Nutrition

Overcoming Your Midafternoon Energy Slump

Many people experience late-in-the-day energy lags, but you can take steps to prevent them.

Infant Nutrition

Choosing how to feed your baby is an important decision that has life-long effects for your baby and for you.

In the Kitchen: Prevent the Spread of Infection

Bacteria can spread anywhere in the kitchen. Read on for a detailed guide to preventing contamination in your kitchen, and tips for cleaning and disinfecting.

Managing High Blood Pressure with the DASH Diet

Following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet reduced blood pressure. This diet is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and total fat and emphasizes fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products.

Diagnosing and Evaluating Heart Disease in Children

Detailed information on diagnosing and evaluating heart disease in children

The Truth About Triglycerides

Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. Most of your body's fat is stored as triglycerides.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Coronary Heart Disease

Omega-3s are a beneficial and essential form of fat, one that your body needs but can't make.

Type 2 Diabetes and Food Choices

Understanding how food affects blood glucose is the first step in managing diabetes. And following a diabetes meal plan can help keep you on track.

How to Make Heart-Healthy Food Choices

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease and other heart conditions.

The Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth

If you are what you eat, that's even more true for your teeth and gums. When you drink and eat starchy foods, you're not only feeding yourself--you're feeding the plaque that can cause havoc in your mouth.

A Thanksgiving Menu Tune-Up

Today's goal is not to re-create a Norman Rockwell painting, but to produce a festive meal you will be happy to serve on Thanksgiving Day. The biggest change: If you don't need to present the whole turkey for carving at the table, cook a turkey breast instead.

Prevention of Heart Disease Starts in Childhood

You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not your young children. But diet and exercise habits started in childhood can begin a lifetime of heart health, or a lifetime of heart damage.

Emotional Eating: How to Cope

Emotional eating affects most people from time to time. But regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.

Simple Steps to Help You Eat Better

In a healthy choice contest, fresh fruit would win out over a slice of pie any day. But many of us find it hard to resist the dessert. Here are tips to help you eat nutritiously.

Add Variety to Your Vegetables

Vegetables offer not only a variety of flavors and textures--they are also packed with nutrients. But many Americans limit their vegetable consumption to just a few types.

Choosing Fresh Fruits and Veggies

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is good for your health, and it may reduce your risk for many chronic illnesses. Here’s how to choose produce at the peak of its freshness so you’ll enjoy it even more.

Fruity Wild Rice Stovetop Stuffing

Perk up an old holiday favorite with the brightness of fruit and two kinds of healthy rice.

Fresh Orange Compote with Granola

Serve as dessert, for breakfast topped with low-fat yogurt, or drained over lettuce as a salad.

Kale, Apple, and Cucumber Salad

No need to hide the veggies in this dish! Kids will love tearing up the kale and mixing the salad ingredients.

Naturally Sweet Lemonade

The secret to this delicious drink's sweetness is apple juice.

Take 3 Steps Toward Healthy Eating

We know we should eat more of what’s good for us and less of what’s not. But most Americans get too many calories and not enough nutrition in their daily diet, health experts claim. Here’s a simple three-step plan to help.

Put Fresh Veggies in Your Shopping Cart

You can enjoy fresh vegetables year-round because supermarkets offer fresh produce for every season. And when you buy vegetables in season, they are more likely to cost less and provide peak flavor.

Drink Up!

We constantly lose water, so we need to replace it. But how much do you really need?

Cucumber and Blackberry Infused Water

Add some zing to your H2O.

Processed Food: The Fewer the Ingredients, the Better

Processed food gets a bad rap as the cause of many health problems: obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer. But what exactly is processed food, and how unhealthy is it, really?

Fruit vs. Fruit Juice: What’s the Difference?

Drinking 100 percent fruit may juice sound like a healthy option, but it’s a far cry from eating the real deal—whole, fresh fruit.

Roulade of Turkey with Asparagus

Liven up turkey with this tasty dish.

Serving a Holiday Meal That Suits Everyone

Festive meals with friends and family are one of the best parts of the holidays—but they can easily be complicated by a range of dietary preferences.

8 Superfoods for Fighting Diabetes

Lots of foods can be healthy choices if you have diabetes or are concerned about getting it. But a few really pack a punch with vitamins, minerals, fiber, or healthy fats.

Chocolate Peppermint Meringue Cookies

Why not introduce a new cookie to your holiday rotation? These pack in a lot of flavor but very little sugar.

Shake the Salt Out of Your Diet

Most Americans get more salt than what’s recommended. If you’re in this group—and you probably are—you’ll need to change your dietary habits to reach the target level.

Whole-Grain Party Mix

You can make a healthier party mix by using whole-grain cereals, olive oil instead of butter or margarine, and soy nuts or wasabi peas rather than the usual mixed nuts.

A Healthy Diet: Your First Line of Defense Against Disease

Heart disease. Cancer. Diabetes. If only there were an easy way to protect yourself—some simple thing you could pop in your mouth to help ward off these and other health worries.

Why Soup Is Super

A cup of soup is a comforting choice for a chilly winter’s day. But having soup as an appetizer or main course does more than warm you from the inside out. It can also help you.

Chocolate: Take a Bite for Health?

Crave chocolate? Your addiction could have unexpected health benefits. Research shows that consuming cocoa may lower blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as improve blood flow.

The Power of Seeds (And How to Use Them!)

Some are packed with omega-3s. Some are chock-full of calcium. And others may even improve your cholesterol and blood pressure levels. No, we’re not describing new drugs or dietary supplements. We’re talking about seeds. Proving that you should never judge a food by its size, these little guys are nutritional powerhouses! Read on to find out how to incorporate them into your diet.

Should You Buy an Electric Pressure Cooker?

One of the very best ways to boost the quality of your diet is making more of your meals at home. Research shows that people who cook dinner at home more often tend to consume less calories, fat, and sugar than those who eat most of their meals away from the home. However, one of the biggest challenges people face when it comes to regularly preparing home-cooked meals is time. You may have heard of a kitchen appliance called an electric pressure cooker. One popular brand is the Instant Pot, though there are many different brands available today. One of the biggest attractions of these devices is that they can help you cook healthy foods such as meats, soups, stews, and more in a fraction of the time than it would otherwise take.

Garlic Kale and Poached Eggs

Eggs and veggies mix to create a hearty, healthy breakfast.

Are You Getting Enough Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

Imagine there was a nutrient that may boost your heart health, reduce your risk for depression, safeguard against certain types of cancer, protect your eyes, and improve symptoms related to rheumatoid arthritis. There is: omega-3 fatty acids.

Should You Pump the Brakes on Protein Intake?

From bars to powders, protein-laden products are everywhere. But when it comes to this popular nutrient, it may be time to rethink your intake.

Strawberry Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Creamy and sweet, this salad is a treat!

Fill Your Plate with Color

Farmers markets offer tasty field-fresh veggies.

Summer Breeze Smoothie

A healthful treat for summertime.

Dark Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

These extra sweet strawberries are quick and satisfying.

What You Should Know About Ketogenic Diets

Read on for the scoop on ketogenic diets—and whether one may be worth trying.

Break These 5 Bad Eating Habits

If you’re like most people, you probably eat without thinking about it. But this means that you may also have some less-than-healthy eating habits.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Full of oats, flaxseed, and cottage cheese, these cookies are as healthy as they are delicious.

The High Price of Eating Well

Many Americans don’t follow healthy eating recommendations. This may be in part because healthy choices often come with a higher price tag.

Fruit Pizza

It's pizza. It's sweet. It's healthy. What's not to love about this treat?

Smoky Three-Bean Soup

It's soup season. Indulge with this smoky, protein-rich recipe.

Full-Fat Dairy Products May Not Harm Your Health

According to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating full-fat dairy products may not raise your risk for heart disease or death, and may even protect against stroke.

Pecan-Crusted Baked Tilapia with Cherry Lemon Balsamic Sauce

The sauces gives this nutty fish a distinctive zing.

Vegan Pumpkin Panna Cotta

Traditional panna cotta recipes rely on dairy, but not this creamy vegan holiday treat.

Winter Is Coming: Use These Spices

From cinnamon baked apples to gingerbread men, spices provide some of our favorite tastes and smells this time of year. Here’s how to spice up your life this season.

Breakfast Casserole

This hearty but healthy breakfast will get your day started right.

Carbs Count When Managing Diabetes

Making smart choices about what you eat and drink is important for managing diabetes. Counting carbohydrates (“carbs”) is one way to do that.

Sweet Potato Dip

Try this as a dip for flatbread, pita chips, or carrot sticks.

Apricot-Orange Bread

This bread is low in all the right places— saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium—without losing any taste and texture.

Melon Snowmen Kebabs

It's cute! It's fruit! This treat is a snowman you can eat!

Slow Cooker to the Rescue!

This classic kitchen tool can’t be beat when it comes to healthy, homemade meals.

Pork Carnitas

Break out the slow cooker for this warm, comforting dish.

Zucchini Potato Pancakes

When you think comfort food, potato pancakes are probably on the list. Here’s a simple way to add some healthy veggies to this comforting favorite.

Winner, Winner! Cherries Hit the Nutritional Jackpot

Cherries may lower your risk for certain diseases, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Is It a Food Allergy—Or an Intolerance?

About 50 million Americans have a food allergy. But what you think is a food allergy could actually be a food intolerance.

Oils and Spreads: How to Make Heart-Healthy Choices

Here are some heart-healthy tips for choosing and using oils and spreads.

Awesome Apples

The Apple Dumplings recipe is virtually fat-free and can be put together in a jiffy. After you’ve sliced the apples, the Quick Apple Crisp takes just minutes to put together and pop in the oven.

Play with Your Food

Do you like to play with your food? Then you’ll love this box lunch that looks like a game of tic-tac-toe!

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Smoothies make a great breakfast. With just three ingredients, this one couldn’t be faster to whip up.

Plant Power: Plant-Based Eating for the Whole Family

Whether you’re thinking about transitioning your family to plant-based cuisine exclusively or just a few days a week, you might be wondering if there’s anything special you need to consider for your youngest eaters.

Crunchy Pumpkin Pie

Whether you’re preparing dessert for a holiday feast or a special treat for a weekend dinner, a pie is sure to please family and friends.

Oatmeal Cookies

Enjoy this family favorite.

Cranberry Spiced Cider

Recipe for cranberry spiced cider.

Healthy Snack Habits for Kids

The following suggestions can help you and your family boost the quality of between-meal eating.

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