse chronic health conditions. That’s important to preserve the kind of life you envision for yourself as the years go by, but it’s also
Despite attention-grabbing headlines like “Is Butter Back?” there’s still a lot of fear about fat, a holdover from the low-fat era, which peaked in the 1980s and 1990s. But while butter is not back, other than in small amounts, fats (also called “fatty acids”) perform many essential functions in the
There are many reasons to eat healthfully. For some people, it may be about preventing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, while for others, it may be about maintaining an ideal body weight or even just feeling more energized. Fundamentally, though, a healthy diet is critical to providing your
For people who are trying to lose weight or just eat more healthfully, a common question is how to handle hunger pangs between meals. Fortunately, there’s an easy answer: Choose healthy foods that promote satiety.
What’s In a Smart Snack?
Consider the three macronutrients—protein, fat, and carbohydrates—when choosing snack foods. Each of
When you’re trying to eat healthfully, don’t overlook your snack selections. Healthy snacks can help tide you over until the next meal while also helping you to fulfill some of your daily nutrient needs.
However, eating snacks that are high in calories and low in nutrients can derail an otherwise healthy diet.
Changing your diet really can change your life by helping to prevent, slow, or reverse chronic health conditions that can get in the way of the life you want to live. A healthy diet can help you stay fit and energized, and fuel you with the nutrients you need to
Revised Nutrition Labels Delayed
As a result of a proposed schedule change by the FDA, shoppers will see two different types of Nutrition Facts labels on foods and dietary supplements—one old and one new—for about a year and a half. Large food makers were supposed to start using the updated design
Although they have a bad reputation, fats (also called “fatty acids”) actually perform many essential functions in the body. They are necessary for the formation of cell membranes and are converted to chemical regulators in the body that affect inflammation, blood clotting, blood vessel dilation, and more. Dietary fats help