Many of us make major diet changes in the wake of health-related news from our doctors like diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. While the intent is good, most of us struggle to keep up with diets because we make too many changes at once or choose changes that are too hard to make. Making changes to combat preexisting conditions (or prevent future disease) is easier when you make simple, everyday swaps to the foods you already eat. With […]

Even with what you may possibly have heard, buying and selling your early morning shredded wheat or oatmeal for a grain-no cost cereal is not automatically a nutritious food swap. “These cereals can make you assume that there’s something mistaken with having grains, but that is not the case,” Keating says. “Many research exhibit that which include complete grains in your diet regime lowers the hazard of coronary heart disease, cancer, and more, and normal cereal can be a convenient […]

Cardiologist Harmony Reynolds said she almost never eats foods like potato chips and snack cakes.  She opts for healthy swaps like popcorn or fruit, and enjoys less healthy treats like bacon in moderation.  Research suggests processed foods increase the risk of serious illnesses like heart disease. Loading Something is loading. Thanks for signing up! Access your favorite topics in a personalized feed while you’re on the go. download the app It’s not realistic to try to follow a “perfect” diet […]

Losing a little weight doesn’t have to mean completely transforming how and what you eat. By simply making some healthy food swaps, you can make surprisingly drastic changes. While there are plenty of great ways to improve your diet and lose weight, such as trying one of the best protein powder for weight loss, making little adjustments to what you eat during the day can make a big impact, too. We spoke with a few dietary experts to bring you […]

People with high cholesterol levels may benefit from adopting a low fat diet. This involves reducing the intake of foods high in saturated and trans fats, both of which increase the harmful type of cholesterol that clogs the arteries. People can transition to a lower fat diet by making simple food swaps. For example, they can replace red meat with fish or plant-based protein sources, such as tofu. They can also use liquid vegetable oils in place of solid fats […]

Even if you weren’t a fan of grocery shopping before, you’ve likely noticed a new reason to dread it: sticker shock at the checkout. Inflation in the United States rose 9.1 percent compared with last June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Consumer Price Index (CPI) forecast predicts that food in particular will see upward of an 8.5 percent price increase in 2022. While that news is bad, it doesn’t necessarily mean […]

People with prediabetes or diabetes need to be extremely careful with their eating habits. As such, sometimes it can get tricky to ascertain which foods and drinks make for the best choices. But worry not, here are 10 picks by Dr Ganesh Kadhe, associate director, nutrition medical and scientific affairs, Abbott, that will ensure that your blood sugar levels are always maintained. Beans (of any kind) Lentils, kidney, black or chickpea beans are low glycemic index foods. It means that […]

With Christmas and New Year celebrations approaching, many people are looking forward to enjoying the food typically served during the holidays, even if they won’t be able to have a large extended family gathering this year. HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital and Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group are encouraging community members to enjoy their holiday meal, while also making healthy choices. “The key is remembering portion control if there are certain foods you can’t imagine not having. […]

By | Dr Rohini Somnath Patil Make it a point to choose food that promotes good gut health There are certain foods which are a big no-no when it comes to keeping your gut healthy and clean. They irritate the mucosal lining of the gut by killing the good bacteria and promoting the growth of bad bacteria. Here is the list of healthy food swaps that you can switch to for healthy gut and body. FOODS TO AVOID ♦ Hydrogenated […]