Healthy Eating
Fresh Ways to Use Fresh Herbs

Fresh Ways to Use Fresh Herbs

If you grow herbs in your garden or buy them fresh from local farms and farmers’ markets, there are limitless ways to enjoy them in foods and beverages. They are a great way to add flavor without adding fat, salt and added calories. “Herbs add bright flavor to just about …

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Digestive Disorders
Help for IBS: Low FODMAP diet

Help for IBS Sufferers: What is a Low FODMAP Diet?

No one likes not feeling well. If you’re living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), then you probably are no stranger to feeling off your game because of stomach pains. IBS can cause painful bloating, gas, and changes in your bowel movements – most often caused by the things you eat. …

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Healthy Desserts

VIDEO: Triple Berry Hot Milk Sponge Cake Recipe

Dessert doesn’t have to be totally decadent and extravagant to be enjoyable. Sometimes letting simple ingredients shine — like a mix of seasonal berries and a moist sponge cake — can be all you need. If you’ve never heard of hot milk cake, it’s a Depression-era dessert that was popular …

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Heart Health
5 Ways a Plant-Based Diet Helps Your Heart

5 Ways a Plant-Based Diet is Good for Your Heart

It seems there’s always a new diet or food trend out there advertising ways to help you lose weight fast, look younger or have more energy. But dieting is more than just what you eat – it is how you live your life. I view a person’s eating habits as …

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Weight Loss Tips
10 Ways to Uncover Hidden Calories

10 Ways to Cut Hidden Calories from Your Day

Compared to other countries, America is obsessed with food. Our value-based culture supersizes convenience foods, multitasks through meals and keeps snacks on hand to devour when hunger — or boredom — strikes. In fact, food plays a starring role in nearly everything we do, even at the office. Of course, …

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Health Trends
Alkaline Water: Help or Hype?

Alkaline Water: Health Drink or All Hype?

We all know that drinking plenty of water each day can help your body thrive and keep illness at bay. In fact, proper hydration is necessary for nearly every bodily function. Now, though, a product dubbed alkaline water is making waves, with proponents claiming it can balance your body’s pH, …

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Fresh Summer Recipes
VIDEO: Gazpacho with Crab and Avocado

VIDEO: Gazpacho with Crab and Avocado Recipe

Around August, those tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers you’ve been nurturing all season long are ready for picking in the garden. (Or if you don’t have a green thumb, you get them on sale at the local grocery store or farmer’s market.) What better way to celebrate the summer bounty than …

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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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Healthy, Quick Meals
Southwest Chopped Salad with Creamy Sriracha Dressing

VIDEO: Southwest Chopped Salad with Creamy Sriracha Dressing

When it comes to healthy salad must-haves, this southwest-inspired chopped salad recipe checks all of the boxes. A bed of fresh and crunchy greens? Check. Lots of colorful, vitamin-rich veggies? Check. Plenty of protein from lean chicken breast? Check. Healthy monounsaturated fats from avocado? Check. Plus, it’s all chopped and …

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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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