Tagged: diet

Is olive oil really that special?

In the past 25 years, olive oil has taken on the sta­tus of a health food, initially among those trying to improve their cholesterol lev­els and protect their heart, but then also among people who were...

Algal oil for omega-3s?

Are algal oil supplements a good alternative to standard omega-3 (fish oil) supplements? They seem to be. Derived from various types of micro-algae, algal oil is gaining popularity among vegans and other people who want...

12 irresistible vegetarian dishes

A vegetarian diet can be a healthy way to eat. But there are all shades of vegetarianism, ranging from “I only eat meat on the weekends” to the “absolutely-no-animal-product” philosophy of vegans. Learning how...

Weighing in on sugar substitutes

Artificial sweeteners—used in count­less “sugar-free” products, from sodas, fruit drinks, and candies to baked goods, yogurt, jams, and ice cream—are often thought of as weight-loss aids since they have few or no calories. And...

Plant sources of protein

If you’re moving toward a plant-based diet, you may be concerned about getting enough protein. You needn’t worry: Many plant foods are good sources of protein, especially legumes, nuts, seeds, and many grains. The protein...

What are sugar alcohols?

Also called polyols, sugar alcohols are reduced-calorie sweeteners used in many “diet” foods—from candies and jams to baked goods and ice cream—as well as in sugar-free gums, cough drops, mouthwashes, toothpastes, and other products....