Everyone agrees: trans fat is unhealthy. Now federal regulators are taking steps to eliminate it from our diet completely. In three years, food manufacturers will have to phase out artificial trans fats from their products, under guidelines announced this week by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA says scientific research is overwhelming that consumption of trans … Read More
Confused about which oils are heart-healthy and which aren’t? Health Hub asked for advice from James D. Perko, CEC, AAC, Executive Chef, for Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute and Center for Lifestyle Medicine, and dietitians Katherine Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, and Julia Zumpano, RD, from the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute’s Preventive Cardiology Program. … Read More
Farmers markets bring fresh food to the neighborhood and boost the local economy. They save on shipping and fuel (and make our planet happy). Here are tips for shopping at a farmers market.
When it comes to cooking with oils, do you have to choose between cooking for taste or cooking for health? People have strong opinions about what’s best. Health Hub sat down recently to chat about cooking with oils with James D. Perko, CEC, AAC, Executive Chef for Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute and its Center for Lifestyle Medicine and nutritionist … Read More
What kind of cook are you? Do you measure carefully with a measuring spoon or cup — or are you a more adventurous type who uses a “splash” and “dash” instead? Yes, it can be fun to cook with some abandon without measuring. But with some ingredients, like olive oil, this can make your meals … Read More
With endorsements coming from celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, you might find it tempting to try oil-pulling – an Indian folk practice that is the latest homeopathic craze. Oil-pulling is swishing a teaspoon of oil in your mouth for 20 minutes every day, then spitting it out. The traditional oil to use is sesame. But many … Read More
The Food and Drug Administration has taken a major first step in requiring all food manufacturers to eventually phase out artificial trans fat from their products, particularly processed foods. The agency has made a primary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, the source of trans fat in processed foods, are no longer “generally recognized as safe.” … Read More
We pit olive oil against coconut oil to determine the heart health champion. See if you can guess the winner of this round of Health Hub Knockout — and get healthy cooking & baking tips too!
Which oils are the most heart-healthy for baking, sautéing and making salad dressing? Our experts explain which oils to use, which to avoid, and offer other do’s and don’ts in this simple, easy-to-read chart you can hang in your kitchen. Download the Full Guide in Color