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We’ve weeded through the yogurt aisle to create a list of the best yogurts that are both delicious and healthy.
Jayne Hurley • February 3, 2016 • Read Comments (24)
Topic: What to Eat
The yogurt aisle isn’t what it used to be. In the last few years, greek yogurt has taken over a sizeable chunk of the refrigerator case, leaving non-greeks to compete for the remaining real estate.
Meanwhile, both greek and non-greek yogurts are branching out. Fat-free? Cream on top? You got ‘em. Fruit purée or fruit mousse? Yep. Lactose-free or no dairy at all? Got you covered. And as for toppings and mix-ins, strawberry and vanilla are battling for shelf space with fig and orange zest, and chocolate-coated corn flakes. With so many options, how can you know which yogurts are the best yogurts?
Our recommendations (✔✔) are plain unsweetened yogurts. We’ve listed the criteria—maximums for calories and saturated fat and minimums for protein and calcium—at the beginning of each section. We disqualified products with artificial sweeteners. Within each section, yogurts are ranked from least to most calories, then least to most saturated fat, most to least protein, and most to least calcium. Read More
Lead in water can cause a decline in mental abilities in adults.
David Schardt • February 1, 2016 • Be the First to Comment
Topic: Food Safety
You’ve heard about the lead-contaminated drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and the devastating effects that lead can have on children’s growing brains. But do adults – whether they live Read More
Aquaculture is here to stay, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing
Bonnie Liebman • January 27, 2016 • Read Comments (37)
Topic: Food Safety
“It’s a common misconception that wild seafood is good and farm-raised is bad,” says Barton Seaver, director of the Healthy and Sustainable Food Program at the Center for Health and Read More
9 Tips for Getting Kids to Eat Veggies
Michael F. Jacobson • January 26, 2016 • Read Comments (37)
Topic: How to Diet
Most ploys for getting kids to eat vegetables just create lifelong negative attitudes about veggies. And bribery to eat their vegetables is even worse! That tells a child that vegetables Read More
What do the best multivitamins contain?
David Schardt • January 25, 2016 • Read Comments (45)
Have you bought multivitamins lately? Have you heard they can prevent a cold? Or perhaps that multivitamins are useless? Or that they could even lead to a shorter life? There’s certainly a ton of debate.
It can be pretty confusing, to say the least. There are multivitamins for every age group, for men and women, some that are for athletes, and some for the weekend warrior.
Some multivitamins contain extra Vitamin D, or C, or Calcium, or Iron. Then, of course, there are name brands and store brands. How can you tell which multivitamins are the best multivitamins? Read More
Clearing the air on low salt diets
Bonnie Liebman • January 20, 2016 • Read Comments (40)
Topic: Salt in Food
High blood pressure is the leading cause of preventable deaths around the world. But did the Institute of Medicine (IOM) really say that lowering salt consumption is not the answer?
“Lowering daily sodium intake below 2,300 milligrams may do more harm than good,” reported CBS News in May 2013. “No benefit in sharply restricting salt, panel finds,” said The New York Times. “Is eating too little salt risky?” asked National Public Radio. “New report raises questions.” Read More
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