5 Food Additives You Should Avoid

Processed food has become more American than apple pie. But chemical additives in the food, if consumed in large quantities, may be a health concern. Here are five additives you should avoid.

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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.

Why You Should No Longer Worry About Cholesterol in Food

For years, we’ve been told to avoid high-cholesterol foods for heart health, but those days may be coming to an end. A top nutrition advisory committee says people no longer have to be concerned about eating foods that are high in cholesterol. The committee’s report, which was released today, will help shape the next version … Read More

Find Out Which 6 Foods These Experts Will Not Eat

Doctors and dietitians spend plenty of time talking to you about making smart food choices. But what delicious decisions do they make on their own time, for health or personal reasons? And what foods do they avoid at all cost? We asked, and they answered. Find out if your favorite food made their “do not eat” list. Take … Read More

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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

Heart Health Twitter Quiz – Trans Fats

True or False: Trans fats can “hide” in foods, even if the Nutrition Facts label lists “0 grams” of trans fats. True False Answer: True In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: Trans fats are the worst kind of fat, and are associated with increased triglycerides, total and LDL cholesterol, decreased HDL … Read More