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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest not only that we get a certain amount of vegetables each week, but also that we get a variety. The guidelines specifically recommend that adults aged 19 to 50 get 1 1/2 to 2 cups per week of dark green vegetables and 5 1/2 to 6 cups per week of red and orange vegetables....

It’s the perfect time of year to put Mother Nature back into our thoughts and actions. And one of the most important ways you can flex your green muscle is by making a few simple changes in your diet. Use these eat-eco ideas to boost the planet’s health, while staying well-fed. 1. Embrace Meatless Monday. According to a...

You don’t have to rely on cheap processed foods to save money at the grocery store. These ideas can help you get plenty of fresh, seasonal and healthy foods in your cart for less money — and can even help you figure out what to do with them when you get them home too! Buy seasonal produce to save money “Fresh...

Whether you fire up the grill regularly or have dust collecting on your grilling tongs, here are some tips to help you brush up on your grilling skills. Gas vs. charcoal. For many, it’s a matter of preference. Gas is often easier and faster to get going, while charcoal produces a smokier taste that many people...

Q: I react badly to milk products and thought I had a milk allergy. But my doctor said it was a type of food intolerance, not a true food allergy. What’s the difference? A: When you’re intolerant to a particular food, it’s often because your body lacks an enzyme needed to break down a component in that food. Or the food...

Traditional in cuisines around the world, dill enhances a variety of dishes, from Norwegian gravlax and Mediterranean tzatziki to a good old American burger. And it turns out flavor may not be the strongest suit — dill is an antioxidant powerhouse. The folklore The dill pickle may be its claim to fame, but dill...

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Are there any special health benefits to fermented foods? ANSWER: The jury’s still out. In recent years, claims of possible health benefits of fermented dairy or plant foods, such as yogurt, kefir, aged cheese, tempeh, miso, sauerkraut and many others, have gained the spotlight. The digestive tract is...