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Healthy Eating

  • '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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Components of Food
    When trying to make heart-healthy changes to your lifestyle and diet, it is helpful to know some basics about nutrition.
  • Coping with Food Cravings
    Some people experience food cravings only now and then, while others have them daily or weekly.
  • Lifestyle Changes
    Living a healthier lifestyle can help to prevent heart disease. This means eliminating all tobacco, following a heart-healthy diet, and getting regular exercise.
  • 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.
  • Preventing Obesity
    Given the chronic diseases and conditions associated with obesity and the fact that obesity is difficult to treat, prevention is extremely important.
  • 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.
  • What's in the Food You Eat?
    Most food additives are safe and beneficial, experts say. What's more, they're everywhere.