Healthy Diet

Myth: In order to be fit you have to eat a specific way. Fact: There is no such thing as “the right way to eat”. Your body responds to the foods you eat in different ways and the best way to address your health is to learn what foods are healthy for you.

You probably already know that good eating habits is the key to good health, and that eating whole foods, fruits, vegetables and drinking plenty of water helps you to maintain a healthy diet. You can simply choose the healthy foods that you know work best for you and make them a staple in your diet. In the end, eating healthy should be fun and something that can be maintained throughout your life.

- Don’t use these foods to fuel your body The best breakfast foods give you fuel in the tank for energy that lasts. They boost your metabolism, fight disease and help keep your weight down. The worst breakfast foods do just the opposite. They lead to mid-morning crashes, wreak havoc on your metabolism, encourage disease and can cause weight gain. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy Registered dietitian Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD weighs in on the ... [Read More]

- A diet high in fruits and vegetables may help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 50 percent, a large new study suggests. The study, which spanned about 10 years and included more than 22,000 people, looked at the link between participants’ chance of developing Type 2 diabetes and their blood levels of vitamin C and carotenoids (pigments found in colorful vegetables, such as carrots and tomatoes), considered reliable indicators of fruit and vegetable consumption. The researchers calculated that every 66 gram (2.3 ounce) increase in fruit and vegetable consumption could lower ... [Read More]

- The lowdown on folate, calcium, vitamin D and more You load up your plate with colorful produce, lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats. So if you’re trying to get pregnant, do you really need to take a prenatal vitamin? Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy While you should try to get your nutrients from food, even the healthiest of eaters might not get all of what they need — and when you’re growing a little one inside you, it’s good to ... [Read More]

- An abundance of research over the past several decades has conclusively shown that following an eating plan that emphasizes plant-based foods offers significant health benefits. It lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases; many cancers ; neurological and cognitive diseases like dementia , Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease ; diabetes ; obesity – the list is almost endless. And at the bottom line of this list is ample scientific proof that a vegetarian diet reduces risk of death from any cause. Eating only plant-based foods – a vegetarian diet – is for many the best choice ... [Read More]

- steadily growing issue in the United States and beyond. Nearly one in 10 Americans have diabetes, and 90 to 95% of those cases are type 2, which occurs when the body's cells don't respond to insulin in the way they should. But according to new research from Harvard, along with the University of Cambridge in the U.K., there are three kinds of foods that are linked with lower risk for type 2 diabetes . What the researchers found. To study different foods as they related to diabetes risk, researchers conducted two separate studies to look at vitamin C, carotenoids, and whole grains. First, ... [Read More]

- It’s easy to turn to the medicine cabinet when you’ve got a migraine or stomachache. And while popping a pill is usually the fastest way to treat common health ailments, making some tweaks to what you put on your plate may be a better way to heal your body in the long run and sidestep those health issues  in the first place. “Good nutrition and an understanding of what works best for your individual body can help you avoid myriad ailments,” says Jen Bruning , a registered dietician nutritionist and media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here are some everyday ... [Read More]

- Navigating the grocery store can be overwhelming, and one of the major points of confusion often lies in the bread and grain aisle. Pastas, breads, and crackers are often labeled “whole grain” and “whole wheat.” But what do these titles actually mean, how are they different, and is one healthier than the other?  To help clear up the confusion, mbg spoke with registered dietitians and functional medicine doctors to see what they had to say.  What’s the difference between whole wheat and whole grain? The difference between whole wheat and whole grains is a matter of specificity, ... [Read More]

- Transform Ground Tofu Into a Flavorful Base for Heat-Free Meals All Week Long Well+Good’s Prep School series was created to help take the work out of meal prep. Each week, a healthy eating expert shares a plan to follow that details exactly what to buy, prep on Sunday, and how it can be used for a whole week of healthy dinners—all revolving around one superstar recipe. All July, we’re focusing on no-heat meals so that you won’t even have to turn the oven on at all Monday through Friday. This week, plant-based Latinx food blogger Desiree Rodriguez shares the ground tofu recipe that ... [Read More]

- If you are looking to increase your sperm count and also your fertility then you should eat these foods in you daily diet. are also good sources for increasing your semen count. Creation for men by Viva Nutra is one of the best supplement in the market which will increase your sperm volume and also your fertility rate. Oysters Oysters are among the man’s greatest sources of zinc, which helps semen production.  An additional plus is they are also an aphrodisiac, therefore load up him with 15mg per day — about 50g of oysters — and you are going to be making babies before you know it!  ... [Read More]


- Experts found that even a modest increase of these foods as part of a healthy diet could help prevent Type 2 diabetes, which is linked to obesity. A diet rich in fruit, vegetables and whole grains is linked to a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to two new studies. The papers, published in the (BMJ), found that even a modest increase in these foods as part of a healthy diet could help prevent Type 2 diabetes In the first study, researchers examined blood levels of vitamin C and carotenoids – plant pigments which give some fruit and vegetables their bright colour – as an ... [Read More]

- The secret to firmer, younger-looking skin starts with a healthy diet Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy The good news is that if you’re committed to eating healthier you’re probably further along than you think on giving your complexion a youthful boost.  Nicole Hopsecger, a registered dietitian, sums it up with a simple guideline. “Your skin is a reflection of your overall health. Whatever you eat that’s good for you, is also good for your ... [Read More]

- July 9 (UPI) -- Consuming sugar-sweetened beverages increases a person's risk for metabolic syndrome by up to 20 percent, according to an analysis published Thursday by JAMA Network Open . The review of data from 13 previous studies warns against intake of large amounts of fructose, or fruit sugar, which is found in many sodas and fruit drinks, researchers at the University of Toronto, University of Saskatchewan and McMaster University reported. However, not all sources of fructose are as harmful as others, they said. Consumption of yogurt and fresh fruit, which also contain fructose -- a ... [Read More]