At a movie theater, villains don't lurk solely on the silver screen. You'll also find them at the food concession stand, under the guise of popcorn, soda, candy, and other yummy treats that show no mercy for your waistline. Not only are your choices for eating healthy at the movies extremely limited, but many of the portions have been super sized. So what can you eat, in case you can't bring your own snacks? Here's a list of the worst... Read More
The NuWave oven is a counter top oven that combines the principles of convection (moving air) and infrared (heat waves) to cook food more efficiently than a traditional oven, taking 50% less time and 85% less energy.
It has many uses including baking, steaming and frying. The small size and versatility of the NuWave oven make it sound appealing for cooks who want to make the most of their time and kitchen space. It also promises healthier... Read More
In the old days, peanut butter was made by simply grinding peanuts and perhaps adding a dash of salt. The only problem with this approach is that the natural oils in the fresh ground peanuts separated and formed a pool of peanut oil on top that had to be stirred before first use.
When hydrogenated and partially-hydrogenated (trans-fatty) oils became more widely used by the food industry, manufacturers began adding these... Read More
A structurally sound body requires an adequate supply of fat to maintain over all health. Not ensuring this vital nutrient is included in your body's composition is like constructing a new house without insulation, proper wiring and a solid foundation. As both are major investments, careful consideration should be given to the quality of the materials used in building each.
You wouldn't cut corners by using... Read More
Soy has gained popularity for its many health benefits. As its appeal increases, so does the controversy surrounding the consumption of soy, leaving people feeling unsure whether or not to include it in their daily diet. While there are undeniable health benefits, there are also real risks for certain people. Depending on gender and age, it has the potential to negatively impact the body, especially when it is consumed in high quantities. While some... Read More
All along, turkey has been associated to once a year family feasts. You know, the Thanksgiving turkey. The Christmas turkey. Roast turkey stuffed with some yummy stuffing, eaten with gravy or cranberry sauce is a must for the end of the year celebrations.
The fact is, turkey is such a healthy meat, it should not be reserved ONLY for Christmas and Thanksgiving. You should have turkey as part of your daily diet -- especially the... Read More
Breakfast sandwiches are great until you factor in all the steps: toasting, egg poaching/frying, breakfast meat prep, etc. No wonder there's such a line at the drive-thru in the morning. It's easy to pick up a greasy McMuffin -- but most people don't want to take the time to prepare a more healthful sandwich before they leave home. Plus, factor in the "extras" of a value meal -- hash browns, sugary soda or coffee, etc.,... Read More
Deep fat frying is a method of cooking turkey submerged in oil and fried at high temperatures. This cooking method started in the Deep South several years ago and has grown in popularity across America. Deep-frying your turkey is much faster and easier than spending hours cooking the turkey in the kitchen.
But cooking turkey in oil at high temperatures does pose its health risks and cooking turkey in oil can... Read More
Changing the way we cook our food can have a dramatic effect on our health. If we make wiser choices with our food and the way we cook it, we can significantly reduce our risk of contracting cancer and heart disease.
Here are some top tips for healthy cooking:
1. Invest in nonstick pans - With... Read More
By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers, FreshBaby.com
With so many choices in the grocery store, it is often difficult to pick out the healthiest foods for your family. Recently, a system was introduced to help consumers make this decision. It is called the NuVal system, and it was developed by a team of healthcare professionals led by Dr. David Katz, a nationally... Read More