Love Sushi? Beware Unwanted Parasites

As sushi and other raw seafood dishes become more popular in Western countries, doctors are warning about a dangerous parasite that could be lurking in undercooked fish and squid.

Fresh Fruit May Benefit Those with Diabetes

New York Times’ writer Nicholas Bakalar reports on a study showing daily consumption of fresh fruit may have benefits for those with diabetes. The study, in PLOS Medicine, tracked diet and health in 512,891 Chinese men and women ages 30 to 79 for an average of seven years, controlling for smoking, alcohol intake, blood pressure…

Swap Sweet Snacks for Savory Ones

Are you one of the 61% of Americans seeking to reduce their sugar intake, according to International Food Information Council’s 2016 Food and Health Survey?   If so, Kelly Toups, staff dietician and director of Oldways Whole Grains Council offers savory, lower-sugar alternatives to more sugary snacks. Below are just a few options: Granola-lovers:  Make your…

95 Ways to Eat More Veggies

Cooking Light has published a comprehensive list of creative ways to do what many of us fail to: add more vegetables to our diets. Here are five stand-outs: Pack them into pasta sauce. Vegetables like mushrooms, onions, and peas can amp up the flavor and nutrients. Start with this Mostly Veggie Pasta with Sausage recipe….

Eliminating Heavily Processed Foods from Your Diet

: John Mackey, the CEO and founder of Whole Foods, has a new book out. In The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity, he shares how he gave up processed foods in the process of gaining a healthier lifestyle. According to The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, processed food falls on…