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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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?
Last month, we talked about getting the right amount fiber every day. One of you followed up with another good question — what about protein? While protein is an important part of any diet, more isn’t always better. As it turns out, most folks are already eating an adequate amounts of this muscle-building nutrient.
It seems like everyone is talking about fiber lately. Marketers are touting their fiber-rich food products and some manufacturers are even adding more fiber in. You probably know fiber is “good for you” — well, here’s the 101 on how much you need in your diet.
Every day, our readers pose smart questions about nutrition and healthy eating in our article comments and on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. We try to answer as much as we can, but some questions are too important for just a short reply back. Many of the same questions crop up a lot, too. “Do cleanses and/or detox diets work?” is a popular one — especially this time of year when people are looking to rejuvenate and lose the added post-holiday weight.
Curious if a detox diet is the way to go? Here’s what we think.