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Ask The Experts: What’s Your Top Get-Healthy Tip?

by in Ask the Experts, Healthy Tips, January 26, 2011
Breakfast Huevos Rancheros
One common piece of advice? Start your day with a good breakfast!

Sometimes we registered dietitians feel like broken records, giving clients the same get-healthy tips over and over again. But we do it for a reason — these simple changes work!  We polled nutrition experts around the country for their most-offered dos and don’ts.  This week, we’re starting with the dos.  How many do you follow?

Dietitian’s top dos »

Ask the Experts: Bizarre (But Delicious) Food Combos

by in Ask the Experts, October 22, 2010
Mee Goreng - Photo Courtesy Midori/Wikimedia Commons

Mee Goreng is a Malaysian noodle dish made with cabbage, tomato, egg, sugar, ketchup and soy sauce. The first time I made it for my husband, he looked at me like I was crazy. Then he tasted it – it’s incredibly delicious! What seems like a weird ingredient combination can come together to create a symphony of flavors and textures. See 10 more off-the-wall combinations from food experts, then tell us your favorites!

10 crazy-good food combinations »

Talking to the Experts: Dr. David Katz on NuVal Scores

by in Ask the Experts, Grocery Shopping, October 15, 2010
Photo courtesy NuVal LLC

Dr. David Katz is back! This time he’s filling us in on the new food scoring system turning up in grocery stores: the NuVal system. You may have seen these scores cropping up your grocery store — here’s how (and why) to use them.

Learn more about how NuVal scores can help you eat better »

Talking To The Experts: Child Nutrition Guru Melissa Halas-Liang

by in Ask the Experts, Back to School, September 3, 2010
Melissa Liang and her "Super Crew"
Melissa Halas-Liang and her "Super Crew"

In the back-to-school spirit, we’re talking to kid-focused nutrition expert and creator of the nutrition-promoting animated “Super Crew®” Melissa Halas-Liang. She gets down and dirty about childhood obesity, the Child Nutrition Bill and common misconceptions parents have about feeding their kids.

Get Melissa’s child nutrition tips »

Ask The Experts: 11 Healthy Cooking Mistakes

by in Ask the Experts, Healthy Tips, July 20, 2010

orange slices

Healthy cooking isn’t rocket science, but there are mistakes many folks make that keep their foods from being as nutritious as they could be.  Last month, we polled nutrition experts about the foods they avoid; this month we polled more top nutritionists and registered dietitians to find out the most common healthy cooking faux pas.

See All 11 Healthy Cooking Mistakes »

14 Foods the Experts Won’t Eat

by in Ask the Experts, Healthy Tips, June 22, 2010

sprouts

Most of the time we tell you to eat everything in moderation, but there are just some foods even the experts stay away from. Ironically, deep-fried candy bars didn’t make the list — we polled both the Healthy Eats staff and nationwide nutrition experts to see which foods they shy away from.

See all 14 foods to avoid »

Talking to the Experts: Sherri Brooks Vinton

by in Ask the Experts, June 17, 2010

sherri brooks vinton

We’re talking with localvore and real food expert Sherri Brooks Vinton about why she fights for local foods, farmers’ market treasures and her brand-spanking new book about preserving foods at the peak of freshness.

Read more, plus a recipe from Sherri’s new book »

Ask HE: How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?

by in Ask the Experts, Healthy Tips, May 11, 2010

Salmon
3-ounces cooked salmon = 795 IU (199%) of Vitamin D

All kinds of news reports are popping up saying we’re a vitamin-D deficient nation. Is this true? If so, what does it mean and what can we do about it?

More on vitamin D »

Talking to the Experts: Jackie Newgent

by in Ask the Experts, April 20, 2010

Jackie-Newgent

Have you thought about how your eating habits affect the environment? In honor of Earth Week, we chatted with registered dietitian, chef and eco-cuisine expert Jackie Newgent to get her take on eco-friendly eating and tips to help green up your cooking style. Plus, try a recipe from her newest cookbook!

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Ask HE: Are Food Combining Diets Legit?

by in Ask the Experts, Healthy Tips, April 8, 2010

fruit

Recently, I suggested a client trade her usual cookies for some fruit with her lunch. She looked surprised and replied, “Don’t I always have to eat fruit on an empty stomach — otherwise it will rot and ferment in my stomach, right?” She probably got that idea to skip fruit with a main meal from some fad diet book. I hear wild theories about combining certain foods all the time. So are there really foods you can’t eat together?

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