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Hydration Calculator - How Much Water Do You...
Hydration Calculator Water is essential for your good health and you might need more water than you think.
15 Foods That Are Surprisingly High in Sodium
If you need to watch your sodium intake, you'll need to know which foods are high in sodium, even if they're not all that salty. Review these 16 foods that are high in sodium.
Hydration Calculator Results
Results for the daily hydration calculator. Here's how much water you need to drink every day.
15 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Be Eating
Inflammation is a normal response to injury or irritation, chronic inflammation isn't a good thing. The foods you eat might help battle inflammation.
23 Foods That Are Crazy Low In Calories
Lose weight by eating low-calorie foods that are wholesome and good for your health. Avoid the heavily processed diet foods.
7 Major Name Brand Grown-Up Cereals That Are...
Seven breakfast cereals that adults like and are good for a healthy diet. Plus another ten that aren't bad -- but aren't so good either.
15 Potassium-Rich Foods You Need to Be Eating
Potassium is essential for good health and you need to know which foods are high in potassium.
Calorie Calculator for Women
Use this calculator to determine how many calories you need to gain, lose or maintain weight.
Low on Energy? 13 Foods High in Iron
Iron is an essential mineral, ​and these foods will help you boost your iron intake. Iron is found in both plant and animal sources of food.
Quiz - Do You Have a Healthy Diet?
Do you eat right? Take this quiz to help you determine if you have a healthy diet.
Ideas for Stocking an Emergency Food Pantry
Nature can strike with tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters. Here's how to stock an emergency food pantry to get you through the next disaster.
7 Foods That Cause a Bloated Belly
Bloating is that uncomfortable feeling that happens when you eat too much or build up gas. Learn about foods that can cause bloating.
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.
These 9 Foods Will Help You Gain Weight
Eating energy-dense foods will help you gain weight - but please choose foods that are good for you instead of junk foods.
6 Simple, Sweet and Healthy Recipes for Berries...
Walnuts and berries are nutritious and good for your diet. Here are six easy to male recipes featuring walnuts and berries.
10 Super Foods That Lower Cholesterol (Plus...
Diet and lifestyle changes can help reduce your cholesterol levels. These foods have been shown to reduce cholesterol.
General Nutrition Knowledge Quiz
Take this fun and informative test to see what you know about nutrition.
The 10 Best Plant Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for good health. Fatty ocean fish are the best sources, but there are plenty of plant-based sources of omega-3s, too.
Calorie Calculator
It's not easy to lose weight by guessing - you need to know how may calories you need per day. My calorie calculators determine your daily calorie need.
Is the Nitrate in Leftover Vegetables Harmful?
Nitrates in vegetables aren't going to hurt you so save them, heat them and eat them.
Calorie Calculator for Men
Use this calculator to determine how many calories you need every day.
11 Tips for Gaining Weight
Gaining weight means you'll need to consume more calories than you burn every day - here's some of our favorite weight-gaining tips.
Is There an Easy Way to Convert Grams to...
Grams and teaspoons are different types of measurements. One is weight and one is volume so you can't convert them directly.
Do These 5 Non-Food Things to Improve Your Diet
Sometimes you can improve your diet by doing things that don't focus on what foods you eat.
What You Can Eat On a Clear Liquid Diet
A clear liquid diet includes juice, broth, water, sports drinks, clear soft drinks, and gelatin. Tips and ideas for following a clear liquid diet.
The Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency
Prolonged vitamin D deficiency leads to week bones. Here's an explanation of vitamin D deficiency and the symptoms, which include rickets and osteopenia.
This Is What a Balanced Meal Plan Looks Like
One example of how to prepare an easy balanced menu for an entire day.
10 Untrendy Superfoods Every Kitchen Needs
Not all superfoods are exotic, expensive or trendy. These seven simple superfoods should be a staple in every kitchen.
Calorie Calculator Results for Women
Here's the number of calories you need every day if you're a woman, plus information fat, carbohydrate and protein grams.
Here's How Many Carbs You Need
Carbohydrates are the body's prime source of fuel. This article helps you determine how many grams of carbohydrates you need every day.
What You Can Eat On a Full Liquid Diet
A full liquid diet is less restrictive than a clear liquid diet, but you still must eliminate solid foods.
11 Foods to Get More Vitamin D in Your Diet
Vitamin D is essential for strong bones. Most is made by your body when your skin is exposed to sunlight, but there are some food sources, see our slideshow.
The Nutritional Values for Iceberg and Romaine...
Lettuce generally doesn't have much nutritional value, but not all lettuces are the same. Heres's a comparison of the nutritional values of iceberg lettuce and romaine lettuce.
5 Delicious Ways to Get More Lycopene Into Your...
Lycopene is a red plant pigment that may be good for your health. Here are five foods that contain lycopene.
25 Foods to Keep Your Bones Strong
Your bones need several nutrients in order to stay strong. These 25 foods help supply those nutrients.
Serving Sizes for 18 Fruits and Vegetables
Fruit or vegetable serving sized depend upon the state of the food. Here's a look at the official serving sizes for fruits and vegetables.
5 Things Everyone Should Know About Nutrition
Nutrition really isn't that difficult -- here's what you need to know about diet and nutrition.
The 11 Best Foods To Buy in Bulk
Buying in bulk saves money as long as you choose healthy foods that last a long time. Don't buy perishables in bulk -- you'll waste money if you don't eat them all.
Why the Mediterranean Diet Can Help You Live...
Here's how to follow a Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet is good for your heart health and overall health.
2 Sample Menus for a 1,200 Calorie Diet
Two delicious 1,200 calorie per day menu plans. Safe, effective and contains all the nutrients you need while maintaining a low calorie count.
Here's What You Can Eat on a Mechanical Soft Diet
This diet includes soft and easy to chew foods. It's useful for people who have trouble chewing or may be too weak to chew regular foods.
How to Get More Fruits and Vegetables Into Your...
Eat five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day to get vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.
How Many Calories in a Baked Potato?
Plain baked potatoes aren't too high in calories -- it's what you put on top of them that adds up. Learn how your favorite potato toppings stack up.
11 Foods That Are Good for Your Heart
Here's a look at our favorite heart-healthy foods. They're easy to find in any grocery store.
Guess How Much Sugar is in a Can of Soda
Soda and most other soft drinks contain a lot of sugar. Find out how much sugar is in a 12-ounce can of soda.
Looking for a Sample Menu for Gaining Weight?
A sample menu to help you design your own menu for gaining weight. Menu for 2,500 calories or 3,000 calories per day.
17 Whole Grains You Should Be Eating
Whole grains are rich in fiber and nutrients and should be part of a healthy diet.
Is Pasta Bad for Your Health?
Pasta is made fromm grain and can be part of a healthy diet as long as you don't load it down with heavy cheesy sauces.
Is Decaf Green Tea as Healthy as Regular Green...
Does decaf green tea have the same benefits as green tea with caffeine?
Try This Healthy and Balanced Meal Plan
Day one meal plan for a week of healthy eating for a person who needs about 2250 calories per day and has no health restrictions.
Get the Complete Nutritional Breakdown on Eggs
Eggs are very nutrient-dense and a good source of protein, but they're also high in fat and cholesterol.
Are All Processed Foods Unhealthy?
Processed foods have been changed from their natural state -- some are good for you and some are bad. Click to learn more about processed foods.
What Are the Signs of Vitamin B-12 Deficiency?
Some people aren't able to absorb vitamin B-12 or don't get enough from the diet. Learn the signs and symptoms of a B-12 deficiency.
2 Menu Choices for a 1,700 Calorie Diet
Help to get you started on a 1,700 calorie per day diet.
What's the Difference Between a Dietitian and...
Both nutritionists and dietitians can help you eat right. Learn about the differences and how to find the one that's right for you.
What Are the Benefits of Antioxidants?
Antioxidants are substances found in the foods you eat -- and in some dietary supplements. They'll help protect your body from free-radical damage.
Did You Know Potatoes Can Actually Be Good for...
Potatoes are usually served as fries or chips that aren't good for your health, but, if you prepare them properly, potatoes are good for you.
Calorie Calculator Results for Men
Here's the amount of calories you need every day if you're a man.
3 Things You Shouldn't Eat When You Have Gout
Gout is painful -- here's a look at the foods that can trigger a gout attack. Best to avoid eating them to reduce your chance of an attack.
Healthy Snack Ideas for Your Hungry Teens
Teenagers are usually starving when they get home from school. Here's a list of healthy after-school snacks for teens.
Know Your Vitamin D Options So You Can Choose...
Two forms of vitamin D are used as supplements: cholecalciferol (D3) and ergocalciferol (D2). They're both effective as dietary supplements.
Foods that Help or Heart Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis causes discomfort and dysfunction in sufferers. It's possible that eating certain foods might make the pain worse.
Diet and Chronic Pancreatitis
Here's what you can eat if you are on a low-fat diet and have pancreatitis.
17 Magnesium-Rich Foods
Magnesium is a major mineral your body needs for a number of reasons. Learn more about magnesium and which foods are good sources.
10 Ways to Destroy Junk Food Cravings
Junk food cravings can make you miserable and result in weight gain if you overeat. Learn how to beat your food cravings with these ten tips.
5 Ways to Improve Your Bad Diet Today
Is it time to turn your diet around? It's not difficult, but if you don't know what to do first, we've got you covered with these five easy tips.
Do You Have a Vitamin B-6 Deficiency?
Vitamin B-6 is a member of the B-complex family of vitamins. Learn about the vitamin B-6 deficiency symptoms.
How to Ruin a Healthy Salad
Salads can be nutrient-dense and low in calories, but if you're not careful, you can ruin your healthy salad by adding too many high-calories toppings.
6 Healthy Ways to Cook Fish
Fish is good for your heart as long you serve it as part of a healthy meal. Here are six ways to serve fish.
Understanding Nutrition and What We Eat: A...
Nutrition is the study of what we eat. Learn more about this interesting field.
What You Need to Know About the Inflammation-Fr...
Nutritionist Monica Reinagel tells us that the foods we eat may be triggering inflammation, pain and making us age faster than we should.
How to Get Used to Eating With New Dentures
Chewing and eating foods with dentures takes a little time and patience, so here are some tips for learning how to eat with dentures.

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