Nutrition

A Guide to Healthier Eating

Eating less junk food and adding more nutritious food to your diet are simple changes that can make a significant improvement in your nutrition and health.

You should cut back on foods that have only limited nutritional value, that are overprocessed, or that contain too much fat, salt, sugar, and refined white flour.

Learn more about what kinds of foods to eat.


Understanding Trans Fat

Trans fat is a type of dietary fat that raises low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad" cholesterol. Saturated fat and dietary cholesterol also raise LDL. Because of this, all three types of fat can boost your risk for heart disease.

Learn more about trans fat.


Vitamins: Too Much of a Good Thing?

A balanced diet is your best source for essential vitamins and minerals, but sometimes a dietary supplement is necessary. Your health care provider can help you determine what kind of supplement you need.

Learn the essentials about vitamins.