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Turkey Bacon: How Healthy Is It Really?

Calorie- and fat-conscious eaters may opt for turkey bacon as a healthier alternative to the traditional kind. But this substitute is also high in fat and sodium and offers few other benefits.

Diet and Your Heart: What’s Safe to Eat? (Infographic)

The science of which foods are — and aren’t — good for your heart can seem to be ever changing. Recent studies have been coming so fast that keeping up starts to feel like mission impossible. The good news is that there’s still more agreement among experts about the basics of diet and the heart … Read More

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Are You Vegetarian-Curious? Try Meatless Mondays

If you’d like to cut down or eliminate or your consumption of meat, but you’re not sure how to get started, try what many dietitians recommend as a first step: Meatless Mondays. What are Meatless Mondays? As the name implies, it means refraining from eating meat one day a week — on Mondays.  Meatless Mondays is a public health … Read More

Are You Eating Good Fats or Bad Fats?

  For years, we’ve heard that saturated fat is bad for our hearts and that unsaturated fat is good. Learn which fats you can eat more of and which fats to avoid. Preventive cardiology dietitians Julia Zumpano, RD, LD, and Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, offer tips on heart-healthy eating, cooking and shopping above.