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Back in Black: Your Favorite Foods, Only Healthier

Back in Black: Your Favorite Foods, Only Healthier

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When it comes to plant-based foods, deep, vibrant colors are one of the best indicators of what's healthiest. The pigments that give plants their color also provide the antioxidants that protect against heart disease, inflammation, and certain cancers. A simple swap can provide a big nutritional payoff, like choosing pink grapefruit over white, or dark greens over pale lettuce. So it may come as little surprise that black foods can pack a potent health benefit too. That's exactly the case with the midnight-hued rice, beans, tea, and berries I can't seem to get enough of lately. Here's why:Black riceThis grain—along with the red and purple varieties—is becoming increasingly popular in the United States, and has long been consumed throughout Asia. Black ric...
50 Holiday Foods You Shouldn't Eat

50 Holiday Foods You Shouldn't Eat

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There are loads of reasons to drink red wine: a glass a day may boost heart health, it has no fats, and, at around 100 calories a glass, often has fewer calories than a venti cappuccino from Starbucks.Since red wine is the main ingredient in mulled wine, you'd think it would be healthy. But not when it comes to calories. Mulled wine can clock in at 356 calories per cup, mostly because of added sugar.To enjoy the holiday cocktail without all the calories, cut back on sugar and intensify the cinnamon, cloves, and orange flavors.Try this recipe: Mulled Wine Sangria Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
Healthy Cooking on the Cheap: Cozy Comfort Foods for Chilly Spring Nights

Healthy Cooking on the Cheap: Cozy Comfort Foods for Chilly Spring Nights

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After a week where nothing seems to go right—you're majorly stressed about work, you haven't done laundry in so long that you're out of clean underwear, and the weather feels like anything but spring—the best medicine is undeniably some delicious comfort food.I love making a big batch of my Springtime Turkey Chili because it freezes exceptionally well and tastes even better by the second or third day. When I was growing up, my mom used to serve this chili over a big pile of steaming hot macaroni noodles and sprinkle cheddar cheese over the whole thing. My brother and I would scrape our bowls clean and go for seconds every time. Looking for something equally comforting and fancy? Try my friend Rocky's Chicken Marsala. It's perfect for a Friday night dinner...
The FDA Issued a Warning About Foods Prepared With Liquid Nitrogen—Here’s What You Need to Know

The FDA Issued a Warning About Foods Prepared With Liquid Nitrogen—Here’s What You Need to Know

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That smoky dessert tray isn't as innocent as it looks. We're always seeing crazy-fun food fads in our social feeds, like the liquid nitrogen trend. You've probably seen it too: When this chemical is added to a cocktail. for example, or to treats like ice cream and cereal, it creates a smoky, vapor-like effect that's super Instagrammable. Now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has weighed in on liquid nitrogen–infused foods and drinks, and they're urging people to avoid consuming anything prepared with this potentially dangerous substance. The FDA warning, issued on Thursday, states that the agency has has become aware of severe, and in some...
Study: High concentrations of heavy metals found in baby foods

Study: High concentrations of heavy metals found in baby foods

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Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Two-thirds of the baby foods tested by Consumer Reports had a troubling cadmium, inorganic arsenic or lead content, a study by the review company showed. The non-governmental organization tested 50 brand name baby foods and found "worrisome" levels of heavy metals in 68 percent of those tested. Ingesting the metals can, over time, impair cognitive function in babies and children. Cadmium, arsenic and lead are regarded, with mercury, as the most harmful to health. The report said every product tested had a measurable level of at least one heavy metal, and 15 of the 50 tested could pose health risks to a child regularly eating just one serving per day. The study also noted foods containing rice or sweet potatoes were especially likely to have high metal levels, and organic...