How Long Is It Really Safe to Keep Foods?

So the label on the eggs in the fridge says “Sell by” yesterday’s date. You wonder if it’s safe to make that one last omelet. You hate to waste the eggs, but you want to be safe. A nutritionist provides sound advice about food safety for all your food groups.

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When Going Organic Matters Most for You

In a perfect world, a food label like “organic” would be plain and simple. We don’t live in a perfect world. Instead, “organic” can apply to everything from an apple (which I recommend) to a sugar-packed cookie (which I do not recommend). Organic means health-boosting fruits and veggies or health-zapping junk food. Also, as I’ve … Read More

Recipe: Refreshing Peach-Orange Smoothie

Try this cool, easy-to-make, peach and orange smoothie. It has healthy doses of vitamin C to support your immune system while promoting healthy skin.  Research also suggests that vitamin C can help reduce risk of stroke, cancer and cardiovascular disease.  So drink up in good health! Ingredients 2 cups light, no sugar added ice cream2 … Read More

8 Surprising Facts About Fruits and Veggies

When you venture out to the farmers market, you get more than just delicious, fresh foods. You also get health-boosting, disease-fighting nutrients. Download the Farmers Market Infographic Get more summer nutrition tips

Recipe: Crispy, Baked Kale Chips

No potato chip can beat this crispy snack — it’s not only scrumptious but also super-nutritious! A serving only has 112 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat, and you get a whopping 309 percent of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin A, 201 percent vitamin C, 14 percent calcium and 10 percent iron. Enjoy these tasty … Read More

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Cheat Foods: Eat Like the Experts

We asked our doctors and registered dietitians: What are your favorite “cheat” foods? Their answers — including the idea that maybe “cheat” isn’t the best choice of words — may surprise you. As with all things related to food, moderation is the key. No such thing “Cheat food? No such thing,” says Laura Jeffers, MEd, … Read More

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