Switching out some of the all-purpose flour in your bread, cake, cookie, and other recipes with whole-grain flour is a great way to improve your diet and health without having to change the foods you eat. You don’t even have to make the switch all at once. You could start
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A good night’s rest actually may start hours before your bedtime by choosing foods that promote high-quality sleep and avoiding those that can interfere with your shut-eye. Two components of foods that are shown to be most helpful in improving sleep quality are melatonin and tryptophan.
Melatonin. Melatonin is a well-known sleep
Everyone and their mom seem to have an opinion about carbohydrates. How much you should eat, when you should eat them, why you should never eat fruit after lunch—there is no shortage of advice regarding carbs and people ready to wage war on them. Does all this conflicting information leave
Most health experts agree that prioritizing whole grains is a key element of a healthy dietary pattern. Aim for at least three servings of whole grains each day. One serving of whole grains is equivalent to 16 grams (a little more than half an ounce). While it’s easy to see
The nutritional value of some of your favorite foods—like french fries, soda, and chips, for example—puts them into the category of junk foods to avoid. They’re filled with too much fat, salt, and/or sugar to be part of a healthy diet. Other foods, however, can straddle the line. If your
There are numerous reasons why the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that you make half your daily grain servings whole grains. Quinoa, brown rice, barley, oats, and other whole grains deliver more nutrients than refined grains, and because of their nutrient density, studies have linked whole-grain consumption to better
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,
Do you frequently draw a blank when asked, “What’s for dinner?” If so, here’s a step-by-step strategy that will help you plan a week’s worth of healthy dinners.
Write It Down
One way to achieve a goal is to put your plan in writing. You can create your weekly healthy dinner plan
Along-held belief is that calories are calories no matter if they hail from bacon or broccoli. Take in fewer calories than you burn and it’s your ticket to winning the battle of the bulge. It’s true that any calorie from a food supplies a set amount of energy, but once
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a rating system that measures how much a carbohydrate-containing food raises your blood-sugar levels. The lower a food is on the GI, the lower the effect on your blood sugar. Low-glycemic foods also can reduce your risk for depression.
The standardized Glycemic Index ranges from 0