Americans consume 17 teaspoons of added sugars a day on average (more than one-third cup). That’s not to say we scoop that much into our coffee or tea. Sugar, in one form or another, is added to a huge variety of processed foods, from sweet drinks to cakes, cookies, candy,
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Pasta is one of the most beloved comfort foods on the planet, and the leading market, perhaps not surprisingly, is the United States. The average American eats nearly 20 pounds of pasta every year—which amounts to 2.7 million tons consumed annually in the U.S., according to the International Pasta Organization.
A component found in many plant foods that has been linked with being disease- and disability-free in older age might surprise you: It’s dietary fiber. Researchers who followed some 1,600 initially healthy people, ages 49 and older, for 10 years reported that those with the highest intake of fiber had
The gluten-free foods market has exploded in the past decade. It is important for people following or considering a gluten-free diet to know the facts.
Gluten Sensitivities: Gluten refers to a family of proteins found in wheat, barley, rye, and triticale. Gluten proteins give dough its elasticity. For the approximately one
On a cool morning, nothing is quite as satisfying as a steaming bowl of oatmeal. Unfortunately, few of us have time to slow-cook a pot in the morning. Many companies have helped solve our dilemma by creating heat-n-eat oatmeal cups. Simply add liquid and after a few minutes in the
Even If You’re Healthy, You Can Still Have a Heart Attack: Symptoms of Heart Disease You Can’t Ignore
Do you live a healthy lifestyle by following a whole grain diet? Unfortunately, despite your actions to thwart a heart attack, your diet may do more harm than good. Learn why.
Special health conditions, including food sensitivities, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, can impact dietary advice. While most of the information in this report is general and geared toward people with no underlying health conditions, this chapter highlights science-based approaches for adapting basic dietary advice to manage common chronic health conditions. If
Here’s some worthy advice—and good news—for people who started out their gluten-free journey by asking the simple question, “What foods have gluten?” Instead of concentrating on what not to eat, concentrate on the gluten-free foods you can eat.
Fortunately, there are many healthy and delicious foods that are naturally gluten-free. They
Fiber for Your Heart
You can obtain much of the dietary fiber you need by eating grains. Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults provides examples of choices that are high in fiber, such as whole and fortified grains and 100% whole-wheat bread. Fiber from grains is known as “cereal fiber,” a term