Registered dietitian Keri Gans writes that Mother's Day reminds her of ways her mom made family meals healthier, such as starting dinner with a salad and making sure every meal had a vegetable, protein and carbohydrate. She writes that she still uses the ideas, including buying natural peanut butter, drinking water at meals and having fruit as a dessert.
The effects of dietary saturated fats on cholesterol are overstated, and other factors, such as oxidized polyunsaturated fatty acids or preservatives in processed meats, also can be harmful to health, Dr. Glen Lawrence of Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y., wrote in the journal Advances in Nutrition. He wrote that dietary recommendations on saturated fats need to be rewritten and a more holistic approach taken to reducing serum cholesterol.
Some restaurants have not started posting calorie counts three years after the law was passed because the FDA is still considering industry comments and has yet to write regulations to implement the law. One big issue is whether foods made by grocery stores, such as sandwiches or rotisserie chicken, will be subject to the requirements.
Older adults with high blood pressure may be satisfied by adding seasonings to food instead of adding salt, according to researchers at Sao Paulo University in Brazil. The study presented at the American Society of Hypertension meeting found that people who preferred a salty bread product were satisfied with one made with less salt and seasoned with oregano.
Cool and easy-to-make slaws feature crunchy ingredients sliced into shreds and lightly dressed. Beyond that, the options are nearly endless and even include a slaw with berries that's appropriate for dessert. Recipes included.