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Butter vs. Margarine: Which Is Healthier?

Butter vs. Margarine: Which Is Healthier?

Toast without butter is like macaroni without cheese—sad and incomplete. Same goes for popcorn, especially at the movie theater. For years, though, we’ve been told to cut butter from our diets. Those delectable, creamy French dishes a la Julia Child are frowned upon by nutrition experts and cardiologists. Now we’re

5. Power Up with Proteins

What do you know about protein? You probably know that your muscles are made of protein, and you might know (or have noticed) that getting enough protein with meals helps you stay satisfied longer. But protein is so much more than that. Your bones, skin, hair, fingernails, and other body

Cut the Saturated Fats

Saturated fats. Chances are, nothing good comes to mind when you hear those words. That’s because research has proven again and again that diets high in saturated fats increase LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in blood, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association began recommending in 1961 that

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

5. Proteins

There are over 10,000 different kinds of proteins in your body. They make up your muscle, bone, skin, and other body tissue, are part of the wall of every cell, and form many enzymes, hormones, antibodies, and even the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in your blood. Although they have very

6. Protein

The Nuts and Bolts of Protein
Protein is an integral part of the human body. Not only is it essential for forming muscles, bones, skin, and hair, but it also is a component of every cell in your body. It may help to think of protein as a structure made up

New Dietary Guidelines Stress Less Sugar, Saturated Fat Intake

Every five years the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture issue Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The recommendations are based on the latest research on nutrition and public health.
The guidelines released at the beginning of January, like those issued in years past, have their share

The Latest Diet Strategies for Heart Health

After three-and-a-half days of presentations on nutrition research at the American Heart Association (AHA) conference, here’s EN’s takeaway on today’s big questions on heart health.
Saturated and Trans Fats: Still Targets
Despite questions raised by headlines, limiting saturated fat remains important for heart health, according to Robert Eckel, MD, director of the

Meatless Mondays Are Good for You?and the Earth

Okay, so you?re environmentally inclined, but not exactly ready to embrace a vegan lifestyle. Still, you know juicy hamburgers, a succulent T-bone and meatballs with your spaghetti are not the most healthful choices for dinner. But forgoing meat doesn’t have to be an all or nothing proposition. Try this to

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