Nutrition

10 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

By Shereen Lehman, MS

It’s late at night and you’re hungry. Maybe you’ve had a busy evening and just got home or perhaps you just can’t sleep and your stomach is letting you know it’s empty. So, what are some quick and healthy snack ideas that are good for a late-night snack? Here are some of Read more

Eat These Foods for a Healthy Immune System

By Shereen Lehman, MS

                  
Nutrients for Your Immune System  
Your immune system helps protect you from various infections, such as colds and influenza, as well as allergies and cancers. To function properly, your immune system requires several nutrients, including protein, vitamins A, C, and E, plus the minerals zinc and iron. Probiotics, which are friendly bacteria found Read more

Single-Serving Protein Snacks for Better Portion Control

By Malia Frey
1. Keep Single Servings of Protein
Weight loss happens faster when you eat a calorie-controlled diet full of healthy meals and portion-controlled snacks. But trying to eat the right foods and the right amount of each food can be a huge challenge. When I recently talked to Dr. Brian Wansink, a Cornell University Read more

150 Years of Dieting Fads and Still No Quick Fix

Before there was Dr. Atkins, there was William Banting. He invented the low-carb diet of 1863. Even then Americans were trying out advice that urged fish, mutton or “any meat except pork” for breakfast, lunch and dinner — hold the potatoes, please.

It turns out our obsession with weight and how to lose it dates back Read more

Easy Ways to Eat 5 Fruits and Veggies a Day

Over the past few years, we’ve been bombarded with warnings about rising obesity, cancer and diabetes rates. Nearly every report makes a strong argument for the link between disease and diet. Government guidelines are advising us to eat a minimum of five portions of fruit and vegetables every day — even more if we can Read more

Healthy Barbecuing Tips

The temperature is rising — and so is your primal urge to throw a hunk of bloody meat on a pile of hot coals.

Before you dive into barbecue season, take heed; gobbling sausages, hotdogs and hamburgers can wreck your waistline — and clog your arteries in the process. If you want to stay slim and Read more

Weight losers shun fads, EKGs show value, foods go extreme

Your morning health roundup:
Weight loss success: The secret to weight loss? It’snot any fad diet, supplement or special food, an unsurprising new study finds. Instead, obese people in the study who lost 5% to 10% of their weight used tried and true methods: eating less fat, exercising more, joining commercial weight loss programs or, less often, Read more

FDA proposes rules for nanotechnology in food

WASHINGTON (AP) – Regulators are proposing that food companies that want to use tiny engineered particles in their packaging may have to provide extra testing data to show the products are safe.
The Food and Drug Administration issued tentative guidelines Friday for food and cosmetic companies interested in using nanoparticles, which are measured in billionths of Read more

No time to weight: Experts offer tips on combating childhood obesity

Simple changes can make a big difference when it comes to childhood obesity. And nutrition advocates say the way to combat it is one child at a time.
“Sadly, in many areas, access to nutritional foods is not as accessible as it is to fat foods,” Dr. Paul Schwartzberg, program director for pediatric residency at Jersey Read more

How to eat healthily in restaurants

By Brett Hoebel

Dining out is fun and convenient, but it can also be expensive, both in terms of your savings but also for your calories. The three questions you should always ask when eating out are: “What is in the dish?” “How is it prepared?” and “What is in the sauce?”

In terms of the first Read more