Food & Nutrition

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

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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

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A Coffee Drinker's Guide to Keeping Blood Sugar in Check

Before you blearily reach for that mug, just know this—timing is everything.

By Sarah Ellis
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Sugar vs. Artificial Sweetener: Which Is Healthier?

'Tis the season for holiday treats galore, but not all sweets are created equal.

By Sarah Ellis

Are Berries an Rx for Crohn's?

A new study suggests blueberries could help treat IBD disorders like Crohn's. Here's what we know so far.

By Lara DeSanto

Your Fall Food and Drink Guide for Ulcerative Colitis

By planning ahead with a little know-how, you can enjoy an autumn feast that won’t trigger your UC symptoms.

By Claire Gillespie
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What to Eat to Feel Good if You Have Chronic Kidney Disease

Your kidneys work hard. Support all they do by adopting a "heart smart" diet.

By Sarah Ludwig Rausch
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Should You Do the Whole30 Diet for Your RA?

Our rheumatoid arthritis writer went on the Whole30 diet to see how it affected his condition. Learn what happened. Hint: it helped.

By Emil DeAndreis
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Alternative Treatment

Can Gluten-Free Diets Help Control RA?

Some people with rheumatoid arthritis say eating gluten-free helps control their symptoms. Here's how to decide if you should go gluten free.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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The Best Foods to Eat to Beat Heart Disease

What should be on your plate for a healthier ticker? From (bean) soup to nuts, we’ve prepared your next grocery list.

By Matt McMillen
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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
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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

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.