Diet & Nutrition

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How Almonds Can Improve Your Heart Health

Tags: almond oil, diabetes, fiber, healthy diet, healthy fats, Mediterranean diet, saturated fat

Native to the Mediterranean climate, almonds are a staple of the heart-healthy diet and provide many health benefits. It's true they’re high in fat in general, but they’re packed with healthy monounsaturated fat.


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Plant-Based, Lower-Fat Diet May Benefit Kids Most

Tags: A transplant story with heart starts here, blood pressure, cholesterol, healthy diet, heart disease, study, vegan

Researchers have long been telling us that a heart-healthy diet can benefit children as well as adults. A new study shows that these health gains could occur as quickly as in a month.


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4 Things You Should Know About Cancer and Dehydration

Tags: cancer, cancer treatments, dehydration, hydration

Dehydration is an important issue for cancer patients. In this post, Cancer Answer Nurse Josette Snyder, RN, MSN, AOCN, gives advice on how to keep hydrated during cancer treatment.


Which Yogurt Is Right for You? (Infographic)

Which Yogurt Is Right for You? (Infographic)

Tags: breakfast, calcium, dairy, infographic, probiotics, protein, soy, yogurt

See how popular dairy and non-dairy yogurts compare. Get tips from a dietitian along with ideas for incorporating yogurt into your diet.


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Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Supplement Labels

Tags: FDA, healthy diet, herbs and spices, study, vitamins and supplements

A study finds four out of five herbal supplements are not what they claim. Unlike prescription drugs, there is no oversight for herbal supplements. But if you read the label, you can find a safe and reputable brand.


Salmon and Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe

Recipe: Salmon and Warm Cannellini Bean Salad (Video)

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, fish, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, omega-3, Recipes

This Italian-inspired salad is a quick workday meal for the entire family. Packed with fiber, potassium, and your daily allotment of omega-3-rich fats, this is a perfect dish anytime.


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6 Surprising Ways Garlic Boosts Your Health

Tags: garlic, healthy diet, immune system, inflammation, skin care

Adding garlic to your diet can improve your overall health, from your hair to your heart. See six ways this herb-like vegetable can help your body.


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Could You Be Ruining Your Teeth With These 5 Bad Habits?

Tags: bad habits, dental health, dentist, healthy diet, oral health, sugar, teeth, teeth grinding, tobacco, tooth decay

While we all know candy and soda are not good for our teeth, there are other things we may be doing that we don't realize could be harming our dental health. Find easy tips to take better care of your teeth and gums.


Recipe: Quinoa and Vegetables (Video)

Recipe: Quinoa and Vegetables (Video)

Tags: #LoveYourHeart, cooking shows, healthy cooking, healthy eating, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, Recipes, superfoods, vegetables, vegetarian

This healthy whole grain is subtly spicy and delicious served with fish or chicken.


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Why You Should No Longer Worry About Cholesterol in Food

Tags: bad cholesterol, cholesterol, diabetes, good cholesterol, HDL, healthy diet, heart healthy diet, LDL, study, Trans fats

A top nutrition advisory committee says people no longer have to be concerned about eating foods that are high in cholesterol. The committee’s report will help shape the next version of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines.