Healthy menus and shopping strategies
Calories in sushi vary depending on what's paired with the rice. Use these tips to make smart choices when you're watching calories.
Meat and poultry can be part of a healthy-eating pattern. Choose lean cuts and prepare them using healthy-cooking techniques.
Ultraprocessed foods, such as frozen dinners, are staples for many Americans. Why do these convenience foods have a bad rep?
Sodium nitrate, a preservative in some meats, may increase your heart disease risk.
Get tips on how fast food can fit into your healthy diet.
Don't skip breakfast because you're short on time. Try these fast and healthy breakfast ideas.
Did you know that dates on food packages are typically intended to ensure quality, not safety? The use-by and the sell-by dates tell grocery stores how long to display products for sale. These dates don't indicate how long a food is safe to eat. Rather than relying on these dates, make it a habit to use or freeze perishable food within a few days of purchase.
Get to know what the dates on food packages mean, including the 'sell by' and 'best if used by' dates.
Beverages such as soda and fruit drinks are a major source of added sugar in the U.S. diet. Added sugars contribute calories but no essential nutrients to your diet. Dietary guidelines recommend limiting added sugars to less than 10 percent of total calories. That's 200 calories for a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet. Consider that a 12-ounce can of soda has upwards of 100 calories from added sugars.
Despite the fact that sea salt is often promoted as being a healthier type of salt, it has the same basic nutritional value as table salt. In fact, sea salt and table salt contain comparable amounts of sodium by weight. The main differences between sea salt and table salt are in their taste, texture and processing. Whichever type of salt you enjoy, do so in moderation. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting sodium to less than 2,300 milligrams a day.