by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, April 9, 2012
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, April 11, 2011
- Soy, in its many forms, can help soothe menopause symptoms.
Hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, oh my! If you’re looking to soothe symptoms caused by those hormones gone wild, add these foods to your diet.
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s child bearing years and typically begins around 50. During menopause, the body produces less of the hormone estrogen, which results in symptoms like difficulty sleeping, thinning hair, hot flashes and weight gain. In addition, women become at higher risk for heart disease and osteoporosis.
Foods that Can Help Ease Symptoms:
Soy contains natural plant estrogens (AKA phytoestrogens) called isoflavones and lignans—both work in the body as weaker forms of estrogen and help alleviate hot flashes and night sweats. Soy is found in tofu, edamame (baby soybeans), tempeh and soy milk. Flaxseed, garlic, chickpeas, black beans and pistachios also contain phytoestrogens.
by Dana Angelo White in 1 Food, 5 Ways, March 14, 2011
- One more reason pasta is so comforting: It helps raise mood-boosting serotonin levels.
Feeling a little down in the dumps? While it may not be able to cure all that ails you, what you eat can certainly affect how you feel. Make these 5 feel-good foods part of your regular routine.
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, January 31, 2011
- Lemon-Caper Salmon
Add some heart-healthy salmon into your weeknight meal plan. Here are 5 easy ways to prepare this healthy and sustainable, omega-3-packed fish.
Get 5 easy salmon recipes »
by Katie Cavuto-Boyle in Healthy Recipes, March 21, 2010
Forgot something? Try adding these 10 foods to your diet — all have been shown to help better your memory.
by Dana Angelo White in 5-Ingredient Recipes, February 24, 2010
I’m a huge fan of yogurt — especially Greek yogurt. It’s a great source of protein, calcium and those essential B-vitamins. Most know that yogurt is a yummy snack or good for breakfast, but have you tried adding it to other dishes? Yogurt provides creaminess and depth to sauces and more with little (sometime no) added fat.
Here is a low-fat chicken salad and a roasted salmon dish to inspire you.
Get the recipes »
by Karen Ostergren in Reader Tips & Comments, February 20, 2010
Get a dose of heart-healthy omega-3 fats from this easy and delicious salmon dish. All you need is 15 minutes to prep this quick weeknight dinner. Leftovers are delicious over lettuce for lunch the next day.
Get the recipe »
by Toby Amidor in Diets & Weight Loss, Food News, January 4, 2010
Every week we post healthy eating ideas from our readers, and every week our readers come back with even more tasty suggestions. On this week’s menu: roasted shrimp, salmon wraps, and whole-grain pasta to fool the pickiest eaters.
Hungry for more great comments? Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Read more »
by Kristine Brabson in Uncategorized, September 16, 2009
Many people focus on losing weight this time of year, and often that means going on a diet. To help, we wanted to start a series looking at some popular ones. As always, Healthy Eats is about eating well every day — not encouraging crash diets or fad foods — but we still want you to know these diet basics.
First up: the Mediterranean Diet. Salmon, olive oil, red wine and almonds top the list of must-eat foods in this diet plan. They’re all healthy picks, but read on to learn if this diet is the right choice for you.
Read more »
by Dana Angelo White in Back to School, Healthy Tips, August 18, 2009
If you get the ABC News Now channel, you may have caught Dana on “Good Morning America – Health” earlier this week. She talked with host Tanya Rivero about fresh foods that boost your brain. If you missed it, check out the list and watch the short segment here.
Let us know what you think!
Whether you’re heading back to classes or to work after a vacation, you might need a brain boost. Instead of overdosing on coffee or jittery energy drinks, here are some fresh foods to help keep your brain in top shape.
Read more »