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Cool treats help dogs beat the heatupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 08:59:00

With a little help from my friend Jojo Pera of Atlanta -- here are 20 dog treats to help your puppies beat the heat. Pera and I volunteer together, and she is my go-to friend for all things pet-related. As the owner of five dogs and three cats, she always provides great tips on how to keep pets busy and distracted while she's away at work.

What should I eat if I have diabetes?updated: Fri Jan 14 2011 13:52:00

I am type 2 diabetic trying to create a daily diet, and snacks, food program that I can use to prevent getting the terrible sick feeling that comes when my sugar goes too low. I would like to store these foods and snacks in my home so that I can reach them when necessary. Please name the foods, and snacks, as well as the proper times to consume them. Also when is the time to take Metformin even if your readings are regular and you feel OK? Thank you for your answer to these questions.

Recipe makeover: Cheesy enchiladasupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 09:32:00

Cooking Light offers a low-fat twist on a delicious dinner favorite.

What are some healthy snacks to keep in the dorm?updated: Fri Oct 09 2009 10:05:00

What are some healthy snack choices that college students can store in their dorm room?

Heart group urges daily limit on added sugarupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 10:27:00

If you're like most Americans, you will consume 22 teaspoons, or 355 calories, of added sugar today. Now, the American Heart Association would like you to cut back dramatically.

Is instant oatmeal just as healthy as traditional?updated: Fri Jun 26 2009 09:36:00

I recently learned that my total cholesterol and triglycerides are very high, and my doctor recommended oatmeal, which I do not like. I did find a way to make it palatable, though. It's such a pain to make it every day. My question is this: If I make a large batch of it at once, will it lose its benefits by reheating? And what about instant oatmeal? Are the benefits the same?

How do I prepare quick and nutritious meals?updated: Mon Jun 08 2009 15:14:00

I am a single woman who works full time and goes to school part time. How do I prepare nutritious meals when I barely have time to go through an unhealthy drive-thru joint? Any suggestions on what kinds of foods are good for packing in the a.m. and then eating later? I would love to start cooking for myself, but it just seems like such a waste if it's only me that's eating. Thanks!

Nine Nutrition Essentials for 2009updated: Wed Jan 14 2009 11:16:00

You have access to more nutrition information than ever -- from magazines like Cooking Light to the Internet, newspapers, and television. When you add to that the hype about fad diets, the resulting information overload creates more confusion than clarity.

Get more flavor, nutrition from produce with the right prepupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 13:17:00

Fresh fruits and vegetables are among the most nutritious foods you can choose. They're low in calories yet rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. That's why produce, along with whole grains, forms the basis of a healthful diet. What's more, the way you store, prepare, and cook these foods can magnify (or preserve) their already healthful properties.

Coax flavor, nutrition from produce with proper care, handlingupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 13:15:00

Fresh fruits and vegetables are among the most nutritious foods you can choose. They're low in calories yet rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. That's why produce, along with whole grains, forms the basis of a healthful diet. What's more, the way you store, prepare, and cook these foods can magnify (or preserve) their already healthful properties.

Juice up your dietupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 09:33:00

Eating fruits and vegetables helps keep you healthy and protects against disease, but it's not always easy to consume as much produce as experts advise. Fortunately, juices can be a convenient way to squeeze in extra servings. Six ounces -- just 3/4 cup of juice -- counts as one serving of a fruit or vegetable.

Building strong bones throughout your lifeupdated: Fri Apr 04 2008 09:11:00

The truth: By age 35 your bone strength has usually peaked, and by age 50 your risk of breaking a bone because of osteoporosis may be as high as one in two. But here's an important secret: Experts say smart lifestyle choices-from workouts to the right supplements-can greatly improve your odds of avoiding bone problems. What should you do right now? Just follow this age-specific game plan.

Sneaky little slim-down tricksupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 16:02:00

Health magazine went to the top weight-control experts for their No. 1 tips to get the weight off now. Take a look.

Diet Tricks of the Stars updated: Thu Nov 15 2007 08:54:00

You don't have to deprive yourself of what you love. Hollywood celebrities reveal their best tricks for how to drop pounds, conquer cravings, and have your bagel and eat it too

5 foods that should have a place in your dietupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 11:45:00

Bad reputations tend to stick, even with foods. Continued negative press about a fruit, vegetable, or beverage is enough reason for many of us to banish it. Or maybe we indulge on occasion, but with a measure of guilt.

Even simpler ways to get all 5 inupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 19:06:00

Certainly, the best way to consume these five healthful foods is to just eat them. Our recipes suggest ways to introduce or incorporate them into your diet. And you can also enjoy them simply.

It's not about dieting, it's about enjoyingupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 18:16:00

As a trained chef, restaurant owner, healthy-cookbook author, and confirmed food lover, I absolutely refuse to let the word diet hijack my life -- and I don't think you should, either. Smart eating is not about settling for less; it's about heaping more good stuff on your plate.

Healthful breakfast tips to keep you fueled all day updated: Tue Oct 16 2007 09:54:00

More than any other meal, breakfast is an investment in good health. Eating in the morning helps you stay focused and energized through busy days. Breakfast increases the likelihood of meeting recommended daily doses for essential vitamins and minerals that help prevent disease. And recent research makes the idea of a morning meal even more appetizing. A study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that individuals who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight -- and more likely to exercise -- than non-breakfast eaters.

Time.com: Good Diet May Not Help Breast Cancerupdated: Thu Jul 19 2007 14:05:00

Breast cancer survivors who ate more fruits and vegetables were not more likely to avoid a cancer recurrence

Time.com: Fruits, Veggies Don't Stop Cancer Returnupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 04:45:00

Hopes that a diet low in fat and chock-full of fruits and vegetables could prevent the return of breast cancer were dashed Tuesday by a large, seven-year experiment in more than 3,000 women

Calorie restriction diet: Healthy dinner recipesupdated: Fri Mar 23 2007 18:38:00

Since the 1930s, researchers have known that a diet that was both nutritious and very low in calories could extend the life in lab rats and mice. It's still unknown whether it could have the same benefit for humans, but April Smith and Michael Rae follow a calorie restriction diet in the hopes that it will.

Rich and red, tomatoes may help cut your cancer riskupdated: Fri Oct 06 2006 19:52:00

Fashion designer Bill Blass once said, "Red is the ultimate cure for sadness." Scientists haven't proven that, but they are finding evidence that the red-pigmented antioxidant lycopene, found in many fruits and vegetables -- especially tomatoes -- may play an important role in reducing risks of many diseases, including cancer.

Counting calories and seconds? Try these recipesupdated: Thu Sep 07 2006 15:27:00

Healthy, light cooking doesn't have to take a lot of time. Here are three quick and easy recipes from Cooking Light magazine.

Counting calories and seconds? Try these recipesupdated: Mon Feb 20 2006 16:50:00

(CNN) -- Healthy, light cooking doesn't have to take a lot of time. Here are three quick and easy recipes from Cooking Light magazine.

Fortune: Can You Really Make Fast Food Healthy? Two hormone-free, grass-fed beef patties. Special low-cal, nonfat sauce. Organic red-leafupdated: Mon Aug 09 2004 00:01:00

The room is white--pristinely white. We're inside the sensory panel room at Wendy's headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, where employees of the $7.3 billion fast-food giant get to taste-test new products ...

FSB: Sweet Things, Small Packages At the Fancy Food Show, family recipes and novel ideas go from kitchen to boardroom. Vegan marshmalupdated: Mon Mar 01 2004 00:01:00

Here's a tip in case you ever attend the winter Fancy Food Show, which spotlights the newest specialty foodstuffs: Balance your sweets and your savories. If a three-day diet of Frick & Frack's Dino...

CNNMoney: Salt, pepper and Diet Coke with lime?updated: Thu Jan 15 2004 13:08:00

Coca-Cola Co. made two moves this week to boost sagging soda sales in the United States.

Money Magazine: The Lowdown On Low Carb We put Atkins-friendly breads, sweets and pastas to the taste test. Which are worth updated: Mon Dec 01 2003 00:01:00

The low-carb products are selling like crazy," says Ali Shabbir, owner of a General Nutrition Centers health food store in Manhattan. "And new ones are coming out every day." He's not kidding. Acco...

Fortune: We've Got To Stop Eating Like This If food companies are to grow, so must we, it seems. What would transform our updated: Mon Feb 03 2003 00:01:00

And how is the food at the Calhoun School in Manhattan this year, now that Chef Bobo is in charge?

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