Saturated fat Archive

Heart Healthy: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  This oil, made from the first press of olives, is especially rich in heart-healthy antioxidants called polyphenols, as well as healthy monounsaturated fats. When olive oil replaces saturated fat (like butter), it can help lower cholesterol levels. Polyphenols may protect blood vessels. When shopping for any type of oil first pressed, ...Read More

Food Fraud: 2% Milk

Two percent milk sounds healthier than “whole” milk. But it still has more than half the saturated fat of whole milk. Here’s what’s in a cup of milk: Whole Milk (3.25%) = 150 cal., 8g fat, 5g sat. fat Reduced-fat (2%) = 130 cal., 5g fat, 3g sat. fat Skim (nonfat) = 80 cal., 0g fat, 0g ...Read More

Food Fraud: 2% Milk Latte

It’s tempting to choose “reduced-fat” milk in a latte and reward yourself with whipped cream on top. Sadly, this trade-off still adds up to 580 calories and 15 grams of saturated fat in a 20 ounce white chocolate mocha. That’s worse than a quarter-pound burger with cheese. If you want to see ...Read More

Prevent and Heal Injuries with the Athlete’s Diet

By: Catherine Ebeling, RN, BSN Getting injured is one of the most difficult and frustrating things in an athlete’s life. Most often injuries occur just as you are ramping up your training for a particular event or season. As the weather gets warmer and summer approaches, many amateur and professional athletes are ...Read More

Spicy Turkey Chili

Ingredients 3 oz. ground skinless turkey breast 1/3 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 tbsp. olive oil 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper 2/3 cup canned, diced tomatoes 1/4 tsp. cumin 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp. chili powder Directions: Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet ...Read More

The Truth About Butter

If you want to talk about much-maligned foods, butter is right up there at the top of the list. Health authorities have been telling us for years that foods like butter, rich in saturated fat, are clogging our arteries and causing heart disease. So they told us to replace them with trans-fat ...Read More

Roasted Spaghetti Squash With Herbs

Spaghetti squash has a unique texture that shreds into spaghetti-like strands when cooked. In this recipe, the fresh herbs are roasted with the squash and removed before serving, leaving the subtle, fragrant flavor of rosemary and sage. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups gluten-free low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth 2 large sprigs rosemary 2 ...Read More