Kefir's Big Moment

This fermented dairy beverage — believed to have originated in the Caucasus Mountains — is riding the positive news about the power of probiotics. Kefir is similar to yogurt, but the two differ in several important ways.

Stone Soup

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Take Stock During Simplify Your Life Week

Tamagoyaki: the Japanese Omelet

New Research Reveals Why Dark Chocolate Is So Good for You

Show Your Support for Farmers' Markets

Drinking Your Calories: It All Adds Up

Heroes + Inspiration

Food + Recipes

Savor: Duck

You won’t find duck on every dinner table in this country, but it’s a traditional protein source in many parts of Europe and Asia.

Savor: Root Vegetables

Root vegetables include tuberous roots and taproots, but not tubers, rhizomes, corms or bulbs. Yet this seemingly small category of vegetable offers a whole lot of variety.

Culinary Tips for Greens

Peppery arugula stands up to strong flavors but does not overwhelm more delicate vegetables, eggs and pasta.

Get Saucy Series: Creamy Classics

The French may be credited with developing the sophisticated art of sauce making, but the midcentury rise of canned soup gave homemade sauces a reputation for fussy and dated cooking. Learn how easy it is to whip up four classic sauces.

Food Trends

Do "Green Bags" Really Keep Produce Fresh?

"Green bags" (which actually come in many colors) sold on infomercials are composed of zeolite, a silicate compound with a porous chemical structure. Companies that manufacture these bags claim the porous structure absorbs ethylene, the ripening agent released by fruits and vegetables, thus extending produce life.

Chia Seeds: Tiny Seeds with a Rich History

Chia seeds' popularity can be harnessed by foodservice operations — especially those looking to attract health-conscious customers.

Dehydrators: Recover the Lost Art of Drying Food

For centuries, before modern conveniences like refrigeration, many cultures used the sun and air to dehydrate foods as a way to preserve the bounties of hunts and harvests. The dehydration process took days and was not always sanitary. Today, however, dehydrating food can be easy and safe.

Bargain Food Shopping: Discount Groceries and Dollar Stores

Known as “extreme value,” “deep discount” or “edited assortment” stores, discount groceries range in size and scale from large national chains to small individually owned endeavors.

Nutrition News

Can Diet Help Manage Amenorrhea?

A woman has missed three or more consecutive periods and she isn't pregnant, she may have secondary amenorrhea. Some female athletes suffer from amenorrhea not because of their exercise intensity, but because their energy intake is too low to support their activity levels.

What is Rhabdomyolysis?

Rhabdomyolysis, the death of muscle cells, has been making headlines in connection with popular high-intensity workout regimens. Participants jump, climb and power-lift their way to the brink of their abilities — and, according to critics, dangerously beyond.

Product Reviews

Thank You for Smoking

Using a stovetop smoker can shake up a stale weekly menu and add new flavor dimensions to favorite dishes. Nutritionally, smoked foods are packed with flavor without the addition of extra salt and fat. Anyone seeking to try something new in the kitchen without investing a lot of time and money would benefit from trying the Demeyere.

A Cruet to Covet

I like serving oil in a cruet as it drizzles out rather than pouring too rapidly — keeping portions under control.

Tweets from Nutrition Experts

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The latest news and resources from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Read More.

More » App Reviews

CDC, Can I Eat This? (Version 1.1)

CDC’s Can I Eat This? app puts food safety in a foreign land at the palm of your hands. It takes the guess work out of determining which foods are safe to eat in countries around the world. The goal: enjoy your trip abroad without encountering digestive upset.

Look & Cook (Version 2.0)

With creative and enticing recipes, Look & Cook is an interactive digital cookbook that leads you through each step of a recipe with pictures and detailed instructions.

Learnist (Version 1.0.5)

Boldly claiming to put "the world's knowledge at your fingertips," Learnist is a crowd-sourced collection of original user generated and user curated content shared via "learnboards."

More » Book Reviews

The New Lean for Life

The New Lean for Life

The New Lean for Life includes some helpful tips for weight loss and packages it in a structured program that reinforces long-term behavior and dietary changes. However, ketogenic diets are difficult for many people to adhere to and the diet doesn’t provide for the variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other beneficial substances found in a plant-based diet, which is beneficial for weight management and for long-term health.

More » Movie Reviews

Food Patriots

Food Patriots

As RDNs, we should be aware of the agriculture, gardens and community food programs near our homes. This film may help RDNs become the resource clients turn to when curious about the origins of their food.