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
Working with mothers-to-be and new moms, I field many questions about what foods are best to eat and which are best avoided.
My common response is, "Eat what you like." If you like spicy foods and can tolerate them while pregnant, eat them. Recipe calls for 2 cloves of garlic, but you...Read Full Article
Do you feel like you can't keep up with the latest nutrition news because it's always changing? While it's true that what is known about nutrition and diet is evolving, there are some nutrition basics that can help you sort through the latest research and advice.
Mastering nutrition...Read Full Article
A registered dietitian answer the most common questions asked about food.
Q: I don't like veggies. Is it okay to get my five-a-day from fruit only?
A: Fruits and vegetables contain about the same vitamins and minerals, but vegetables offer a wider...Read Full Article
Think eating healthy foods costs more than loading up on junk? You're not alone. Fifty-three percent of Americans say "it's too expensive to eat a healthy balanced diet," according to a new survey conducted by Prevention and supplement manufacturer Centrum.
The truth is, many of...Read Full Article
Ever feel guilty when you bite into a baked potato or a piece of watermelon, wary either will send your blood sugar sky high? Blame the rhetoric of the glycemic index (GI), a system introduced in 1981 that rates foods based on how much they raise blood-glucose levels. It was originally developed...Read Full Article
"Lose 10 Pounds in 10 Days!" and "Get the Body You've Always Wanted" are some common come-ons that you might hear this time of year about ways to (supposedly) get healthy. But what if the tagline for a diet was "Figure Out What's Keeping You Up At Night" or "Finally, Get Rid of Your Chronic...Read Full Article