Some dietary supplements provide valuable nutrients that consumers don’t get enough of, but many others are ineffective and a waste of money. And their loose regulation helps mainly manufacturers, not consumers. That's why you need reliable, objective information about which supplements are useful, which aren’t, and which ones might not even be safe.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out if caffeine is the new wonder drug in our food supply. Is it harmful or helpful? And get detailed information, complete with charts, about how much caffeine is in the foods you eat and in the beverages you drink.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Physical activity combined with good nutrition can help you stay healthy, happy and independent. Learn which activities control weight, prevent cancer, ease joints, lower blood pressure, preserve mental sharpness and more.