Healthy Eating

There’s a lot of misinformation going around about how to fuel your body for physical performance and recovery. Get the facts.

Muscle Building, Sports Performance, and Diet

If you want to build muscle, excel at a sport, or simply get the most out of regular physical activity, experts say some popular dietary advice is wrong. Let’s take a look at three common myths: Myth #1: When it comes to muscle building and performance, the more protein intake the better. “Protein is important […]
Regular consumption of nuts—like walnuts—is good for your heart.

Daily Walnut Intake Improves Cholesterol Makeup

A new randomized controlled trial increases our understanding of why regular nut consumption is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease and deaths. The Walnuts and Healthy Aging study, with study groups in both Spain and the U.S., randomized 708 healthy adults ages 63 go 79 to either eat a walnut-free diet or consume 30 […]

Roasted Pear and Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients: 8 medium pears (d’Anjou or Bartlett), peeled and diced 4 cups diced butternut squash (2.5 to 3 lbs squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed) ¾ cup diced...
If food manufacturers comply with the request to reduce the sodium in processed foods it could have a positive impact on public health.

Food Manufacturers Asked to Voluntarily Lower Sodium to Improve Public Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released voluntary sodium reduction goals for the food industry. According to the FDA, “this guidance is intended to provide measurable voluntary short-term (2.5-year) goals for sodium content in commercially processed, packaged, and prepared foods to reduce excess population sodium intake, while recognizing and supporting the important roles sodium […]
Don’t count on that diet drink to help you lose weight.

The Artificial Sweetener Sucralose May Increase Food Cravings

A recently published randomized controlled crossover trial found that the artificial sweetener sucralose may increase food cravings and appetite. The study, which included 74 healthy young adults, used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) tests to observe the unconscious brain reactions to plain water vs. water flavored with either sucrose (table sugar) or the high intensity […]
Foods and beverages are converted into energy that fuels the body. Maximize your energy with good dietary and lifestyle habits.

Energy Levels and Diet

A new year is upon us, and it’s going to take plenty of energy to make good on all those resolutions! If you’re looking for more energy to be healthy and active, or simply to feel your best—your plate is the perfect place to start. What Powers Our Bodies? “The food you eat supplies your […]
Bulgur Pilaf

Bulgur Salad with Chickpeas and Herbs

1 cup coarse bulgur 1 (15-oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 bunch scallions, finely chopped 2 large garlic cloves, minced ¼ cup...
Kale chips

Homeade Kale Chips

Ingredients 1 bunch kale (about 5 cups, or 10 oz) 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp, or to taste, seasonings (onion powder, garlic powder,...

Pita Chips

Ingredients 3 whole wheat pita rounds (6 to 7 inch diameter) 1-2 Tbsp olive oil OR baking spray 3 Tbsp, or to taste, seasonings (such as onion...
There are a wide variety of chips on the market. None are the healthiest snack choice, but some are better than others.

“Healthy” Chips?

The snack aisle is packed with a confusing array of chip options. We’ve got some smart strategies to help you choose more healthful yet satisfying chips. Don’t be misled. Chip packages are crowded with big, bold claims to convince you they are healthy choices to take home. Front-of-package claims and pictures are not always reliable, […]