Healthy Resources


12 Nutrient-Rich Super Snacks 

A balanced snack can make all the difference in how hungry you feel. All it takes is some lean protein balanced with nutrient-rich carbohydrates from whole grains, fruits or vegetables. Pack at least one super snack into your day and you’ll get an energy boost, long-lasting satisfaction and the nutrients your body needs to stay strong and healthy.


What to Eat for Long-Term Weight Loss 

Believe that "to change your body, you have to change your mind." So instead of offering quick-fix diet tips, they'd rather help you revamp your everyday eating habits and your lifestyle so you'll make better choices and have long-lasting weight loss results. Here are a few of their diet guidelines on how to get the body of your dreams...


Nutrition 911: The Worst Food on the Planet 

Let's talk about what you shouldn't eat. Actually, I mean drink; leading to our first lesson of the day. Calories are calories, whether you eat them or drink them. And just what are the worst calories you can consume? The answer is soda pop. Forget about brands; whether it's Coke, Barq's Root Beer, or Dr. Pepper, it's all junk. The taste might make you happy, but from a nutritional point of view, soda's only place in the world is to make people fat, sick, and unhappy...


Slowing Down Your Fast-Food World 

Q: I know nutritionists hate this question, but people are desperate to know what the best options are if you are eating in a fast-food restaurant. Also, how do I manage eating out for my adolescent son with diabetes?...


The Case Against Soda 

For most of her life, Abbey Arndt, 33, has been a soda addict. In the middle of the morning, she'd indulge her first craving of the day with a trip to the office refrigerator to grab one of the free sodas her company supplied. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, cherry soda—it didn't matter, she was an equal-opportunity drinker. In the afternoon, she'd snatch another can, and dinner often meant a third. "If I wasn't drinking soda, I was thinking about it," says Arndt, a corporate consultant who lives in Grafton, WI...


Takeout Tips and Traps 

In a perfect world, we'd all be able to spend the morning browsing the farmers market for the perfect seasonal produce and spend the afternoon making nutritious meals that, in their flawless presentation, would bring a tear to Martha Stewart's eye. But in reality, sometimes you don't even have time to make do with what's in the fridge. You might even have to resort to what's hanging on your doorknob or stuck in your windshield wiper—the scourge of diets everywhere—the delivery menu...


Do You Know What to Buy? 

Make sure to leave all "partially hydrogenated" fats at the door. To minimize the amount of trans fats in your diet, make the switch to these foods, which can be found in most supermarkets...


I Can't Lose Any More Weight 

Q: I've lost 95 pounds. Although I exercise every other day, my weight loss seems to be slowing down. My doctor says I still need to lose another 30 pounds, though. What can I do?...


Facts and Myths about Generic Drugs 

Today, 7 in 10 prescriptions filled in the United States are for generic drugs. This fact sheet explains how generic drugs are made and approved and debunks some common myths about these products...