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Let our experts help you eat a vegan, gluten-free, high-fiber, diabetic diet and more the right way and eat right for your special dietary needs.

Top Vegetarian Protein Sources

Submitted by admin on Thu, 02/16/2017 - 15:37

These vegetarian protein sources make it easy to get your protein fill if you're eating a vegetarian or vegan diet or just trying to eat less meat and more plants. Yes, the list extends way beyond tofu (which clocks in at about 9 grams per 3-ounce serving, for the record). Take a look!

Starting a Gluten-Free Diet: A Guide for Beginners

Submitted by admin on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 09:17

It's one of the most buzzed-about diets today—but how do you get started eating a gluten-free diet? While less than one percent of Americans have celiac disease and follow a gluten-free diet as a medical necessity, more of us are ditching the bread for other reasons. One in five Americans say they try to eat gluten-free foods, while one in six avoid gluten altogether, according to a 2015 Gallup poll.

10 Foods That Lower Cholesterol

Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 12:13

There's no magical food to keep your heart healthy, but there are a lot of foods that can help—including these foods that help lower your cholesterol. In addition to cutting back on foods that can raise total cholesterol and getting enough exercise, make sure to eat more of these foods that improve your cholesterol profile by raising "good" HDL and/or lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol. These foods include some old standbys, such as oatmeal and fruit, plus a few surprising foods that can help lower cholesterol to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.

What You Can Do to Raise Your Good HDL Cholesterol

Submitted by admin on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:17
It’s important to know your level of HDL cholesterol. All adults should have this checked every five years along with their lipid levels (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides). High-density lipoprotein, or HDL, is “good” because it carries excess cholesterol away from your arteries to your liver, where it’s cleared from the body. When HDL falls to 50 mg/dL or lower for women or is ≤40mg/dL for men, it signals an increased risk of heart disease. Levels of ≥60 mg/dL may be protective.

Gluten-Free Foods List

Submitted by admin on Thu, 05/24/2018 - 08:34
If you eat gluten-free, a gluten-free foods list is a valuable resource. Navigating stores and restaurants to find gluten-free food options may be challenging at times. This gluten-free foods list can help you know what to look for (and what to look out for) when choosing grains and other foods that may contain gluten.

9 Healthy Foods from the Mediterranean Diet

Submitted by admin on Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:47
Key ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine include olive oil, fresh fruits and vegetables, protein-rich legumes, fish and whole grains with moderate amounts of wine and red meat. The flavors are rich, and the health benefits for people choosing a Mediterranean diet, one of the world's healthiest, are hard to ignore-they are less likely to develop high blood pressure, high cholesterol or become obese.