Veg Out!

Veg Out!

Plant-based diets are at the root of heart-healthy eating For a healthy heart, there’s no denying that plant foods are essential.…

Healthy Snacks Popping Up

Healthy Snacks Popping Up

When the Sweets & Snacks Expo rolls into McCormick Place every spring, it feels like Halloween in May. Imagine four…

What to Eat (and Not Eat) for Healthy Skin

What to Eat (and Not Eat) for Healthy Skin

Skin is the largest organ in your body, making up 10 percent of your body weight and spanning a total…

Fighting Obesity With Calorie Counts and Community Efforts

Fighting Obesity With Calorie Counts and Community Efforts

A federal regulation that would have given consumers a better idea of their calorie consumption at chain eateries has been…

Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine

How what you eat affects your mood “You are what you eat” may seem like a casual saying, but, in…

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.…

Not So Sweet: Getting smart about sugar

Not So Sweet: Getting smart about sugar

By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN Most of us are guilty of indulging in sugary foods and beverages over the holiday…

Easy Tips for Anti-Inflammatory Eating

Easy Tips for Anti-Inflammatory Eating

By Eve Becker What do a new restaurant in River North, the anti-inflammatory diet and a Harvard-trained holistic health expert…

Slow Eating May Help You Consume Less and Lose Weight

Slow Eating May Help You Consume Less and Lose Weight

By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN Slowing down can be a challenge in our fast-paced society, but when it comes to…

Not Drinking Enough Water? Bloated Belly and Sweet Cravings Can Result

Not Drinking Enough Water? Bloated Belly and Sweet Cravings Can Result

By Rhonda Alexander You know that you’re supposed to drink plenty of water every day, but do you know why?…