Healthy Eating


Added Sugars

Sugars are a type of carbohydrate that occurs naturally or that is added to a food. Foods such as milk and fruits have naturally occurring sugars. The sugar in fruit is called fructose. The sugar in milk and yogurt is called lactose. Added sugars are those that do not occur naturally in a food or drink but are added…

Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: Maintaining Good Nutrition

Getting a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia to eat enough may be a challenge in some cases. Some of these tips may help you. If the person resists using a spoon or fork, don’t force the issue. Some people may have vision or motor problems that make using a spoon or fork difficult. Serve food that can…

American Heart Association Healthy Diet Guidelines

The American Heart Association (AHA) publishes dietary and lifestyle recommendations for general heart health. 1 These recommendations are for healthy adults and children older than age 2 as well as people who already have health problems such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or heart failure…

Anorexia: Learning New Eating Behaviors

People who have anorexia often have difficulty at mealtimes. If mealtime is a stressful time for you, try something different. During meals: Try to eat slowly and gradually. Do not allow yourself to get overwhelmed by the idea of eating a meal. Talk with other people about things that interest you. Avoid talking about…

Anorexia: Learning to Trust Others

Sometimes people who have anorexia find it difficult to trust the family, friends, health professionals, and other caring people who are trying to help them. There are many reasons for this, ranging from anxiety about losing control and gaining weight to confused thinking because of malnutrition. And it can be hard to…