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AHA: Cold-Weather Drinks Are Here, But Watch Out for the Calories

FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Comfort-inducing seasonal drinks abound during the fall and winter. From the sweet, spicy goodness of pumpkin spice latte -- PSL to its fans on Instagram -- to peppermint-flavored, well,…

Sidestep These Menu Minefields

THURSDAY, Nov. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with food allergies aren't the only ones who need to be aware of menu minefields when eating out. If you're trying to lose weight, it's important that you don't fall prey to these temptations. It's…

Another Weight Loss Tip: A Quick Fridge and Pantry Remodel

FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Eating healthier requires a mindset change. But it also helps to make changes in your home environment to encourage a new and better way of approaching food -- starting in the kitchen. First, do a…

Keeping Track of Healthy Calories

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even when eating nutritiously, healthy aging depends on moderating the number of calories you take in. Surprisingly, studies show that if you follow a healthy diet, but eat more than an average number…

Tap Into the Health Powers of Garlic

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- As scientists look more deeply into the effects of diet on health, they're finding that more and more everyday foods offer benefits that go well beyond making dishes tastier. Garlic, an ingredient…

Fueling Up With Functional Foods

FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Though the term "functional foods" currently has no legal definition, it's more than just a clever marketing catchphrase. According to health organizations like the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,…

AHA: This Halloween, Pumpkin Seeds Pack a Healthy Punch

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- You can get your hands on pumpkin seeds on about any store's snack aisle, but your healthiest option may be the old-fashioned way: scooping them out of the stringy guts of that jack-o'-lantern…

Some Choice Carb Choices

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Carbohydrates supply glucose, which your body converts to energy. But not all carbs are created equal, and some experts believe that the type of carbs you eat -- those with vitamins, minerals, fiber…

Protein-Packed Foods That Should Be Part of Your Diet

THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Protein is key to your well-being and deserves a significant place in every diet. Knowing the best sources can boost your health as well as help you feel more satisfied on fewer calories. Seafood…

5 Salad Killers to Skip

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A huge bowl of greens can be filling and chock full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. But what you top it with can turn it from diet delight to diet disaster. Whether you're at home or facing a tempting…

The Skinny on Fats

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Even when you're trying to lose weight, you need some fat in your diet for good health. While fat in general has gotten a bad rap, some types of fat -- particularly plant-based fats -- are good for…

Why Printed Calorie Counts at Restaurants Are Important

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- May 7, 2018 marked a milestone for public health in the United States. It's the date that mandatory nutrition and calorie information took effect for most chain restaurants, enabling consumers to…