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
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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
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
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
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
Not only can substitution save the day when you lack an ingredient called for in a recipe, but it also enables you to make a recipe better for you. That’s helpful whether you are trying to improve your overall eating pattern or are cooking for a specific health condition.
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
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
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