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Managing your health during Ramadan fasting

Ramadan includes refraining from food and drink from dawn to sunset. This shouldn't have a negative health effect for most people. But some need to prepare to avoid worsening a health condition.

March 20, 2023

Kale: Discover the 'secret powers' of this superfood

Kale earns the title "superfood" due to the vitamins A, B6, C, K, folate, fiber, carotenoids and manganese it contains. Find out why its color, texture and peppery flavor also make it a mealtime superstar, and get a delicious recipe.

Caitlin Terpstra RD By Caitlin Terpstra March 17, 2023

Cauliflower: A versatile nutrition superstar

Are you looking for a healthy food option and want to try something new or get ideas for an old favorite? Learn why cauliflower is a great choice, and get a delicious recipe.

Caitlin Terpstra RD By Caitlin Terpstra February 17, 2023

Fueling your run with good nutrition

When training for or running a race, it's essential to give your body the fuel it needs to cross the finish line. Get the details on the right mix of fuels.

Jamie Pronschinske, RDN, CD By Jamie Pronschinske February 15, 2023

Shame and guilt eating: Tackling binge-eating disorders

Most people occasionally eat too much, but it becomes excessive when a person has a binge-eating disorder. Here's how to know if your eating patterns are a concern and how treatment can help.

February 14, 2023

Check out chickpeas for year-round healthy eating

Meaty, nutty chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, can pump up protein and lower saturated fat in your diet. Discover how they can be a year-round, versatile addition to healthy dishes.

January 12, 2023

Make a plan for weight-loss success

With the holidays in the rearview mirror, is weight loss on your to-do list? For the best success, here's how to make a plan before you start.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth January 4, 2023

1-2-3 approach to eating fruits and veggies

If your goal is to eat more fruits and veggies, learn how counting to three can help you reach five or more servings a day.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth December 30, 2022

Discover popcorn's healthy side

Popcorn is more than fluffy fun. There's plenty of fiber. Learn how to pop and top this much-loved treat to keep it healthy.

Romi Londre RDN By Romi Londre December 23, 2022

Embrace a healthy mindset for eating — no matter the occasion

Holidays can be challenging when food is involved, but adopting a healthy eating mindset is important throughout the entire year. Read tips to improve your approach to balanced, mindful nutrition.

Lisa Hardesty PhDLP By Lisa Hardesty November 22, 2022

Fight off the flu with immune-boosting nutrients

Is it a myth or fact that chicken noodle soup can help you feel better when you are ill? Does vitamin C prevent illness? Check out myths and facts about immune-boosting nutrients.

Kristi Wempen RDN By Kristi Wempen November 16, 2022

It's OK to say 'yes' to potatoes

Potatoes have gotten a bad rap for their carb content. Learn why they're good for you, and get recipes to bring the comfort of potatoes to a healthy diet.

November 4, 2022