Quick, what’s the first thing you do after you slice an eggplant when making a casserole such as Parmigiana? Did you answer “salt it to extract the water”? I bet that the majority of us would answer in exactly that way. ButContinue reading...
Whether it’s a slice of doughy bread, a toasted bagel, or a bowl full of pasta, rice, or crunchy cereal, we Americans really love our grains. In fact, we average about 8 ounce-equivalents of grains daily—more than the 5 to 6 ounce-equivalents of grains recommended for a typical 1,600 to 2,000 calorie food pattern.Continue reading...
It's time to stop worrying and learn to love carbs! To ease your mind, we've squashed your top three carb concerns so you can finally enjoy your favorite foods without the guilt.
Turn on the TV late at night and you’ll likely see a testimonial of someone who’s lost a significant amount of weight. The definitive moment where they talk about their before and after picture usually occurs when they detach from their heavier selves and say something like, “That’s not me anymore.”Continue reading...
I’m sure many of you are still planning outdoor festivities of some sort, and that usually involves food. Whether you’re having a backyard barbecue, a tailgate party, or a picnic in the park, it’s smart to keep a few food-safety tips in mind so that no one ends the weekend on an unhappy note.Continue reading...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released findings for sugary drink consumption and their results are not good.Continue reading...
For the past month, I’ve been battling some not-so-fun gastrointestinal issues. I’ll spare you the gory details, but basically, I’ve spent a lot of time freaked out, uncomfortable, and in the bathroom. Let me tell ya, it’s been a rockin’ good time.Continue reading...
Katyfink was no stranger to trying to lose weight, but she had never been very successful until she discovered her own “inner” motivation and with the help of Calorie Count’s tools, she’s lost an amazing 95lbs. Her weight loss was accomplished with persistence, discipline, and adding exerciseContinue reading...
Between jobs, kids, husbands, as well as a social and spiritual life, maintaining a gym regimen may seem impossible. But you can’t just say no to working out all together, so exercising at home may be your best alternative.Continue reading...
You set the timer, heard the bubbling, then the microwave chime, so your food is ready to eat, right? Think again. Your frozen dinner could have a foodborne illness risk.Continue reading...
No matter what you call them, the are terrific baked, sauteed, stuffed, grilled, pan or oven fried, baked into breads, eaten raw, a marvelous addition to soup, and terrifically low inContinue reading...
As people who have struggled with food or weight, we vow to raise children who are healthy and free of these challenges. In addition to setting a great example and providing a balanced diet and plenty of opportunities for enjoyable activity, we need to carefully choose the messages we send about eating.Continue reading...
As we get older, nutrition rules change—or at least get stricter. Some vitamins, such as B12, become even more important with time. But at what age do we need to make changes?Continue reading...
It’s no secret that too much salt is bad for you, but what about getting enough potassium? A recent study suggests balancing sodium and potassium intake could lower the chance of death from heart disease, but Americans' are anything but.Continue reading...
Nothing says summer—to me—quite like swapping my steamy cup of coffee for a frosty iced or frozen version.
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The side effects of allergy medications keep some people from using them. Natural remedies can be a great alternative, but some are more effective than others.