Eat Healthy

Eat Healthy

Eating well is living well. We were the first large health care
provider in the country to begin providing calorie and nutrition
information on its hospital cafeteria menus. Here are some tips
and inspiration we’ve put together for you:

Featured Articles

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Nutrition

Are trendy foods really healthy?

The word “trending” has officially hit the health-food world. But before you buy, very literally, into the hype, make sure you read…Read Article >

Bowl of butternut squash soup

Nutrition

A new find for foodies

Kaiser Permanente’s Food for Health blog features recipes straight from the kitchens of our own physicians, nurses, and dietitians, so you know…Read Article >

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Nutrition

The power of protein

Protein plays an essential role in health, and it is found in every cell, tissue, and organ in the human body. The…Read Article >

Latest Articles

  • A woman stirs her green juice in the kitchen
    FEB 24, 2020

    Detox diets and cleanses: What our clinicians have to say

    Curious what a detox diet looks like? The Beyoncé-popularized “Lemonade Diet” promises digestive detoxification — and rapid weight loss — through the power of about 12 daily glasses of lemon juice and water mixed with cayenne pepper and maple syrup. Some intermittent fasting fans tout similar rewards by limiting their eating to a 4-hour window each day. And then there’s the coffee enema colon cleanse. Yes, coffee enema. ... Read More >

    TOPICSdietEat Healthyhealthy lifestyleNutritionplant-based diet

  • A young girl drinks out of a juice box
    JAN 30, 2020

    Sugar vs. sweeteners: Why less is always best

    Sweet treats and sugary drinks seem to surround us. Even many of our favorite fruits are high in sugar — mangoes and grapes being among the highest.1 But the problem is when people consume too much sugar, it can increase their risk of health problems like weight gain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and dental cavities.2 Plus, a recent study showed that consuming artificially sweetened soft drinks can lead to a higher risk of stroke and dementia.3 So where do we begin when deciding what to do about all the sweet stuff? The first step is understanding the different kinds of sugar. ... Read More >

    TOPICSDiabetesEat Healthyhealthy lifestyleHeart HealthSugar

  • Three adults make a healthy meal together in the kitchen.
    OCT 23, 2019

    Hype vs. fact: The reality behind 2019’s most popular nutrition trends

    Are eggs good or bad for you? Are plant-based meats healthier than meat? Or can one ingredient really make you lose weight? With the constant stream of nutrition and diet stories hitting the news, sometimes it’s hard to know what’s hype and what’s real. ... Read More >

    TOPICSdietEat HealthyNutritionplant-based diet

  • A young woman picks up an orange in a grocery store
    SEP 17, 2019

    Manage your sugar cravings in 3 steps

    Some days it feels like sugary temptations are everywhere — a co-worker brings donuts into the office, you’re offered a slice of birthday cake, or your lunch comes with a free soda. But too much sugar can take a toll on your body. It can increase your risk of weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.1 ... Read More >

    TOPICSDiabetesEat Healthyhealthy lifestyleprevention

  • Assorted fruits and vegetables on a kitchen counter
    SEP 17, 2019

    7 foods to add to your freezer

    Keeping a well-stocked freezer can make meal prep easier — and help you eat healthy. The first step? Knowing how to properly freeze foods. Once you know the how-tos, you can focus on what to actually keep in your freezer. So you can be better prepared to make a quick and healthy meal at the start of — or after — a busy day. ... Read More >

    TOPICSEat Healthyfood storagefreezer foodshealthy lifestyleRecipe