Food for Thought

February 2, 2021

Protect Your Heart with These 5 Foods

IT’S EASY TO TAKE OUR HEARTS FOR GRANTED. They work hard for us 24/7, and sure, they may lodge the odd complaint when we put them through a gruelling HIIT workout or test them on a flight of stairs, but for the most part, we don’t even have to think about them. But we should, according to the American Heart […]
February 1, 2020

How Love Affects Your Heart

Having love in your life can benefit your cardiovascular health Does your heart beat faster when you are around the person you love? That feeling of excitement and happiness may do more than just make you feel good, it may actually be good for your heart health. “One theory on why love is good for your health is that blood […]
October 1, 2019

Quick Tips for a Healthy Halloween

By: Before your willpower gets tossed away in a pile of candy wrappers, know you can have a piece of candy and be healthy, too … It’s all in how you do it. Halloween can be the start of a season-long fight against the allure of comfort foods, festive meals, and sweets. Or, it can be a practice run […]
May 26, 2019

4 Nutrition Hacks for Dad’s Favorite Meal

Boost health the dude-approved way. From By Leslie Bonci, Contributor EVER NOTICE THAT THAT words “male” and “meal” are almost the same? I don’t think that’s a coincidence: Most of the men in my life, at least, love to eat! But often, they don’t do it with health and nutrition in mind. For example, some fall victim to only eating […]
March 25, 2019

How The Workplace Complicates Our Relationship With Food

Carley Sime Contributor Our relationship with food currently is unlike anything our ancestors would ever have known and workplaces may add further complications. A lot of us are really interested in food these days. We’re conscious of what’s fueling us in a way that we never have been before. We’re aware of calories, macronutrients, micronutrients and the relationship between our gut […]
February 21, 2019

Processed Foods: What’s OK and What to Avoid

From Processed food has a bad reputation as a diet saboteur. It’s blamed for obesity rates, high blood pressure and the rise of Type 2 diabetes. But processed food is more than boxed macaroni and cheese, potato chips and drive-thru hamburgers. It may be a surprise to learn that whole-wheat bread, homemade soup or a chopped apple also are processed […]
January 23, 2019

Tips for a Healthy Valentine’s Day

By Calorie Control Council From intimate meals to decadent desserts, couples across the globe will be celebrating romance this February 14th. Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day remains one of the biggest restaurant nights of the year – one that often involves heavy dinners. But with a few tips and some planning, you can get through the big night […]
December 26, 2018

Ten Key Health and Nutrition Trends 2019

The Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute team provide their perspective on the 10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition & Health 2018 from New Nutrition Business, as well as related resources on the KHNI website. Authenticity and Provenance This trend embodies the consumer need to know more than ever about products. Romanticizing ingredients with historical uses, such as stinging nettles being […]
November 29, 2018

Quick Guide to Eating Right While Traveling in the U.S.

Reviewed by Barbara Gordon, RDN, LD Photos by michaelquirk/iStock/Thinkstock On the road again? Traveling can be exciting, educational, exhausting and energizing! And, the food you enjoy while traveling can be delicious and memorable. However, culinary excursions while traveling can be a hazard to your health. Print this quick guide and refer to it while packing and traveling to help you eat […]
October 28, 2018

Nutritional psychiatry: Your brain on food

By Eva Selhub MD Think about it. Your brain is always “on.” It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses — it works hard 24/7, even while you’re asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That “fuel” comes from the foods you eat — and what’s in that fuel makes all […]
September 29, 2018

Nutrition, Fitness and Breast Cancer: Making Healthy Diet & Exercise Decisions

From Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center   This information explains nutrition guidelines for people who have breast cancer, a history of breast cancer, or a high risk for breast cancer.You can read the entire resource or just the sections that apply to you. If you have any questions, speak with your dietitian, doctor, or nurse. Lifestyle and Breast Cancer Risk A […]
September 2, 2018

Adults: Make These Healthy Resolutions This School Year

by Keri Gans, Contributor September is the new January, so set healthy goals – and put plans in place to achieve them. You wouldn’t let your kid skip swim practice because she didn’t feel like going, so why do you let yourself off the workout hook? ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE people who tried really hard to get into tip-top shape for […]
July 30, 2018

Why We Eat Too Much at Night

by Matthew Kadey, MS, RD It’s 10 p.m., you’re catching up on email, and it suddenly hits you: a Goliath-sized craving for chocolate-chunk ice cream. Findings in the International Journal of Obesity show why the evening hours pose such a high risk for overeating and unhealthy munching. For the study, researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine recruited 32 adults with excess […]
June 27, 2018

10 ‘Meal Planning’ Tips for People Who Hate Planning

By Bonnie Taub-Dix, Contributor Expand your definition of the concept to eat well while embracing spontaneity. Meal planning doesn’t have to be a chore that wastes more time than it saves. Meal planning is touted as a direct route to eating more healthfully, spending less money and saving some time – and it certainly can be. But for many us, […]
May 30, 2018

Healthy Meats to Eat: How to Pick the Best Beef, Pork, and Fish

Here are 22 delicious ways to get your daily protein fix. By Melissa Matthew Protein is an important staple for every man’s diet. It keeps you full, helps you build muscle, and is crucial to maintaining healthy cartilage and bones. But it takes more than just throwing a steak on the grill to get your daily protein fix (which, for […]
April 25, 2018

5 Reasons You’re Having Food Cravings

Article by Erin Coleman If you’re suddenly experiencing food cravings, it’s time to find out why. Food cravings can be beneficial when your body is telling you which nutrients it’s lacking, but cravings can also lead to junk food binges and unwanted weight gain — or a sign of a medical condition. So, if you’re suddenly having food cravings it’s beneficial to […]
March 29, 2018

What Foods are Good for Helping Depression?

By Jon Johnson Reviewed by Natalie Butler, RD, LD Depression is a prevalent mental health illness throughout the world, causing negative thoughts and behaviors in those who experience it. Many people with depression seek natural treatments for their symptoms, in one form or another. While there is no specific diet to treat depression, what a person consumes may play a role in managing […]
February 21, 2018

5 Things You Need to Know About Losing Weight After 40

By Caroline Apovian, MD Wondering why the same tried-and-true tricks you used to lose weight back in your teens and twenties no longer work after 40? From a biological point of view, the answer is pretty simple: If we maintain the same diet and exercise habits we began in our twenties, most of us will inevitably put on some weight — and the process […]
January 26, 2018

8 Food Myths You Need To Stop Believing

You can find healthy eating advice on every corner. That doesn’t mean it’s good advice, though. Nutrition research can be confusing, and it’s always changing. Throw in the sensationalistic headlines and the rate at which information is spread, and it’s no wonder the nutrition tips or suggestions you get from your friend are unsound. Best-case scenario, following bad advice, means […]