The old children's rhyme was right: beans ARE good for your heart. So are lentils and other nutritious legumes, which are great sources of vegetarian protein and high-quality carbohydrates. (The other part of that rhyme was right, too!)
Eggs, chicken, and turkey are rich in high-quality, lean protein and a variety of nutrients. Just remember to remove the skin and reduce the number of egg yolks to keep your heart and waistline in good shape!
They’re not a silver bullet, but they’re close! Omega-3s are great for your health — find out why they are, and where to find them. Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy, polyunsaturated fats that are found mainly in fatty fish, soybeans, and some nuts and seeds. Omega-3s are essential for normal physiological functions and, like other […]
Go with whole grains whenever you have a choice — you’ll get more filling fiber, plus a bounty of necessary nutrients! It’s a simple fact: Whole grains offer up more fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients than refined grains, making whole grains the superior choice when it comes to breads, pastas, cereals, and rice. Whole grains […]
Nuts and seeds are healthy snacks, but be sure to moderate portions if you’re watching your weight, since they contain a lot of calories. Most nuts are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats. Although good for you, these fats are high in calories (almost double the calories per gram as carbs and protein), so you’ll want […]
Fruits are “juicy foods” that are made up of at least 75 percent water. But all that water doesn’t crowd out their vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. Fruit is a high-quality carbohydrate that is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. The fiber in fruit comes in two forms — soluble and insoluble — and […]
Veggies contain loads of nutrients that can help you look and feel great, and they’re some of the healthiest foods you can eat! Vegetables truly are one of the best sources of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting phytochemicals you can find, which makes them excellent food cures. You should be getting at least five servings of […]