Where do you fall in the great butter versus olive oil debate? Many butter enthusiasts consider themselves purists who wouldn’t dare compromise flavor just to cut down on saturated fat while olive oil devotees point to the celebrated health benefits (hello, antioxidants!) of the pantry favorite. So which cooking must-have ranks supreme? The good news ...
Long gone are the days of inhaling Snackwells cookies as you pine away for a slice of real Devil’s food cake. Fat-free cottage cheese? See ya never. And margarine… just no. In today’s culinary—and nutrition—world, it’s all about cooking and baking with healthy fats.
Recently, Oprah announced she was claiming a stake in the dieting behemoth Weight Watchers. A serial dieter—can anyone forget the time the TV host wheeled out 67 pounds of fat on a little red wagon?—Oprah hopes her fans will follow her move into a ‘healthier’ weight loss program.
Did you know that Coca Cola calls its most loyal fan base “heavy users?” If this somewhat derogatory term evokes images of kids strung out on sugar chugging a can of Coke, that exact scenario is just what Big Food corporations are banking on.
In September 2015, Air India grounded 130 of its flight attendants. Permanently. It wasn’t because they showed up late to work, didn’t fulfill education requirements, or even performed poorly. Nope, it was all due to their BMIs.
In 1977, United States public health officials recommended that citizens adopt a low-fat diet for optimal health. The very next year, the obesity epidemic that still plagues the U.S. was officially set into motion—rates of obesity increased by nearly 20 percent over the next four years.
“I’m addicted to these Cheetos,” exclaims the guy in the next cube. “These things are like crack to me!”
The secret to a healthier diet? It’s all in the details. No need to surrender a love for everything deep fried. Have your fried chicken and eat it, too. Just ditch the canola oil.
Mmm…donuts. When it comes to sugar, Homer Simpson is the everyman. His drooling reaction to donuts might as well be any of us at the grocery store, staring at racks of cupcakes, candies, and sodas. Collectively, we’re a nation addicted. But you don’t have to be.
The Paleo diet has exploded in popularity. Between the thousands of paleo blogs, books, podcasts, and celebrities, and coverage in traditional media, it’s everywhere.
Let’s face it: Grocery shopping can be a drag. Most of us want to get in and out of a crowded supermarket as quickly as possible, and checking nutrition labels are we’re tossing things into the cart isn’t necessarily a priority when we’re eyeing the growing line at the checkout.
For decades, low-calorie, low-fat diets have been the go-to way to lose weight. Walk the aisles of almost any supermarket, and you’ll find no shortage of brightly labeled products touting their low- or no-fat status.
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