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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Recipe: Holiday Trail Mix

Recipe: Healthy Almond and Coconut Trail Mix

Tags: fruits and vegetables, Recipes, snacks, whole grains

This trail mix fits easily in a pocket or purse, and can help you avoid spur-of-the-moment fast food or other unhealthy choices. The protein, fiber, and whole grains will keep you satisfied.


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10 Holiday Survival Tips If You Have Diabetes

Tags: blood sugar, diabetes, glucose, healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, obesity, snacking, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes

The holidays tempt us with sugary, rich foods. Is it OK to indulge a little, even though you have diabetes? Marwan Hamaty, MD, talks about holiday challenges for those with diabetes.


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Recipe: Ensalada de Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Salad)

Tags: diet, foods from around the world, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, nutrition, Recipes

Today, our series on delicious heart-healthy holiday foods takes us to Mexico with a tangy and colorful ensalada de Noche Buena—or Christmas Eve salad.


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Try These 3 Mediterranean Dishes for Your Holiday Dinner

Tags: diet, foods from around the world, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, nutrition, Recipes

The Mediterranean diet is not only delicious, it’s healthy. Give these heart-healthy recipes a try for the holidays.


6 types of #tea that will make you healthier. #infographic

Beyond Superfoods: 6 Health-Boosting Teas (Infographic)

Tags: antioxidant, antioxidants, caffeine, cancer, heart disease, infographic, tea

More and more studies are pointing to the health benefits of tea. Black tea may be America's favorite, but our dietitian suggests trying six other with health benefits your body will appreciate.


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4 Ways to Control Your Gout This Holiday Season

Tags: diet, gout, healthy diet, holiday season

The holiday season comes with little indulgences. But when you have gout, you have to make sure those little indulgences don’t turn into big flare-ups.


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Best Ways for You to Eat Healthier in an Airport

Tags: healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, snacking, travel, travel tips

It is possible to eat healthy while you travel and wait in airports. But you do have to work at it. You have to be ready because unhealthy food is everywhere in an airport. Find some practical tips to eating well while you travel.


Split Pea and Rosemary Soup

Recipe: Split Pea and Rosemary Soup

Tags: fruits and vegetables, functional medicine, Recipes

Try this classic split pea soup infused with flavorful herbs and vegetables. It will become a family favorite.


6 Yummy Cookie Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

6 Yummy Cookie Recipes That Are Actually Healthy

Tags: foods from around the world, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, Recipes

It’s true: You can make mouth-watering, lighter versions of your favorite Christmas cookie recipes that substitute natural sweeteners and lower-fat ingredients—and no one will know the difference.


Homemade Festive Cinnamon Eggnog

Best – and Worst – Holiday Foods for Your Skin

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, holiday season, holidays, skin care, vitamins, weight gain

The holidays are coming – and so is holiday food. But weight gain and poor nutrition aren't the only things you might worry about. What you eat also can affect your skin’s appearance.