Food and Nutrition Facts

Food and nutrition facts help you decipher a plethora of diet advice. If you're considering a dietary change, these articles can help guide you to the right foods.

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There's more to vinegar's tangy flavor than meets the taste buds. Read all about this deliciously sour condiment and find out how to reap the health benefits it offers by adding it to your diet.

By Gayle A. Alleman

Ever wonder whether or not you're eating right? Balancing carb and protein intake, drinking enough water and finding out what supplements you may need are important elements to leading a healthy lifestyle. Learn how nutrition works.

By the American Institute for Preventive Medicine

Your diet is very important during pregnancy. The baby's health depends on your gaining the right amount of weight, eating nutritional foods and avoiding drugs that will harm the child. Read about pregnancy nutrition guidelines.

By Elizabeth Eden


The USDA Dietary Guidelines offer advice for creating a balanced diet and controlling your weight. Use the new Food Pyramid to cut calories and develop a healthier lifestyle. Learn more about the USDA Dietary Guidelines.

By Gayle A. Alleman

Good nutrition is key to any weight loss plan. Learn to use the USDA Food Pyramid and nutrition labels to pick from the different food groups, and to select portions that are right for you.

By Gayle A. Alleman

The USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend eating fewer sweets to reduce calorie intake, ensure adequate vitamin and mineral intake, and control weight. Eating foods with added sugar typically crowds out more nutrient-dense foods. Learn more.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

The USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend making vegetables a major component of your eating pattern. Why? Because veggies make it easy to eat fewer calories, manage your weight, and decrease your risk of chronic conditions. Learn more.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.


Yogurt has much to offer in the health department. It's an excellent source of bone-building calcium, helps boost the immune system, and relieves diarrhea. Learn the health benefits of yogurt.

By Betsy Hornick & Eric Yarnell

You've probably heard the hype: Antioxidants can make you look and feel younger! Some hopeful folks even believe antioxidants will lower the threat of disease. Can there be any truth to this? Learn what an antioxidant actually is.

By Robin Brett Parnes

Daily calorie needs vary significantly from person to person. Learn how to calculate the number that’s right for your body.