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Special Diets

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.

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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!

How Cheese Lover Bianca Acebron Peco Lowered Her Cholesterol

Submitted by admin on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 14:04
When Bianca ­Acebron Peco was told she'd have to drop her favorite food group, forever, she was devastated. "I'm a cheese-a-holic!" says the New Hampshire resident. Unfortunately, cheese and her other go-tos, ice cream and milk, are often high in saturated fat—something that people with high cholesterol may need to limit. And in 2011, at age 19, Bianca found out she had high cholesterol.

30 Healthy Low-Carb Foods to Eat

Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/06/2016 - 08:35

You've decided you're going on a low-carb diet. So what do you actually eat? The key to not feeling deprived is to consume a variety of foods from all the food groups—even grains can fit nicely into low-carb eating. At EatingWell, we recommend that on a low-carb diet you get about 40 percent of your calories from carbs, or at least 120 grams of carbs total per day. That amount helps you maintain a balanced diet and get all your nutrients in. It's also more doable and less restrictive than following super-low-carb diets.

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.

Your 1-Day, Lean & Clean 1,800-Calorie Meal Plan

Submitted by admin on Wed, 12/06/2017 - 21:51

Eating clean doesn't have to be complicated or cumbersome. This 1-day meal plan is a perfect example of just how deliciously simple clean-eating can be. These daily eats are free of additives and foods with long ingredient lists and full of real foods like fresh vegetables, dairy and whole grains. Quick, clean and satisfying, this wholesome meal plan sets you up for a healthy and successful day.

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Your Anti-Aging Diet

Submitted by admin on Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:12
7 anti-aging superfoods

Add years to your life with these 7 anti-aging superfoods.

Can you add years to your life by making smarter food choices? Yes! There are many variables involved in how long you live, but by following a healthy lifestyle, staying active and eating a nutrient-packed diet, you can help slow the aging process and perhaps even stave off age-related diseases, including osteoporosis, diabetes and heart disease.