Channel Your Inner Athlete
Taking a page from the athlete's playbook, we can all use food to achieve our personal best.Skip the Chips and Say "Cheese, Please!"
Just in time for the holiday season (and the tasty cheese boards that go with it), we have happy news. Recent research suggests that if you have a hankering for foods higher in sodium (think chips, crackers, soups, pickles and condiments), cheese is your friend. Even though cheese is considered a higher-sodium food ...More of These, Please
Four nutrients – potassium, magnesium, calcium and fiber – could use a little more love. Most of us don't get enough of them in our diets yet doing so delivers a significant payoff on the health front.Keep Your Pearlies White
On the heels of Halloween treats and the eve of holiday sweets, you and your family's teeth may take a hit. Sugar teams up with bacteria in your mouth to create an acidic environment that damages tooth enamel. Plaque on your teeth can ...Keeping the GOOD in Your Groceries
There's a whole lot of goodness in food. You can benefit from it or miss out depending on how you care for and prepare what you buy. In their raw state, nearly all foods contain more vitamins and phytonutrients than if they are cooked ...Hold Off on This Trend: Charcoal Beverages
We're coming to the time of year when the lists of new food trends emerge and products that embody the trends start showing up on store shelves. Manufacturers are creating charcoal products to get in on the ...Head into the Holidays with a Plan in Hand
There can be a bit of anxiety about the next couple of months when it comes to staying healthy. Here are a few food tips to change up the odds that at the end of the year, your holidays were all you hoped they would be ...Picking on Produce? Forget About It!
There is always some measure of controversy around the foods we eat and their influence on health. One day certain foods are all the rage, and the next thing we know, they're not. One Steady Eddie group that's consistently ...It's All in the Name
The term "healthy," when attached to a food, almost always yields a negative reaction in people. As someone who makes a living encouraging people to eat well, it's disappointing to consistently see that kind of response. Studies have shown that ...Breakup News: Burgers and Soda
A recent study suggests that having a sugary beverage along with a high-protein meal is a recipe for accelerated weight gain. Scientists at Staten Island University Hospital in New York wanted to see if adding extra sugar ...So Happy Together: Foods Buddy Up for a Bigger Health Boost
The nutrients in foods work off the buddy system, helping each other be best absorbed in your body. Some nutrients in particular are best buddies. Their synergy helps ...Fat Check
There's much in the news these days about which fats are the best fats to eat. The American Heart Association weighed in last month with their respected guidance. Let's take a closer look ...