2015-2020 Dietary guidelines

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

5 tasty ways to tweak recipes for healthier eating

Added sugar

Alcohol during the holidays: 4 ways to sip smarter

Alcohol use

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

Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes

Bad food habits at work? Get back on track in 5 easy steps

Beans and other legumes: Cooking tips

Benefits of cooking at home

Boost your calcium levels without dairy? Yes you can!

Breast-feeding nutrition: Tips for moms


Caffeine content

Caffeine: How much is too much?


Calorie calculator

Calories and nutrients to fuel sports performance

Carbohydrate-loading diet


Chart of high-fiber foods

Cholesterol: Top foods to improve your numbers

Clear liquid diet

Cook a perfect Thanksgiving dinner


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

Don't get tricked by these 3 heart-health myths

Fast food: Tips for choosing healthier options

Foodborne illness

For a healthy gut, feed the good bugs

Gluten-free alternatives to wheat flour

Gluten-free diet

Glycemic index diet

Gout diet: What's allowed, what's not

Healthy breakfast options

Healthy cooking for singles or couples

Healthy eating plans

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

Healthy-cooking techniques

Healthy-eating habits

Herbal supplements

Holiday recipes

Holiday weight: How to maintain, not gain

Ingredient substitutions

Low-fiber diet

Make healthy snack choices

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

MIND diet may cut Alzheimer's risk

Navigate the farmers market

Nutrition and pain

Nutrition Facts label

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

Nutrition rules that will fuel your workout

Nutritional supplements

Nuts and your heart: Eating nuts for heart health

Organic foods

Paleo diet

Prebiotics, probiotics and your health

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.

Reduce sugar in your diet

Reduce sugar in your diet

Safely reheat leftovers

Sample DASH menus

Sample menu

Simple steps to making fall soups

Social eating can be healthy and enjoyable


Soup recipes

Strategies to prepare and enjoy healthy meals at home more often

Summer recipe collection

Thanksgiving recipes

The truth behind the most popular diet trends of the moment

Trans fat

Understand clean eating

Vegetarian diet

Vegetarian recipes

Want a healthier dinnertime? Science says change your eating space

What are omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil?

What are probiotics?

What is Boswellia?

What is ginger?

What is whey protein?

Whole grains

Nov. 04, 2016