Eat more fruits and vegetables. Cut back on salt, saturated fat, and sugar. Switch to whole grains. Many people know all that and more. But how do you translate those…
All recipes in this post developed by Kate Sherwood, The Healthy Cook. Click here for a printer-friendly version of these recipes. Sautéed Chicken with Tomato Basil Sauce Time: 15 minutes…
With summer coming up, it’s great to have healthy recipes for preparing salads that use seasonal items such as summer vegetables. Here is a roasted summer salad recipe that is easy to make, delicious, nutritious, and absolutely beautiful when served!
“Miraculous.” “Amazing.” “Life Saving.”
For some reason, people love coconut oil. Really love it.
And because people really love it, the coconut oil myths have spread like dandelion seeds on a windy day.
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.
“We’ve known for a long time that if you reduce the calorie intake of rats or mice, they live much longer,” says Mark Mattson, chief of the laboratory of neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in Baltimore. Do these intermittent fasting benefits carry over to humans?
What happens in species closer to humans is more complicated. Rhesus monkeys fed 30 percent fewer calories lived longer in a study at the University of Wisconsin, but not in a study at the NIA.
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, were originally cultivated in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions. This legume is one of the oldest domesticated crops in history.
To this day, chickpeas are a staple food of those cuisines, as well as Indian cuisine.
You may have come across them in dahl or hummus, and deliciously spiced Tunisian and Moroccan tagine meals turn chickpeas into a gastronomic delicacy. Chickpeas have a nutty flavor, but easily accommodate a variety of herbs and spices.
“Mediterranean diet fights heart disease,” announced ABC News. “Mediterranean diet cuts risk of stroke,” said USA Today. “Mediterranean diet over low fat? Well, at least it’s more fun,” quipped the Los Angeles Times. A study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine set off a media frenzy in February. Its findings were striking, but the press reports may have misled many. Here’s what the study actually found…and how it should (or shouldn’t) alter what you eat.
For decades, experts have advised us to replace saturated fats (in foods like meat, dairy, and butter) with unsaturated fats (in foods like oils, nuts, and fish). Now some controversial studies are challenging that advice. Here are the facts behind the headlines.
Chopped Chicken Salad To make it vegetarian, drop the chicken and mix in 2 cups of cooked, shelled edamame. Total time to prepare: 30 minutes [text_ad] Ingredients: 1 lb. boneless,…