Nutrition & Healthy Eating Topics

Does your diet need a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet doesn't have to be bland and boring.

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Where Is Your Sodium Hiding? Hint: It's Not Just in Your Saltshaker

Sodium is hidden in all kinds of foods--from bread to condiments. Excess sodium is linked to a number of health issues, including dementia. So, is sea salt a smarter alternative to table salt?Watch to find out.

Why Lunch Might Be the Most Important Meal of the Day

Ever notice that slump in productivity you get after lunch? (We do.) This week, dietitian Rachel Baer explains how food affects your afternoon energy levels -- and how to keep that energy up all day.

Why the Pounds Just Roll Off Your Husband ... But You Can't Drop an Ounce

Why do men seem to lose weight at the snap of a finger, while women can work their butts off without, well, working their butts off? Diana Keough explains.

Why We All Should Eat More Peanuts

In addition to being the perfect complement to your pad thai, peanuts offer some surprising health benefits. Watch to find out more.

Healthy Eating During Adolescence

Encourage your teen to eat three balanced meals a day, with fruits or vegetables as snacks.

Diseases & Conditions

Carnitine Deficiency

Carnitine is a natural substance that the body uses to process fats and produce energy. Carnitine deficiency is when not enough of the nutrient carnitine is available to cells in the body. This can cause muscle weakness and heart or liver problems.

Healthy Living

Metabolic Syndrome: Managing Salt

A key way to reduce the effects of metabolic syndrome is to lower high blood pressure. Reducing the amount of salt (sodium) in your diet is a great start.

Healthy Living

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Coronary Heart Disease

Omega-3s are a beneficial and essential form of fat, one that your body needs but can't make.

Choose My Plate

The My Plate plan can help you eat a variety of foods while encouraging the right amount of calories and fat.

Fruits and Veggies Matter

This national program encourages Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables, aiming for 5 to 9 servings a day.