It happened just like that. You sat on the couch, spoon in hand, to enjoy a few spoonfuls of your favorite ice cream. Suddenly, you were staring down the barrel of an empty carton, with remnants of Rocky Road splattered on your chin. “Not again,” you cried. As you pondered
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Fruit is nature’s perfect sweet, and vegetables are the common denominator in any healthy eating pattern. Whether you reach for a piece of juicy summer fruit, a crisp green salad, or a savory stir-fry, not only are you delighting your taste buds, you are making better food choices that will
Q: I’m thinking about juicing. How can I get the most nutrients?
A: Juicing—the process of extracting liquids from fruits and vegetables to create a concentrated drink—certainly offers a lot of nutrients in a single glass, but you would be missing out on even more nutrients in the fruits and vegetables
The thyroid gets blamed for a lot of things—especially weight gain—and a quick internet search will turn up all sorts of information about foods to include—or exclude—for a healthy thyroid. But, what exactly does your thyroid do, and are these nutrition claims for real?
What Does the Thyroid Do?
The thyroid is
Q: What is maple water, and is it a healthy beverage choice?
A: Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of the Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Maple water is the sap from the maple tree. This clear liquid is typically boiled down to create maple syrup, but if it’s
Because fruits taste so good, some people think they can’t possibly be as good for you as vegetables. People with type 2 diabetes, in particular, often believe they should avoid fruit because of its high content of naturally occurring sugar. The American Diabetes Association, however, advises: “Fruits are loaded with
You’ve probably heard about so-called “superfoods” and may be wondering how these fit into a healthy dietary pattern. The answer starts with vegetables. Diane L. McKay, PhD, a professor and researcher at Tufts and the Tufts consulting editor for this report, explains: “They’re all super! Eating a variety of vegetables
You expect it to be in cookies, ice cream, and cakes, but sugar in pasta sauce, yogurt, and bread? Read a few product food labels and you’ll soon discover—added sugar is virtually inescapable in processed foods. It’s added to nearly 75 percent of all manufactured foods. Sodas and sports drinks
Q: My granddaughter loves drinking almond milk. I typically drink just regular cow’s milk. Should I make the switch?
A: One isn’t necessarily better than another, and both can certainly be a part of a healthy diet. In some cases, it’s just personal preference. In other instances, people might choose plant-based