You may have noticed “preservative-free”, “all-natural” or “no nitrates added” lunch meat in the grocery store lately. These meat products contain celery powder or celery juice and are becoming increasing popular due to research studies that link a high intake of processed meats with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. But are these products as healthy as they sound?
Sea salt has become increasingly popular and can be found in many recipes and now in more packaged items like crackers, potato chips, nuts and even chocolate. Some perceive it to be better option than table salt due to being less processed, but is it healthier for you?
Artificial sweeteners can be found just about anywhere in the grocery store, from chewing gum to baked goods to beverages, to sweeten without the extra calories. Their use has become more commonplace today, but some individuals have concerns about how safe these artificial products are to consume.
Many of us often lack the time to make three solid meals a day, so smoothies have become a popular way to get a nutritious meal or snack in little time. The catch is that some smoothies can be loaded with sugar and calories.
If you’re thinking about making changes in your diet, or you can’t figure out why the number on the scale is increasing, take some time to record your food intake. Many people are often surprised at how much they eat and how quickly the calories add up. Tracking your food intake can give you insight on your daily eating patterns.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that after 22 years, the Nutrition Fact label will be updated. Food manufacturers will be required to use this updated label by July 2018.
Prediabetes is when a person’s blood sugars are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. More than 86 million Americans, or 37% percent of American adults, have prediabetes — and most are unaware, because there are no symptoms.