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Previous Food for Thought Articles - 2021

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

A key part of staying healthy during the holidays is to support the immune system. When your immune system is challenged, you’re less likely to maintain your overall health.

Cooking and Budget Shopping

Being on a budget makes many people, from college students to employed professionals adopt various measures to utilize their money effectively.

Diet and Dental Health

Your body is a complex machine. The foods you choose and how often you eat them can affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums, too.

Healthy Eating During Cancer

Good nutrition is very important for people with cancer. There may be some changes you can make now that will help you during treatment. Start by following a healthy diet.

Cooking Tips for Caregivers

If you’re already overwhelmed with your responsibilities as a caregiver, how can you find time to cook tasty, nutritious meals for a loved one? Here are cooking tips you can add to your meal preparation toolkit to help you streamline dinner preparations.

Benefits of Family Dinners

Over three decades of research have shown that regular family meals offer a wide variety of physical, social-emotional, and academic benefits.

Healthy Eating for Men

Food is more than just fuel. Your diet can help fight disease and keep you feeling younger.

Food for your mood: How what you eat affects your mental health

While it's widely known that nutrition plays a key role in a person's physical health, it directly affects emotional well-being, too.

Tips to Manage Stress Eating

Sometimes the strongest food cravings hit when you're at your weakest point emotionally. You may turn to food for comfort consciously, unconsciously, when facing a difficult problem, feeling stressed, or even feeling bored.

How to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer

There are scientific studies that seem conflicting on what you should or should not eat for colon cancer prevention. However, there is one constant recommendation that remains across studies: eating a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Eating to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure and many don't even know it.

The Positive Effect of Using Organic Food

Food grown without extreme use of artificial chemicals is better for the health of people and the environment. Farmers have abandoned artificial pesticides, fertilizers and hormones in favor of organic growing techniques.