Valentine’s Day is just weeks away, which means only one thing to many lovers: Time to bust out the chocolate! With all the recent media hype about the health benefits of this sweet concoction, many chocoholics are rejoicing. But can that solid chocolate heart from your sweetheart really be good for your ticker?
Health Benefits. Chocolate is made from cacao beans, which con...
It’s been called everything from “incredible” and “Nature’s perfect food” to “lowly.” For years, the egg was maligned by the scientific community owing to concerns over elevated cholesterol levels and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Thanks to a recent media campaign, the egg is now being viewed in a more positive light by health experts ...
With all the artificial sweeteners available, you may find it challenging to separate fact from fiction. In fact, so many new sweeteners have made their way to market that the American Dietetic Association (ADA) released a Position Paper in 2004 to help nutrition experts educate consumers on the health implications of these products!
With all this sweet talk, it’s no wonder that y...
Eating well used to be as easy as counting from 1 to 3:
Until recently, most families followed the traditional pattern of eating three
square meals a day. But now, more and more harried adults and children are
opting for a much more irregular pattern of meal and snack consumption. Some
of that irregularity can certainly be attributed to our hectic lifestyles. ...
’Tis the season to stock up on juicy, ripe raspberries. These ephemeral delicacies are hard to resist, especially since they are teeming with healthy nutrients.
Health Benefits. Raspberries are rich in folate, vitamin C, iron and potassium. The fruit also contains soluble fiber pectin, which may help control cholesterol levels, while ...
Just biting into a tropical fruit like a papaya or a mango can transport you to a sunny oasis in your mind. Each morsel feels like a vacation from the doldrums of winter. But that’s only part of the picture: tropical fruits are also teeming with fiber, vitamins and minerals. Here’s a look at some of the season’s best bets:
We’ve all heard that kids need to eat
breakfast to sustain their energy over the course of their active days. But a
Taiwanese study published in the November 2007 issue of the Journal of
the American Dietetic Association suggests that a healthy diet can
also improve grades in elementary-school children.
Like the first
flowers appearing out of the snow, the first spring onions are peeking out of
produce bins right about now. Spring onions are basically more developed than
the green onion, but not as mature as a regular onion. These spring shoots tend
to be milder in flavor and more tender than full-grown onions. Here’s how to
pick the best of the bunch.
You know it’s
almost spring when bright green bunches of asparagus start popping up like
crocuses in your local market. Considering how delicious these young spears
are, it’s no wonder this veggie was once dubbed a “spring tonic,” good for the
kidneys and bladder.
Asparagus is an excellent source of ...