While these healthful groups of people may appear to have widely different diets, there is one common thread: Their intake of processed foods, added sugars, trans fats, and artificial ingredients is minimal, if at all existent.
Why does anyone need to make a case for eating fruit? We have cited the combination of "fruits and vegetables" as the cornerstone of healthful eating throughout the entire era of modern nutrition, and it has been so since before the advent of modern humans.
Don't get me wrong, I love baby carrots and hummus, but it's time to give this advice a modern makeover. So my nutrition team and I were put to the test to come up with a healthy, fun and EASY way to update the usual veggies and dip.
Nutrition can be a political fight, but there is one area where everyone agrees -- vegan, Mediterranean, even Paleo -- is on the importance of the kitchen. Your relationship with your kitchen is as important as any other, and like all relationships it takes a little work.
If you have a picky eater who's well out of toddlerhood, do not despair! Whether you've gotten a bit off track with meals or are just starting to introduce solid foods, now is the perfect time to get going in the right direction.
Identifying a food you react to can be more challenging, since it's possible to have reactions that occur one to two days after eating something. In addition, when we eat a food frequently, we often cannot recognize the symptoms it causes, since we're too used to them to identify them.