Tag: fish

Ask the Dietitian: All About Cholesterol

by in Healthy Tips, November 11, 2011
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Concerned about cholesterol? Get the facts.

When it comes to our cholesterol, there’s a lot of confusing information out there. So we asked our Facebook fans their burning cholesterol questions. Here are two great questions about cholesterol that many dietitians are commonly asked.

Q: I read that the cholesterol you eat does not affect your cholesterol numbers, but rather it’s the saturated fat you need to watch. Is this true? Can I eat shellfish and lean meat and not worry about my cholesterol?

A: It’s true that saturated fat influences your cholesterol numbers more than the cholesterol you eat.

Studies show that it’s really the saturated fat found in foods like whole milk and dairy products, baked goods, fatty beef, pork, and lamb and chicken (especially the skin) that have a bigger influence on raising your “bad” (LDL) cholesterol. Shellfish are high in cholesterol, but they’re pretty low in calories and saturated fat too. Three ounces of raw shrimp has 90 calories, 1 gram fat, minimal saturated fat, and 129 milligrams of cholesterol (which is 43 percent of your daily recommended amount of cholesterol). Moderation is still important. You can get a low-calorie meal with a 3 to 4 ounce portion of shellfish and still be within your recommended amount of cholesterol for the day. The same goes for eating lean meats. You don’t need to be afraid to incorporate these “high” cholesterol foods into your diet. Many of them are actually good for you.

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Tilapia 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, September 27, 2010

fish tacos
Tilapia has gained popularity over the past 20 years, and it’s easy to see why: It’s a mild, affordable fish that’s low in fat and high in protein.  This ecologically-sustainable fish should be a part of your diet — here are 5 new ways to try it tonight.

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Reading List: The Gluten-Free Hype, Massive Egg Recall and Heart-Healthy Chocolate

by in Food News, August 20, 2010

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In this week’s nutrition news: Rare heirloom veggies up for auction, gulf seafood finally being thoroughly tested and the should you start a gluten-free diet?

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Reading List: 12 Dangerous Supplements, Gulf Seafood Safety and Wine-Fed Cows

by in Food News, August 6, 2010

shrimp

In this week’s nutrition news: Healthy foods that can be deadly, Gulf seafood deemed safe to eat and study finds dorm food bad for the waistline.

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14 Foods the Experts Won’t Eat

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

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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.

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Healthy & Fast: 20-Minute Spring Meals

by in Healthy Recipes, May 17, 2010

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As a working mom of three kids, I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t in a rush. But I won’t compromise my health or that of my family and always find simple ways to create fast and healthy meals. Here are some of my favorite spring meals that can be on the table in 20-minutes or less.

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Reading List: Soda Linked To Early Death, BPA Ban Faces Resistance and More People Going Organic

by in Food News, April 30, 2010

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In this week’s nutrition news: Study compares mercury levels in supermarket and restaurant sushi, NYC mayor Bloomberg encourages companies to slash salt and soda (diet and regular) linked to early death.
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Reading List: The Dangers of Detox, Get Fit with Video Games & Popcorn's Eye-Popping Calories

by in Food News, November 20, 2009

In this week’s nutrition news: New shocking results on the calories in popcorn, tortilla company linked to school food poisoning outbreaks and a new study shows how you prepare your fish may benefit your heart.

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Reading List: The Biggest Loser Resort, Top 10 Riskiest Foods & Gourmet Folds

by in Food News, October 9, 2009

In this week’s nutrition news: Healthy foods top the riskiest food list, a study shows posting nutrition info doesn’t change what you order and say farewell to Gourmet.

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Spotlight Recipe: Grilled Tuna with Black Sesame Seeds

by in Healthy Recipes, August 31, 2009

Grilled Tuna with Black Sesame Seeds
You’ve grilled chicken, burgers and even veggie kabobs this summer, but haven’t gotten around to fish, right? Well, get in these heart-healthy tuna steaks before the season wraps up.  Each 259-calorie piece is packed with omega-3 fats and several energy-boosting B-vitamins. Pair the tuna with fresh greens or a grain salad, and you’ve got a light meal perfect for a hot day.

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