Healthy Eating

Tips to Eat Healthy on Thanksgiving

November 21, 2018
Do not worry! It is possible to eat healthfully during the holidays.

A diet of fruits, vegetables may help kidney disease patients

December 9, 2016
Texas A&M researchers find simple diet modifications may be as effective as medication for kidney disease

Back to school: How to encourage healthy dental habits away from home

July 29, 2015

School is just around the corner, which means backpacks and packed lunches await your children. Whether it’s their first year at school or they’re already climbing the ranks, you want to ensure they are making healthy choices when it comes to lunch. However, one aspect you may not have considered when it comes to lunch options is dental health.

When “healthy” is unhealthy: Tips for making the right choice at the store

July 1, 2015

Take a stroll around your local grocery store and it’s evident that healthy is “in.” As the public becomes more aware that overall health starts with what we put into our bodies, food producers and manufacturers have begun marketing their products with enticing labels such as “good source of fiber,” “low fat” and “sugar free.” While these words seem like good indicators that we’re making health-conscious choices, they can also be red herrings.

Eating to your heart’s content: How the Mediterranean Diet can improve your heart health

April 8, 2015

The Mediterranean Diet is gaining traction for the plethora of health benefits it provides, including heart-health. Studies have shown that adhering the Mediterranean habits reduces the risk of cardiovascular events and strokes.

A closer look at the average American diet

March 4, 2015

The average American diet is missing more than 12 essential foods and vitamins. More and more children and adults are at risk of developing serious chronic diseases associated with obesity.

Taking an aspirin a day to keep the doctor away? Think again

February 6, 2015

Recent studies suggest that taking aspirin daily might cause more harm than good in some patients. While aspirin can have significant beneficial effects, it’s important to consult with your physician before beginning (or ending) any regular medication. There are other ways you can manage your heart health, without taking aspirin regularly.

5 tricks for eating fewer treats on Halloween

October 14, 2014

Halloween is the biggest holiday for candy producers, which can be a nightmare for parents. Nutritionist David Leal shares his top five tips to avoid eating too much sugar during Halloween.

Shopping on a budget: 5 tips to keep you and your grocery bill lean

September 8, 2014

You hear it all the time: Eating healthy is expensive. And while eating nutritiously can in fact impose a strain on your budget, there are tips and tricks to maintain healthy eating habits that won’t break the bank.

It’s not just about the waistline

July 15, 2014

Dietary choices can have unintended side effects in the mouth and throughout the body, a dental hygienist and registered dietitian explains.