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FDA Orders Food Producers to Stop Adding Trans Fats

FDA Orders Food Producers to Stop Adding Trans Fats

You know those guilty pleasures you love, like bags of chocolate chip cookies, frozen pizzas and canned cinnamon rolls? Some of them will get a little healthier soon, thanks to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s move to remove artificial trans fats from processed foods.  The FDA ruled that partially hydrogenated oils—the major dietary source of industrially produced trans fat—are no longer “generally recognized as safe.” That decision was based on increasing scientific evidence and expert testimony that trans fats…

10 Sneaky Ways to Get More Fruits and Veggies in Your Diet

10 Sneaky Ways to Get More Fruits and Veggies in Your Diet

Are you eating your fruits and veggies? In a recent informal poll by HealthyWomen, 42 percent of respondents answered that question with a resounding no, reporting only consuming 0-2 servings a day. A close second (40 percent) say they consume 3-5 servings, which is still lower than the American Heart Association’s suggested amount, which calls for eight servings. The Dietary Guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommend anywhere from 5 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables per…

How to Kick Your Sugar Habit Once and for All

How to Kick Your Sugar Habit Once and for All

Do you have a love-hate relationship with your sweet tooth? Do you love taking a big, chocolaty bite of that candy bar you crave after lunch, but you hate those extra few pounds you put on over the course of the year? If your sugar habit is out of control and you’re ready to kick it for good, here’s how to go about it in a way that’s more likely to result in success rather than relapse. Take your time. Going…

10 Foods That Promote Weight Loss

10 Foods That Promote Weight Loss

Foods that promote weight loss might seem too good to be true—after all, doesn’t nearly everything have calories? But some foods really can help you along your weight loss journey when you choose them over other options. Here are 10 to add to your diet in moderation. 1. Apples Research has shown that eating a fiber-filled apple before a meal can fill you up so you eat fewer calories. They’re also great at balancing blood sugar, which can help you…

4 Healthy Oils You Should Be Using

4 Healthy Oils You Should Be Using

Many people think all fats are bad, but that’s far from the truth. “Fat has a bad reputation,” says registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix, owner of BTD Nutrition in New York City. Because of that, bringing fat back to the plate is a complex issue for our “fat phobic” nation, she says. Our bodies need dietary fats to function; they supply energy to help our bodies run well. As an example, fats play a role in exercise metabolism: When you exercise,…