Canned pumpkin puree is packed with nutrients, including carotenoids that may protect against chronic disease and promote eye health, registered dietitian Darlene Zimmerman writes. Many recipes do not call for an entire can of pumpkin, but Zimmerman writes that the leftovers can be added to oatmeal; mixed with low-fat cream cheese and cinnamon to spread on bagels; or stirred into yogurt or macaroni and cheese.
Students at Apollo Beach Elementary School in Florida hit the running track four days a week as part of the Morning Mile Club. Hillsborough County does not have athletic programs for elementary-school students, so physical-education teacher Wendy Smiarowski created the club based on a national walking and running program for children.
Diets that claim to be high-protein often have protein levels at the high end of recommended consumption, at 35%, and a few, such as Medifast and the Dukan diet, go above those limits, dietitians say. A few months of a high-protein diet may not be harmful, but the long-term effects of these plans are still being studied.
Overweight or obese people who ate carbohydrates that digested slowly had lower levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation, according to a study in the Journal of Nutrition. Slow-digesting carbs include eggs, meat and some vegetables and beans.
Amy Ahrensdorf, chef for SunWest Appliance Distributing, asserts that convection ovens can perform numerous tasks, from baking cookies evenly to helping a chef prepare delicious poultry and meats. This article features convection recipes for chocolate chip cookies with espresso and cinnamon, and oatmeal cookies with raisins, dates and walnuts.