What Is a Healthy Diet?

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. In fact, for most of us, carbs should account for roughly 40 to 55 percent of our...

Making Healthy Choices

It may seem counterintuitive, but snacking is an essential part of maintaining a healthy weight. Well-chosen snacks can keep us satisfied, boost energy levels and curb cravings for less healthy options. However, just like with meals, not only what but when and how much you eat plays a role in...

Vitamins & Supplements

glass bottles of milk
What does vitamin D do? Vitamin D (calciferol) is a steroid-like vitamin that may act more like a hormone in the body. Its long-recognized role is to enhance your body’s ability to absorb calcium and phosphorus and use them to strengthen your bones. But receptors for vitamin D have been found...

Food Q & A

coconut oil
Q: I keep hearing that coconut oil is good for me. How can I use it in my cooking? A: Given its origin, coconut oil may sound like something that’s most easily incorporated into desserts. But it has many uses that can bring unique flavor—and benefit—to your dishes. In fact, Chrissy Wellington-...

Understanding Nutrition