Eating and Nutrition - Original Articles

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.

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.

What Type of Body Fat Is Most Dangerous?

More than one third of adults and nearly one in five children are obese. However, not all fat is created equal.

Why Your Body Needs Water

H20 doesn't just quench your thirst; it also helps fuel vital processes in the body. How much should you be drinking?

Do You Have Too Much of This Type of Fat?

Excess abdominal fat, especially visceral fat, may be a risk factor for some serious health problems. Fortunately, you can take measures to improve your health. Here's how.

Yes, You Can Deal With a Restricted Diet

When a medical condition means you or a loved one must change how you eat, it feels overwhelming. Start here.

Super Food Spotlight: Quinoa

Quinoa seeds contain essential amino acids along with healthy quantities of calcium, phosphorus, and iron. It's time to get your quinoa on.

Is Breakfast All That Important?

New research shows breakfast may not be the most essential meal of the day, at least when it comes to weight loss. But for overall health, the breakfast still matters. Here's the whole story.

The Growing Popularity of Banana Leaf

Learn more about this versatile and nutritious kitchen staple.
 
 

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