Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... Read more
I subscribe to several email newsletters, including one that delivers recipes to my inbox just before lunch each day. The recipes are always mouth-watering and tempting, but they're not always healthy.
A recent email offered five recipes for... 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
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
I started adding exercise to my morning routine almost 2 weeks ago. My boyfriend wakes me up and we walk. Not too far because I can't handle distances yet.
The problem is, especially this week, I'm sooooo tired. It gets a little better later... Read more
Hi there, I am a mother to three grown kids, a grandma to 9 grand children, a wife to a wonderful husband. I am not able to exercise well, I have very bad knees, and can not do a lot of walking, I have tried to loss weight on my own, but have found... Read more
Hello, I need to loose 30 pounds and as a pastry chef who works with cake. It is feeling impossible. I am hoping to stay on track this time around! Eating healthy, exercising and reducing my stress is the way I need to go, any tips would be great!!!... Read more
I am not overweight, my BMI is within the healthy range. I'd like to lose about 10 pounds to be on the lower end of my BMI. I always watch what I eat, don't eat junk and try not to go over my calorie range. About 3 weeks I found Zumba and do about... Read more
The saturated fat and cholesterol in turkey stuffing can be extremely high for two main reasons: It may be made with high cholesterol & or high saturated fat ingredients, animal fats, butter and eggs; The saturated fat & cholesterol in turkey fat is... Read more
A switch to polyunsaturated fats can possibly lead to lower levels of body inflamation and less build up of plaque in the arteries. The foods with the most saturated fat are butter, cream, and cheese. Coconut and palm oils are largely saturated. Too... 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
In the December 2009 issue of the Nutrition Action Health Letter, the Center for Science in the Public Interest takes on movie popcorn and drinks and wow what a revelation it is, not only for those looking to lose weight, but for those looking to em... Read more
Thank you for making the new Food on the Run series a hit! Based on your great comments, this week we take a look at pizza. I'm sure you will find out some surprising facts, just as I did.I start the review of pizza options by looking at Papa John'... Read more
"Wouldn’t recommending that Americans eat a variety of healthy natural fats be more helpful than labeling fats “good or bad” depending on their degree of saturation? Besides, “saturated” means chemically stable – nothing else. Chemically stable satur... Read more
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