Sweet Potatoes: A Super Food for Diabetics? While we all know the importance of including vegetables in meals, we can get pretty bored with the same lineup of veggies. If that's the case with you, consider preparing sweet potatoes!
Eggs Can Be Eggsellent Puns may be the lowest form of humor, but eggs can be an excellent source of important nutrients and health-protective substances. Includes recipe for Tomato Egg Nests with Spinach Bruschetta.
Children May Have Cholesterol Problems, Too High cholesterol levels are not just found in adults. Children may have high cholesterol, too, even without being overweight. Over years, cholesterol overload has similar hazards as in adults - clogged arteries and injury to the heart.
Pizza: Your Choices Make the Difference Americans love pizza -- but can you guess how many calories are in each slice? Is it 150, 320, or maybe even 530? Depending on the type of pizza and size of the slice, all of these answers are right.
Coenzyme Q10: Should You Take This Supplement? You may have heard claims that the supplement coenzyme Q10 can lower blood pressure, boost the immune system and improve certain heart diseases. There are also claims it can help fight cancer, Parkinson's disease, wrinkles, diabetes, gum diseases and many other problems.
Sodium: Questions Remain After many years of study, researchers now say that sodium may influence the blood pressure and heart health of some people more than others. Meanwhile, research has raised questions about how sodium consumption may affect two other serious health concerns: stomach cancer and osteoporosis.
Two Calorie-Cutting Strategies Pass the Test When people manage to cut calories substantially at one meal, often they offset that reduction by overeating later that day or the next day. But now, new research at Pennsylvania State University has identified two strategies you can use to significantly lower your calorie intake for two days without feeling hungry.
Making Sense of Nutrition Research Publicity about the recently released results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) on lowfat diets is a good example of the confusion the media causes when headlines seem to contradict earlier research results and common sense.
Do Diet Meals Help? The frozen food section of the grocery store contains foods ranging from pizza and snack foods to traditional meat-loaf-and-mashed-potato dinners to meals targeted at people with health concerns including weight loss, heart health and vegetarian eating.
Why Olive Oil is Part of Mediterranean Health It's no surprise that the Mediterranean diet is linked to good health. Small reliance on meat and scant use of butter limit the saturated fat that raises blood cholesterol and promotes development of other health conditions.