Make Room for Versatile Rice
Rice contributes protein, some essential B vitamins, and, depending on the type of rice, fiber, vitamin E and important nutrients such as folate.
Making Sense of Nutrition Labels
One of the easiest tools to help you watch your weight is the nutrition label on packaged foods.
Making the Transition to a Vegetarian Diet
People decide to eat a vegetarian diet for a variety of reasons. But how they make the change requires they take one of two routes -- the overnight approach or the gradual one.
Managing Food Cravings
Although there’s nothing wrong with wanting a particular food, giving in to cravings can make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight.
Managing Hypertension with the DASH Diet
A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that 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.
Most experts agree that there is no solid proof that memory-enhancing supplements work. These products may not even contain much of their "active herbal ingredients."
Modifying Recipes for Better Health
Make recipes more nutritious and lower in fat by reducing high-fat ingredients or substituting healthier ingredients.
Nutrition Needs in Older Adults
As we grow older and our bodies and lifestyles change, our nutritional needs change, as well.
Nutrition's Role in Disease Prevention
Evidence is mounting that a healthful diet can help protect you from some diseases. What you eat -- or don't eat -- may help prevent heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes.
Nuts to You!
Nuts offer valuable fiber, protein, and nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and vitamin E.
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.
On the Barbecue, Charred Is Barred
Researchers have found that cooking muscle meats -- beef, pork, poultry and fish -- at high temperatures may pose a risk for cancer.
Persuading Kids to Eat Nutritious Meals
It's not always easy to get your children to eat enough fruits and vegetables.
Picking Snacks for Picky Eaters
Nutrition experts agree that a wide assortment of nutritionally balanced snacks served in moderation can be a healthy, essential part of a child's diet.
Potato's Potential Lies Far Beyond French Fries
Bake it, boil it, steam it, fry it. There's no question that America's favorite vegetable is the potato. Each of us ate an average of nearly 140 pounds of potatoes.
Preventing the Midafternoon Slump
Many people experience late-in-the-day energy lags, but you can take steps to prevent them.
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.
Put Up a Food Fight Against Disease
Here's food for thought on dietary changes that can help you prevent several serious conditions.
Putting Healthy Fats on Your Plate
Certain types of fats can actually help your heart, so you don't need to avoid fat altogether. Instead, watch how much and what type you eat.
Reducing the Sodium in Your Diet
Table salt sprinkled on food accounts for about 15 percent of most people's daily sodium intake. An additional 10 percent occurs naturally in foods. The remainder -- 75 percent -- comes from processed and restaurant food.
Refreshing Summer Meals
When the mercury is high, we all crave meals that are cool and refreshing.
Room for Mushrooms
Are you a "fungophobe"? That's what mushroom lovers call people who are afraid to eat mushrooms. True, some wild ones are deadly -- but that's no reason to fear the rich variety of fresh and dried mushrooms popping up in supermarkets.
Safe Food-Handling Tips
You can avoid foodborne illness by following these ideas for safe food handling and cooking.
Salad Days: It’s Easy Eating Green
At home or when dining out, here are suggestions on how to add the goodness of greens to your diet.
Savoring the Ease of a Casserole Meal
Casseroles are all about efficiency. Making a meal in one pot means you do everything at the same time.