Emotional Eating: How to Cope
Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.
Enlist These Foods to Help Prevent Cancer
Plant foods, which contain antioxidants, may help reduce your risk for many cancers.
Try to eat two to three servings of fruit, three to five servings of vegetables and at least six servings of whole grains every day. Be sure to make room on your plate for the following nutrition-packed foods.
Exploring New Food Frontiers
Here are some new foods to try. All of them are highly nutritious and have been used in other cultures for hundreds of years.
Fight Asthma with the Right Nutrition
Some experts believe that you may reduce your asthma symptoms by eating certain foods.
Five Fun Fruits You Should Try
Fruit is one of nature's perfect foods. It's packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber, without fat. Even though they are filling, most are naturally low in calories.
Five Minerals We All Need
Chances are you know you need minerals such as calcium and iron. But five lesser-known minerals also deserve your attention.
Focusing on Folate
If you're a woman of childbearing age, one of the B vitamins -- folate -- is especially critical.
Food Freshness: What Those Dates Really Mean
Here a rundown on the dates you find on food labels and what those dates mean, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Food Preservation: The Case for Irradiation
Irradiation is slowly gaining consumer acceptance as a way to make foods safer. Foods are bathed with low levels of radiation, which kills such deadly bacteria as E. coli, campylobacter and salmonella.
Foods That Help You Lose Weight
Low-calorie, high-fiber foods such as fruits and vegetables fill you up but don't add that much to your daily calorie total.
For Older Adults: When You're Cooking for One
You can avoid nutritional problems by selecting the right foods, making mealtimes more enjoyable and adjusting your cooking habits.
Functional Foods—Hype or Health Benefit?
Many Americans are betting that "functional" foods—also called herbs, supplements, nutraceuticals or phytochemicals—can make them healthier. Whether they get what they pay for -- or more than they bargained for -- is an issue that concerns some experts.
Give Eating Right a Green Light
Trust that when kids are hungry enough, they'll eat the healthy options you serve.
Give Your Diet a Nutritional Tune-up
Between spending long days at work and evenings and weekends attending to personal and family concerns, few Americans have time to eat right. But you don't have to remodel your diet to improve its healthfulness.
Giving Your Baby the Best Nutrition
How do you know your infant or toddler is getting what he needs in the food department?
Go Fish: Catch the Health Benefits
Eating seafood is a great way to improve your diet and health. It’s one of the lowest-fat proteins around, and many varieties are high in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.
Go for the Whole Grains
Compared with refined grains, they have more fiber and disease-fighting antioxidants. Whole grains are also a healthy way to control weight because they are digested slowly, so you feel full longer with fewer calories.
For optimum eating, choose a plump, evenly colored yellow banana flecked with tiny brown specks. The specks indicate ripeness, but blemishes indicate bruising.
Good Sources of Antioxidants
The most important antioxidants are vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids, including beta carotene.
Have Meals Lost Their Appeal?
Your loss of appetite may be because of anxiety or depression, aging, medications or a health concern.
Healthy Dining Course
There are strategies you can use to reduce the calories and fat in restaurant food without sacrificing the flavor and fun of a meal out.
Helping Picky Eaters Expand Their Palates
Although a lot of young children are finicky about food, they need help when they won’t eat the amount or variety required to keep up their nutritional status.
Helping Your Kids Get the Fiber They Need
Getting our daily dose of fiber is something we as adults think about as we get older. But fiber is as important for children, too. Often, children don't get enough.