How Much Protein Do We Really Need?Many of the trendiest diets right now are all about protein, and food companies are paying attention.
Good Question: What Do Healthy Bodies Look Like?Barbie has stood 11-and-a-half-inches tall -- with a shape that defies reality -- since 1959. But Mattel announced Thursday that the world's most famous doll is getting a makeover.
HealthEast Unveils 'Ways To Wellness' Chef-Consultation ProgramA lot of people entertain during the holidays, but some of our favorite meals can come with a high calorie count. So how do you cut back on calories without giving up flavor? Chef Jeremy Reinicke from HealthEast stopped by WCCO's studios Wednesday with some ideas you can try.
Good Question: How Much Should We Wash Fruits & Vegetables? With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many people are already thinking about how to make their elaborate dishes. From green bean casserole to mashed potatoes to apple pie, proper food preparation will be necessary to keep everyone healthy. So how much should we wash fruits and vegetables?
Study Finds Diet Soda Drinkers Eat More Unhealthy FoodsThink drinking diet soda is helping you be healthier? Think again. New research shows we're not saving as many calories as we think drinking diet sodas due to the food we choose to drink it with.
Fitness Expert Shares Secrets For Sculpted AbsIf your workout program doesn't seem to scoring results, you may have bought into some exercise myths. A common goal is to get sculpted abs, but do you sometimes feel like crunches are getting you no where?
Study: Low Fat Diets Better For Shedding Body FatPeople seem to have strong views when it comes to which type of diet works best for losing a few pounds. Now, new research shows a diet low in fat seems to beat a diet low in carbs for losing body fat.
Study: Picky Eating May Be Early Signs Of AnxietyParents of picky eaters take heart! New research suggests the problem of children being picky eaters is rarely worth worrying about.
Amp Up Your Workout With Strong Pre, Post MealsWe all have heard that "food is fuel." But, when it comes to working out the food your eat before and after can make a huge difference in results.
Study: Two-Thirds Of Americans Are Overweight Or ObeseA new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Minnesota fares better than the rest of the upper Midwest states -- it's the only state to trim trim its obesity rate since 2007.
Get Movin' Monday: Tips To Alleviate Unhealthy Food CravingsHave you ever wondered why you crave certain foods? It might be a sign of stress or anxiety. Senia Mae, a traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, Gets Us Movin’ with ways to alleviate the cravings without ruining your diet.
Program Seeks To Help Native Families Get Better Access To Healthy FoodNative Americans have some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and profound health problems. A lot of it is blamed on poor nutrition. So there's a national effort to return to native foods and better diets.
Get Movin' Monday: Healthy Diet CheatsThere are times when you want to be really good on your diet, but there are other times when you just need a little indulgence. So, to keep us on track, we talked with a nutritionist on how to cheat the right way, as we Get Movin' Monday.
J.J. Smith's Cleansing Pineapple Spinach SmoothieThis pineapple smoothie recipe from JJ Smith will give your body a total cleanse, making a happier and healthier you.
Good Question: Where Do Food Cravings Come From?Pizza, nachos, ice cream -- when it comes to food, we all have our favorites. And depending on the time of day, we may crave one type of food over another. "We are just descendants from cave men, so it was all about survival," said Christina Meyer-Jax, a registered dietician.