Diets

General diet information and guidance, as well as tailored diets for those living with a chronic illness.

Protect Your Skin with the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet—rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids—can help lower your risk of developing skin cancer.

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Survivors Reduce Cancer Death Risk with Diet

Cancer survivors can lower their risk of cancer-related death in the future by up to 65 percent through a diverse, low fat diet.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

To Live Longer, Change Your Eating Habits

If longevity is on your mind as you get older, research shows that changing your diet is the best way to add years onto your life.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

10 Foods on the MIND Diet

This menu may help cut your risk of dementia, the latest evidence shows.

By Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H.

Low Carb Vs. High Carb Diets

Low carb diets are popular for weight loss and diabetes management. Learn how they compare to modern high-carb diets and their long-term health impacts.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Low-Carb Diets Different for Men and Women

Low-carb diets have become increasingly popular for promoting weight loss and heart health, but your gender might affect the outcome.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

12 Healthy Fast Food Finds

Stopping for fast food is sometimes inevitable, but that doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy. These are the menu items you should pick.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Foods to Stock up on While Traveling

Traveling and going on vacation doesn’t have to mean gaining five pounds. Prepare and pack the right foods.

By Jaime Galinsky

Do Processed Foods Belong in a Heart-Healthy Diet?

It may seem impossible to find processed foods that fit within a heart healthy diet but a few might make the cut. Learn more about convenient foods that will also keep you healthy.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Should You Be Eating More MCT Oils?

Are MCT oils like coconut oil and butter from grass-fed beef really healthier for you?

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Is 'Bulletproof Coffee' Really Bulletproof?

Bulletproof Coffee is all the rage. But is it right for you?

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Meet the Experts

Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian specializing in diabetes, cardiovascular health, GI disorders, food allergies, and weight management.

Amy Hendel, P.A.

Health Writer

Amy Hendel P.A.,The HealthGal, is a medical/lifestyle reporter, nutrition/fitness expert, Health Coach/brand ambassador.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian specializing in diabetes, cardiovascular health, GI disorders, food allergies, and weight management.

Health News

Can a Plant-Based Diet Help Fight Type 2 Diabetes?

Research suggests that plant-based diets can improve blood glucose control, promote weight loss, and improve cholesterol levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

Cooking to Control Pain: Mediterranean Diet

Foods can trigger pain, so now is a good time to discover new recipes and foods that can help you feel better. A mediterranean diet will lower your glycemic load, help you balance your omegas, and give you a wide variety of plant-based nutrients.

Going Meatless Can Be Easy, Healthy, and Delicious

Eating a mostly plant-based diet has shown to work wonders on the body. Start with these yummy recipes.