When Going Organic Matters Most for You

In a perfect world, a food label like “organic” would be plain and simple. We don’t live in a perfect world. Instead, “organic” can apply to everything from an apple (which I recommend) to a sugar-packed cookie (which I do not recommend). Organic means health-boosting fruits and veggies or health-zapping junk food. Also, as I’ve … Read More

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Recipe: Refreshing Peach-Orange Smoothie

Try this cool, easy-to-make, peach and orange smoothie. It has healthy doses of vitamin C to support your immune system while promoting healthy skin.  Research also suggests that vitamin C can help reduce risk of stroke, cancer and cardiovascular disease.  So drink up in good health! Ingredients 2 cups light, no sugar added ice cream2 … Read More

Recipe: Crispy, Baked Kale Chips

No potato chip can beat this crispy snack — it’s not only scrumptious but also super-nutritious! A serving only has 112 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat, and you get a whopping 309 percent of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin A, 201 percent vitamin C, 14 percent calcium and 10 percent iron. Enjoy these tasty … Read More

Cheat Foods: Eat Like the Experts

We asked our doctors and registered dietitians: What are your favorite “cheat” foods? Their answers — including the idea that maybe “cheat” isn’t the best choice of words — may surprise you. As with all things related to food, moderation is the key. No such thing “Cheat food? No such thing,” says Laura Jeffers, MEd, … Read More

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Dieters: Don’t Ditch These 5 Foods

Are fruits and veggies the only food groups on your diet shopping list? If so, you’re missing out on the opportunity to get important vitamins and minerals, burn some fat and stay full longer. Amy Jamieson-Petonic, MEd, RD, suggests keeping the following foods in your diet — even when you’re on a diet. ‘Fall’ in … Read More

Dinner and Comfort Foods: Eat Like the Experts

After a long day of helping patients, what do Cleveland Clinic’s food experts eat to close out the evening? This week in our “Eat Like the Experts” series, our doctors and registered dietitians answer another question: What do you eat for dinner? They also reveal their favorite comfort foods — and ice cream is definitely … Read More