Nutrition Articles

The balancing act: A guide to heart-friendly holiday eating

In the setting of holiday fun and festivity, the willpower to make heart-healthy food choices can quickly evaporate. Planning ahead can help you navigate the hazards of holiday overindulgence while enjoying the flavors of the season. Instead of denying yourself once-a-year favorites, practice a balanced plate strategy that emphasizes vegetables, fruits, grains, and lean protein. (Locked) More »

Do you eat enough protein?

Guidelines say Americans can obtain 10% to 35% of their daily calories as protein. Higher-protein diets may have health benefits, but these are as yet unproven. Obtain protein from a range of healthy plant sources as well as meat. More »

Should you go organic?

While organic foods have fewer synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and are free of hormones and antibiotics, they don't appear to have a nutritional advantage over their conventional counterparts. More »