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Food & Nutrition

Latest trends and guidance on food, nutrition, and recipes for general healthy living and chronic illnesses.

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Weight

Coffee May Help You Lose Weight

Talk about a morning perk! New research shows that coffee may jumpstart your body’s fat-burning potential.

By Lara DeSanto

The Latest

spice blend

The Spice Blend With Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Researchers tested a specific blend of spices with the potential to lower inflammation in the body. Even better news: It’s also delicious.

By Sarah Ellis
chocolate craving

How to Curb Your Quarantine Sweet Tooth

Here’s why sugar keeps calling your name (especially now)—and what you can do to ignore the constant craving.

By Sarah Ellis
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Psoriasis and Diet: What's the Link?

A new study says foods commonly eaten in the U.S. may play a bigger role in the skin disease than previously thought.

By Jennifer Tzeses
food shopping with eczema

Let's Talk About Eczema and Diet

When it comes to this skin condition and nutrition, it isn't as simple as eat this, not that. But knowing the correlation between certain foods and the complex disease can help take a bite out of the itch.

By Jennifer Tzeses
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Nutrition

9 Superfoods for High Blood Pressure

Adding these heart-healthy bites to your diet could help you keep your BP in check.

By Holly Pevzner
salt

Surprise! These Foods Are Sneaky-High in Sodium

From breakfast to dessert, salt pops up in the strangest places. Here’s how to be smart about your intake, without sacrificing flavor.

By Laurel Leicht
Holiday meal.
Holiday Cooking & Recipes

9 Ways to Slash Salt From Your Holiday Meals

Whether you’re hosting or guesting, here’s how to be sodium-smart without missing out on the good stuff.

By Laurel Leicht
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Liver

The Best Diet for Hepatitis C

Worried you’ll be restricted with what you can eat if you have Hepatitis C? No need to be concerned–you've got a ton of healthy options that will make your liver happier.

By Elizabeth Millard
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Prevention

Could This Kitchen Staple Help You Live Longer?

Don’t believe the hype! This versatile ingredient is the real superstar of the Mediterranean diet.

By Lara DeSanto
Fresh eggs.
Autoimmune Diseases

Is This Food Group Making You Flare?

Methionine, an amino acid found in meat and eggs, fuels your energy levels and—unfortunately—the progression of your chronic condition too, finds new research.

By Lara DeSanto

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.

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.