What do bread, crackers, cereal, macaroni & cheese, frozen pizza, donuts, and cookies have in common? Besides being at the top of the list of many people’s favorite foods, they are all possible sources of trans fats. Trans fats are oils tha... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
When you're shopping in the grocery store, you may notice that food packages are always labeled with the latest buzz words. When the new food guide pyramid touted the importance of whole grains for example, suddenly words and logos for "whol... Read more
You know that breakfast is important, but when you're in a pinch in the morning, sometimes fast food is the quickest option. It's no secret that fast food isn't the healthiest or most nutritious option, but when it's the only option,... Read more
Editor's Note: After much deliberation, food writer John "Mr. Bad Food" McGran has come up with the "best" of the worst foods he’s reviewed over the past year.
Here there are in his words (in no particul... Read more
FAT - discuss... I'm finding it hard to stay within my range. All healthy fats; olive oil, seeds and nuts, lean meats and sometimes avocado etc. But I'm near the top whack nearly every day. How do you do it?... Read more
I often reduce the amount of fat and cals in a recipe by using the real thing (oil/butter/cheese) but using less than it calls for. He will never notice if you use 1Tbsp of butter instead of three. Use sharp cheese, more flavor means you can use less... Read more
Food with trans fat is not safe even if it contains partially hydrogenated oil. Trans fat hides in fried foods & processed convenience goods such as cookies, crackers, doughnuts, & snack cakes. Eliminate trans fat from your meals and snacks to lower... Read more
For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat.... Read more
If you've read many food labels over the past few years, you're familiar with trans fats. "No Trans Fat" is a popular slogan to help attract consumers and give them a sense that a product is healthy. We avoid trans fats because of the physical affec... Read more
SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... Read more
I knew this weekend was going to be full of food and probably not the good kind either. I made some cake balls for a superbowl party I was invited to yesterday. I made healthier substitutions for the cake mix itself (using apple sauce in place of oil... Read more
As I was checking out of the hospital in Jan., the Dr. told me to limit the amount of salt, cholesterol, and trans fats in my diet in order to lessen the chances of my having another stroke. Salt and Cholesterol I am acquainted with so there was no... Read more
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