Nutrition Insight

Is Grilling Healthy?

Grilling can be healthy, depending on what you’re grilling, says Rocky Stubblefield, of Stubbs Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas. In this video he explains why grilling is healthy and reveals his favorite vegetable to grill.   See more: Our Essential Grilling Guide 10 Grilling Tools You Need Cooking Class: Grilling

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What You Need to Know About Cashew Milk

Stroll the dairy case in today’s supermarket, and you’ll find that it’s no longer just about dairy. The milk section is now crowded with an array of nondairy milks—including soy, rice, coconut, hemp, and all of the many nut varieties.  Ever wonder how all those nuts compare? Let’s take a look. The good: They’re a great option both for vegans and […]

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Do These Two Things to Make Your Grocery Trip Healthier

If you’ve ever grocery shopped when you were hungry, you know the pitfalls of that adventure: You’re more likely to leave the store loaded down with food you don’t want—or need—but crave and can’t resist because you’re so hungry. The answer to that problem: Don’t grocery shop hungry. Grab a small snack before you hit the aisles. Now researchers have discovered […]

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The Secret to Better Food Choices? Divvy Up Your Cart, Literally.

Portion-controlled plates have steered servings back into balance at mealtime (we love Ed and Ann-Marie Stephens’ Precise Portions line). But what about at the supermarket, where the shopping cart is deep and less-than-healthy distractions are tenfold? Brian Wansink and his colleagues have a solution: Portion control your cart. They tested partitioned carts, with baskets divided by colorful inserts or strips […]

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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut Join Rush to Simplify Ingredients

Following leads from Panera Bread and other national chains, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell announced they are also simplifying the ingredients in their menu items. In the case of Pizza Hut, the chain is removing artificial flavors and colors from their nationally available pizzas by the end of July. The company, which has 15,000 restaurants in 90 countries, says they […]

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Food Memories Influence Our Snack Choices

That Twinkie you had as a child may still be sabotaging your diet. That’s because our memories of certain foods—even foods we identify as undesirable—are powerful enough to influence our decision-making process and override our preferences, according to a new study in the journal Neuron. The study, which was conducted by psychologists at the University of Basel in Switzerland, looked […]

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Celiac Disease Awareness Hero: A Chat with Alice Bast

  May is the launch of Seriously, Celiac Disease, a campaign that encourages the importance of getting tested for celiac disease and having conversations with family members about this hereditary condition. We chatted with Alice Bast, president and CEO of the NFCA, about how to spread the word. “I really started this foundation (National Foundation for Celiac Awareness) to ensure that our community […]

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Hardee’s Most American Burger Is Exactly the Nutritional Disaster You’d Expect

Some food wrecks are hard to look away from. Today Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. began serving their Most American Thickburger, a gargantuan meaty concoction that combines a hotdog, a cheeseburger, potato chips, condiments, lettuce, and tomato all on a fresh-baked bun. The 1/2-pound version (it also comes in 1/3- and 1/4-pound variations) checks in at 1,190 calories, 29g of saturated fat, […]

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What You Need to Know About Almond Milk

Stroll the dairy case in today’s supermarket, and you’ll find that it’s no longer just about dairy.  The milk section is now crowded with an array of nondairy milks—including soy, rice, coconut, hemp, and all of the many nut varieties.  Ever wonder how all those nuts compare? Let’s take a look. Nut Milk Basics The good: They’re a great option for […]

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Added Fiber: Is It Healthy?

The rumor is true. Few Americans are consuming the recommended 20-35 grams of fiber per day. Most of us are falling short, bringing in an average of about 15 grams a day. Fiber is a good thing. A diet rich in dietary fiber has many benefits, including the following: Improving digestive health by keeping us “regular” Improving cardiovascular health by […]

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