Don’t forget the fridge

As you spring clean, reach back into the far recesses of your refrigerator—it may surprise you what ancient purchases lurk within.

The original heart med: Fruits, veggies

Plant-based diets offer a host of protective benefits.

A pernicious fizz

Sugary sodas will raise your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, upping the odds of heart disease and stroke.

Modern tastes for ancient grains

Whether you’re interested in history or health, these mysteries of history deserve a leading spot on your plate.

Both parents eat veggies? Kids likely will, too

Moms and dads should see childhood as a time to develop good eating habits that last a lifetime.

10 things you never knew about folic acid

Although it’s not the fountain of youth or a magic elixir, this B vitamin has surprising ties to disease, aging and mental state.

Got a cold or trying to avoid one?

Zinc and vitamin C might offer relief (and maybe prevention), but you're better off focusing on a balanced diet.

Patient Story

‘I realized I had to take care of myself’

Nancy Wolters learned the hard way that preventive care is crucial after she put her own health on the back burner to take care of her family.

The bloated burden of high-fiber diets

The trick? Learn to strike the ideal balance between vegetable sources and whole grains.

Warm up to winter squash

What's not to love about this versatile vegetable that stays with us all season long?

Can statins stifle healthy habits?

Some who take medication for high cholesterol or blood pressure might stop exercising or gain weight in later years.

Chocolate: Friend or foe?

Enjoy this lovely treat in moderation, and your brain and heart might thank you for it.

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