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Ground turmeric

Brighten dark days with sunny turmeric

Since ancient times, golden-yellow turmeric has been used in dishes and as a dye and health treatment. Now it's poised to be a top food trend in 2022. Try it in one of these recipes.

Romi Londre RDN By Romi Londre January 12, 2022
Parent and child making healthy food

Healthy holidays: 6 tips for maintaining good habits

The holidays dish up a festive plateful of temptations. These 6 at-home strategies can help you maintain your healthy habits.

Anne Harguth RD By Anne Harguth December 10, 2021
Holiday table place setting

8 tips for celebrating without sabotaging

Holidays mean spending time with family and friends, and celebrating the joys in life, including food. Follow these 8 tips to enjoy a healthier holiday season without the extra weight.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin December 9, 2021
Lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit

Add citrus colors, flavors to meals

Oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit and tangerines are among the juicy citrus fruits that can be a healthy addition to any diet. Learn about the health benefits, and try these colorful, delicious recipes using citrus.

December 1, 2021
Plant proteins

Tips for eating more plant proteins

Plant foods are full of fiber and nutrients that may help prevent chronic illness, and they're also good sources of protein. Learn ways to add plants into your diet and get a delicious new take on chili.

November 15, 2021
Immune boosting food

Fight off the flu with immune-boosting nutrients

It's flu season and time to get a flu shot. But what about foods or supplements to ward off the flu and colds? Check out these myths, facts and immune-boosting recipes.

October 26, 2021
Produce aisle shopping

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