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Healthy Eating

  1. Calculating Calories and Fat Grams

    Here's a formula to help you figure out how many calories and fat grams you need each day to maintain your current weight.

  2. Cholesterol in the Blood

    The cholesterol in your blood comes from the foods you eat and your liver—but your liver makes all of the cholesterol your body needs.

  3. 'Choose My Plate' Now Tailored to You

    Many of us used the old Food Pyramid for years to help make sure we were following a balanced diet. Its replacement, Choose My Plate, was introduced in 2011.

  4. 'Choose My Plate' Quiz

    How many cups of vegetables should you eat each day? How about milk? Meat? The My Plate eating plan can help you find out.

  5. Components of Food

    When trying to make heart-healthy changes to your lifestyle and diet, it is helpful to know some basics about nutrition.

  6. Coping with Food Cravings

    Some people experience food cravings only now and then, while others have them daily or weekly.

  7. Ignore These Diet ‘Rules’

    If you’re eating according to outdated or untrue dietary commandments, all your efforts to lose weight could be in vain.

  8. Moving Beyond All-or-Nothing Thinking

    When you lapse from your goals, remind yourself of all you've learned and how much you've accomplished.

  9. Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases

    Living a healthier lifestyle can help prevent heart disease. Don't smoke, eat a heart-healthy diet, and get regular exercise.

  10. Preventing Obesity

    Given the chronic diseases and conditions associated with obesity and the fact that obesity is difficult to treat, prevention is extremely important.

  11. The Facts on Fat: What a Healthful Diet Should Include

    News reports on the role fat should play in your diet can be confusing. Some new studies suggest the type of fat you consume is more important to your health than the amount of fat eaten. Other recent reports contradict these findings.

  12. What's in the Food You Eat?

    Most food additives are safe and beneficial, experts say. What's more, they're everywhere.