The news keeps getting sweeter about dark chocolate and other cocoa products. Not only have several studies suggested that it can help lower blood pressure, but new research has found that cocoa can also aid the brain.
The U.S. Dietary Guidelines advise that at least half your daily grain intake be whole grains. That’s easier said than done, in part because it can be hard to identify truly “whole grain” foods. This rule can help you quickly calculate.
Beware of fake fruit masquerading as real fruit in cereals and other foods. Fruit may be pictured enticingly on the package, but the fruit inside may be sugar-sweetened gobs of flour with flavoring, colorings and other additives.