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…

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…

Artificial sweeteners: Moderation is key to avoid any problems

Artificial sweeteners: Moderation is key to avoid any problems

By Judy Thalheimer, R.D., L.D.N., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter The label says, “no sugar added,” “sugar-free,” or “diet.” So what makes…

EatingWell: Limit processed foods with simple swaps

EatingWell: Limit processed foods with simple swaps

By Lisa D’Agrosa, M.S., R.D., EatingWell.com You’ve probably heard that you should limit processed foods in your diet, but might…

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…

Crazy for carrots: Colorful veggies pack a big nutritional punch

Crazy for carrots: Colorful veggies pack a big nutritional punch

By Lori Zanteson, Environmental Nutrition Newsletter You can’t go wrong by adding more carrots to your menu. Raw or cooked, these…

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…

Strive for a nutrient-dense diet

Strive for a nutrient-dense diet

By Matthew Kadey, M.Sc., R.D., Environmental Nutrition Newsletter When you turn over a packaged product in the grocery store to…

Holy Cow!

Holy Cow!

Illinois dairy farms becoming more sustainable and improving the way we eat By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN Sustainable food systems…

The Food Buzz

The Food Buzz

Getting the scoop on mindful eating By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN Mindful eating may be called New Age, but the…

Get Cooking

Get Cooking

Cooking classes focus on healthy, seasonal cuisine Our food-loving town is filled with a myriad of eating opportunities with a host…

Silver Palate

Silver Palate

Retirement communities dishing up creative meals for senior ‘foodies’ By Nancy Maes  Pictured above: Octopus at The Clare. Photo by…

Grill Healthier this Summer

Grill Healthier this Summer

By Morgan Lord It’s early summer, which means that grilling season has reached its peak (June and July, according to…

Is Juicing a Healthy Way to Detox and Lose Weight?

Is Juicing a Healthy Way to Detox and Lose Weight?

By Megy Karydes The appeal was strong. A three-day juice cleanse was half off on Groupon, and it promised to…

To Detox or Not to Detox

To Detox or Not to Detox

The trend to cleanse through detoxification diets may not be worth following By Megy Karydes Our bodies have a built-in…

When Good Food Gets a Bad Rap

When Good Food Gets a Bad Rap

By Megy Karydes We’ve been led to believe some foods are bad for our health because of what they contain:…

Combating Childhood Obesity Through Food

Combating Childhood Obesity Through Food

By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN, LDN Waistlines are expanding in the United States at every age. For the younger generation,…

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Heart Disease

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Heart Disease

By Megy Karydes Linda Quirk was busy chopping up six pounds of mushrooms for a soup she was preparing for…

Putting Vitamins to the Test

Putting Vitamins to the Test

Recent studies dismiss vitamin supplements’ worthiness, but experts find the data bloated with generalities By Donna Shryer With an emphatic whack…

Scientific Snacking

Scientific Snacking

The good, the bad, and the delicious By Victoria Shanta Retelny, RDN, LDN Americans love to snack, but snacking on…

Above and Beyond: Nutrition

Above and Beyond: Nutrition

By Megy Karydes Obesity affects approximately 17 percent of children aged 2 to 19 years, and the figure has nearly…

Swap This For That: Healthier Eating

Swap This For That: Healthier Eating

By Megy Karydes “There are many ways to kick-start healthy eating,” says Kim Gracen, executive chef, Heartland Café in Chicago’s…

The Healthy Budget

The Healthy Budget

It’s possible to eat well without overspending “Essentially, all produce is nutritious, regardless of whether it is fresh, canned or…

Probiotics

Probiotics

One Bug You Want On Your SideBy Terri Yablonsky Stat Our guts are teeming with billions of bacteria essential to…

Chicago Health’s Mediterranean Salmon and Vegetables

Chicago Health’s Mediterranean Salmon and Vegetables

A healthy dish cooked with citrus and herbs, fresh ingredients and big flavor. Perfect for an easy lunch or a…

Pump It Up: All your heart-healthy ingredients are right around the corner

Pump It Up: All your heart-healthy ingredients are right around the corner

By Donna Shryer From spring’s first warm breeze through summer’s last blast of hot, hair-frizzing humidity, Chicago’s 77 communities serve…

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative announces major changes in Chicago

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative announces major changes in Chicago

By Riley Andersen First lady Michelle Obama is kicking off the third year of her Let’s Move! initiative this week…

The Cost of Nutrition

The Cost of Nutrition

School and community efforts help kids eat well on a budget By Megy Karydes For many families with school-aged children,…