2015-2020 Dietary guidelines

Get the skinny on current dietary recommendations about which foods to choose and which to avoid.

Added sugar

Alcohol use

Drinking alcohol might offer some health benefits. But that's only if you drink responsibly and in moderation.

Anatomy of a whole grain

Artificial sweeteners

Beans and other legumes: Cooking tips

Breast-feeding nutrition: Tips for moms

Caffeine content

How much caffeine is in that latte or soda you're sipping?

Caffeine: How much is too much?


Calorie calculator

Calculate the number of calories you need daily to maintain your weight.

Carbohydrate-loading diet


Chart of high-fiber foods

Cholesterol medications: When diet and exercise aren't enough

Cholesterol: Top foods to improve your numbers

Clear liquid diet

Cuts of beef

Daily water requirement

DASH diet

DASH diet

DASH diet tips

The DASH diet doesn't have to be difficult. These tips can help you shop and cook according to DASH diet principles.

DASH recommended servings

The DASH diet emphasizes whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. This table of recommended servings can help you plan meals.

Dietary fats

Dietary fiber

Diverticulitis diet

Eat well to control cholesterol

Fast food: Tips for choosing healthier options

Foodborne illness

Gluten-free diet

Glycemic index diet

Gout diet

Healthy breakfast options

Do you skip breakfast because you're short on time? Try these fast and easy breakfast options.

Healthy cooking

Healthy cooking techniques

Use these healthy-cooking techniques to capture the flavor and nutrients of food without adding excessive fat or salt.

Healthy eating plans

Want help eating healthy? Food pyramids and other symbols make it easier for you to make healthy choices.

Herbal supplements

Holiday recipes

Ingredient substitutions

Low-fiber diet

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid tool

Go beyond the fad diets. Here's your permanent solution for weight control.

Meat and poultry

Learn ways to trim the fat from meat and poultry without sacrificing taste and enjoyment.

Meatless meals

Mediterranean diet

This heart-healthy eating plan emphasizes healthy fats, fruits and vegetables.

Mediterranean diet recipes

Menu planning

Menus for heart-healthy eating

Nutrition Facts label

Use this interactive guide to decipher the Nutrition Facts label and break the code on healthy eating.

Nutritional supplements

Nuts and your heart: Eating nuts for heart health

Organic foods

Paleo diet

Recipe makeover: Morning glory muffins

Recipe makeovers

Many recipes can benefit from a healthy overhaul. Here are five ways to reduce the fat, calories and salt in your favorite recipes.

Sample DASH menus

Sample menu

This sample menu shows you how the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid can help you plan daily meals and snacks.


Soup recipes

Summer recipe collection

Thanksgiving recipes

Trans fat

Vegetarian diet

Vegetarian recipes

Whole grains

Why are whole grains better than refined grains?

Nov. 04, 2016