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Are Chips Bad for You?

Are Chips Bad for You?

Salt and vinegar, barbecue, kettle-cooked, ruffled—to me, all potato chips are delicious. If there’s a bag on the counter, I’ll polish it off easily. Are chips bad for you? I know the answer, so I’ve tried to replace my chip craving with healthy options like carrot sticks and celery. But

5. Fruit Superfoods

Fruits have been cultivated, preserved, and enjoyed year-round by people all over the world for centuries. While many common varieties of fruits may be familiar to you—Bosc pears, bing cherries, Red Delicious apples—there are thousands of varieties of fruits. Supermarkets are offering more varieties of produce every day, and community

2. Protein-Rich Superfoods

Protein is an essential component of any healthy dietary pattern. Your body uses protein to build, maintain, and repair bones, muscles, and skin, and it’s a key ingredient in hemoglobin, a substance in blood that delivers oxygen throughout your body. Protein also provides the material to make enzymes, hormones, antibodies,

1. An Introduction to Superfoods

As the world’s population ages and the costs of health care continue to grow, many people are searching for steps they can take to prevent disease—and eating a healthful diet is at the top of the “to-do” list. Research has shown beyond a doubt that certain foods have the power

Are Cage-Free Eggs More Nutritious?

Are Cage-Free Eggs More Nutritious?

Eggs are an extremely versatile and useful ingredient for just about any type of recipe, which is why eggs have remained an incredibly popular recipe ingredient and staple in many diets. Eggs add structure, color, leavening, and flavor to baked goods. A large part of what makes the egg such

Fast Food Analysis: The Best on a Bun

Fast Food Analysis: The Best on a Bun

When McDonald’s opened more than a half-century ago, who would have thought that in the future, 25 percent of Americans would be dining on fast-food at least once daily? Unfortunately, many fast-food meals are high in sodium and saturated fat and low in fiber and essential nutrients. For those reasons,

Brown Rice vs. White Rice: Which One is Healthier for You?

Brown Rice vs. White Rice: Which One is Healthier for You?

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 world’s population consumes rice daily. There are more than 40,000 varieties of rice and it

The Problem with Added Sugar

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

Is Ice Cream Bad for You?

Is Ice Cream Bad for You?

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

Are Frozen Vegetables Healthy?

Are Frozen Vegetables Healthy?

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?

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