Caesar Salad

This modified Caesar salad recipe uses canned white beans in place of eggs and some of the oil used in a traditional Caesar salad dressing. The beans contribute protein and fiber to the salad. Draining and rinsing canned beans reduces the sodium content by 40 percent. This recipe uses a few sodium-rich ingredients (e.g., anchovies … Continue reading “Caesar Salad”

Staying Active

Although many people view exercise as a way to lose weight, it plays a key role in the wellbeing of the body beyond weight loss. Research strongly supports its benefits across a range of physical and mental health conditions for people of all ages. However, busy lifestyles and an environment that encourages being sedentary for … Continue reading “Staying Active”

Diabetes

Jump to: –What is diabetes? –Types and risk factors: ––Type 1 diabetes ––Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (LADA) ––Gestational diabetes ––Prediabetes ––Type 2 diabetes –Type 2 diabetes (and prediabetes) can be prevented Definition and Overview Our cells depend on a single simple sugar, glucose, for most of their energy needs. The body has intricate mechanisms … Continue reading “Diabetes”

Recipes

Healthy eating is as delicious as it is nutritious—a feast for the senses as well as good for the body. The Healthy Eating Plate is an excellent guide for creating healthy, balanced meals, and cooking is a great way to experiment with new flavors. We offer recipes for cooking at home — whether for yourself, … Continue reading “Recipes”

Nuts for the Heart

Many people think of nuts as just another junk food snack. In reality, nuts are excellent sources of healthy fat, protein, and other healthful nutrients. One surprising finding from nutrition research is that people who regularly eat nuts are less likely to have heart attacks or die from heart disease than those who rarely eat them. Several … Continue reading “Nuts for the Heart”

Fish: Friend or Foe?

Fears of contaminants make many unnecessarily shy away from fish. Fish is a very important part of a healthy diet. Fish and other seafood are the major sources of healthful long-chain omega-3 fats and are also rich in other nutrients such as vitamin D and selenium, high in protein, and low in saturated fat. There … Continue reading “Fish: Friend or Foe?”

Antioxidants

Often used as a marketing buzzword, learn about the role of antioxidants beyond the hype, and some of the research on health and disease prevention. Jump to: –What are antioxidants? –Health benefits of antioxidants: what’s the buzz? –Studies of antioxidant supplements and disease prevention –Antioxidants in food –Bottom line on antioxidants and disease prevention What … Continue reading “Antioxidants”

Eggs

Long-vilified for their high cholesterol content by well-meaning doctors and scientists researching heart disease, eggs now seem to be making a bit of a comeback. So what changed? While it’s true that just one large egg yolk has 200 mg of cholesterol—making it one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol—eggs also contain additional nutrients … Continue reading “Eggs”