What should you eat? How much should you exercise? Understand the trends and techniques for a healthy life.
You might be surprised to know that some of the season's most popular indulgences actually have some nutritious value -- but there's a catch.
It's the holiday season, and there's no shortage of feasts filled with favorite foods and maybe some overindulgence. But you might be surprised to know that some of the season's most popular indulgences actually have some nutritious value -- but there's a catch.
Mindful eating is about listening to your body and being in tune with its sensations, without judgment or "food rules" about what is OK to eat. Here's how.
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Eating a lot of ultraprocessed foods significantly increases men's risk of colorectal cancer and can lead to heart disease and early death in both men and women, according to two new, large-scale studies of people in the United States and Italy published Wednesday in British medical journal The BMJ.
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN
In one corner: the medically renowned Mediterranean diet, a perennial favorite among nutritionists. The contender: the popular keto diet, known for restricting carbohydrates to a precious few per day.
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN
The Tobacco Road marathon returned on Sunday under clear, sunny skies in Cary.
Michelle Mackonochie, WRAL anchor/reporter
Making healthy food choices is important at any age, but as you get older, it becomes critical to keep up with how your body's nutritional needs change.
A plant-based diet has had significant benefits for several participating in a project at a rescue mission.
WRAL contributor Crissy Fishbane shares why she won't be going on a diet this year.
Crissy Fishbane, WRAL contributor
WRAL contributor Crissy Fishbane explores diet culture and talks to experts about why dieting isn't always the best way to lose weight.
It's common for us to create resolutions for the new year and then fail those resolutions. Here's how to make a habit that lasts through the new year.
After assessing 50 different breads, Consumer Reports found some can be part of a healthy diet.
Do you love bread, but avoid it because it's carb-heavy, full of empty calories and leads to weight gain?
Monica Laliberte, WRAL executive producer/5 On Your Side reporter
The Food and Drug Administration requires restaurants with 20 or more locations to post calorie counts for standard items on menus, both in the restaurant and online. But, that same nutritional information doesn't always get transferred to menus on third-party delivery service sites, like DoorDash, UberEats and Grubhub.
Food delivery apps make lunch and dinner easy. But if you order food on those apps, you may not be able to find how many calories your meal is.
Monica Laliberte, WRAL 5 On Your Side reporter/executive producer
Maybe it sounds crazy or challenging, but plenty of people say it's helped them lose weight and improve their health.
Intermittent fasting has become a popular health and fitness trend for those trying to drop a couple pounds. The diet plan is all about timing and only eating certain hours of the day.
Monica Laliberte, 5 On Your Side executive producer/reporter
Like a lot of women, Tonya Beauchaine grew up with some unhealthy thoughts about weight and body image and dieting. Having kids put the problems with that way of life into focus.
Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, Go Ask Mom editor
You don't have to be Southern to love fried chicken, buttered biscuits, sausage gravy, sweet tea or any of the other fried and fat- or sugar-laden foods typical of this American region.
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN
"Eating well is especially vital right now because obesity, heart disease, and diabetes increase the risk of COVID-19 complications," said Rachel Rabkin-Peachman with Consumer Reports.
Out of a group of 20 people, half followed the keto diet and half followed the high-carb, low-fat, plant-based diet for two weeks.
Vaccines are on the way, but right now you can use diet to prevent COVID-19, says a professor at N.C. State-based on findings in a newly published study.
Feeling tapped out and tired? Health experts say there are some foods that can help fight fatigue.
Monica Laliberte, WRAL executive producer/5 on Your Side reporter
Eating disorder experts are starting to see more cases of Orthorexia. This is an unofficial eating disorder caused by a person obsessing about eating healthy foods.
Mandy Mitchell, WRAL reporter