Choose My Plate Now Tailored to You
Many of us used the old Food Pyramid for years to help make sure we were following a balanced diet. Its replacement, Choose My Plate, was introduced in 2011.
Choose My Plate Shapes a Healthier Senior Diet
It is important to control the portion size of even nutrient-rich foods to avoid consuming too many calories. Most people need fewer calories as they grow older and their activity level decreases.
Choosing a Safe Weight-Loss Program
The not-so-secret secret to weight loss is to burn more calories than you eat. This can be done safely and effectively by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly.
Choosing and Using Leafy Green Veggies
There's a world of greens available that offers you more nutrients than iceberg lettuce. In fact, more than 300 kinds of greens are available in the United States in a variety of flavors.
COPD: Good Nutrition Is Important
Eat several small meals throughout the day rather than three big meals. Big meals fill up your stomach, which can press on your lungs and make breathing harder.
Coping with Food Cravings
Some people experience food cravings only now and then, while others have them daily or weekly.
Could a Nutrition Expert Help You?
If you need to change your eating habits for the sake of your health, have you considered talking with a registered dietitian (RD)?
Counting Liquid Calories
When counting calories, don’t forget the ones you drink. For many people, these so-called liquid calories can make or break an effort to lose pounds successfully.
Cutting Calories and Fat When Eating Out
To better control your calorie intake you need to know how much you eat. But if you're like most Americans, proper serving sizes are a mystery, thanks to mega-burgers, biggie fries and saucer-sized bagels.
Diagnosing and Evaluating Heart Disease in Children
Detailed information on diagnosing and evaluating heart disease in children
Diet Drinks, Small Snacks Have Drawbacks
Although sugar-free soft drinks don’t add calories, they don’t provide nutrients either. And one study found that students who had been primed to think about their diets actually ate more when given small bags of potato chips than students who were given large bags.
Diet Traps That Keep You From Losing
With all the diets out there to choose from these days, it's hard to know which ones are legitimate and which are diet fads.
Do You Need a Daily Vitamin Supplement?
Daily vitamin and mineral supplements are an option for people who don’t get enough essential nutrients through the foods they eat.
Don't Miss Out on These 5 Nutrients
You've heard of vitamin C and calcium. But have you gotten the word on all the other nutrients you need for a healthy diet?
Eat Alone? Make Your Meals Nutritious
Dinner parties, cooking for a crowd, fixing the family meal -- those are easy compared with the challenges of cooking for one. If you live alone, chances are you don't give your meals a lot of thought or preparation.
Eating on the Run
Most people find it easier to stick to a healthy diet when they’re at home and can plan their meals. But eating in restaurants, in your car, or at your desk is often a reality of modern life.
Eating the Right Foods for All-Day Energy
If your blood glucose drops too low -- which can happen if you go too long without eating -- you're going to feel lightheaded and lethargic.
Eating Without Heating
With a little imagination, some basic provisions and a refrigerator, you can prepare a satisfying dinner for four that will make you the star of the patio on a hot summer night.
Emotional Eating: How to Cope
Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.
Enlist These Foods to Help Prevent Cancer
Plant foods, which contain antioxidants, may help reduce your risk for many cancers.
Try to eat two to three servings of fruit, three to five servings of vegetables and at least six servings of whole grains every day. Be sure to make room on your plate for the following nutrition-packed foods.