Nutrition 101

What you need to know to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

You Are What You Eat…

The Nutrients You Need

Get the recommended daily amounts of the vitamins and minerals you need to maintain good health.

Bone Up on Calcium

Yes, it’s a bone builder. But this little mineral does so much more. Learn why else you need it―and how best to get it.

7 Ways to Protect Your Vision

Incorporate these strategies into your everyday routine to maintain your eyes’ health.

How to Read Nutrition Facts Labels

Understanding food labels can help you make wise choices―if you know what to look for. Here's a rundown of the most important elements.

15 Healthy Vegetarian Recipes

Not all meatless meals are healthy, but they don’t have to be tasteless either. Look to these delicious and nutritious recipes to please everyone—even the meat lovers.

Stock a Healthy Refrigerator

What to put in the fridge to guarantee nutritious eating.

13 Healthy Soup Recipes

Soup’s on and these recipes will have you feeling great. They’re chock full of nutrient-packed ingredients—and best of all, quick and easy to prepare.

10 Easy Carrot Recipes

Nutrient-dense and delicious raw or cooked, the carrot deserves better than a tub of hummus. Unearth some surprising ideas for this versatile root vegetable.

24 Easy Kale Recipes

Sick of spinach? Turn over a new leaf and try one of these surprising, tasty sides starring the nutritional powerhouse.

11 Lentil Recipes to Try

Full of fiber, protein, iron, and vitamin B, lentils are inexpensive and make a great meat substitute or side dish.

The Best Vegan Recipes

From breakfast to dessert, we’ve got plenty of meat-free meals worth sinking your teeth into.


What the Pros Know

The Vitamin D Debate

Is it really the medical miracle it seems to be?

All About Vitamin D: Benefits, Sources, and More

Michael F. Holick, Ph.D., M.D., the author of “The Vitamin D Solution” and the director of the Vitamin D, Skin, and Bone Research Laboratory at Boston University School of Medicine, D-codes the vitamin.

5 Healthy Foods With Vitamin D

The Agricultural Research Services of the U.S. Department of Agriculture shares the foods that give you the greatest dose of the sunshine vitamin.