Looking for more simple, delicious dishes? Check out From the Heart, Nutrition Action’s newest cookbook by Kate Sherwood, The Healthy Cook. The recipes in this post were developed by Kate. Chop,…
Looking for more simple, delicious dishes? Check out From the Heart, Nutrition Action‘s newest cookbook by Kate Sherwood, The Healthy Cook. Here’s a sample. Spicy BBQ Tofu & Black Bean…
Seen the claims for Azo Bladder Control pills? This dietary supplement, marketed primarily to women, supposedly “helps control the need to go to the bathroom,” “helps reduce occasional urgency,” and…
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…
Too much salt. Too much sugar. Too much saturated fat. We often hear about what we get too much of. But we also get too little of some nutrients. Potassium…
Most people know that calcium is good for bones, fiber is good for constipation, and iron is good for blood, to name a few. But once you go beyond the basics, the picture gets murky.
Here’s a healthy food quiz (questions and answers included) to see how well you know which foods or nutrients can prevent or promote which diseases.
Feel free to cheat. The questions aren’t really a test of how well you read (and remember) every issue of Nutrition Action. They’re just a sneaky way to get you to look at the answers, which contain a wealth of information on how your diet affects your health.
Beans, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, milk, bran. Those are some of the usual suspects when people are trying to figure out, ahem, what foods cause gas. And those foods can cause gas.
But most of us overlook a growing source of the problem: inulin, or chicory root extract, one of the most popular ingredients in “high-fiber” foods.
Stomach pain, diarrhea, weight loss. Those are some of the symptoms of celiac disease, which is an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.
At least one out of 100 Americans have celiac. Most of them don’t know it. And studies suggest that some people who don’t have the disease still can’t tolerate gluten. So what are some healthy foods to eat on a gluten-free diet?
First, let’s answer a few questions with Dr. Joseph Murray, a gastroenterologist and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
For our take on succotash, we replaced the lima beans with edamame (unripened green soybeans).
“If it wasn’t on a caveman’s menu, it shouldn’t be on yours.” That’s the basic premise of a Paleo diet. The question remains, as it should for any diet—is Paleo healthy?
Maybe you’ve heard of the Nordic diet, the Mediterranean diet, and more recently, the gluten-free diet, but these are all very different from the primal diet known as Paleo.
But is the Paleo diet healthy?