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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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.

Strawberry-Banana Nice Cream

Strawberry-Banana Nice Cream

Homemade “ice cream” that won’t leave your belly in pain? Yes!

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.