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Mastering nutrition basics comes down to understanding the roles that specific nutrients play in a healthy diet. Want to go beyond the nutrition basics? Talk to your doctor or a dietitian for personalized dietary advice that takes into account your health status, lifestyle, and food likes and dislikes.

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Dried beans: Rock stars of healthy meals

Looking to cook up something delicious and heart-healthy that doesn't break your food budget? You may already have the solution – beans – in your pantry. Learn about these meal-time rock stars.

Jamie Pronschinske, RDN, CD By Jamie Pronschinske February 14, 2024

More than stress: What you eat affects your blood pressure

Stress can increase your blood pressure, but so can what you eat. This eating plan can reduce or control blood pressure while reducing risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Jamie Pronschinske, RDN, CD By Jamie Pronschinske February 5, 2024

Game day grub: Tips for winning with party food choices

Game day sports parties are associated with food, friends and fun. Get tips to score big at your next party with a winning lineup of nutritious and delicious food options for your guests.

Kristi Wempen RDN By Kristi Wempen February 2, 2024

Fast facts on fats and heart health

Some fats are healthier for your heart than others. But how can you tell? Learn about each of the main types of fats, which to keep on hand and which ones you should try to avoid.

Jamie Pronschinske, RDN, CD By Jamie Pronschinske January 29, 2024

Are you mindlessly munching or sensibly snacking?

Smart snacking plays a role in your energy level, daily nutrients and weight management. Get expert tips to plan your snacks, evaluate hunger cues and make every nutrient-dense bite count.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin January 17, 2024

Freezing preserves food freshness, flavor

From reducing food waste to stretching your food budget, freezing foods at home is an easy, convenient way to preserve freshness and flavors. Check out these tips for best results.

Jamie Pronschinske, RDN, CD By Jamie Pronschinske January 10, 2024

Boost vitamin C with in-season citrus

Not only do the sunny colors and flavors of citrus fruits brighten meals, the vitamin C these foods contain is vital to your health. Learn more how easy it is to add to your diet.

Amanda Halls, R.D.N., L.D. By Amanda Halls January 3, 2024

Healthy changes that will make you thankful

Making a few changes to your favorite holiday meals and spending your calories wisely can help you celebrate in a healthier way. Get healthy recipe makeovers with loads of flavor and fewer calories.

Eileen Dutter, R.D. By Eileen Dutter November 22, 2023

6 tips for a healthy holiday makeover

Looking to improve or maintain your healthy lifestyle goals during the festive holiday season? These tips can help you savor a healthier holiday.

Amanda Halls, R.D.N., L.D. By Amanda Halls November 7, 2023

Follow a cholesterol-lowering diet during the holidays

The average adult consumes more than 4,000 calories during a holiday meal. If you follow a low-cholesterol diet, you still can enjoy foods you love. Here’s how to wisely plan your food choices.

Ripu Singh MD By Ripu Singh November 1, 2023

Diabetes: Prevention and warning signs

The number of Americans with diabetes is staggering. Discover the alarming statistics of this serious health concern, and learn how diabetes can be managed or prevented with lifestyle changes.

Allyn Wergin RDN By Allyn Wergin September 6, 2023

5 nutrition tips to maximize your workouts

Eating and exercise are closely connected. Proper nutrition is essential for building strength and fueling activity. These five tips will get you started training for an athletic event.

Corrinna Lenort, R.D.N. By Corrinna Lenort August 21, 2023