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Balanced Diet

Time for Ice Cream in Your Diet!

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Eating ice cream is a seasonal treat, and as such should not be denied just because one is on a diet. The key seems to be sticking to a half-cup serving size and avoiding the tempting but truly fattening sundaes and added ingredients.

Don't Get Punch Drunk Over Extreme Health Claims for Juices, Juicing

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

To hear their advocates, liquefied fruits, veggies and herbs offer an amazing elixir to lose weight, boost the body's immunity, prevent cancer, and cleanse the liver and colon -- and more. Be careful if you buy all these claims.

Americans Follow Gov't Diet Recommendations Just 2% Of Time

Posted 12.15.2011 | Food

When the USDA revised its official dietary guidelines for optimum health in June, nutrition experts generally agreed that MyPlate was better than the ...

2 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables (That Actually Work!)

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Parents
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

New research by psychologist Lucy Cooke and her colleagues at University College London shows that with rewards, children not only eat their vegetables, but learn to like them, too.

High-Carb Diets Are Bad For You, Study Says

Posted 11.21.2011 | Food

If you were planning on baking a big pan of lasagna for dinner, you might want to think twice. According to a new study by researchers at the Norwegia...

Why MyPlate Encourages Mindful Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Do you like the updated, radically different shape of the food pyramid? If you do, you aren't alone.

Spiritual Solutions #21: Balance Food, Exercise

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra and Annie Bond Balance Your Exercise Before you decide that hard work is the way to prevent aging, consider that "work" as defined b...

How To Boost Your Mood With Food

DivineCaroline | SheSpeaks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It's a fact: what we eat can have a direct effect on our mood. Have you ever noticed that after eating a big meal you are ready for a nap? Or after ea...

4 Steps To Ensure You'll Keep Your New Year's Resolution

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

If you've made a New Year's resolution to lose weight, chances are your resolve doesn't last very long. But if you follow these simple steps, you're more likely to keep your resolution--and keep off the weight.

8 Puzzling Food Labels

forbes.com | Joel Kotkin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

If you are like the typical hurried consumer, chances are you don't spend much time considering food labels. And sometimes it can be hard to understan...