Healthy Eating

Red, White, and…Berries!

Berries are bursting with flavor—as well as vitamins, minerals, and bioactive compounds that can benefit health. Health Benefits. Berries are good sources of a variety of nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium, as well as microbiome-promoting natural fiber and other bioactive plant compounds like anthocyanins. Berries have been studied in connection with a number […]

Is a “Juice Cleanse” Right for You?

Juice cleanses involve consuming nothing but fruit and vegetable juices, often organic and raw, for two to 10 days. If you are considering trying one of these programs, be sure to be informed before you start. The Claims. Proponents say juice cleanses help detoxify your body and jumpstart weight loss, among other claims. Let’s take […]

Four Bean Salad

Steps: In a large mixing bowl, combine all the beans, onion, celery, and green or red pepper. In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar, thyme, pepper, and garlic. Whisking continually, add the oil in a slow, thin stream. Whisk until well blended. Pour the dressing over the bean mixture and toss to coat […]

Easy Grilled Vegetables

Steps: Preheat grill to medium-high heat. In a large bowl, toss cut vegetables with olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper (if using). Place vegetables directly onto...

Busting Weight Loss Myths

We know that carrying excess weight increases risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke, certain cancers, back and joint pain, and more. Anyone who has tried knows that reaching or maintaining a healthy weight can be difficult.

Veggie Scrap Stock

Ingredients: Fresh or frozen veggie scraps: ends, peels, skins, and stems from washed vegetables (like carrots, celery, onions, tomatoes, and peppers); unused herbs (like parsley...

Q. I’m concerned about the recent outbreaks of foodborne illness related to greens. Should...

A. Judith C. Thalheimer, RD, LDN, managing editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, answers: “Although raw produce is responsible for a large percentage of foodborne illness (food poisoning) in the U.S., millions of servings of leafy greens are eaten every day without incident. “Greens can come in contact with germs like E. coli in the […]

Protect Yourself from Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Following screening recommendations is essential to prevention, but lifestyle...

Is Low-Carb Eating for You?

Low-carbohydrate weight loss diets have become mainstream. Before jumping on the bandwagon, take a look at the answers to these common questions: What is Low-Carb Eating? Carbohydrates (sugars, starches, and fiber) are found naturally in fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. But most carbohydrates in modern diets come from highly processed foods made […]