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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

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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
blueberries

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
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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
heart healthy groceries

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
vegetable protein

The Big Benefit of Eating Veggies That You Didn’t Know About

Three new studies have linked plant protein intake to a longer, healthier (disease-free!) life.

By Sarah Ellis
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The Best and Worst Foods for Narcolepsy

Yep, your diet can make a difference in your symptoms. Here’s what to eat to (and what to avoid) when you have narcolepsy.

By Lara DeSanto
leafy greens

8 Green Veggies for a Healthy Heart

Adding even a few of these vegetables into regular rotation can help protect against cardiovascular disease. Dig in!

By Madeline Halpert
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Nutrition

Why the Keto Diet and Acid Reflux May Not Mix

If you’re living with acid reflux or GERD, the ketogenic diet may make your symptoms worse.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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.