Trying to be a health-conscious shopper but confused by all of the info plastered on food packaging? Beware of these common misleading claims.
Breakfast is supposed to get your day off to a healthy start, not fill you up on sugar. While breakfast cereals are convenient, many popular options are filled with empty calories. Shake some of the sugar out of your morning by reaching for these cereals instead.
If you’re part of the 1 percent of the American population that suffers from celiac disease (or lives with someone who does), even the smallest amount of gluten can have a negative impact on your digestive and overall health. Use these tips to avoid cross-contamination and keep your kitchen safe for everyone. Read more
Are you drenching your summertime favorites in this picnic staple? Find out whether bottled barbecue sauce is a good option for your cookout or a sure-fire way to sabotage your diet. Read more
If you think you aren’t getting enough protein, you’re not alone. It’s a popular misconception that Americans don’t eat enough grams of protein each day — but some are actually eating too much. The trick to optimal protein munching is getting just enough in and spreading it out throughout the day. Read more
Chain restaurants with more than 20 locations are required to post their menus’ nutrition information online for all patrons to peruse, but some joints make it a lot easier than others. Here are five dining establishments that make it a breeze. Read more
It’s clear that all processed foods are bad for you — or are they? Get to the bottom of this mainstream food mystery. Find out which processed foods you should shun and which you should make a run for. Read more
Have you tasted an “earth almond” or a “yellow nut sedge”? Those are alter egos for the tiger nut, an intriguing superfood that is gaining some serious popularity in the United States.
One of the most-interesting facts about these nuts is that they aren’t actually nuts at all. Read more
Dessert isn’t meant to be health food per se, but it can certainly have a better-for-you spin. Here are 12 decent treats that will satisfy your sweet tooth without sabotaging your diet. Read more
Want a reprieve from beef and turkey? Experiment with ground chicken — an underappreciated lean protein!
Ground Chicken Nutrition
Check labels carefully, as nutrition facts for ground chicken can vary significantly depending on the ratio of white to dark meat. On average, a 3-ounce portion of raw ground chicken contains 120 calories, 6 grams of total fat, 3 grams of saturated fat and 15 grams of protein. Read more