January 30, 2015

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  • The Sunny Side of Eggs

    The Sunny Side of Eggs

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Eggs have a bad reputation because of their high cholesterol content. But dietary cholesterol has relatively little effect on blood cholesterol in most people—and recent research even suggests that eggs may provide some heart benefits.

  • Whole Grains: The 10-to-1 Rule

    Whole Grains: The 10-to-1 Rule

    by Berkeley Wellness

    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.

  • Faux Fruit

    Faux Fruit

    by Edward Blonz, M.S., Ph.d.

    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.