What Is a Healthy Diet?

Fats and Other Lipids

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Lisa L. Powell, M.S., R.D.N.

Fat takes many forms. You know about the good (monounsaturated fats) and the bad (trans fats), but what exactly are triglycerides or lipoproteins? Understanding the terms used by your doctor and the ones you see on nutrition labels is a crucial part of maintaining your health.

The Amazing Facts About Fiber

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Lisa L. Powell, M.S., R.D.N.

Fiber gets a lot of attention—and when you examine the facts, it’s clear to see why it’s a healthy diet essential. Regularity is a well-known benefit of a fiber-rich diet, but its health benefits don't stop there.

The Health Benefits of Probiotics

Written by 
Tula Karras
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Lisa L. Powell, M.S., R.D.N.

The road to good health is paved with good intestines. That’s not just a clever turn of phrase, it’s actually true. Our GI tract is a virtual ecosystem of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics can help get things back in balance. Here's a look at some of the important roles beneficial bacteria play.

The Truth About Carbs

Written by 
Canyon Ranch Staff
Canyon Ranch Reviewer: 
Lisa L. Powell, M.S., R.D.N.

As fad diets have come and gone, carbohydrates (carbs) have gotten a bad reputation. But carbs are one of the best and most important sources of energy and are rich in nutrients your body needs to function properly. The trick is to choose carbs that pack the most nutritional punch.