Eating and Nutrition - Original Articles

Can Sugar Make You Fat?

There’s no fat in sugar, but the sweet stuff can certainly make you fat. Here’s the skinny on sugar and weight.

Chia: The Super Seed You Need to Eat

You may have heard of chia, but just what is this super seed?

4th of July Foods: What to Eat, and What to Avoid

Your guide to a healthy—and delicious—celebration.

Snack Swap: Snack Smarter With These 6 Healthy Choices

Processed high-calorie snacks are everywhere and oh-so easy to grab when that mid-afternoon lull hits. But these healthier options will leave you satisfied.

6 Foods That Will Boost Your Mood

Next time you’re having a bad day, try one of these mood-boosting foods. Emotional eating has never been so healthy.

Diabetes and the Mediterranean Diet

Why this popular diet may help prevent diabetes and help those who already have the disease control their symptoms.

Caffeine: The Good, The Bad And The Unhealthy

Many of us start our day with a cup, but when we start relying on coffee to feel awake and energized, we're addicted to the caffeine it contains.

How to Indulge Without Overdoing It

Too much food and drink is bad for your health and can even shorten your lifespan.

5 Heart-Healthy Ways to Prepare Chicken

Chicken is on just about every list of heart-healthy foods, but if you don't prepare it correctly, you risk damaging its reputation for being low in calories, fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.

5 Easy Ways to Make Healthy Food More Exciting

If you're under the impression that food has to be tasteless to be healthy, you're mistaken. Say goodbye to bland with these delicious and inspiring ideas that will make it easier to resist ordering pizza again.

A Simple Guide to Carb Counting for People With Diabetes

Keeping track of carbohydrate intake is essential for those of us with diabetes: Because carbs break down into glucose, they have a big impact on blood sugar levels. And thanks to today's technology, tracking carb intake has never been easier.

5 Ways to Prevent Blood Sugar Spikes

That rise in blood sugar after a meal? It's normal even in healthy individuals. But if you have diabetes, that rise can be dangerous. Here’s how to manage post-prandial spikes and the dips that follow.

5 Heart-Healthy Ways to Use Garlic

It's tough to beat the health benefits of garlic—it fights inflammation, cancer, hypertension, and even has anti-coagulating properties. Read on for delicious ways to incorporate more garlic into your diet.

5 Heart-Healthy Ways to Enjoy Kale

Experts say kale is a versatile, nutrient-packed powerhouse that may be the healthiest food in your fridge. Learn how to enjoy this dark green oxidant-fighting machine.

Juicing vs. Eating Raw: What's Better for Diabetes Management?

Some say juicing is an effective way of warding off chronic diseases. Others say eating whole foods is the better route to go. Who's right?

A Diabetes-Friendly Guide to Healthy Snacks

Here's how to enjoy sweets and treats within the confines of your condition.

Why Do Schools Send Home "Fat" Letters?

Reading, writing, and arithmetic are core subjects in schools. But in some districts, students' weights are being studied as well. Learn more about this heated topic.

Why Shedding Pounds Is Tough for Some Women

Some women's bodies hold on more tightly to calories consumed, resulting in unwanted weight gain. Here's the whole story.

Tofu: Perfect Health Food...or Not?

As a soy food, tofu is a terrific source of vegetable protein. But in addition to helping to prevent certain health problems, it may actually cause some others.

Healthy Kitchen: What's in, What's Out?

As nutritional research evolves, the list of recommended staples to stock in your kitchen changes. Here's an updated list.

25 Ways to Get Your Family to Eat More Vegetables

Veg out with these easy ideas to get more greens (and oranges and yellows) into your family's diet.

7 Health-Food Impostors

These seven edibles only seem healthy. Here's a list of smarter choices.

Cinnamon's Effect on Diabetes

Find out why cinnamon may play a positive role in the management of blood sugar levels.

The Power of Phytonutrients

The key to getting your fill of phytonutrients? Eat the colors of the rainbow!

Moringa: The New Super Food?

Many people of Africa see the Moringa oleifera tree as a "miracle" plant, claiming it's responsible for rapidly curing malnutrition. Learn more about this vitamin-rich, mineral-rich food.

Tips to Keep Produce Fresh and Safe

Fruits and veggies are essential for a healthy diet, but it's important they be stored properly (some require refrigeration; some do not) to reduce the chances of food-borne illness and maximize the shelf life.

Boost Your Health With Berries

Slim down, fight cancer, increase your brain power. Learn more about the big health benefits linked to these colorful, little super foods.

Sweet Potatoes: The Super Spud You Should Be Eating

Read on for the six reasons to serve this Thanksgiving side year 'round.

The Trouble With Tea

Five ingredients in tea can potentially harm your health. Here's what you need to know.

Are Vegetables Enough?

Are the greens on your plate providing you with the nutrients your body needs? Something may be missing.
 
 

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