From juice and fruit punch to flavored milk and soda, your child’s favorite sugary drink can lead to a multitude of not-so-sweet health problems, including tooth decay, obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.
Revamp your favorite Italian recipes with heart-healthy cooking tips from Cleveland Clinic nutrition experts.
You scream for ice cream — but every time you indulge in a cone, your stomach answers back to you. Could it be lactose intolerance? Find out how to get a diagnosis and manage this condition.
Processed food has become more American than apple pie. But chemical additives in the food, if consumed in large quantities, may be a health concern. Here are five additives you should avoid.
Lots of controversy and confusion surround cholesterol. In patients who have coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease or carotid artery disease, there is no question about the benefit of cholesterol-lowering medications. However, for the rest of us who don’t have these diseases and don’t want to get them, how can we lower our cholesterol naturally? There are … Read More
Calorie- and fat-conscious eaters may opt for turkey bacon as a healthier alternative to the traditional kind. But this substitute is also high in fat and sodium and offers few other benefits.
Most meat lovers already know the ugly truth: Eating red meat can increase your risk of heart disease. Study after study shows the link. But what’s a cookout without burgers and brats? Turns out it can still be a blazing success. Dietitian Kate Patton and intern Sara Saliba within Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Preventive Cardiology … Read More
The best breakfast foods give you fuel in the tank for energy that lasts. They boost your metabolism, fight disease and help you keep your weight down. The worst breakfast foods do the opposite. They lead to mid-morning crashes, wreak havoc on your metabolism, encourage disease and cause weight gain. You shouldn’t skip breakfast — … Read More
The health benefits of choosing whole foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains are nearly endless. One of the primary benefits of nutrient-rich foods is that they can reduce inflammation in the body.
In three years, you won’t find foods with artificial trans fats on your grocery store shelves. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stated that manufacturers have to remove all trans fat from their products in that time frame. Why wait? With a little smart shopping, you can avoid the worst type of fat now. … Read More