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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.

The Latest

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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.

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16 Easy Low-FODMAP Recipes

Sometimes your GI system just needs a break already. These recipes serve up easy-to-digest meals that satisfy your hunger and help you heal.

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Cholesterol

An Avocado a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

You know what they say about apples—one a day will keep the doctor away—but a new study finds this old saying could apply to avocados, too.

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Risk Factors

Could a Yogurt-a-Day Help Keep Breast Cancer Away?

Researchers have been studying potential causes of breast cancer, the most common cancer in women other than skin cancers, for decades. And there’s a new hypothesis: Could harmful bacteria in our bodies be one cause of breast cancer?

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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.

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Living With

The Best (and Worst) Foods for Fighting RA

What you eat can improve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms...or make them act up. Learn how to tweak your diet to feel better today.

Food Swaps for COPD
Nutrition

Healthy Eating Tips for COPD

When simply breathing is difficult, meals can quickly become an afterthought. But having a healthy diet is critical for lung function. We've got a few simple strategies that can help you eat better and feel better, too.

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Lifestyle

Which Foods are Bad for Thyroid Patients?

Beware of some vegetables, soy, gluten, and canned foods, among others.

Peanut-Butter Cookie-Dough Bites

Peanut-Butter Cookie-Dough Bites

This treat provides a nice hit of protein without being overly sweet.

Cucumber and Tuna Salad Sushi Rolls

Cucumber and Tuna-Salad Sushi Rolls

Stay powered up between meals with a poppable high-protein snack.

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.