Much of the debate in recent years about how best to feed your heart and brain has focused on “macronutrients”—proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. These are the nutrients your body needs in the largest amounts to function properly. The macronutrients provide your body with energy in the form of calories. (Micronutrients,
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Along with the changing colors of the leaves and the fall season, comes delicious produce packed with nutrients. Heading to the local market and choosing a colorful assortment of fruits and vegetables is a great way to encourage good eating and nutrition. Local farmers markets can provide access to seasonal
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
Whether they were scrambled, fried, boiled, poached, or beat into an omelet, chances are that you had eggs for breakfast this morning. They’re an easy, filling, and affordable way to start the day. And even if you don’t like their taste, eggs often are the main ingredient in some of
You already know the old saying: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” If you take it literally, it may be an exaggeration, but at the same time, it’s based on solid advice, because the health benefits of apples are numerous. With plenty of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants,
Throughout the summer and fall, farm stands display locally-grown fruits and vegetables, and supermarkets offer fresh seasonal produce, along with organic, conventional, imported, and frozen selections. Understanding the variables associated with these options may make deciding what to buy a little easier.
Keeping it Close to Home? Locally grown, seasonal produce,
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
With fresh-picked local produce, the snap peas still have their snap, the cauliflower keeps its crunch, and mushrooms aren’t mushy. But when the freshest vegetables are unavailable or unaffordable, frozen produce is a viable option. For consumers, it often brings up a natural question: Are frozen vegetables healthy?
The short answer:
We need to eat our vegetables, but information about how to prepare them can be conflicting. Cooking certain vegetables—winter squash, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes, for example—can release more nutrients. Others, however, are better for us if they’re eaten raw. It’s the latter group we’ll discuss here: six top veggies to
September is National Rice Month in the United States, a time to celebrate the harvest of one of our favorite grains. Rice is a grain commonly consumed all over the world. Nearly half of the planet’s population consumes rice daily. There are more than 40,000 varieties of rice, and it