In January 2006, food companies will be legally required to list how much trans fat is in their products. But many companies are starting early. In fact, besides listing trans fat content, some companies are revising products so that the contents are more acceptable to concerned consumers.
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When our government developed the current food labeling system, guidelines stated that any health claims on food packaging must pass strict scientific review. But now guidelines about food claims have been relaxed considerably. You need to read the “fine print,” along with the claim.
A study confirmed that people have difficulty judging how much food they eat. This can pose a problem since excessive amounts of food are frequently available to us.
Diabetes dietary guidelines were recently changed. The newly revised Exchange Lists for Meal Planning is published by the American Diabetes Association and American Dietetic Association.
The latest guidelines issued by the American Diabetes Association emphasize a diet rich in monounsaturated fat for improved diabetes control.
Peanuts are a big crop in the South, half of which go into peanut butter. Two southern peanut farmers have been elected president of the United States Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter. Includes recipe for Chili with Peanuts.
Even though we know commercially-prepared meals often aren’t the most healthful, we choose them for convenience. But there are ways to cook nutritious meals quickly and easily. Includes recipe for Mediterranean-Style Fish.
Hundreds of newly available low-carb foods are actually making weight loss more difficult. Don’t let food package claims deceive you – a 2 gram carb protein bar could have 240 calories.
You can help control your blood sugar, also called blood glucose, and diabetes when you eat healthy, get enough exercise, and stay at a healthy weight. Find out more about eating and diabetes.
You should keep your blood sugar (also called blood glucose) at a healthy level to prevent or slow down diabetes problems.
It’s the beginning of the make-it-ahead season. Quick, easy meals are a harbinger of summer, including this recipe for Mexican Chicken Salad.
Changes are coming that may help consumers cut back on trans fat. More detailed information on food labels may help us make wiser health choices.
Studies show that most people don’t have an accurate view of their eating habits. The right kind of record-keeping can often supply people with the answers like nothing else can.
Sitting down as a family at the dinner table appears to play an important role in promoting healthful eating among adolescents.
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