Eating and Nutrition - Women's Needs

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

6 Super Foods for Bone Health

Eating right will help you stand tall and stay mobile well into your golden years. Be good to your bones by learning which foods keep your skeleton strong.

Nutrition Bars: Healthy or Hype?

They're marketed as nutritious alternatives to poor-quality fast food. But what's really beneath the wrapper?

Top 5 Diet Mistakes

Have you changed your eating habits to shed some pounds but find the numbers on the scale are going up?

How to Develop and Sustain Your Willpower Reserves

Willpower isn't an innate gift; its a skill. And with practice, it's one that can be developed and made even better.

Green Product Reviews: Behind the Scenes of a Site

Sites that do their own in-house reviewing are useful tools for consumers. But what steps do sites like these take to reach their conclusions? We went ahead and found out.

Which Is Better: Bagged Greens or Bulk?

While some people prefer their spinach or kale unbagged and straight from the ground, others go for the triple-washed, pre-cut types packaged for everyday convenience. Both have their pros and cons.

Breakfast Recipes to Jump-Start Your Day

Skipping breakfast is the wrong way to cut calories. Packing your first meal with the right amount of nutritious food won't pack on weight; it's fuel for your day. Here are three healthy breakfast ideas from top nutritionists.

Secondary Eating a First-Rate Problem

What is secondary eating? It's consuming foods outside of your primary, or regular, meals. And here's how it can harm your health.

How to Reset Your Food Clock

Thanksgiving. Super Bowl. Summer barbecues. It seems there's always a reason to celebrate with extra calories and when we do, it's hard to get back on track again. Why? Blame the body's food clock.

Top Foods That Relieve Breast Tenderness

For most women, breast tenderness is no big deal. But for others, it can be downright painful. Learn how some dietary modifications may help bring relief.

5 Best Anti-Aging Supplements

Add these to your diet to help improve memory, reduce inflammation, control blood sugar, and more.

Creative Cocktails With a Nutritious Twist

Many bars and restaurants around the country are turning to ingredients such as apples, beets, carrots, berries, and ginger to help make drinks healthy (and delicious)!

Tips to Beat Menopausal Weight Gain

A bigger middle doesn't have to accompany the change of life. From counting calories to upping your activity level, here's how to fight back.

8 Mistakes Women Make in Middle Age

Avoiding exercise. Skimping on sleep. Dressing too drab. Fix these flubs, plus five other offenses.

6 Ways to Boost Bone Strength

Learn how to build strong bones and protect against osteoporosis.

Every year I drop my New Year's resolutions by February. What can I do to keep them?

Sustaining success in New Year's resolutions requires you to alter your brain's pleasure map, but if you plan correctly, you can succeed.

5 Key Nutrients for Bone Health

The best way to boost your bones, besides weight-bearing exercise, is to take in enough of the substances that strengthen and build your skeleton. Here's a rundown of the top nutrients you need for a fit frame.

Anemia: The Most Common Nutritional Deficiency

Too little iron in the body can affect many body functions, but most physical signs and symptoms don't show up until iron deficiency anemia occurs.

For Heart Health, Eat Plenty of This

Recent research shows it's not only how much of it you eat, but also what kind, and when in your life you eat it. Get the low-down on one path to better heart health.

"Balanced Diet": What Does It Mean for You?

Following a balanced diet can help you lower your blood sugar and cholesterol, and it ensures you'll enjoy lots of delicious and healthy options. Here's how to do it.

Can Eating This Prevent Vascular Disease?

A new study shows that there may be added heart benefits to including these foods in your daily diet.

Cruciferous Vegetables Are Prevention Powerhouses

The evidence is overwhelming that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables helps prevent cancer. Cruciferous vegetables, in particular, deliver compounds that help prevent the transformation of normal cells into cancer.

The Truth behind "You are What You Eat"

You've heard it a million times, but the next time you hear "you are what you eat," you can be sure that the statement has been validated by numerous studies.
 
 

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