Ice Cream: How to Order Wisely

If you are craving ice cream, but want to cool off without a lot of added calories, the following choices will help you to place your order. Baskin Robbins Worst choices:

Fast and Healthy, Please

Despite the researching, recommending, begging, and pleading of health and nutrition researchers for Americans to s-l-o-w d-o-w-n and enjoy family meals together, the fast food industry is as booming as ever. The good news is that many quick and budget-friendly restaurants...

Are Calorie Counts on Menus Really Helpful?

According to recent estimates, nearly 40% of adults are obese in America. By December 1, 2016, all menus at fast food restaurants, restaurants with more than 20 locations, and in vending machines must contain calorie contents of each item. This is a provision of the...

Choosing Healthful Vegetarian Foods at Restaurants

For vegetarians, 20-30% of total calories should come from proteins and dairy products. Many vegetarians eat too many carbohydrates and too little protein, especially in the beginning. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend a healthy vegetarian pattern which is...

Sodium: How Much Do You Know?

The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that all individuals limit their sodium to 2,300 milligrams (mg) per day. Test how much you know about the sodium content of your favorite foods with this quiz.

Gluten-Free Italian Food

If you have celiac disease or are gluten intolerant, you may have thought that you will never eat in an Italian restaurant again, but this is not the case. Here are some menu options that are often gluten free. Ask your server for more details to make sure that you get a...

Is Chicken Always the Best Choice? (infographic)

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Eating Out: Making the Best Low-Calorie Choices

With hectic schedules, people are eating out more frequently. It is fine to indulge once in a while when dining out, but if you are eating out more than once a week, the calories can add up quickly. It is easy to eat a whole day’s worth of calories in just one meal out. The...