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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.
15 Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Should Be Eating
Inflammation is a normal response to injury or irritation, but chronic inflammation isn't a good thing. The foods you eat might help battle inflammation.
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.
11 Reasons You Need to Drink More Water
Most people need about 7 to ten cups of water per day, but your fluid need can change quickly. Here are 11 times when you'll need to dink more water.
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.
Quiz - Do You Have a Healthy Diet?
Do you eat right? Take this quiz to help you determine if you have a healthy diet.
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.
5 Things Everyone Should Know About Nutrition
Nutrition really isn't that difficult -- here's what you need to know about diet and nutrition.
General Nutrition Knowledge Quiz
Take this fun and informative test to see what you know about nutrition.
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.
Five Fabulous Foods for Fiber
Your body needs fiber. Your mouth wants delicious foods. Here are five tasty foods that accomplish both.
How Many Calories Do I Need Each Day?
The Harris-Benedict formula is used to determine your basal metabolic rate (BMR). Add your active metabolic rate and you have your daily calorie need.
10 Untrendy Superfoods Every Kitchen Needs
Not all superfoods are exotic, expensive or trendy. These seven simple superfoods are inexpensive and should be a staple in every kitchen.
This Is What a Balanced Meal Plan Looks Like
Planning healthy meals isn't difficult - it just takes a bit of practice. Here's one example of how to prepare a balanced menu for an entire day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 7 Best Fish for Omega-3 Fatty Acids
In general, fish is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. But some fish have more than others and these seven fish have the most.
The Top 10 Foods for Healthy Hair
These foods will ensure you get an adequate intake of the nutrients your hair needs to be healthy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serving Sizes for 18 Fruits and Vegetables
Serving sizes can vary based on whether they're raw, cooked, juiced, or dehydrated. Here's a look at serving sizes for 18 fruits and veggies.
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.
Is There an Easy Way to Convert Grams to...
It's difficult to convert grams to teaspoons when you read recipes because grams measure mass and teaspoons measure volume.
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.
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.
14 Simple Ways to Increase Your Fiber Intake
Fiber is essential for normal digestive system function. Most people don't get enough fiber in their diets - here's how to increase your fiber intake.
Try This Healthy and Balanced Meal Plan
An example of the first meal plan for a week of healthy meal plan for a person who needs about 2250 calories per day and has no health restrictions.
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.
Is Decaf Green Tea as Healthy as Regular Green...
Many people want to avoid caffeine late in the day, or maybe altogether. Find out if decaf green tea have the same benefits as green tea with caffeine.
Here's What You Can Eat on a Mechanical Soft Diet
A mechanical soft diet includes soft and easy to chew foods. It's helpful for people who have trouble chewing or may be too weak to chew regular foods.
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.
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.
Is the Nitrate in Leftover Vegetables Harmful?
Nitrates in vegetables aren't going to hurt you so save them, heat them and eat them.
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.
Looking for a Sample Meal Plan for Gaining...
A sample menu to help you design your own menu for gaining weight. This meal plan works for consuming 2,500 calories or 3,000 calories per day.
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.
How Much Sugar Is Safe to Eat With Diabetes?
It's okay to have a little sugar every day, but not too much. Here are some guidelines for a person with diabetes who wants to consume a little sugar.
The Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency
Prolonged vitamin D deficiency leads to weak bones. Here's an explanation of vitamin D deficiency and the symptoms, which include rickets and osteopenia.
17 Whole Grains You Should Be Eating
Whole grains are rich in fiber and nutrients and should be part of a healthy diet.
Diet and Chronic Pancreatitis
Here's what you can eat if you are on a low-fat diet and have pancreatitis.
Does Iceberg Lettuce Have Any Nutritional Value?
Iceberg lettuce has a wonderful crispness that makes it a favorite salad green. It's not as nutritious as darker greens, but it's still good for you.
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.
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.
15 Excellent Fish and Shellfish for Avoiding...
Fish and shellfish are good for your diet as long as they're not high in mercury. Here's a list of 15 fish and shellfish that are low in mercury.
Vitamin B-12 Requirements and Dietary Sources
Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for several body functions. It's found in meat and animal products.
2 Menu Choices for a 1,700 Calorie Diet
Two daily meal plan examples help you plan and follow a low-calorie diet. These menus are designed to meet your nutritional needs with 1,00 calories.
2 Sample Menus for a 1,500 Calorie Diet
Do you want to follow a low-calorie diet? Here's a sample menu that provides 1,500 calories per day.
Diet Help for End Stage Chronic Kidney Disease
Your diet may change during the end stage of kidney disease and when you start dialysis. You may need more protein, less sodium, and more calories.
11 Luscious Legumes to Add to Your Diet
Legumes, such as black-eyed​ peas, chickpeas, navy beans and lentils are high in protein and fiber, and minerals. Take a look at ten healthy legumes.
Diet Help for Early Stages of Kidney Failure
If you've been diagnosed with early kidney failure, you'll need to make some dietary changes, including a reduction in protein, phosphorus and sodium.
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.
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.
Which Form of Vitamin D is Better, D2 or D3?
Two forms of vitamin D are used as supplements: cholecalciferol (D3) and ergocalciferol (D2). They're both effective as dietary supplements.
How to Follow a Low-Calorie Diet and Not Hate It
About.com nutrition expert teaches you how to follow a low-calorie diet. It's not difficult to do, as long as you are prepared and follow your plan carefully.
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.
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.
Are All Processed Foods Unhealthy?
Processed foods have been changed from their natural state -- some are good for you and some are bad. Learn more about processed foods.
Learn What to Expect From a Niacin Flush
A niacin flush is a physical reaction that occurs after you take large doses of niacin supplements. It's not dangerous, but it can be frightening.
Eat These Foods to Boost Your Probiotics
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that are good for your health and prebiotics are indigestible carbohydrates​ that help them grow and flourish.
Foods You Shouldn't Eat When You Have Gout
Gout is painful -- here's a look at the foods that can trigger a gout attack. Avoiding these foods may help reduce your chance of an attack.
Is Pasta Bad for Your Health?
Pasta is made from grain and can be part of a healthy diet as long as you don't load it down with heavy cheesy sauces. Here's why pasta isn't bad for you.
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.
Why Eggs Are Good for You
Eggs are high in cholesterol, but they're also loaded with good nutrition. Learn why eating an egg or two every day just might be good for your diet.
Baby Food Diet for Adults - Fad or Fab?
Baby food dieters eat jars of baby food for one or two meals every day. Is this a realistic way to lose weight?
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 health professional who's right for you.
10 Healthy Foods that May Be Aphrodisiacs
Many foods are purported to be aphrodisiacs. They probably don't arouse anybody but many aphrodisiacs are healthy foods.
A Week of Healthy Meal Plans
Description and links to a week's worth of healthful balanced menus -- perfect for someone who doesn't have any dietary restrictions.
The Major Dietary Minerals and Where to Find Them
Major minerals are particularly important for healthy bones, teeth, muscles and fluid balance in the body. Learn more about each major mineral.
Understanding Nutrition and What We Eat: A...
Nutrition is the study of what we eat. Learn more about the basics of this interesting field of study and then learn how to improve your nutrition and diet.
What You Can Eat On a Pureed Diet
People who can't chew foods or have certain health conditions may need a pureed diet. Here's what you can eat on a pureed diet.
Dietary Trace Minerals and Where to Find Them
Trace minerals are essential for many body functions and biochemical processes. Learn more about the trace minerals.
How Much Protein Should a Person with Diabetes...
Protein is an essential nutrient but does increase​ your protein intake improve your blood sugar levels? Found out how much protein a person with diabetes needs.
Quiz Results -- Is Your Diet Healthy?
Here are the results for the healthy diet quiz.: healthy balanced diet kidney diseases nutrition tip food labels dietary advice
What Are the Side Effects of Too Much Caffeine?
Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, chocolate, and some soft drinks. Here's how much caffeine you can consume safely to avoid feeling jittery and anxious.
Are Dried Fruits Higher in Sugar Than Regular...
Dried fruit has more sugar by volume but not by piece. Find out why you need to watch for extra calories when you eat dried fruit.
What's in the Stomach's Gastric Juice?
The gastric juice is responsible for breaking down the foods you eat, so digestion can continue in the small intestine.
Eat These 10 Foods for a Healthy Immune System
Your immune system requires several different nutrients to work properly. These ten foods are all high in nutrients that are good for your immune system.
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.
What Are the Benefits of Eating Protein Bars?
Protein bars will help you boost your protein intake. But are they needed? Here are a few questions and answers about protein bars.
Magnesium Requirements and Dietary Sources
Magnesium is found in nuts, seeds, whole grains, legumes and dark green vegetables. It's required for normal muscle and nerve function.
5 Diet Tips to Help You Sleep Better
Eating right can help you sleep better at night. Here are our favorite foods and drink for healthier sleep.
What Are Enriched and Fortified Foods?
Replacing lost nutrients is called enriching and adding nutrients that aren't naturally there is called fortification.
Why Eating Asparagus Makes Your Urine Smell
Some people find that eating asparagus gives their urine a distinctive odor. But it doesn't happen to everyone, find out why.
These Foods Cause Gas
Gas can cause bloating and discomfort -- find out which foods cause gas. Cutting back on these foods may help reduce discomfort from gas.

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