Diet & Nutrition

Find wellness and disease-prevention tips about food, fitness, lifestyle, mental attitude and more from our Wellness Institute, led by Chief Wellness Officer and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Michael Roizen.

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Food Labels?

Tags: added sugar, diet, food labels, healthy diet, nutrition, nutrition labels, salt, sodium, sugar

Healthy eating starts with savvy shopping. Test your knowledge of different types of food labeling this quiz.

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Gene in Children Linked to Higher Risk of Celiac Disease

Tags: autoimmune disorders, celiac, celiac disease, gene, genetic disorder, genetics

Researchers may be a step closer to helping doctors identify children born with a higher risk for Celiac disease, which ultimately could result in earlier treatment and fewer complications from the disorder.

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6 Do’s and Don’ts for Athletes Losing Weight

Tags: athletes, calories and weight loss, exercise, healthy diet, sugar, weight gain, weight loss

If you're an athlete who wants to lose weight for a performance edge, find out the best ways to go about it -- and what to avoid.

Carrott Zucchini Muffins

Recipe: Morning Glory Chia Seed Muffins

Tags: breakfast, fruits and vegetables, morning, omega-3, Recipes, seeds

These muffins are mildly sweet, nutty and full of veggies and fiber. The cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, raisins and dates all make these muffins so delicious, you'll forget they're so good for you!

Child doesn't like broccoli

5 Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching Kids Good Eating Habits

Tags: Be Well e-News, childhood nutrition, healthy eating, pediatrics, snacking

Learn why forbidding food backfires with kids. And why it’s OK to keep offering foods your youngster doesn’t want. Our expert shares five do's and don’ts for the family table — and explains why it’s never too early to start.

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Best Beverages for Your Kids to Drink in Hot Weather

Tags: calcium, dehydration, diet, drinks, summer safety, vitamin D

Whether your child is dripping with sweat from playing tag in the hot sun or from playing basketball in the gym, it's critical for moms and dads to make sure their youngsters drink enough fluids in the summertime.

Tofu Meatballs

Recipe: Tofu Italian ‘Meatballs’

Tags: calcium, healthy diet, Recipes, vegetarian

For a twist on the traditional, try this recipe the next time you crave Italian. You’ll eat fewer calories, less fat and less cholesterol. And as a bonus, the tofu is a good source of calcium.

Fresh Apples

Make the Most of Your Farmer’s Market Trip (Slideshow)

Tags: farmer's market, fruits and vegetables, heart-healthy oils, whole grains

Farmer’s markets bring fresh food to the neighborhood and boost the local economy. They save on shipping and fuel (and make our planet happy). Join Cleveland Clinic registered dietitian Laura Jeffers as she shares these tips for shopping at a farmer’s market.

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When Going Organic Matters Most for You

Tags: diet, food, food labels, healthy diet, organic

For certain fruits, veggies, meats and dairy, savvy shoppers get benefits from choosing organic — both physical and personal.

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How to Ease Your Arthritis Pain With Simple Food Swaps

Tags: arthritis, chronic inflammation, diet & nutrition, nutrition, oils, rheumatoid arthritis

If you have arthritis or joint pain, you can make simple changes in your diet to reduce inflammation. It's a natural way to use food as medicine -- to stop the pain before it starts.