Eating a heart-healthy diet is on the minds of many of us, but making the right food choices can be a challenge.
It’s important to pay attention to nutrition labels and to understand each section. A dietitian walks you through a typical nutrition label so you know what to watch for and how to make healthier decisions.
When it comes to dieting, it’s easy to wish for a magic number. But I’ve seen too many patients rely on calorie count as the answer. Sure, it matters how many calories you eat in a day. But fixating on that number can cause problems, too. It can become like a game: “If I eat … Read More
Yogurt is a popular snack that’s here to stay. Whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight, you’ve got more yogurt options than ever. Below, we compare dairy varieties — both Greek-style and regular — with non-dairy varieties. Some provide more protein, calcium and vitamin D. Others are better for vegans or those with dairy sensitivities. We explain which … Read More
When you’re grocery shopping, breakfast options may seem endless. How do you make the healthiest choice? Watch this video to see how to break down breakfast one aisle at a time. We’ll go aisle by aisle, and we’ll talk about options for cereal, bread and nut-butters. Find some advice about selecting cold cereal, granola, hot … Read More
There are few diseases as devastating as Huntington’s disease (HD) – a progressive condition that can cause uncontrollable movement, emotional disturbances and cognitive problems. We know this mysterious condition is encoded in people’s genes, but researchers have yet to unlock exactly how to stop or slow its progression. However, new research offers insight about the … Read More
We know that you’re too busy during the week to prepare complicated, time-consuming breakfasts for you and your family. But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on health. Here are five delicious, heart-healthy breakfast ideas that take no more than 10 minutes to prepare. These recipes come from nutritionist Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, a registered … Read More
Contributor: Kylene Guerra, RD Protein is the rage these days, touted on many a power bar wrapper and used to fortify various cereals, crackers, bread – and even water! This is a slow-burning fuel. Because protein takes longer to digest, it keeps you feeling full: good news for people trying to lose weight. It’s also … Read More
This banana smoothie recipe includes low-fat dairy products and can be combined with canned soft fruits (such as peaches, pears or fresh, ripe bananas). They are hydrating and nutritious and provide calcium and protein. If you are lactose-intolerant (cannot drink milk or eat dairy products), a similar smoothie can be made using protein powder, fruit … Read More
Doctors and registered dietitians are used to giving advice on what you should eat to stay healthy. But what do they eat? We asked, and they answered. Over the next few weeks, we’ll give you a peek inside the daily eating habits of Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic’s featured experts in food and nutrition. First … Read More