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Nutrition

Vitamin D: What does it do and how to get it

Vitamin D is counted among the essential vitamins and minerals to keep the body healthy. Find out why and how you can add more Vitamin D to your diet.

Can You Trick Your Brain into Eating Less?

Eating less does take willpower, but there are little tricks that can help along the way.

The Brain's Pleasure Center: A HealthCentral Explainer

If you spend any time reading brain and behavior studies, you will find plenty of references to “pleasure centers” lighting up in response to all kinds of behaviors. But what exactly is a pleasure center and how does it affect human behavior? Eureka ...

Nutrition

Nutrition: The Bare Minimum

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Agriculture set new nutritional standards for Americans and created My Plate, which replaced the familiar Food Pyramid.

Travel

INFOGRAPHIC: The Skinny on Baseball Food

As much as we’d like to think otherwise, observing sporting events does not count as a workout and calories consumed while watching sports events are not immediately burned. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a fun day at the ballpark without over...

INFOGRAPHIC: Bittersweet Health Facts about Chocolate

As if you needed more reasons to love it, here is an inside look at exactly why chocolate (in moderation) can be very good for you. _ (click image to enlarge)_

Summer

Your Guide to Summer Food

Summer is a great time to experiment with fresh, healthy foods. Here is a run down of some of our favorite seasonal summer food.

Nutrition

Inside a nutrition label

Food companies love to slap phrases like 'a good source of fiber," “smart choice,” “low in sodium” and the like on the front of their packaging. But the no-frills information about what is actually in the food you eat is hiding in the back, on t...

Can I Eat That? A Celiac Disease Food Quiz

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes an immune-mediated toxic reaction in the small intestine when the patient eats foods that contain gluten. To avoid long-term damage and discomfort, patients with celiac should eliminate gluten from ...

Six Myths about Celiac Disease

Myth: Celiac disease is a type of wheat allergy Fact: Celiac Disease is not an allergy but an autoimmune disorder that is triggered by gluten. Gluten is a protein found in all form of wheat, rye barley, triticale and some oats. When someone with Celi...