Your Diet, Your Health
Mood-Boosting Foods

Mood-Boosting Foods: What You Eat Can Affect How You Feel

Hang in there. Gray skies are clearing. The sun is breaking through. Chances are as the days brighten with spring, so will your mood. It’s science. A lack of sun can lead to a lack of energy, sluggish, sad moods and a general case of the blahs. Effects vary person …

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Easy Weeknight Meals
Sheet-Pan Rainbow Vegetables and Lemon-Garlic Salmon

VIDEO: Sheet-Pan Rainbow Vegetables & Lemon-Garlic Salmon

Sheet-pan dinners are incredibly popular right now, and it’s easy to see why. They’re simple to prepare and leave you with minimal dishes to wash after dinner. They also often include a balanced meal of a lean protein with lots of roasted vegetables. This recipe features salmon, which is a …

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Nutrition Advice

DASH Diet: 5 Simple Steps to Lower Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association’s recently revamped high blood pressure guidelines specifically mention adopting the DASH diet to avoid or control hypertension. But what is it? And what are steps you can to take today to incorporate this healthy way of eating into your life? “DASH closely models general healthy diet …

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Gluten-Free Recipes
Gluten-Free Personal Pizza 3 Ways

VIDEO: Gluten-Free Personal Pizza 3 Ways

When you’re trying to eat healthy or have a restrictive diet that requires you to eliminate certain foods (like being gluten-free), sometimes you need to get creative to satisfy your cravings. While these options may never quite replace an ooey-gooey slice from your favorite pizzeria, they are delicious alternatives for …

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Weight Loss Advice
Are Cheat Days a Good or Bad Idea?

Are “Cheat Days” a Good or Bad Idea?

While cheating is usually viewed as a bad thing, some dieters claim it can act as a sort of bridge to keep them on a healthy track. In fact, some diets actually incorporate “cheat days” or “cheat meals” into the program so dieters don’t feel deprived. The gist: You follow …

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Smart Eating
10 Foods That Seem Healthy But May Not Be

10 Foods That Seem Healthy But Aren’t

Yogurt, granola, kale chips – they all sound healthy, right? Unfortunately, no matter how virtuous a food sounds – particularly in conjunction with popular buzz-words like “all-natural,” “gluten-free” and “live active cultures” – it can still be bad for you. Those words focus on only one piece of a much …

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Heart-Healthy Recipes
Heart Smart Slow Cooker Minestrone

VIDEO: Heart Smart® Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup Recipe

“Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite.” So once declared famous historic French chef Auguste Escoffier, and we couldn’t agree more. Soup is one of the great comforts of life, as well as …

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Raising Healthy Kids
10 Tips to Establish Healthy Childhood Eating Habits

10 Tips to Establish Healthy Childhood Eating Habits

As a parent, ensuring your child eats nourishing foods is one of your most important jobs. And while you may start out with the best of intentions (homemade organic baby food, anyone?) when your baby first arrives on the scene, there’s a tendency for those healthy habits to drop off …

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Heart-Healthy Nutrition
Is Sugar Bad for Your Heart?

Is Sugar Bad for Your Heart?

If you’re trying to eat heart healthy, you probably know to stay away from the salt shaker. Same goes for food from the fryer. The connection between cardiovascular health and a diet that is high in sodium and saturated fat is well established in both health research and our public …

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Healthy Recipes
Oven-Fried Chicken Bites with Tangy Dill Dip

VIDEO: Oven-Fried Chicken Bites with Tangy Dill Dip

These “fried” chicken bites are baked in the oven, and are perfect as an appetizer for a crowd on a big game-day or to satisfy hungry kids or teens on a busy weeknight. The crushed cornflakes provide that satisfying crunch of fried chicken, but these boast a fraction of the …

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