FDA Moves Toward Total Ban on Trans Fats

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

There’s Not Much Chicken in That Nugget

Here’s how you turn a perfectly good source of protein into junk food: Process it. For example, recent research published in the American Journal of Medicine covered what’s inside the typical fast food chicken nugget. When most people think of chicken, they think of lean muscle tissue. That’s not what you get from chicken nuggets. … Read More

New Study: Bacon May Hurt Male Fertility

Oh, the world can be cruel. Those guys out there who want to be fathers, we’re sorry to report on a new study suggesting that bacon may hurt your fertility. Recently published research suggests that men who eat more processed meats – including hamburgers and hot dogs, as well as bacon – might have a … Read More

5 Reasons to Eat Good Fats (Slideshow)

Fats are not all created equal — and they are not all bad for you. Learn why you should embrace good fats in your quest for health. [tn3 origin=”album” ids=”556″ transitions=”default” responsive=”1″]

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Dieters: Don’t Ditch These 5 Foods

Are fruits and veggies the only food groups on your diet shopping list? If so, you’re missing out on the opportunity to get important vitamins and minerals, burn some fat and stay full longer. Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd, RD, suggests keeping the following foods in your diet — even when you’re on a diet. ‘Fall’ in … Read More

5 Tips for Eating Good Fats

Not all fats are created equal, as I discussed in my last blog post. But if you want to enjoy the healthy — and tasty! — benefits of those good-for-you monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats such as omega-3 fatty acids, you need to cook and eat smartly. Use these simple culinary tips to make the … Read More

Diet Showdown: Good Fats vs. Bad Fats

Fat — it gets a bad rap, doesn’t it? But is its reputation fair? Although saturated fat and trans fat clearly have been shown to increase our risk for negative health outcomes, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats do quite the opposite. Isn’t it time we re-evaluate the fat in our diet to ensure we are … Read More