9 Ways to Make Healthier Food Choices, Even When You’re Exhausted

9 Ways to Make Healthier Food Choices, Even When You’re Exhausted

Eating well regularly can be a challenge — especially after an exhausting day. And while it may be harder to…

What Are Ultra-Processed Foods and Are They Bad for Our Health?

What Are Ultra-Processed Foods and Are They Bad for Our Health?

You hear it all the time: the advice to “eat less processed food.” But what is processed food? For that…

What Parents Need to Know About a Vegan Diet

What Parents Need to Know About a Vegan Diet

A vegan diet is made up of only plant-based products — no meat, fish, dairy, or eggs (some people also…

Briefs: Mushrooms with Benefits

Briefs: Mushrooms with Benefits

Traditionally used in a side dish or in sauces, mushrooms are due for a promotion to main course. High in…

7 Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Anxiety

7 Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Anxiety

One-third of Americans will experience prolonged anxiety at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Mental…

Is It Time to Stop Skimming over Full-Fat Dairy?

Is It Time to Stop Skimming over Full-Fat Dairy?

Americans consume about 150 pounds of milk and eat nearly 40 pounds of cheese and 20 pounds of ice cream…

Healthy Little Food Swaps that Taste so Good

Healthy Little Food Swaps that Taste so Good

We could probably all stand to eat a little more healthfully, but traditional nutrition swaps are kind of a bummer…

The Science Behind Snacking

The Science Behind Snacking

The traditional three square meals a day eating pattern has given way to lots of noshing. In fact, 50% of…

Brain Food: Eat Smart, Stay Sharp

Brain Food: Eat Smart, Stay Sharp

Brain food is very real, helping to shape your ability to remember simple things (well, allegedly simple things) like where…

How Sweet (Potato) It Is!

How Sweet (Potato) It Is!

A sweet potato by any other name is still a rich source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, most notably, beta…

Ask the Harvard Experts: Prevent Kidney Stones with Simple Dietary Changes

Ask the Harvard Experts: Prevent Kidney Stones with Simple Dietary Changes

Q: I recently passed a kidney stone. I never want to go through that pain again! What’s the best diet…

Pear Nutrition: 5 Ways this Fruit Can Boost Your Health

Pear Nutrition: 5 Ways this Fruit Can Boost Your Health

If you only think about pears during the holidays when a bunch of them arrive in the mail in a…

Protein, You Complete Me

Protein, You Complete Me

You don’t need be a bodybuilder to pay close attention to your protein intake. This macronutrient is required for the…

Eating to Prevent Cancer

Eating to Prevent Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, the lifetime risk of cancer in the United States is 1 in 3. But…

Hack Your Metabolism by Timing Your Meals

Hack Your Metabolism by Timing Your Meals

Around 5 p.m., when the day begins to wind down, your body does the opposite — cranking up to be…

Acne: What You Need to Know

Acne: What You Need to Know

When the teenage years arrive, they often come with those annoying, distinctive pimples on the face, and often on the…

Fertility and Diet: Is There a Connection?

Fertility and Diet: Is There a Connection?

Harvard Health Blog Here are some headlines on fertility and diet that caught our attention: The ultimate fertility diet: We…

Can Intermittent Fasting Extend Life?

Can Intermittent Fasting Extend Life?

The Medicine Cabinet: Ask the Harvard Experts Q: I am considering intermittent fasting. While I definitely need to shed a…

Shining a Light on Nightshade Vegetables

Shining a Light on Nightshade Vegetables

Just the name “nightshade,” gives this category of vegetables a shady mystique. And their reputation of possibly contributing to inflammatory…

The best diet for weight loss

The best diet for weight loss

Losing weight and getting healthier is a common goal among Americans; we spend $60 billion dollars a year on weight…

End the yo-yo diet cycle

End the yo-yo diet cycle

Last spring you reached your goal weight and celebrated by hitting the beach in a bikini. Then your job got…

Diet not working? Maybe it’s not your type

Diet not working? Maybe it’s not your type

Harvard Health Blog Have you heard of the blood type diet? I thought it had been debunked long ago but…

Weekend-proof your diet

Weekend-proof your diet

Finally, the weekend. After watching what you eat all week, it’s natural to want to indulge a little. But once…

Gut Relief

Gut Relief

Low-FODMAP diet may help those with stomach ills Let’s face it, when your gut is not happy, neither are you.…

Cultures for Health: The Benefits of Fermented Foods

Cultures for Health: The Benefits of Fermented Foods

For centuries, fermented foods have played a large role in many cultures. Ancient Greeks thrived on yogurt, ancient Chinese sipped…

You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

With so many diets out there promising weight loss, longevity and a youthful glow, what is the right way to…

Five reasons to love dark, leafy greens

Five reasons to love dark, leafy greens

By Marissa Donovan, R.D. Dark, leafy greens — like kale, spinach and collards — are packed with fiber and vitamins…

Easy ways to boost metabolism

Easy ways to boost metabolism

By Nicci Micco, M.S., EatingWell.com So you’re trying to lose weight. Join the club! Wouldn’t it be great if you…

A splash of vinegar offers surprising health benefits

A splash of vinegar offers surprising health benefits

By Gina Roberts-Grey, EatingWell.com Vinegar’s not a magic elixir — but it may be able to help your waistline, cholesterol…

Don’t fall for ‘teatoxing’

Don’t fall for ‘teatoxing’

Environmental Nutrition By Matt Ruscigno, M.P.H., R.D. Q: Are there any benefits to teatoxing? A: Of all nutrition misinformation, the…

Putting nitrates into perspective

Putting nitrates into perspective

By Densie Webb, Ph.D., R.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Nitrates in processed meats such as bacon, ham, deli meats, sausages and…

Are we eating ourselves to death?

Are we eating ourselves to death?

By Steve Porter, M.D. whatdoctorsknow.com Americans spend billions of dollars every year on health and fitness. Chasing a rainbow for…

The Western diet affects immunity

The Western diet affects immunity

By Sharon Palmer, R.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter If you need one more reason to avoid the Western diet — our…

5 tips for conquering food cravings

5 tips for conquering food cravings

By Rachael Moeller Gorman People who suffer from alcohol or drug addiction have a lot in common with people who…

The Power of Protein

The Power of Protein

To maintain muscle, spread protein intake throughout the day By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN Protein is a hot nutrient right…

You are what you eat: Let food be your medicine, too

You are what you eat: Let food be your medicine, too

By Carrie Dennett, M.P.H., R.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter In the 4th Century BCE, the Greek physician Hippocrates authored the famous…

Thanksgiving Tips: How to Indulge While Making Healthy Choices

Thanksgiving Tips: How to Indulge While Making Healthy Choices

By Laura Drucker There are plenty of ways to be healthier on Thanksgiving that don’t include depriving yourself. Being conscious…

8 key nutrients vegetarians need

8 key nutrients vegetarians need

EatingWell.com Going meatless even a few days a week may be a healthier option for you and for our planet.…

5 reasons to focus on fiber

5 reasons to focus on fiber

By Denise Webb, Ph.D., R.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter When you think of dietary fiber, you may think of foods, like…

Eating to ease arthritis pain

Eating to ease arthritis pain

By Carrie Dennett, M.P.H., R.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter More than 50 million Americans — one in five adults — have…

Diet pattern a strong defense against strokes

Diet pattern a strong defense against strokes

By Clare Tone, M.S., R.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter About 500,000 first-time strokes occur every year in the U.S. Since high…

Not all processed foods are unhealthy

Not all processed foods are unhealthy

Harvard Health Letters Nutrition gurus often urge us to spurn processed foods in favor of whole ones. But not all…

Lingonberries, anyone? New Nordic Diet pairs seasonal fresh foods, exercise

Lingonberries, anyone? New Nordic Diet pairs seasonal fresh foods, exercise

By Carol Berg Sloan R.D.N., F.A.N.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter You may soon be adding herring, rutabaga and lingonberries to your…

Being underweight is risky business

Being underweight is risky business

By Caroline Kaufman, M.S., R.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter While headlines often sound the alarm on the dangers of being overweight,…

Experts share the latest diet strategies for heart health

Experts share the latest diet strategies for heart health

After three-and-a-half days of presentations on nutrition research at the recent American Heart Association (AHA) conference, here’s EN’s take-away on…

EatingWell: These cooking habits could be sabotaging your diet

EatingWell: These cooking habits could be sabotaging your diet

By Hilary Meyer, EatingWell.com One sure way to keep your weight in check is to ditch the takeout menu and…

EatingWell: Changes in diet can help lower your blood pressure

EatingWell: Changes in diet can help lower your blood pressure

By Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., EatingWell.com What you eat can help keep your blood pressure in a healthy range.…

EatingWell: Is canola oil toxic or bad for you?

EatingWell: Is canola oil toxic or bad for you?

By Shaun Dreisbach, EatingWell.com There are all sorts of rumors about canola oil—so let’s sort fact from fiction. First, you…

Avoid nutritional shortfall with simple changes in your diet

Avoid nutritional shortfall with simple changes in your diet

By Karen Collins, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N., F.A.N.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter   When scientists observe that lots of people don’t meet…

Pescetarian diet swimming in health benefits

Pescetarian diet swimming in health benefits

By Judith C. Thalheimer, R.D. L.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Think something’s fishy about a pescetarian diet? Think again! More people…