Lemons are much more than a garnish for your glass of water or fancy cocktail. As one of the fruits in the citrus family, lemons contain many of the nutrients that our bodies need daily to function properly. We know they’re delicious and good for us, but which lemon health
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Freshly baked bread is pretty irresistible. The tantalizing smell, warm center, and crunchy crust can satisfy even the most serious of hunger pangs. Lately, though, the paleo patrol and gluten police have turned bread into a four-letter word. They talk about bread’s bad qualities (carbohydrates, calories, sugar, and salt, for
Q: What are some of the benefits of using apple cider vinegar?
A: As the popular saying goes, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ Does the same hold true for apple cider vinegar (ACV)? It is used for a multitude of medical conditions and for different cosmetic purposes. However
Limes typically don’t receive the same attention year-round as their yellow sibling, the lemon. The summer season is usually when they get the most shine, thanks to their presence in key lime pie, as a mixer for cocktails, and as a finishing touch on grilled meats, fish, and guacamole. But,
Americans consume 6 billion pounds of pasta each year, according to the National Pasta Association. Pasta dishes can fit into a healthy eating pattern. It depends in part on portion size. The type of pasta—regular vs. whole-grain—could also be important, although the evidence for it is not definitive. It’s also
Q: I’ve heard that pulses are very healthy. Can you tell me more about what they are and why that is?
A: Pulses are the dried edible seeds in the legume family, such as beans, lentils and peas. They are an inexpensive, versatile source of fiber and plant-based protein. Because they
Evidence supporting the fighting power of pulses is stronger than ever. Pulses are an excellent source of fiber and plant-based protein and deliver folate, magnesium, iron and other important vitamins and minerals. Dried beans, peas and lentils have a low carbon footprint making them an eco-friendly food choice.
The Health Benefits
Q: My local supermarket sells bell peppers in four different colors—green, red, yellow and orange. Do the different colors of peppers have different nutritional benefits?
A: Elizabeth J. Johnson, PhD, a scientist in Tufts’ HNRCA Antioxidants Research Laboratory, answers: “No matter the color of your pepper, the macronutrient (protein, fat, carbohydrate)
One of the biggest challenges many people face when they find out they have diabetes is figuring out what they can eat and when. Fortunately, healthy eating when you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes (or prediabetes) isn’t substantially different from how we all should eat. Diabetes-friendly meals feature
One of the biggest challenges to maintaining a healthy weight is fending off the hunger pangs that can spiral into cookie jar raids. Luckily, staying trim might be as simple as stuffing your grocery cart with more of the foods that can keep you feeling full.
Such satiety-boosting foods are rich