Pasta is a nutritious and delicious part of a balanced diet. It has vital nutrients, is a great source of energy, and has a low glycemic index. But what exactly does glycemic index mean? Our dietitian explains glycemic index and how it relates to pasta in her latest note.
With a vast amount of misinformation about carbohydrates on the internet, you may believe that cutting out bread and pasta from your diet is a smart choice. However, as Cosmopolitan.com just reported in a new article, cutting out carbs can actually be detrimental to your health. Nutritionists recommend that 45% – 65% of your diet […]
March is National Nutrition Month, which means it’s time to focus on making smart, nutritious meal choices and increasing physical activity in order to live a healthy and happy lifestyle. As part of this month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has emphasized that Americans need to pay special attention to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines […]
Pasta’s Place on MyPlate: 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Reaffirms Role of Grain Foods in a Healthy Diet
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released. Find out information about how pasta fits into the new guidelines and what dietary patterns are suggested for a healthy lifestyle.
An international committee of scientists and food authorities has released a Scientific Consensus Statement concluding that, contrary to fad diet thinking, pasta should be characterized as a healthy complex carbohydrate-containing food suitable to most diets.
Nutritionists agree that pasta is a perfect foundation for healthy, nutritious and satisfying meals: pasta is generally eaten with nutrient-dense food partners, such as fiber-filled vegetables and beans, heart-healthy fish and monounsaturated oils. Read more in our blog post written by Diane Welland, MS, RD.
A new study has found that adding more olive oil or nuts to a Mediterranean diet may help keep your mind sharper as you age. The researchers found that seniors following a Mediterranean diet heavy in olive oil and nuts had greater improvements in thinking and memory than people who followed a lower-fat diet. Continue reading to learn more about the study.
A new study carried out by Harokopio University and published by the American College of Cardiology has found that closely following the Mediterranean diet can significantly lower your risk of heart disease. The researchers found that the Mediterranean diet, which consists of grains, nuts, fish, olive oil and fruits and vegetables, can cut your risk of developing heart disease by almost half.
In the March issue of Cooking Light, First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the state of family dinner in America, the Let’s Move! Campaign, and more. The issue also introduced a healthy, fast and affordable cooking curriculum called “Let’s Cook” inspired by Mrs. Obama’s mission. Click through to find an easy and affordable recipe introduced in the “Let’s Cook” curriculum.
Thanks to low-carb weight loss plans such as the South Beach Diet, carbohydrates have been wrongly vilified by dieters as being unhealthy. But new studies support the role of carbohydrates in one’s diets, and health organizations have recommended eating carbs for decades. A new article reminds us of 7 Reasons Why We Shouldn’t Fear Carbs.