Did you know the typical American eats only about half the recommended amount of fiber each day? Most of us should consume about 30 grams of fiber each day, and with these five tasty, high-fiber foods, that goal is well within reach.Read Full Article
By Jon Caswell
Fruits and vegetables are the very definition of "good for you." They’re high in vitamins, minerals and fiber and low in fat and...Read Full Article
The American Heart Association - Added sugars are not the friend of a heart healthy diet. Although they are not harmful to the body, our bodies don’t need sugars to function properly.
Skip the added sugars
Americans are consuming more and more added sugars,...Read Full Article
Healthy Eating Tips from ChooseMyPlate.gov - United States Department of Agriculture
- As a beverage choice, ask for water or order fat-free or low-fat milk, unsweetened tea, or other drinks without added sugars.
- Ask for whole-wheat bread for sandwiches.
- In a ...Read Full Article
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Published February 04, 2014
Looking for a new way to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables? Slaws are perfect, easy-to-prepare dishes. The varieties are many and the ingredients are plentiful, making them a brilliant twist on salads. And they are good for...Read Full Article
- A puree of different fruits and vegetables (with or without oil)
- Fresh Salsa
- Fresh citrus juice
- Guacamole dip
- Black beans
- Pico de gallo
- Bean dip
- Refried beans
- Banana ...Read Full Article
What influences our choices when it comes to the food we eat and buy for our families? Check out this video to learn about the different marketing strategies that food companies use to influence what people buy and eat.
Several years ago we were jogging along New York City’s West Side Highway alongside the Hudson River. Within blocks of each other, ambassadors from two different brands of coconut water were handing out...Read Full Article
Sadly, for more than half my life, I had avoided some of nature’s most perfect and healthful foods: nuts and peanuts. I had...Read Full Article
A simple switch of ingredients can turn fatty family favorites into healthy dishes. In baked goods, use applesauce or prune puree for half of the called-for butter, shortening or oil. If a recipe calls for 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, use 1/2 cup instead. When making casseroles, scale back...Read Full Article