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Fiber provides great health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, improving intestinal health and helping with weight management. Learn ways to add more fiber into your fall recipes.
Ethnic cuisines make up a large part of our diet, but are we paying attention to our food choices? Cooper Clinic Nutrition explains how to make healthy decisions when eating foods from around the world.
Mushrooms are low in calories and packed with vitamins and minerals including iron, potassium and vitamin D. Have you been getting your nutritional power from mushrooms?
Sugar is associated with an increased risk for obesity and chronic diseases such as heart disease and high cholesterol among adolescents. Too much sugar can sneak into your child's diet from unexpected places.
Learn the advantages and disadvantages of eating vegetables both raw and cooked.
Speculation often surrounds the health benefits of soy, so let’s sort out the facts from the fiction.
Adding fun and flavor to food doesn’t have to include extra calories. Herbs and spices can add a healthy kick to your cooking.
Berries offer cancer-fighting antioxidants, excellent doses of fiber and other nutritional benefits that greatly impact overall health. Read on to learn more.
Though tiny in size, seeds are nutritional powerhouses. Incorporating a variety of seeds and/or nuts into your diet several times a week is a great addition to a healthy eating plan.
Colorful fruits and vegetables provide valuable nutritional benefits. Eating these fruits and veggies can lower body weight and risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease. Read on for more information.
Many salads that use protein, grain or fruit as a base can be high in calories. Simple ingredient swaps make for healthier options.
We love classic comfort foods, but they tend to weigh us down – even when eaten in moderation. Healthy baking and recipe moderation can help you stay on track with your lifestyle goals.
Green vegetables are essential to a healthy diet. Learn about the various types of leafy greens and their many benefits.
While salads are a healthy option, they don't always sustain until the next meal. Find out which ingredients will leave you feeling complete.
Smoothies are great for breakfast or on-the-go. Make your smoothie smarter with rich add-ins with chia seeds, kale or cacao powder.
Studies have shown that when people eat out, they consume 200-300 more calories than if they had eaten at home—and that adds up! Kickstart your cooking with five quick recipe concepts from Cooper Clinic.
Healthy choices begin in the grocery store. Read Cooper Clinic's top five tips to shop smart this New Year.
Americans are still consuming almost 1/2 cup of added sugar a day, much more than the recommended daily limit. Which spoonful is hurting your diet the most?
Do you know the recommended milligrams of sodium consumption per day? Do you know how much you consume? Learn the facts and benefits of monitoring your sodium intake.
Are adjectives on labels such as gluten-free, GMO-free and grass-fed increasing your grocery budget? Get the facts from Cooper Clinic to know what is the right purchase for your household.
The habit of late night snacking can be more harmful than just gaining a few pounds. Cooper Clinic shares the risks of late night snacking and tips to resist the urge to visit the fridge.
Eating five to nine servings of fruit and vegetables every day provide key nutrients for your body. Find out which veggies have optimal fiber, vitamin A, K, C, and B-vitamins.
More than 90 percent of adults and children don’t eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. To ensure your family is receiving the recommended five servings per day, read tips from Cooper Clinic.
Do whole grains increase body fat? Are whole grains the culprit behind the obesity epidemic? Learn why whole grains should be an essential element in your diet.
Do you enjoy a cup of coffee? Or a yogurt parfait for breakfast? Before reaching for pills, seek out some common, health-promoting foods to fight aches and pains.
How big is your plate and how full is your plate? Learn tips from the registered dietitian nutritionists at Cooper Clinic to manage your portions.
Oil is a necessity when cooking, but which is the best to use? A Cooper Clinic dietitian shares which to use when baking versus sautéing and which have the best fats.
A salad can be an excellent way to get most of your vegetables in at one sitting. However, pouring on a generous amount of salad dressing can ruin your healthy efforts.
Most places are self-serve and only offer large cups. It's up to us to determine the portion and the toppings. Get the skinny here!
Why is hydration important? Studies show that drinking water can be an effective weight loss strategy. Read about other benefits hydration can bring to your health.
Berries have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruit and are some of the most powerful disease-fighting foods available. Learn more about your favorite berry.
Herbs not only add distinctive flavors to foods but can also provide health benefits including antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
The tradition of drinking tea is thousands of years old in many parts of the world. Teas are not only refreshing, but have years of research supporting their health benefits.
Doing your own taxes can be quite daunting, to the point of hiring someone else to do it. 52% of Americans believe that doing their taxes is easier than eating a healthy diet.
"If a food tastes good, it must not be good for you." You may have this perception about food that leads you to reach for that bag of potato chips instead of an apple.
Read tips from Registered Dietitians to keep your satisfying meal healthy and nutritious.
Whether you consider it an indulgence, a craving, a necessity, or simply a state of bliss, chocolate is a part of our diet. But it’s typically high in heart-unfriendly saturated fat and calories so how do we make it work?
If you're eating five to nine servings of vegetables every day, you are doing it right. Learn tips and tricks to preserve the most nutrients possible when preparing your veggies.
Are you looking to recharge your batteries in the middle of the afternoon? Many people who are in search of a quick fix to combat midday fatigue may grab an energy drink. Here’s what you need to know about energy drinks and healthier ways to give your body a boost.
This holiday season you can savor your hot beverage of choice without packing on the pounds. Take a look at several options you can prepare in the comfort of your own home.
Recently more and more dips are popping up in your local grocery stores. You may be wondering, 'what's healthy and what's not?' Here are a few tips.
This season take a whole new look at pumpkin. It's delicious, versatile and packed full of nutrition.
Is dinner your biggest meal of the day? Are you ravenous by the time you get home from work? These simple tips can help you eat light at night.
Football season is here along with the tailgate parties. This tradition can seem intimidating if you're trying to watch your weight but there’s no reason to sideline your efforts. These simple tips can help.
Birthday parties, date nights, business meetings, catered events—let’s face it, we can’t always avoid dining out. Try these helpful tips to avoid the added weight gain and make healthier choices.
There’s an ever-growing interest in vegetarian or vegan type diets. It’s no surprise that focusing on fruits, veggies, wholegrains, beans, nuts and seeds has numerous health benefits. Now there’s an easy way to get motivated to go meat-free.
There is a lot of controversy today about eating grains and starches. Many of the “fad” diets try to minimize or eliminate whole grain foods and starches such as bread, pasta, potatoes, and rice. Here's why you should consider keeping them in your diet.
Food labels can be confusing. Should you buy organic or natural? Eliminate the confusion with these definitions.
What can you do to decrease your risk of developing cancer? Try adding these five foods to your recipes from time to time. They contain many beneficial properties, including cancer prevention.
Do you find yourself starving by three or four o’clock in the afternoon? Do you typically ignore your hunger pangs and postpone eating until dinner? Cooper Clinic Nutrition provides tips to help manage midday hunger.