You may think of heart disease as a problem for adults, not your young children. But diet and exercise habits started in childhood can begin a lifetime of heart health, or a lifetime of heart damage.
Here's food for thought on dietary changes that can help you prevent several serious conditions.
Certain types of fats can actually help your heart, so you don't need to avoid fat altogether. Instead, watch how much and what type you eat.
You don't have to give up fast food to get your diet on the right track. You can make your meals-on-the-go healthier by ordering wisely.
Using a meat thermometer to make sure foods reach the correct internal temperature can protect your family from salmonella and other illnesses.
Table salt sprinkled on food accounts for about 15 percent of most people's daily sodium intake. An additional 10 percent occurs naturally in foods. The remainder -- 75 percent -- comes from processed and restaurant food.
When the mercury is high, we all crave meals that are cool and refreshing.
Are you a "fungophobe"? That's what mushroom lovers call people who are afraid to eat mushrooms. True, some wild ones are deadly -- but that's no reason to fear the rich variety of fresh and dried mushrooms popping up in supermarkets.
You can avoid foodborne illness by following these ideas for safe food handling and cooking.
At home or when dining out, here are suggestions on how to add the goodness of greens to your diet.
Casseroles are all about efficiency. Making a meal in one pot means you do everything at the same time.
As a word, "cheese" always brings a smile for photographers. As a food, it brings lots of flavor to breakfast omelets, luncheon sandwiches or dinner entrees. It's got plenty of bodybuilding protein and bone-building calcium, as well.
Some kids don't want to try new things in their lunch. But a variety of foods gives children a variety of nutrients and expands their palates.
You can enjoy cooking classes, even if you've prepared meals most of your life. You can learn techniques that help your health and your budget while you're having fun.
Today's salads offer a variety of greens, often with fruits, nuts, cheese, seeds, roasted or grilled vegetables, and beef, chicken or fish.
Americans consume two to three times more salt or sodium than is healthy.
Eating healthy can reduce your risk of illness and lengthen your life. Eating a balanced, low-fat, low-cholesterol diet reduces your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, stroke and other diseases. Follow these tips to help improve your diet.
At every stage of life, healthful eating fuels health and fitness.
If you're not eating right, you may be at risk for problems with your teeth and mouth. Bad eating habits can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
Many nutrition experts say that having a healthy snack midmorning or midafternoon can help you maintain your energy and prevent you from eating too much at lunch or dinner.
Now is the time to share your tried-and-true recipes and kitchen sense with those who will appreciate them the most: your grandchildren.
One way to ensure that you are able to prepare healthful meals is to buy healthful foods. If you have healthful snacks on hand, when the munchies strike, you can reach for fruits and vegetables instead of chips.
Sugar fuels the body and every cell in it. The more you eat it, the more you want.
Kids who drink soda tend to eat fewer fruits and vegetables, and get less calcium, protein and vitamins A and D, because they are drinking less milk. They also take in more calories.
Obesity has become a public health crisis in the United States, in part, because Americans are consuming more calories than they did 30 years ago. A large part of that increase in consumption can be pinned on a greater use of foods prepared away from home -- those ready-to-eat items available at restaurants, grocery store food counters and fast-food eateries.
In recent years, scientists have conducted tests on tea to better understand what its health benefits may be.
When you don't drink enough water, your body can't work at its best. As dehydration sets in, you'll feel lethargic and you may have trouble thinking clearly.
Studies show the nutrients and fiber in apples have health benefits that range from better digestion to lower cholesterol.