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Guide to Eating a Healthy Meal Based on Latest Science Addresses Shortcomings in U.S. Government’s MyPlate For immediate release: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Boston, MA — Nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in conjunction with colleagues at Harvard Health Publications have unveiled the Healthy Eating Plate, a visual guide that provides a blueprint for eating a healthy meal.
Why does orange juice taste so good with oatmeal? And what is it about olive oil that enhances the flavor of tomatoes? The answers to these questions, it turns out, are buried deep within our instincts. New evidence suggests that certain foods that taste great together also interact with one another in nutritionally positive ways.
The science is clear: Plant foods are good for you. And the credit often goes to chemicals they produce called antioxidants. Just as the name suggests, antioxidants help protect your cells against oxidation. Think of oxidation as rust. This rust is caused by free radicals, which are unstable oxygen atoms that attack your cells, inducing DNA damage that leads to cancer. Thankfully, antioxidants help stabilize free radicals, which keeps the rogue atoms from harming your cells.
10 Delicious, Nutritious Fruits You've Likely Never Heard of That Are Growing in Popularity by www.SixWise.com Move over apples and bananas, exotic fruits are pushing their way into supermarket aisles across the country -- and with good reason. With surprising flavors, excellent nutrition and a flair for the dramatic, these fruits can add a little pizzazz to your daily food choices while giving you nutrients your body needs and flavors you didn't know you craved! 1. Baby Kiwi
HEALTHY SWEETS How much: Sparingly Healthy choices: Unsweetened dried fruit, dark chocolate, fruit sorbet Why : Dark chocolate provides polyphenols with antioxidant activity. Choose dark chocolate with at least 70 percent pure cocoa and have an ounce a few times a week. Fruit sorbet is a better option than other frozen desserts.
The following is a "healthy food hot list" consisting of the 29 food that will give you the biggest nutritional bang for you caloric buck, as well as decrease your risk for deadly illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Along with each description is a suggestion as to how to incorporate these power-foods into your diet. Fruits 01. Apricots The Power: Beta-carotene , which helps prevent free-radical damage and protect the eyes.