miércoles, 13 de abril de 2016

Healthy Eating: A guide to the new nutrition - Harvard Health

Healthy Eating: A guide to the new nutrition - Harvard Health

Harvard Medical School

Today's health topic

Microwave cooking and nutrition — is it healthy?

Almost every American home has a microwave oven. The convenience they offer is undeniable. But despite the widespread use of microwave ovens and their excellent safety record, some people have lingering concerns that cooking food with microwaves somehow makes food less healthy by zapping away nutrients. Does cooking with microwaves do that?

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Eat real food. That’s the essence of today’s nutrition message. Our knowledge of nutrition has come full circle, back to eating food that is as close as possible to the way nature made it. Based on a solid foundation of current nutrition science, Harvard’s Special Health Report Healthy Eating: A guide to the new nutrition describes how to eat for optimum health.

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Microwaving food in plastic: Dangerous or not?

Chances are good that you've at some point received an urgent "PLEASE READ THIS!" email about the dangers of microwaving food in plastic containers or plastic wrap, or run across an article about it on a website. The message is that chemicals leaching out of the plastic and into the food will cause cancer, reproductive problems, and other ills. Is there any truth to this, or is it just another Internet-fueled urban legend? As is often the case with such warnings, this one contains a small kernel of truth — but a lot of misinformation.

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Eating for health
Foods with healthy fats, carbs, and proteins
Getting vitamins from food (not pills)
Foods to avoid
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