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Zero-Calorie Foods? Nice Thought, But…

Zero-Calorie Foods? Nice Thought, But…

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could sit down to a hot fudge sundae with zero calories? Or chow down on guilty pleasures like cookies, chips, and bread without adding any calories? The concept of “zero-calorie foods” is a fantasy, although there are certainly low-calorie foods that can help you

New Nutrition Facts Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized regulations mandating several important changes on the Nutrition Facts panels on packaged foods. “Poor diets are the leading cause of poor health and rising healthcare costs in America,” says Jerold Mande, MPH, a professor at Tufts’ Friedman School of Health Science

Shining the Light on Plant Proteins

More and more people are putting plant proteins—beans, lentils, peas, soyfoods, nuts, seeds, and whole grains—at the center of the plate. According to research conducted by Midan Marketing and MeatingPlace, 70 percent of meat eaters in the U.S. are substituting a non-protein meal at least once a week, and 22

8. What’s in a Name? Heart-Healthy Diet Plans

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans holds up three U.S. Food & Drug Administration–approved models of healthy eating:

Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern
Healthy Vegetarian Eating Pattern
Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern

The Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern is based on foods Americans typically consume: vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy, and protein.
The Healthy Mediterranean-Style Eating Pattern is similar

Best Weight-Loss Tips: 5 to Remember

Best Weight-Loss Tips: 5 to Remember

Looking to change your diet because you need to lose weight? Your intentions may be good, but it’s unrealistic to think you can wake up one morning and instantly change the way you eat. Instead of a complete overhaul of your diet, set out to make a few small changes—ones

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure: Dig Into the DASH Diet

Foods That Lower Blood Pressure: Dig Into the DASH Diet

The link between diet and blood pressure is undeniable. Maintaining a healthy weight can help you better control your blood pressure. And following a low-sodium diet may be particularly important if you have, or are at risk of developing, hypertension. To learn more about foods that lower blood pressure, you

Low-Calorie Foods That Are Rich in Nutrients

Low-Calorie Foods That Are Rich in Nutrients

If you’re aiming to reduce the number of calories you consume in order to lose weight, you’ll want to include plenty of low-calorie foods, ones that are high in nutritional value—in your diet plan. Fortunately, almost all non-starchy vegetables and fruits are low-calorie foods, so you have a large selection

Nutrition Facts: Changes in Labeling Coming Soon

Nutrition Facts: Changes in Labeling Coming Soon

For two years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analyzed current ingredient labels on food products with the goal of making them more informative for consumers. In late 2016, the FDA announced its results and a roll-out plan. According to a release, “January 1, 2020 will be the uniform compliance

Train Your Brain to Eat Right

Forget about grim determination, deprivation, and self-denial—it turns out you can come to enjoy a much healthier diet by simply training your brain to desire healthier foods.

Research conducted by Thilo Deckersbach, PhD, Director of Research in MGH’s Division of Neurotherapeutics, in cooperation with Susan Roberts, PhD, at Tufts University and

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