Healthy Living

Nutrition couldn't be more important in today's society as our collective waistline continues to expand. Learn the secrets to cooking healthy and knowing how to make good-tasting food without all the fat and cholesterol.


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The LA Times documented a recent rally which occurred outside of a Chicago grocery store. But the protesters, adorned in hazmat suits with anti-GMO signs weren't outside of your average grocery store; they were outside of Whole Foods.

Keeping your teeth white takes more than just regular brushing and flossing. You should also watch what you eat and drink. Which foods can do the most damage?

In order for people of yesteryear not to offend friends and family with bad breath, they had to get creative with cleaning their teeth. See how they did it.

You might owe your mother an apology. As it turns out, she wasn't forcing you to eat veggies just for the fun of it. In fact, vegetables are key to developing a healthy smile!

We all know that sugary desserts are terrible for your teeth, but what's a good alternative? Cheese, please!

Yes, green tea is delicious, but it also has multiple remarkable benefits for your mouth.

How much do you really know about kiwis? Yes, they're green and delicious, but are you aware of the plethora of health benefits these tasty fruits offer?

Are you going to end this meal with a hug -- or perhaps a kiss? If so, you'll need a superhero to fight that villain in your mouth: Bacteria. Do parsley and mint fit the bill?

Before toothbrushes, people had to get creative about cleaning their teeth, so they turned to nature.

Taking good care of your teeth, gums and mouth is a given, but what does water have to do with it?

The next time you start craving a sweet snack, reach for a bowl of fruit salad instead!

People love ice cream, but the sweet treat isn't great for your teeth. The good news? It's easy to make tasty, homemade ice cream that's also low in sugar.

Dairy products have long been a great source of calcium, but there are other vitamins in there, too, working wonders in your mouth.

Can't get enough of your favorite canned soda? Maybe you'll drink your last after you read what it's doing to your mouth and insides.

Pasta is one of the quintessential comfort foods. It's delicious, filling and easy to chew -- which may be why it's a great meal for someone with toothaches or recovering from oral surgery. Here are some dishes that make your mouth feel good.

Just because it's labeled food -- and looks oh, so appealing -- doesn't mean it's safe to eat. To save your teeth, avoid these noshes.

With all the hoopla about natural and artificial sweeteners, getting the facts straight can leave you feeling sour. Are either really better for you?

Believe it or not, chewing gum can be really beneficial for your teeth -- if you chew it long enough.

Did you know there are things that are good for your waistline but bad for your teeth? Check out our article for some culprits.

Dark chocolate has gotten a bad rap over the years as a candy that gives you cavities. You don't want to eat too much of it, but a nibble here and there can actually be good for your teeth.

Salt is a cheater's way out: Whether you're making a gourmet feast or whipping up scrambled eggs, it's easy to let salt carry the bulk of the flavor load for your dish. So how can we create flavorful meals without relying on salt?

Sea salt is coarser than regular table salt, and foodies rave about the great flavor. In terms of health benefits, though, is sea salt actually better for you?

Low-sodium salt may sound like the stuff of nonsense, but you'll find it on your grocery aisle shelves next to regular, old table salt. Anything that's low-sodium is better for you, right? Read this before you stock up on low-sodium salt.

You know to drink at least eight glasses of water per day and to resist daily cupcakes. But how much sodium can your body handle -- and where are staggering sodium counts lurking?