Nutrition Advice
What Milk is best

What Kind of Milk is Best?

With the dizzying array of milks appearing on grocery store shelves, you may be scratching your head trying to figure out which options are best for you. The answer is easy: Old-fashioned cow’s milk is still the best choice for nutrients. In fact, a cup of dairy milk is not …

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Tips for Eating Healthy
Hold the Butter? Your Guide to Healthy Spreads

Hold the Butter? Your Guide to Healthy Spreads

For many Americans, bread is a dietary staple. We eat it in the morning (in toast form), in the afternoon (to hold together a sandwich) and with the evening meal (for dipping). While the whole-grain variety of this tasty staple boasts plenty of vitamins, minerals and other healthful nutrients, it …

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Healthy Eating
A Guide to Healthy Homemade Pizza

A Foolproof Guide to Healthy Homemade Pizza

Is there a more popular food in America than pizza? While getting a pie delivered to your door or visiting your favorite pizzeria is a time-honored American tradition, overindulging in restaurant pizza too often is not a great idea for your waistline. But homemade pizza done right can be a …

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Healthy Habits
Family Meals: How Eating Together Boosts Health

Family Meals: How Eating Together Boosts Health

With today’s hectic schedules, getting the entire family together to eat a meal can feel like a challenge. But research shows that prioritizing family meals has a big payoff. Eating family meals not only encourages solid nutrition, it also supports relationships. In fact, studies show that when families dine together, …

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Making Healthy Choices
What 7 Food Labels Really Mean

Organic? Cage-Free? What 7 Food Labels Actually Mean

From nutrition data to health claims and certifications it can be tough to differentiate fact from fluff when it comes to food labels. Certain terms, such as “organic” and “gluten-free,” are strictly regulated by agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). …

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Eating Healthy
Salad Saviors

Salad Saviors: Power Foods for Your Greens

From the base to the fixins’, there are lots of ways to supercharge your salad. You just have to know where to start. Here are some must-have power foods to never leave off of your lettuce: The base: A good rule of thumb when choosing a base lettuce for your …

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Understanding Nutrition
Everything You Need to Know About Gluten

Everything You Need to Know About Gluten

In recent years, gluten has become something of a buzzword in nutrition circles. Fortunately, most people tolerate gluten just fine. However, there is a small subset of the population in which consuming gluten can lead to significant health problems. One out of every 100 Americans suffers from an autoimmune condition …

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Understanding Nutrition
Fats in Your Diet: The Good, The Very Good and The Bad

Fats in Your Diet: The Good, the Very Good and the Bad

Not long ago, Americans demonized dietary fat. Members of the news media, health and fitness enthusiasts, and even qualified health professionals blamed fat for America’s obesity epidemic and skyrocketing rates of heart disease, cancer and stroke. The argument against dietary fat was so pervasive, manufacturers began reformulating their products without …

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Food Safety
How to Prevent Foodborne Illness in Your Kitchen

The Joy of Cooking Safely: How to Avoid Foodborne Illness

It seems that every week there’s another news story about a foodborne disease outbreak like contaminated cantaloupe, romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli or turkey harboring listeria. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 3,000 people die each year from foodborne illness and …

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Dining Out
How to Eat Healthy With New Restaurant Menu Labeling Laws

How to Eat Healthy With New Restaurant Menu Labeling Laws

Dining out can be a dietary disaster. Restaurant meals tend to be loaded with calories, fat and sodium. Even seemingly healthy dishes like salads and vegetarian meals can be suspect. That’s a problem since surveys consistently show that Americans typically dine out several times a week. The good news: On …

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