Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RDN, FAND

Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RDN, FAND, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a nationally recognized nutrition, health and fitness expert who specializes in cardiovascular disease prevention. Based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Dr. Brill is author of Blood Pressure DOWN, Cholesterol DOWN and Prevent a Second Heart Attack. DrJanet.com

Diet & Nutrition

Soup: The Ultimate Comfort Food for Cold Winter Days

Soup is warm and comforting, delicious, nutritious, and filling. And I’m not talking about the canned kind, which is basically…

Diet & Nutrition

Kernza: A Regeneratively Grown Super Grain

Regenerative farms, as opposed to conventional ones, grow plant-friendly crops. To be certified as regenerative, the practices of the farm…

Diet & Nutrition

Buckwheat: The Wheat and Gluten-Free Superfood

Buckwheat is a pseudocereal, the name for seeds from nongrass plants commonly consumed in the same way as grains. (Quinoa…

Diet & Nutrition

The Health Benefits of Matcha

There are four types of tea—white, green, Oolong, and black—all derived from the Camellia sinensis shrub. What distinguishes each type of tea…

Diet & Nutrition

Smarter Eating

Borscht: A Spectacularly Healthy Ukrainian Comfort Food With all eyes on the heartbreaking Ukrainian crisis, it seems apropos to pay…

Food

Sneaky Vegetable Secrets

You need to eat your vegetables for good health, but that can be easier said than done. Even if you…

Diet & Nutrition

4 Healthy Nighttime Snacks—Each Under 200 Calories

Let’s be honest—most people love to nosh a bit if they become engrossed in a new TV series or a big-screen film they can finally watch at home.

Alternative Treatments

Vinegar—the Most Underrated Condiment

Is vinegar a miracle elixir or just an old folk remedy?

Food

Beyond All-Purpose Flour: Get More Nutrition with Oat, Almond and Other Flours

If your go-to baking ingredient is all-purpose wheat flour, try these healthier (and tasty!) alternatives—flours made with rye, nuts, oats and more…

Food

Make Your Own Poke Bowl—Easy, Delicious…and Healthy, Too

Poke bowls are popular because they are tasty, nutritious and convenient. Here, the elements that make them special—and a simple way to make your own…

Cooking Techniques

Blenders: Not Just for Smoothies!

Kitchen blenders are great for making more than smoothies and daiquiris. Try whipping up healthy homemade soups, salad dressings, soups and more…

Diet & Nutrition

Celery: This Crunchy Diet Food Also Packs a Nutritional Punch

Contrary to popular opinion, celery contains much more than water. Read on for the lowdown on its nutrients and health benefits…

Cocoa

Chocolate—The Anytime Health Food

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Research shows that this “special treat” has more health benefits than previously thought.

Food

The Truth About Natural Food Flavorings

If a food item contains “natural flavorings,” does that mean it’s healthy? Don’t get fooled. Here’s what that ubiquitous term really means…

Diet & Nutrition

“Nooch”: This Yeast Product Gives Vegans a Taste of “Cheese”

If you're looking for a nutrition-packed way to add cheese flavor to your food, try this yeast additive. Read more on this popular dairy-free option...

High Blood Pressure

Surprising Foods That Lower Your Blood Pressure

Controlling blood pressure takes more than a daily banana. Fortunately, there are a variety of delicious foods you may never think of. Read on…

Grilling

Ditch the Burgers! Try These Healthy and Delicious Grilling Secrets

Tired of grilling the same old burgers and steak? Jazz up the taste and get a hit of vitamin C with this fruit-inspired fish recipe...

Diet & Nutrition

Why Soy Is Still Healthy—If It’s the Right Kind

The FDA has walked back claims that soy is good for the heart. But here's why it's still good for your health.

Diet & Nutrition

Wash Your Fruits and Veggies

When it comes to washing fruits and vegetables, Janet Bond Brill follows the FDA’s recommendation and uses plain water to rinse them clean.

Diet & Nutrition

Power Foods for Brain Health

When it comes to power foods, our nutrition expert Janet Bond Brill says that the same foods that are good for your heart are good for your brain.