Eat Well

Portfolio diet

Building a Better Portfolio of Foods

A plant-based diet known to lower "bad" cholesterol may also bring major long-term benefits: a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes. That's according to a new...
Healthy Chocolate Bundt Cake

Recipe Corner: Chocolate Bundt Cake With Chocolate Glaze

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we offer this recipe for a healthier spin on chocolate cake. The secret ingredient in this cake is beets, which add fiber and the...
Dry January

Wetting Your Whistle During ‘Dry January’

If you’re planning to take a break from alcohol this January (and possibly beyond), you’re not alone. The Dry January trend, which began as a campaign by the nonprofit...

Recipe Corner: Broiled Tuna With Mango Vinaigrette

A nectar is a fruit juice that includes the fruit pulp and is invariably sweetened. It makes a nice basis for a quick, lower-calorie salad dressing. The yellow bell...
Shells with Italian butternut squash sauce

Recipe Corner: Shells With Italian Butternut Squash Sauce

The flavors in this Italian butternut squash sauce were inspired by the filling for Italian pumpkin tortellini: a mixture of naturally sweet pumpkin complemented by salty cheese and a...
lowering salt in diet

Lowering Your Taste for Salt

Americans eat way too much salt. That’s a problem since sodium, which makes up 40 percent of salt (sodium chloride) by weight, is associated with elevated blood pressure and...
Greek Salad With Sardines

Recipe Corner: Greek Salad With Sardines

High in omega-3 fatty acids, sardines are a good choice for this quick, heart-healthy meal. For tips on getting the most from canned sardines, see the box. 1/3 cup...
Balance of Nature

Balance of Nature: The Latest Vitameatavegamin

It’s hard to avoid hearing about Balance of Nature these days. The TV commercials for these supplements promise vitality, health, energy—a woman named Caroline says she is 60 but...
Quinoa salad

Recipe Corner: Quinoa & Corn Salad

Quinoa, an ancient grain (technically a seed) from South America, is a source of complete protein (providing all nine essential amino acids that the body can’t make on its...
junk food

Junk Food at Checkout: Keep Your Blinders On

Keep your blinders on in the checkout lane at retail stores to avoid impulse purchases of candy bars, salty snacks, sugary sodas, and the like. It probably comes as...