A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it comes to lowering your risk of heart disease. Eat moderate amounts of fat. Avoid trans fat. Eat more whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Eat less sugar and refined carbs. For more information about protecting your heart, check out one of our latest books, The Fat and Cholesterol Counter. … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Most people love tuna fish sandwiches but many are concerned about the contradictory information regarding tuna and mercury levels. Which type of tuna is best to buy? How much can you safely eat? Safe Catch eliminates some … Read More

Women who have adequate folic acid before conception can reduce the possibility of NTDs by as much as 70%. Did you know eating cereal for breakfast is a simple healthy choice you can make to have a healthy baby? Fortified, ready-to-eat cereals are a major source of folic acid (a B vitamin). Since 1998, in … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Every healthy eating message encourages more fruit and vegetable servings each day. Both of these products will help you achieve your goal. NatureSweet Tomatoes are premium, branded, fresh small tomatoes grown in greenhouses and vine-ripened. Cherrubs … Read More

It takes knowledge, motivation, action and time to create change. If you want to lose weight cut yourself some slack. It won’t happen overnight, but every small step you take in the right direction will help you become a trimmer, healthier you. A small success is better than a big failure. When you mention the … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Both of these brands offer gluten free snacks. We have reviewed I Heart Keenwah snacks in the past. The company has currently expanded its snack line to include Quinoa Puffs. Quinoa (keen-wah) is a grain-like crop … Read More

More than 55 years ago, researchers started to monitor 5,000 residents from Framingham, Massachusetts to better understand why some people got heart disease and others did not. The researchers discovered, by following all these people, that there was a connection between the level of cholesterol in the blood and the risk for heart disease. This … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. The market for gluten-free foods has grown to over $11 billion and more than one-quarter of Americans claim to be cutting back on traditional products to avoid gluten, the protein found in wheat. To meet … Read More

Most weight lose diets make promises that are simply too good to be true. So, how do you recognize a diet that will help you effectively lose weight and keep it off? Steer clear of a diet that: Promises a quick weight loss or a promise you will lose many pounds in one week. Even … Read More

When told to eat less salt, most people instinctively empty the salt shaker and feel good about this positive move toward eating less salt. Wrong! Let’s take a look at where salt is lurking in the foods you eat. 77% is found in restaurant foods and processed foods we eat at home, like frozen meals … Read More