Mayonnaise is classic. That thick, creamy stuff evokes memories of toasted white bread, processed cheese, and juicy sliced tomato. In sandwich town, it’s a sin to go without it – it’s also a little sinful itself. At 90 calories per tablespoon and 10 grams of fat;...

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in seven out of...

Fat Bombs

Fat bomb—sounds like that three-scoop chocolate fudge sundae we devoured last weekend. But they’re actually a weight loss snack making waves in the health and fitness world. Confused? Here’s the skinny. So what exactly are fat bombs? Made from a combination of high-fat, low-carb...

French Fries

People have long known French fries aren’t great for your health-but now a study has linked eating fried potatoes at least twice a week with an increased risk of death. People have long known French fries aren’t great for your health-but now a study has linked eating fried...

Olive Oil

We all know a drizzle of olive oil goes a long way when it comes to cooking, and it’s also a beauty and skincare staple. The superfood is touted for its nutrients, like potent antioxidants and fatty acids, making it nature’s gift for better health. Now, researchers at...

Chocolate

While so-called “chocoholics” may have gotten a bad rap over the years, a new study has found that eating a small amount of chocolate every week or so may decrease your risk of developing a serious type of irregular heart rhythm. The study, published in the journal Heart, used...

the Carb-Free Bread

Bread without carbs. If dreams define generations, this may be the defining desire of the 21st century. A carb-free bread would be the ultimate way to have your cake, eat it too, and ingest none of the fraught calories, or glutens, or sugars. Maybe this is why something called “cloud...

White Rice

It took me 37 years to really start cooking white rice, and even then I felt guilty about it. Prior to cooking with white rice, I cooked so-called “whole grains”: quinoa, bulgur, brown rice. I put “whole grains” in quotes not because I doubt these things...

fruits and veggies

If you haven’t heard by now, eating fruits and veggies—specifically two cups of fruit and three cups of vegetables per day—is an easy way to get most of the daily essential nutrients and fiber, along with lowering your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, which can lead...

Overweight

Exercise may cancel out the heart risks of being overweight or obese if you’re middle-age, a new observational study in the Netherlands suggests. The research, published Wednesday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, found that normal-weight, overweight or obese...