The holidays are coming – and so is holiday food. Cookies, homemade pies, candy canes, gingerbread – with so many tempting foods around, the holidays can mean straying from our usual good eating habits.
On most hectic weekday mornings, a bowl of cereal may be all that many parents have the time to offer — not to mention it’s often one of the only breakfasts many finicky kids will eat without a fuss. While a new study published by the Environmental Working Group reports children might be consuming too … 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
If you’re taking supplements like fish oil or a multi-vitamin in the hopes of improving your cholesterol counts, save your money. There are better, more effective strategies. There’s no scientific evidence that fish oil supplements will lower your cholesterol, says dietitian Julia Zumpano, RD. Fish oil will not prevent heart disease. It can, however, help … Read More
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Kale, collard greens and spinach are all rich in Vitamin K, an essential nutrient that promotes healthy blood clotting. Even though it’s good for you, too much Vitamin K should be avoided, experts say. Your intake of Vitamin K should not exceed 120 mcg if you are a man and 90 mcg if you are … Read More
Americans aren’t eating as many fruits and vegetables as we should be. In fact, Americans nationwide are significantly below the fruit and vegetable consumption guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the USDA.
When we think of sickness in America, scurvy isn’t exactly at the top of the list — because most of us get vitamin C in our diets.
If you’ve taken daily multivitamins for years, you’re not alone — about 40 percent of Americans do. In 2009, we spent $27 billion on multivitamins, and today we probably spend even more. But do multivitamins work? Experts disagree. Some think that multivitamins supply nutrients missing from our diets. Others think that multivitamins are a crutch … Read More
Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acid supplements is good for your heart, but a new study finds that taking omega-3 supplements may not be as beneficial – at least in at-risk patients. At-risk people don’t experience omega-3 benefits An Italian study found that people with underlying cardiovascular risk factors may not get the heart … Read More
Vitamin D is known for fortifying bones but may have many other health benefits, too. “The literature of the past decade goes way beyond bone health,” says Tanya Edwards, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative Medicine. “The populations that have the highest vitamin D levels have a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, strokes … Read More