The Road to Table Food
At the beginning of your baby’s life, milk was the only thing she needed to grow. Now she’s grown by leaps and bounds and even has teeth! You may be wondering how to introduce her to solid foods. Here’s a guide to how and when to introduce her to new foods.
The Seven Best Foods We Never Eat
Stuck in a food rut? You don't have to go far to find some overlooked food choices that are easy to prepare, pack a nutritional wallop and avoid unhealthy fats.
The Skinny on Fat-Free Foods
When food producers cut the fat out of foods, they often replace it with extra sugar or other carbohydrates, which add calories.
The Supermarket as Classroom
Walking the aisles, you can talk about making wholesome food choices, show how ads drive purchases, and expose your child to new fruits and vegetables.
The Truth About Triglycerides
Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. Most of your body's fat is stored as triglycerides.
The World's Best Anti-Cancer Diet
In your quest to reduce your cancer risk, don't overlook the obvious: Improving your diet can play a substantial role in preventing the disease.
Think About Your Beverage
Feeling parched is usually the first reason we reach for a glass. Women need at least three quarts of water a day and men need about four quarts a day to replenish water used for vital functions.
Three Cheers for Breakfast!
Breakfast gives you energy, keeps your mind sharp and may help you to lose weight.
Tips for a Low-Fat Restaurant Breakfast
Do you want to cut fat out of your diet, but not give up breakfast at your favorite restaurant? Try healthy alternatives such as Canadian bacon on your egg sandwich instead of cheese and sausage, or a bran muffin instead of hash browns.
Tips for Tuning Up Your Nutrition
Eating healthier food to improve your health or reduce your waistline isn't as difficult as you may think.
To Eat Less, Pay Attention
Being exhausted or stressed causes us to overeat. Inattentiveness is also to blame. Who counts the french fries eaten while driving or the doughnut downed at the computer?
Too Much Juice?
Fruit juice contains a lot of natural sugar, so drinking too much can cause obesity, stunted growth, digestive problems and tooth decay.
Turn High-Fat Recipes Into Low-Fat Dishes
It's difficult to be satisfied with grilled squash if you've grown up eating fried chicken. Fortunately, there are ways to eat a healthy diet and still enjoy your favorite foods, nutrition experts say. The secret? Prepare the foods differently.
Type 2 Diabetes and Food Choices
Understanding how food affects blood glucose is the first step in managing diabetes. And following a diabetes meal plan can help keep you on track.
Understanding Menu Terms
One of the challenges of healthy eating is knowing how to spot lower-calorie, lower-fat dishes on a menu. Here's a guide to help you make informed choices.
Understanding the Latest Diet, Nutrition News
Does a low-fat diet protect against heart disease? Will taking calcium supplements help reduce the risk for osteoporosis?
Understanding Trans Fat
Research indicates that trans fat raises LDL cholesterol. You can find out how much trans fat a food contains by checking the label.
Vegetarian Diets: The Myths vs. Facts
Roughly 20 million Americans are vegetarians, from partial vegetarians who limit the amount of animal flesh they eat, to vegans, who eat only plant foods -- no meat, poultry, fish, dairy products or eggs.
Most nutrition experts and dietitians say that children of any age -- even infants -- can safely follow a vegetarian diet, according to the Nemours Foundation. But some planning is involved to ensure that children receive the proper nutrients, especially if their diet does not include eggs and dairy products.
Vegetarian Teens Need Diet Advice
If your teen wants vegetarian options, you may worry that dropping meat, poultry and fish will be unhealthy.
Vitamin D: Are You Getting Enough?
Vitamin D is essential to help build strong bones and teeth. But you may not be getting enough in your diet or you don't get out in the sun much.
Vitamin Supplement Advice
If you eat a varied diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, you're likely to get all the vitamins and minerals that you need.