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Healthy Foods

Healthy foods are the basis of a good diet. They're generally lower in calories, but high in vitamins, minerals, healthy fats or phytochemicals. Here you can learn all about the different kinds of healthy foods that can go into your diet.
  1. Healthy Ideas for ... (15)
  2. Grains and Cereals (11)
  3. Fruits and Vegetables (47)
  4. Milk and Dairy Products (6)
  5. Protein Sources (26)
  6. Fats and Oils (16)
  7. Sugars and Starches (13)
  8. Water and Beverages (28)

A Week of Healthy Meal Plans
Description and links to a week's worth of healthful balanced menus -- 2,200 calories per day.

Moderation: When Eating Something Bad is Actually Good
You may have an easier time following a healthful balanced diet when you allow yourself have a treat now and then.

Which is Worse, Eating a Pan of Brownies at Once or Over a Few Days?
A reader wants to know if it's worse to eat a whole pan of brownies in one day, eat two each day. Here's my answer.

Is Frozen Yogurt as Nutritious as Regular Yogurt?
Find out if frozen yogurt is as nutritious as regular yogurt. Also, find out how frozen yogurt compares to ice cream.

What You Need to Know About High-Fiber Foods
Fiber is important for a healthy digestive system and be good for your heart. Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? Here's a list of foods that contain fiber.

Product Review: Galaxy Cheese Alternatives
Galaxy Nutritional Foods makes these delicious cheese alternatives for people who need to avoid dairy products but still want to eat cheese. They also work as ingredients in certain recipes.

Flax Seeds
Flax seeds are rich in alpha-linolenic acid, a type of omega-3 fatty acid. They also contain fiber. Learn more about flax seeds.

How Nutritious is a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich?
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are delicious and they're so easy to make. But are they good for you? I've got nutrition information for a regular PB&J, and I'll also show you how to make a healthier version.

How to Make Ramen Noodles Healthier
Ramen noodles are high in fat, sodium, and calories, but they're cheap and convenient. While they're probably never going to be the centerpiece of a healthy meal, I have a few tips for making ramen noodle meals at least a little bit healthier.

Which Foods are Whole Grains?
The United States Department of Agriculture says half of your grains should be whole. But what counts as a whole grain? Here's how to tell which foods are whole grain foods.

Five Fabulous Foods for Fiber
Your body needs fiber and you want to eat delicious foods. Here are five foods that accomplish both.

Are Chestnuts Nutritious?
Chestnuts are a holiday tradition. They're good for you, but not as nutritious as other nuts.

Healthy Ideas for Apples
Apples are low in calories and a good source of fiber and nutrients. Here are my favorite ways to serve apples.

What are Some Nutritious Snacks for TV Watching?
A few ideas for healthy snacks -- perfect for when you binge-watch your favorite TV series.

Do I Have to Know How to Cook In Order to Eat Healthy?
Why you should learn to cook -- so you can eat healthier foods.

3 Nutrition Things That Don't Mean What You Might Think They Mean
Natural, trans-fat free and gluten free might not mean what you think they mean.

My Favorite Summer Foods
Here's a list of healthy -- and delicious -- foods for summertime.

5 Nutrition Myths You Need to Know
Nutrition can be confusing, but knowing these 5 nutrition myths may help you choose foods that are good for your health.

When Good Foods Aren't So Good for You
Some foods are good for you in small amounts but not so good when you eat larger amounts -- portion size is everything.

5 Superfoods That Do Gross Things to Your Body
Nothing's perfect, right? That includes things that are good for you, like superfoods. These 5 superfoods have some not-so-attractive side effects.

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