Are Carbs the Enemy? 6 Myths About Carbs

Are Carbs the Enemy? 6 Myths About Carbs

Everyone and their mom seem to have an opinion about carbohydrates. How much you should eat, when you should eat…

How to Outsmart Your Appetite

How to Outsmart Your Appetite

You work out regularly and watch what you eat. So why do you have to lie down to button your…

Five diet rules for a healthy heart

Five diet rules for a healthy heart

Heart disease may be the leading cause of death for Americans, but here’s a heartening statistic: About half of heart-disease…

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…

Millet: No ‘Run-of-the-Mill’ Grain

Millet: No ‘Run-of-the-Mill’ Grain

Environmental Nutrition Newsletter What is millet? It may not be in most kitchens, but the popularity of this grain is…

Why (and How) to Cut Saturated Fats From Your Diet

Why (and How) to Cut Saturated Fats From Your Diet

The 411 on limiting saturated fats. Chances are, nothing good comes to mind when you hear those words. That’s because…

Study Shows Marketing Health Food to Kids Works

Study Shows Marketing Health Food to Kids Works

The Kid’s Doctor The marketing of foods to children continues to be a hot topic. As any parent knows, by…

Environmental Nutrition: Here’s to Tomatoes!

Environmental Nutrition: Here’s to Tomatoes!

Brilliant red tomatoes tug heavily at their vines, ripe and plump with the flavor and fragrance of summer. Tomatoes were…

Food Synergy Boosts Nutrition

Food Synergy Boosts Nutrition

Pancakes and maple syrup, spaghetti and meatballs, chocolate and strawberries — these are the “Thelma and Louises” of the food…

Is Coffee Bad for You?

Is Coffee Bad for You?

The once maligned beverage has emerged in recent years as a sort of health food, or rather drink. The public…

3 Breakfast Boosters to Keep You Going All Day

3 Breakfast Boosters to Keep You Going All Day

Starting the day with breakfast gets the entire day off on the right foot — but many of us skip…

The pros and cons of juicing for health

The pros and cons of juicing for health

Juicing is often associated with “detoxing” or “cleansing,” whether for weight loss or wellness. According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines…

Crunch on cruciferous vegetables

Crunch on cruciferous vegetables

All veggies are good for you, but cruciferous vegetables are in a special category. This group of vegetables is rich…

A new take on yogurt

A new take on yogurt

Yogurt has gone from a natural foods niche to a staple in the refrigerators of most Americans. A few years…

5 things you should know about bone broth

5 things you should know about bone broth

You might feel like a caveman or cavewoman the first time you try bone broth, but it’s worth giving this…

Ride the Whole Grain Train

Ride the Whole Grain Train

When it comes to your dietary choices, it’s a good idea to be a purist and ride the whole-grain train.…

Humble hummus is a good snack

Humble hummus is a good snack

Creamy, loaded with protein-rich beans and heart-healthy olive oil, what’s not to like about hummus? For those looking to swap…

Picking the healthiest fruits

Picking the healthiest fruits

Anyone who thinks healthy food can’t taste good clearly doesn’t understand the power of fruit. Sweet, juicy and delicious, grab-and-go…

Crack into a pistachio today

Crack into a pistachio today

There’s no denying the call of the pistachio. That smooth, beige shell, with the crunchy green prize tucked within is…

Is pasta healthy?

Is pasta healthy?

Think of Italy and you probably think of pasta. But it’s not just Italians who are passionate about this comfort…

The best snacks for your body

The best snacks for your body

Even if you eat healthy meals, you can’t always pack in all the vitamins, minerals, fats, protein and produce that…

The latest scoop on the health benefits of coffee

The latest scoop on the health benefits of coffee

What a difference a few years can make. Not long ago, I was learning about the dangers of coffee —…

Power up on foods packed with vitamin E

Power up on foods packed with vitamin E

Vitamin E may be a star of the supplement aisle, but food is where this nutrient truly shines. After almost…

Is it healthy to replace a meal with a nutritional shake?

Is it healthy to replace a meal with a nutritional shake?

Shakes have often held a place of favor in the nutrition world; first there were protein shakes — the answer…

Skip out on high-sodium foods

Skip out on high-sodium foods

For almost half a century now, health organizations, health professionals, researchers and government agencies have recommended that we reduce our…

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…

Secrets to preparing healthy pasta

Secrets to preparing healthy pasta

Love pasta but want to make it more nutritious? Make healthy pasta by lightening up linguine, spaghetti, penne and more…

The beet goes on

The beet goes on

People have been eating beetroot for its health properties since the Middle Ages. In modern times, however, it’s the liquid…

3 healthy tips for dining out

3 healthy tips for dining out

Facing a gargantuan restaurant menu full of culinary delights can make any healthful eater buckle. But there’s hope. To help…

Small changes to upgrade your health

Small changes to upgrade your health

Here’s a secret: It’s easier to outsmart human nature than to overcome it. To do that, try these easy-to-adopt habits…

Top 10 sources of sodium in food

Top 10 sources of sodium in food

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that Americans consume less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day — yet…

Consider incorporating ground flaxseed into your diet

Consider incorporating ground flaxseed into your diet

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have heard that adding flaxseed to my diet could improve my health, but I know nothing…

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…

Smart food choices, smart portions

Smart food choices, smart portions

Healthy eating can often seem complicated. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of foods available in grocery…

10 Tips to Fight Osteoporosis

10 Tips to Fight Osteoporosis

Environmental Nutrition Because 70 percent of our bone destiny is due to heredity, you’re at greater risk for osteoporosis if…

Building a better sandwich

Building a better sandwich

Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Sandwiches … harmless, right? A couple of slices of bread filled with a bit of lean meat…

New evidence supports breakfast skippers

New evidence supports breakfast skippers

Q: I grew up with the mantra “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” But in recent years,…

Pickle your produce for taste, your health

Pickle your produce for taste, your health

Pickling is more popular than ever, and for good reason. This traditional food preservation method is a fun way to…

Your guide to heart-healthy cooking oils

Your guide to heart-healthy cooking oils

If you always reach for the same bottle of oil in the kitchen, it may be time to switch things…

How to eat all day to lose weight

How to eat all day to lose weight

A successful diet doesn’t mean starving yourself until you can’t stand it any longer, as that’s a surefire way to…

Get cracking: Why you should eat more nuts

Get cracking: Why you should eat more nuts

If you’re trying to eat a heart-friendly diet and avoid putting on weight, which snack makes more sense: a cup…

How to buy eggs: What do organic, cage-free and free-range labels mean?

How to buy eggs: What do organic, cage-free and free-range labels mean?

Buying a simple carton of eggs, like a lot of things in life, has become more complicated. Do you want…

Five ‘bad’ foods you should be eating

Five ‘bad’ foods you should be eating

Spend enough time with a friend who is a registered dietitian, and sooner or later, she’ll probably reach for the…

Four cancer myths busted

Four cancer myths busted

Environmental Nutrition By Karen Collins, M.S., R.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter About a third of America’s most common cancers can be…

Count ingredients, not calories

Count ingredients, not calories

By Sharon Palmer, R.D.N. Shift your focus from the calories label to the ingredients label, and search for whole foods,…

Six white vegetables and fruits you should be eating

Six white vegetables and fruits you should be eating

By Katie Cavuto, M.S., R.D., EatingWell.com Don’t judge a vegetable by its color alone. Vibrant fruits and vegetables have standout…

Environmental Nutrition: Shout-out to Brussels sprouts

Environmental Nutrition: Shout-out to Brussels sprouts

By Lori Zanteson, Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Brussels sprouts can get a bad rap, especially from kids. But there’s more to…

A no-nonsense guide to clean eating

A no-nonsense guide to clean eating

Environmental Nutrition:  By Carrie Dennett, M.P.H., R.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Have you jumped on the clean eating trend? Another example…

How to select the best vegetables this fall season

How to select the best vegetables this fall season

By EatingWell Editors, EatingWell.com Four vegetables in season now — broccoli, chard, mushrooms and potatoes — are delicious in fall…

Bring in the bell peppers!

Bring in the bell peppers!

Environmental Nutrition By Lori Zanteson Bell peppers, which are often mistakenly referred to as vegetables, are nutritious fruits with great…