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Want to ease chronic inflammation? Start with your grocery list

Chronic inflammation can lead to a multitude of health conditions. Learn how the choices you make at the grocery store can reduce inflammation and improve your health.

October 14, 2021
Forking salad, glass of wine on table

Balancing the risks, benefits of alcohol

Can drinking alcohol in moderation be good for your health? It's possible, but you need to balance the risks and benefits. Learn more before you raise a glass.

Jamie Pronschinske RDN CD By Jamie Pronschinske October 12, 2021
Oatmeal with almonds and blueberries

Start your day with healthy oatmeal

Start your morning off right with a healthy breakfast of versatile oatmeal. It's inexpensive, and packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. Try these recipes and ideas for making oatmeal part of your diet.

Romi Londre RDN By Romi Londre October 6, 2021
At kitchen counter, pouring milk into cup with fruit

A closer look at lactose intolerance

When you love milk, but it doesn't love you back, you may be lactose-intolerant. Take a closer look at this common condition, including causes, ways to minimize symptoms and how you still can eat well.

Romi Londre RDN By Romi Londre September 10, 2021
Takeout food and beverages

5 tips for keeping takeout food safe to eat

Many restaurants offer takeout meals as a quick option for when you don't feel like cooking. Follow these 5 tips when you place your order to ensure it's safe to eat.

Kjersten Nett LD By Kjersten Nett August 23, 2021
Corn on the cob with limes

Corn: A versatile, nutritious choice

Corn is one of the most versatile grains consumed worldwide. Now that roadside stands have an abundance of corn, learn about the health benefits, and how to choose and prepare it.

Caitlin Terpstra RD By Caitlin Terpstra August 5, 2021
Harvesting homegrown tomato

Start savoring your homegrown nutrition

It’s satisfying to pick vegetables you've grown yourself. Harvest your homegrown nutrition and put it to use by trying these delicious ideas.

Emily Schmidt RD By Emily Schmidt August 3, 2021
Two children eating watermelon

The wonders of watermelon

Watermelon is a staple at many summertime picnics and gatherings around the country. While most people agree watermelon tastes good, a majority are unaware of the many health benefits this wonderful fruit contains.

Kristi Wempen RDN By Kristi Wempen July 27, 2021
Eggs in a wood bowl

Is it healthy to eat eggs every day?

Eggs are in the news again. Are they good or bad for you? Here's the info you need to make eggstra-smart choices.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth July 22, 2021
Lemons and limes in water glass

Tips for drinking more water

You may be surprised to find out you’re not drinking enough water. Find out why it’s important to stay hydrated, and get tips for upping your water game.

Liana Reiland DNP By Liana Reiland July 12, 2021
Cucumber and watermelon drink

Making low-sugar, high-impact summer drinks

You want to keep hydrated in summer months, but many beverages contain unwanted calories and sugar. Learn how to create a healthy summer drink.

July 2, 2021
Citrus fruits

Boost your senses with citrus fruits

When you boost your senses, you make eating more enjoyable. Find out how to incorporate citrus into your day with these easy recipes.

June 28, 2021