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Fat Habit: Expecting too much, too soon

The 10 Worst Habits Destroying Your Diet

If you’re having problems losing weight or keeping it off, you may have one or more “fat habits”—those daily behaviors, choices, and actions that are keeping you out of your skinny jeans.  Here are 10 of the worst habits and how you can kick them now!


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8 Secrets for Aging Well

Want to live longer, look better, and feel full of energy? Look no further than how you eat and live. Some lifestyle choices lengthen lifespan; others shorten it dramatically.  By: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD


Foods to Boost Your Mind

Foods to Boost Your Mind

New research reveals eating these 10 foods can keep your mind sharp.


Lower Your Cholesterol

Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Cholesterol numbers too high? These five diet and lifestyle strategies let you nudge numbers down without medication.


Kraft Sensible Solution Nutrition Label

New Nutrition Labels

Back-of-box numbers are suddenly getting marquee treatment.


Healthy Grilling

10 Tips for Healthy Grilling

Everyone's favorite summertime cooking technique has suffered from alarming research about carcinogens. Here's how to grill food that's flavorful and safe.



The Hidden Sodium in Chicken

One chicken breast could eat up 20% of your sodium limit—before you even start to cook.


Nutrition Questions

Ask Our Dietitians

Our dietitians dig into your questions and dish real-deal nutrition advice.


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The Hidden Dangers of Sugary Drinks

Many sweet beverages are little more than sugar delivery systems, and the extra calories are easy to miss, or underestimate.


Suprisingly Healthy Foods

Surprisingly Healthy

Nutrition expert Katherine Brooking, MS, RD, reveals 10 surprising foods that that may benefit your health in ways you never imagined.


Crispy Bits Nutrition Labels

Health Claims Primer

Government regulations—or lack thereof—guide what can and can't be said on packages. Here's a primer.


Immunity-Boosting Foods

Flu-Fighting Foods

Good nutrition―always in season―is the key to staying in top health throughout flu season.


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Healthy Foods that Can Kill You

Eating a balanced diet of fruits and veggies is one of the best things you can do for your overall health but it's important to remember the a few that may have some killer side effects.


Twinkie Diet

How Calories Really Count

A calories is a calorie, no matter how you eat it, right?

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Cooking with Quinoa: 25 Recipes

High in protein and fiber, quinoa [KEEN-wah] is not only versatile, it also tastes wonderful and has a nice crunch. Find 24 delicious recipes for cooking with this ancient whole grain.

Quinoa with Roasted Garlic, Tomatoes, and Spinach Recipe