Added Sugars

Added Sugars’ Role in Heart Disease

In continuation of American Heart Month, we’re taking a look at a culprit of heart disease that hasn’t spent as much time in the spotlight as fat and sodium: added sugars.  Added sugars are the sugars and syrups added to foods during processing or preparation. There are natural sugars found in foods like fruit or… Read more

Heart Health

Top 10 Ways to Become Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month, and heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Lower your risk of heart disease, hypertension and high cholesterol by following these 10 simple heart healthy steps: Eat a variety of whole fruits and vegetables. Fresh, frozen and canned are good options; choose items without added… Read more

winter produce

The Fruits of Winter

The ripe, candy sweet berries and peaches of summer are far behind us: winter has arrived. It isn’t uncommon for people to eat less fruits and vegetables in the winter months. They aren’t as abundant and affordably priced as in the summer. Most fruit varieties are available in the store year round (with big thanks… Read more

Slow-cooker

National Slow Cooker Month Recipes

Getting dinner on the table can be tough after a busy day. But if you plan ahead, you can let your slow-cooker do all the work during the day so dinner is ready when you get home. Preparing all the ingredients the night before allows you to add everything in one step in the morning…. Read more

Myths and Facts: What to eat when you’re sick

It can happen to any of us: sniffles, aches, sore throat… the winter cold. And along with it comes advice on what to eat when you’re sick (or, what to avoid!). Here are three common cold nutrition ideas, debunked. #1: You should avoid dairy when you’re sick Myth. Unless you have a milk allergy or lactose intolerance, there’s… Read more

Healthy Baking Substitutes

Healthy Baking Substitues

Baking can be a fun and rewarding way to spend a cold afternoon. While baked goods tend to contain added sugars and fat, you can make your favorite treats a little healthier with some simple ingredient substitutions. Just swapping one ingredient in the recipe can help improve the nutrition content while maintaining a great taste…. Read more

Leftovers?

Now that the kitchen is cleaned up and leftovers from the Thanksgiving feast are stored away in the refrigerator, it’s time to start thinking about just what to do with them. Sure, you will probably use the turkey to make a few sandwiches and possibly some soup, maybe even add some to green salads. But... Read more

Healthy Holidays

Thanksgiving is a great time to enjoy friends, family, and seasonal foods. But for some people, this combination makes it difficult to maintain healthy eating habits. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your Thanksgiving Day meal and still stay on track with a healthy diet. Fill half your plate with colorful fruits and... Read more

Winter Squash

Acorn, butternut, spaghetti, and delicata are just some of the varieties of winter squash in season now.  They come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes and offer important nutrients.  Winter squash have a tough skin which helps them keep fresh for a while but it can make them difficult to cut or peel.... Read more

CHOP

Diet plays an important role in reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease.  But with so many food choices available it can be difficult to determine what’s best to eat.  The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) understands the importance of healthy diet and is committed to providing nutritious options.  To determine what... Read more