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How to diet doesn’t have to be about fancy (and expensive) diet programs. You can follow a simple over-arching plan for all your meals that allows you to eat a diet that’s rich in beneficial nutrients and low in the things that are harmful…and you can have tasty meals, too!
Here are the foods that are best for your overall health, because they contain the right amounts of vital nutrients that promote good health. Eat these items regularly, and you’ll avoid developing debilitating diet-related diseases.
Heart disease is a big killer, and a proper diet can help ward off this deadly disease. Get the scientific facts about heart disease and its causes…and also get our valuable action-oriented advice about what you can do to prevent it.
The best way to ensure that you eat a healthy diet, day in and day out, is to prepare your own meals. And that’s easier when someone else has vetted them for nutritiousness and deliciousness! Our tried-and-true recipes are easy to follow and have been created and tested by our very own professional chef, Healthy Cook Kate Sherwood.
Forget about fad diets and expensive diet programs! With the right tools and information, you can control your own weight with quick and easy ways for changing your eating habits. Discover easy ways to trim pounds without punishing yourself.
Thousands die every year from foodborne illnesses, and much of that is preventable. Besides more government inspections to stop contaminated foods from ever reaching your kitchen, take your own steps to avoid tainted foods.
You’ll uncover foods that just aren’t worth your time…brand names called out, so you’ll know exactly what you should avoid. We don’t take any advertising or money from government or industry, so we’re free to blow the whistle on foods that are just plain awful.
Good fat, bad fat. What is best, and what should you avoid? And how fat is fat? Measure your body mass index (BMI) as a general guide, but be sure to count food calories and the density of the calories in the food you eat, too.
Discover best ways to measure your calorie consumption and set reasonable targets. And it’s not only about counting calories…the density of the calories in the food you eat matters, too. You’ll have sound guidance about your calorie consumption with our direct and easy-to-follow advice.
Scientific evidence shows that there is a relationship between diet and disease. Eat good foods and you can ward off many ilnesses, and diabetes is no different. Discover best ways to dodge diabetes.
Vitamin supplements are one of the mostly highly unregulated areas of our dietary supply. That’s why you need to pay attention to what’s good, what’s bad…what’s unnecessary and how you can get the same benefit of some supplements directly from food.
Too much sugar in your diet can cause many health problems. And you should know how much is too much…and what alternatives there are to processed sugar. Are the sugar substitutes on the market safe and are any of them good alternatives to regular sugar?
Salt (sodium chloride) is perhaps the deadliest ingredient in the food supply. While a small amount of sodium is necessary for health, the amount in a typical diet these days is enough to cause high blood pressure, or hypertension. Discover how to control the sodium in your diet by avoiding the most common salt-laden foods.
Food sensitivities are not uncommon. Get sound advice about eating gluten-free…even if you don’t have celiac disease and just want to eat a more healthful diet. Here you’ll discover good gluten-free foods…and some bad gluten-free foods.