Before you hit the salad bar, see how some popular ingredients compare. Italian Dressing vs. Balsamic Vinaigrette WINNER: Balsamic vinaigrette. Balsamic vinaigrette can contain a third fewer calories and grams of fat than Italian dressing. Bottled versions of both are often made with additives and preservatives, so mix your own: Combine three parts olive oil with one partRead more
She skips the gym! Giada is definitely fit, but not from running. “The idea of being strapped to a treadmill every day is my worst nightmare,” she says. She takes walks on the beach, does an hour of yoga most mornings and paddleboards in the Pacific Ocean with her husband, Todd.
Right after she wakes up, Giada De Laurentiis drinks two glasses of warm water with lemon. She does an hour of yoga, then eats a protein-rich breakfast, like this Chia Seed Pudding. “You don’t need to eat a lot,” she says. “It’s very substantial.” Chia seeds are packed with fiber, protein and antioxidants. Look for themRead more
Health experts keep telling us to eat the rainbow, but according to one recent report, we should be eating more pale produce: Mushrooms, parsnips, onions, cauliflower and potatoes are surprisingly rich in fiber, magnesium and other nutrients. “A potato actually has more potassium than a banana,” says the paper’s author, Purdue University professor Connie Weaver.Read more
Before you stop for your morning joe, find out how some coffee shop favorites compare. Latte vs Cappuccino WINNER: Cappuccino. They deliver the same caffeine jolt (75 milligrams per 12-ounce cup), but a latte has almost double the calories and fat of a cappuccino. The difference is in how they’re made: Lattes are almost entirelyRead more
Pay attention when you hit those touristy candy shops this summer: Some treats are better than others. Red Licorice vs. Black Licorice WINNER: Red licorice. Many people assume that black licorice root can alleviate health issues. This hasn’t been proven, but eating large quantities of black licorice may be dangerous to people 40 and olderRead more
Food Network Magazine compared some fiesta favorites — did your Mexican-food favorites come out on top?
Food Network Magazine staged a holiday face-off and asked a registered dietitian to name the better choices for holiday baking ingredients.
Food Network Magazine staged a Thanksgiving face-off and asked a registered dietitian to name the better choices. Here’s how some staples compare.
Food Network Magazine staged a breakfast face-off and asked a registered dietitian to name the better choices. The results might surprise you. Cow’s Milk vs. Soy Milk WINNER: Cow’s milk. To make soy milk taste better, many manufacturers add sugar (especially to flavored kinds). Plus, soy milk doesn’t naturally contain as much protein or calciumRead more