It is no secret that too much salt can be bad on your health. Sodium causes the body to retain water, which can end in heart disease, kidney stones, fluid retention and high blood pressure. Low-sodium diets are often prescribed to help keep these conditions under control. One of the biggest problems is that... Read More
by Ysabel J. Doran
Before you throw that jar of fat-free mayo or those fat-free muffins in your shopping cart, thinking they'll help you lose weight, consider this -- fat does not make you fat.
It sounds like a paradox, but in fact, it makes perfect sense. Fat on your body does not come from the fat that you eat. It comes from calories you consume in excess of what you use... Read More
Forget all the fancy claims on the front of the package - "Lite," "Low Sodium," "Reduced Fat" -- they tell you nothing. What you need is a direct means of comparison between products, and this is found in a little box on the bottom or back simply labeled "Nutrition Facts." Highly simplified from the labeling used years ago, this box presents key dietary information exclusively.
First on the label is the serving size. People tend to... Read More
Frozen entrees have come a long way from the tasteless TV dinners of the 1960s. They're not just shapeless blocks of frost-covered foodstuffs anymore. There's a size, taste and cuisine for every discriminating palate and diet. Lean Cuisine, Weight Watchers, Healthy Choice and other brands are a dream for busy dieters who are constantly on the go. With plenty of varieties to choose from -- ranging from Beef Stroganoff to Shrimp Stir-Fry -... Read More