Sign up for a full digest of all the best opinions of the week in our Voices Dispatches email Sign up to our free weekly Voices newsletter People who rule out foods based on if they are ultra-processed could potentially be denying themselves some healthier food options, a new study suggests. While ultra-processed foods tend to be higher in fat, saturated fat, sugar and lower in fibre, protein and micronutrients, not all are unhealthy, researchers said. Standard front-of-package food labels […]

Northwest Colorado Health provides free screenings to help clients gauge their heart health and risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes by checking BMI, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Glucose.Courtesy photo Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One in five deaths is due to heart disease, even though the disease is largely preventable. Keeping your heart healthy starts with living a heart-healthy lifestyle. But first, you need to get smart about your heart. Knowing what causes […]

Scan the dairy case of any grocery store, and you’ll find rows upon rows of products with varying levels of fat. Nonfat, low-fat, whole: What’s the healthiest option? If you consult the U.S. dietary guidelines or health authorities like the American Heart Association or the World Health Organization, the answer is clear: Choose a fat-free or low-fat version. This recommendation stems from the idea that full-fat dairy products are high in saturated fats, so choosing lower-fat versions can reduce your […]

We have a more complex relationship with food in today’s fast-paced environment. To fulfill our cravings during hectic work days, we often reach out for unhealthy snacks which may cause harm to our body. Our diets frequently include a trio of flavor enhancers – salt, sugar, and fat. However, the effect these components have on our health necessitates a reassessment of our relationship with them. In this article, we’ll examine the psychology and science of salt, sugar, and fat in […]

Image Source : FREEPIK Low carbs and low fats are structured differently for every individual Being inclined towards trying new diet options and experimenting with a variety of foods that already exist is quite understandable. While trying to lose weight, it is always imperative to cut certain amounts of carbohydrates and unhealthy fat. Instead, there should be more protein intake so that muscle mass increases but fat decreases. Keeping this fact in mind, people find themselves attracted to two things: […]

Year round, HCA Healthcare colleagues support local food banks, pantries and soup kitchens through volunteer service, monetary gifts and in-kind donations. This holiday season, HCA Healthcare continues our efforts to fight food insecurity with the second annual enterprise-wide Healthy Food for Healthier Tomorrows Food and Nutrition Drive. During the month of November, HCA Healthcare and our colleagues provided 878,000 nutritious meals to food banks in the communities we serve by donating food or making financial contributions to help purchase perishable […]

Satisfying strategies to adopt during a season of festive food. Many people wait until January 1st to begin eating healthier. After all, the holidays are full of stress and extra helpings of rich festive foods, so why bother? But banish that negative thought, because this is an ideal time to adopt new habits. “The dietary changes you make now can help you manage the stress and avoid overindulging on holiday fare,” says Teresa Fung, a registered dietitian with Harvard’s T.H. […]

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Will it be a cheeseburger or a salad? What will they think of me? A new study finds you’re more likely to choose to eat healthy if you’re with an “outsider” because you don’t want them to have a poor opinion of you. The study consisted of a series of experiments with several hundred adults in a large U.S. city and university. “We know that food plays an important role in social life, […]

Instead, try setting weekly mini-goals, which can help make intentions such as losing weight, lowering your cholesterol or adopting a more plant-based diet less intimidating — and achievable. It’s how I have always worked with clients: I teach them about slow, gradual behavior changes that, when combined, result in significant health improvements over time. The nice thing about setting small goals — and what makes them doable — is that they don’t require major shifts to your daily routine. To […]

Healthy eating at fast-food restaurants like Burger King can be tricky. In the past, Burger King offered several healthier menu options, including salads and grilled chicken sandwiches, but these are no longer available. While this is unfortunate, other menu items might meet your dietary preferences. Here are 12 healthier options at Burger King. Although Burger King offers a few healthier breakfast choices, you may want to order a lower calorie side to make your meal more filling. For example, consider […]