Diets

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

Are Processed Foods Killing Us?

Processed foods may be a major culprit in the obesity epidemic. Learn why eating low fat or low carb might not matter as much as eating real food.

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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.

By Eileen Bailey

Low FODMAP Diet to Treat Digestive Health Issues

The low FODMAP diet can help to prevent bloating, cramping, diarrhea, flatulence, and other symptoms that are common for people who suffer from IBS, Crohn's disease, UC, or celiac disease. These are the foods to stock up on, and the ones to avoid.

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Monomania: The (Crazy) Eat One Food Diet

Why would a person eat one food every day for many days? To lose weight of course. Really not a good idea.

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.

By Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

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

Meet the Experts

Carmen Roberts, MS, RD, LDN

Health Professional

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, MS, RD, LDN

Health Professional

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.