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Today’s goal is not to re-create a Norman Rockwell painting, but to produce a festive meal you will be happy to serve on Thanksgiving Day. The biggest change: If you don’t need to present the whole turkey for carving at the table, cook a turkey breast instead.
Vegetables offer not only a variety of flavors and textures--they are also packed with nutrients. But many Americans limit their vegetable consumption to just a few types.
Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is good for your health, and it may reduce your risk for many chronic illnesses. Here’s how to choose produce at the peak of its freshness so you’ll enjoy it even more.
Detailed information on diagnosing and evaluating heart disease in children
Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.
Perk up an old holiday favorite with the brightness of fruit and two kinds of healthy rice.
Eating healthy is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is something that should be taught to children at a young age.
Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best weapons for fighting cardiovascular disease and other heart conditions.
The kitchen is the "dirtiest" room in the house, according to a recent study, because people are less likely to use strong cleaners and disinfectants in that room.
Choosing how to feed your baby is an important decision that has life-long effects for your baby and for you.
Following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet reduced blood pressure. This diet is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and total fat and emphasizes fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products.
Omega-3s are a beneficial and essential form of fat, one that your body needs but can't make.
Many people experience late-in-the-day energy lags, but you can take steps to prevent them.
You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not your young children. But diet and exercise habits started in childhood can begin a lifetime of heart health, or a lifetime of heart damage.
In a healthy choice contest, fresh fruit would win out over a slice of pie any day. But many of us find it hard to resist the dessert. Here are tips to help you eat nutritiously.
This casserole is healthy, hearty, filling—and easy to freeze for a quick weeknight meal.
The alkaline diet, also known as the acid-alkaline diet, is widely touted in books and online. It’s based on the idea that the typical American diet raises acid levels in the body. This is said to cause a broad range of health problems, including osteoporosis, cancer, and high blood pressure. Advocates claim that by eating less acid-forming foods, you can lose weight and improve your overall health.
If you are what you eat, that's particularly true for your teeth and gums. When you drink and munch starchy foods, you're not only feeding yourself, you're feeding the plaque that can cause havoc in your mouth.
More than 170 million Americans celebrate Halloween. Tricks for making it a healthier holiday can benefit your children and those who come to your door.
Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in your body. Most of your body's fat is stored as triglycerides.
Take your tailgate from average to awesome by making it healthy, safe, and fun.
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