In-depth

Take steps to maintain a healthy diet while limiting foods that may trigger your Crohn's disease symptoms.

Add flax to your diet

Added sugar

Added sugar often means unwanted calories. See how to identify and cut back on 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

Are you getting enough calcium?

Artificial sweeteners

Breast-feeding nutrition: Tips for moms

Good nutrition during breast-feeding is essential. Find out what to eat — and what to avoid.

Caffeine content

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

Calcium

Calcium is important for bone health. Although diet is the best way to get calcium, supplements may be an option if your diet falls short.

Calcium: Building better bones

Carbohydrate-loading diet

A carbohydrate-loading diet can give you an extra edge during an endurance event. Here's how it works.

Carbohydrates

Cooking dinner? Try these techniques

Cuts of beef

Options abound when it comes to selecting cuts of beef. This guide can help you choose cuts with the lowest fat.

Cutting sugar out of Mom's famous brownies?

Daily water requirement

DASH diet

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

DASH diet

Avoid the potential pitfalls of restaurant dining by watching out for hidden fat, excess salt and heaping portions.

DASH diet

The DASH diet can control blood pressure and offer other health benefits. Here's how to make it a part of your healthy lifestyle.

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

Get the skinny on dietary fat, including which types of fat to avoid and which to choose for good health.

Dietary fiber

Eat more fiber. You've probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health?

Dietary guidelines

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

Dietary supplements: Skip megadoses

Dietary supplements: Storage counts

Do you drink enough water?

Eating out? Watch for trans fat

Fast food

Is fast food on your menu tonight? You don't need to give up your weight-loss plans for this quick meal. Just be choosy.

Fast-food tip: Go for the greens

Fast-food tip: Have it your way

Fast-food tip: Keep it small

Fast-food tip: Opt for grilled items

Fast-food tip: Skip the fries

Fast-food tip: Watch what you drink

Fit in more fruit

Flaxseed for breakfast? You bet!

Food-borne illness

How to recognize and provide first aid for a food-borne illness.

Fruit how to: Blueberry-banana smoothie

Fruit how to: Broiled fruit kebabs

Fruit how to: Grilled fruit slices

Fruit how to: Lemon-lime fruit dip

Fruit how to: Mango salsa pizza

Fruit how to: Peach honey spread

Gluten-free diet: What's allowed, what's not

Find out which gluten-free foods help people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms.

Gluten-free recipes

Giving up gluten doesn't mean giving up taste. Check out these gluten-free recipes.

Glycemic index diet

Gout diet

Know which foods to avoid and which foods to choose if you have gout.

Grocery shopping? Food safety tops the list

Have you had your omega-3s today?

Having fast food? Order it your way

Healthier recipes? Delete 1 ingredient

Healthy breakfast options

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

Healthy breakfast: Cinnamon French toast

Healthy chicken recipes

Need menu inspiration? Get your creative juices flowing with these tasty recipes.

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 dessert: Vanilla poached peaches

Healthy diet guidelines

Do you know what dietary guidelines say about how much protein, fat and other nutrients you need each day?

Healthy diets

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

Healthy eating tips

Flavorful food combinations and an inventive spirit are key ingredients for creating a tempting and healthy diet.

Healthy eating: What are legumes, anyway?

Healthy meal planning for 1

Healthy recipe: Bean salad with vinaigrette

Healthy recipe: Breakfast burrito

Healthy recipe: Brown rice pilaf

Healthy recipe: Crab salad

Healthy recipe: Garlic mashed potatoes

Healthy recipe: Glazed root vegetables

Healthy recipe: Pan pizza

Healthy recipe: Sauteed fresh corn

Healthy recipe: Seasoned baked cod

Healthy-eating tip: Experiment!

Herbal supplements

Regulations ensure that herbal supplements meet manufacturing standards but don't guarantee that they're safe or effective. So do your homework before you buy.

Herbal supplements: Avoid gimmicks

High-fiber foods

Are you eating enough fiber? Find out the dietary fiber content of some common foods.

Holiday recipes

Liven up your holiday parties with these healthy holiday recipes.

Include food safety in your party plans

Ingredient substitutions

Healthier recipes may be as close as your own pantry. See which ingredient substitutions you can make to improve your diet.

Is there more to hydration than water?

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

Give your diet a healthy kick with these Mediterranean recipes.

Menu planning

Menus for heart-healthy eating

Heart-healthy eating doesn't have to be difficult. Use these menus to get started on a heart-healthy diet.

Need more fiber? Do it the easy way

Nutrition Facts

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

Nutrition know-how: Why whole food counts

Nutrition: Does it come in a pill?

Nutritional supplements

Nuts and your heart: Eating nuts for heart health

Eating nuts can help your heart. Discover how walnuts, almonds and other nuts help lower your cholesterol.

Ordering fast food? Go for the greens

Ordering fast food? Opt for grilled items

Ordering fast food? Portion size counts

Ordering fast food? Skip the fries

Ordering fast food? Watch what you drink

Organic foods

Paleo diet

Pressed for time? Trade a meal for a snack

Pyramid or plate? Explore these healthy diet options

Reading food labels

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.

Salsa: Not just for chips anymore!

Sample DASH menus

Interested in following the DASH eating plan but not sure how? Here are sample menus to get you started.

Sample menu

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

Sodium

Getting too much sodium can raise your blood pressure and cause other health problems. See how to cut back on salt.

Soup recipes

When you think of soup, you probably think chicken noodle. But that family favorite needn't be the only soup in your repertoire.

Summer recipe collection

Thanksgiving recipes

Build your Thanksgiving Day menu with an abundance of healthy recipes.

The top 5 foods to lower your cholesterol

You don't always need to take medication to lower your cholesterol. Here are five foods that can lower your cholesterol and protect your heart.

Tips for healthy eating out

Trans fat

Trans fat substitutes: Not always better

Trans fat: A double whammy

Vegetarian diet

A vegetarian diet can be a healthy alternative, provided you plan carefully to meet your nutritional needs.

Veggie cooking tip: Honey-glazed sweet potatoes

Veggie cooking tips: Corn and barley salad

Veggie how to: Acorn squash with apples

Veggie how to: Grilled vegetable kebabs

Veggie tip: Vegetable pita pockets

Vitamin C: An essential nutrient

Vitamin D: Essential with calcium

Want a healthy dessert? Grill fruit!

Want healthier recipes? Swap ingredients!

Whole grains

Why are whole grains better than refined grains?

Apr. 05, 2014