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…

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…

Smart Eating Habits to Boost Your Well-Being

Smart Eating Habits to Boost Your Well-Being

If you find yourself feeling irritable or sluggish, your diet may need a tune-up. How you eat — and when…

6 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

6 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Maybe you love the process of scooping seeds out of a pumpkin and roasting them. But these days it’s easy…

The Puzzle of Weight Loss Plateaus

The Puzzle of Weight Loss Plateaus

You’ve started a new plan to get to a healthier weight but at some point you find you’ve hit a…

Spotlight on Supplements: St. John’s Wort

Spotlight on Supplements: St. John’s Wort

St. John’s wort is a widely known, non-prescription dietary supplement with use dating back to ancient Greece Overview St. John’s…

Is Dairy-Free Ice Cream Actually Better for You?

Is Dairy-Free Ice Cream Actually Better for You?

If you follow a dairy-free lifestyle, you no longer need to suffer from fear of missing out when it comes…

Anti-Inflammatory Eating

Anti-Inflammatory Eating

Plant-based foods may keep inflammation at bay Inflammation is a natural part of life. It’s your body’s rescue response for…

The Benefits (and Drawbacks) of Intermittent Fasting

The Benefits (and Drawbacks) of Intermittent Fasting

About two years ago, Michael Saraceno decided he wanted to lose weight. He was nearing 275 pounds and was planning…

Burning Fat

Burning Fat

Keto diet changes how food is turned into energy While it may seem like the newest weight-loss trend, the ketogenic…

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Just the thought of biting into a square of chocolate might make you smile. And, chances are, it really will…

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…

Sugar Addiction

Sugar Addiction

Limiting sweeteners (especially fructose) can reduce chronic disease Sugar fuels your body and brain. But when overconsumed, it can wreak havoc on…

Building a Healthier Salad

Building a Healthier Salad

Photo by Kyle Edwards Salads sound healthy. But get this: Some have more calories than a double cheeseburger from a fast food…

Food and Fitness After 50: Never Too Late to Start

Food and Fitness After 50: Never Too Late to Start

It seems that every week brings a new fad diet or a new missive telling you how to eat and…

Food Safety Tips — From Start to Finish — For Thanksgiving Dinner

Food Safety Tips — From Start to Finish — For Thanksgiving Dinner

For most people, Thanksgiving dinner is the biggest and most busily prepared meal they cook all year. From menu planning…

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

Most of us are guilty of indulging in sugary foods and beverages over the holiday season. But with the new…

Easy Tips for Anti-Inflammatory Eating

Easy Tips for Anti-Inflammatory Eating

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

Slow Eating May Help You Consume Less and Lose Weight

Slow Eating May Help You Consume Less and Lose Weight

Slowing down can be a challenge in our fast-paced society, but when it comes to how you eat, there can…

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

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

You know that you’re supposed to drink plenty of water every day, but do you know why? Not drinking enough…

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…

The Scoop on the New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Scoop on the New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

For good health, the emphasis is on establishing healthy eating patterns rather than focusing on individual nutrients, according to the…

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…

Don’t let their small size fool you: Seeds are nutritional giants

Don’t let their small size fool you: Seeds are nutritional giants

By Matthew Kadey, M.Sc., R.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Seeds are proof that Mother Nature works in remarkable ways. The bearers…

EatingWell: Should you worry about arsenic in rice?

EatingWell: Should you worry about arsenic in rice?

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., EatingWell.com The concern started in 2012 when Consumer Reports published its first report on arsenic…

EatingWell: Check out 5 foods for stress relief

EatingWell: Check out 5 foods for stress relief

By Holly Pevzner EatingWell.com While we may feel better in the short-term after that hot-fudge brownie sundae, healthy foods are…

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…

Pain-Fighting Recipes

Pain-Fighting Recipes

By Jeannette Hurt Fresh Tuna Burgers with Mango Salsa These zesty tuna burgers not only awaken your taste buds with…

The Fat Truth

The Fat Truth

By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN Fat is on the radar again. It’s gone from being banished in the ’90s in…

Above & Beyond: Action for Healthy Kids Makes Schools Healthier Places

Above & Beyond: Action for Healthy Kids Makes Schools Healthier Places

By Megy Karydes Children spend 1,000 hours a year and consume as many as half their calories at school, making…

EatingWell: Check out the health benefits of juicing vs. smoothies

EatingWell: Check out the health benefits of juicing vs. smoothies

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., EatingWell.com Juicing and smoothies are all the rage right now. While both can boost your…

The benefits of good nutrition are more than skin deep

The benefits of good nutrition are more than skin deep

By Carrie Dennett, M.P.H., R.D.N. Environmental Nutrition Newsletter Healthy skin reflects overall health, which means it can be influenced, for better…

Flavanols in chocolate offer sweet health rewards

Flavanols in chocolate offer sweet health rewards

Harvard Health Letter Chocolate is more than just a tempting treat. Certain compounds in chocolate, called cocoa flavanols, have been…

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,…

New concerns raised about diet soda

New concerns raised about diet soda

Harvard Health Letters Source: Harvard Health Letter For weight-conscious people who love the taste and bite of carbonation of soft…

EatingWell: Focus on a ‘clean’ diet full of healthy, nutritious foods

EatingWell: Focus on a ‘clean’ diet full of healthy, nutritious foods

By Michelle Dudash, R.D.N., EatingWell.com Eating clean may seem like a new buzzy idea, but really it’s about going back…

EatingWell: Enjoy the health benefits of citrus

EatingWell: Enjoy the health benefits of citrus

By Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D., and Lori Longbotham, EatingWell.com Oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit aren’t just refreshing–they’re also super-nutritious. One…

Tea: A cup of good health?

Tea: A cup of good health?

Harvard Health Letters Tea, especially green tea, is often said to be good for your health. But if tea is…

EatingWell: Which type of peanut butter is best?

EatingWell: Which type of peanut butter is best?

Photo: PiccoloNamek, Wikimedia Commons By Lisa D’Agrosa, M.S., R.D., EatingWell.com Picking healthy foods at the grocery store can be pretty…

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: Aim to eat lower on the glycemic index

EatingWell: Aim to eat lower on the glycemic index

EatingWell.com By Dr. Jean Harvey-Berino, Ph.D., R.D., Joyce Hendley, and Rachel Johnson, Ph.D, M.P.H., R.D. All the carbohydrate foods we…

Mini meals vs. three squares: Which is best?

Mini meals vs. three squares: Which is best?

By Marsha McCulloch, M.S., R.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter It’s a popular notion that eating smaller, more frequent meals, such as…

EatingWell: New discoveries about cholesterol hold surprises

EatingWell: New discoveries about cholesterol hold surprises

By Shaun Dreisbach, EatingWell.com It turns out cholesterol is way more complex than experts originally thought. And diet is only…