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9 Benefits and Uses of Lemon Peel

This post was originally published on this site By Ariane Lang, BSc, MBA Lemon (Citrus limon) is a common citrus fruit, alongside grapefruits, limes, and oranges (1). While the pulp and juice are used the most, the peel tends to… Continue Reading →

Is Eating Raw Oats Healthy? Nutrition, Benefits and Uses

This post was originally published on this site By Ariane Lang, BSc, MBA Oats (Avena sativa) are popular worldwide and linked to many health benefits. Plus, they’re versatile and can be enjoyed cooked or raw in various recipes. This article… Continue Reading →

Dole Recalls Spinach Over Salmonella Concerns

This post was originally published on this site By Julia Ries This might not be the best week to load up on your leafy greens. Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. has issued a recall for several packages of baby spinach due… Continue Reading →

12 Simple Ways to Drink More Water

This post was originally published on this site By SaVanna Shoemaker, MS, RDN, LD Your body is about 70% water, and drinking enough of it is vital for optimal health (1). Water plays many roles in your body, including maintaining… Continue Reading →

8 Simple and Healthy Salad Dressings

This post was originally published on this site By Rachael Link, MS, RD There’s no doubt that salad can be a healthy addition to a balanced diet. Unfortunately, most store-bought dressings are brimming with added sugar, preservatives, and artificial flavorings… Continue Reading →

Why Your Meatless Fast-Food Burger Could Be Covered in Animal Residue

This post was originally published on this site By Brian Mastroianni Earlier this year, fast-food giant Burger King announced it was going to offer a vegetarian-friendly version of its signature sandwich: the Impossible Whopper. The new burger would use a… Continue Reading →

Can Food Act as Medicine? All You Need to Know

This post was originally published on this site By Jillian Kubala, MS, RD What you choose to eat has profound effects on your overall health. Research shows that dietary habits influence disease risk. While certain foods may trigger chronic health… Continue Reading →

Everything You Need to Know About Aronia Berries

This post was originally published on this site By Sharon O’Brien Aronia berries (Aronia melanocarpa) are small, dark berries that have become popular among health-conscious consumers. They’re considered one of the richest sources of plant antioxidants, which are said to… Continue Reading →

Are Eggs Considered a Dairy Product?

This post was originally published on this site By Adda Bjarnadottir, MS For some reason, eggs and dairy are often grouped together. Therefore, many people speculate whether the former are considered a dairy product. For those who are lactose intolerant… Continue Reading →

11 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Yams

This post was originally published on this site By Cheri Bantilan MS, RD, CD Yams (Dioscorea) are a type of tuber vegetable that originated in Asia, Africa, and the Carribean (1Trusted Source). They’re often mistaken for sweet potatoes. However, yams… Continue Reading →

Why Night Can Be the Most Dangerous Time During Heat Waves

This post was originally published on this site By Brian Mastroianni This has been a summer of scorching, record-breaking heat waves in the U.S. and around the world. Back in June, Germany experienced a searing high of 101.5°F (38.6°C), according… Continue Reading →

Are Bagels Vegan?

This post was originally published on this site By Elise Mandl, BSc, APD Vegans avoid products that come from animals, including meat, eggs, dairy, and any other animal-derived foods or additives. However, it’s not always clear which foods are vegan,… Continue Reading →

7 Delicious Blue Fruits with Powerful Health Benefits

This post was originally published on this site By Makayla Meixner Blue fruits get their vibrant color from beneficial plant compounds called polyphenols. In particular, they’re high in anthocyanins, which is a group of polyphenols that give off blue hues… Continue Reading →

15 Interesting Varieties of Avocado

This post was originally published on this site By Lauren Panoff, MPH, RD Avocados are pear-shaped fruits that grow on tropical evergreen trees. They generally have a rough, green outer skin, buttery flesh, and large seed in the middle. Coming… Continue Reading →

Eating Raw Organic Produce Can Give Your Gut a Healthy Boost

This post was originally published on this site By Gigen Mammoser When choosing organic or conventional produce, there’s no simple comparison, even if it’s apples to apples. However, in a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, researchers… Continue Reading →

8 Delicious Types of Squash

This post was originally published on this site By SaVanna Shoemaker, MS, RDN, LD Botanically classified as fruits but often used as vegetables in cooking, squash are nutritious, tasty, and versatile. There are several varieties, each with its unique taste,… Continue Reading →

What Is the Dr. Sebi Alkaline Diet, and Is It Beneficial?

This post was originally published on this site By Katey Davidson, MScFN, RD The Dr. Sebi diet, also called the Dr. Sebi alkaline diet, is a plant-based diet developed by the late Dr. Sebi. It’s claimed to rejuvenate your cells… Continue Reading →

8 Impressive Benefits of Purple Cabbage

This post was originally published on this site By Alina Petre, MS, RD (CA) Purple cabbage, also referred to as red cabbage, belongs to the Brassica group of plants. This group includes nutrient-dense vegetables, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and… Continue Reading →

Do Multivitamins Work? The Surprising Truth

This post was originally published on this site By Hrefna Palsdottir, MS Multivitamins are the most commonly used supplements in the world. Their popularity has increased rapidly in the past few decades (1Trusted Source, 2Trusted Source). Some people believe that… Continue Reading →

Food Industry’s Switch to Non-BPA Linings Still Poses Health Risks

This post was originally published on this site By George Citroner Bisphenol A (BPA) is well-known for its estrogen-mimicking properties (Trusted Source), and is used in many canned foods. While manufacturers have been removing this compound from their products, new… Continue Reading →

A Plant-Based Diet Can Reduce Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes, If You Do It Correctly

This post was originally published on this site By Ginger Vieira Type 2 diabetes is far more complicated than simply having eaten too much sugar. However, preventing the escalation of prediabetes into type 2 diabetes can be simpler for some…. Continue Reading →

15 Bread Recipes That Are Low-Carb and Gluten-Free

This post was originally published on this site By Kris Gunnars, BSc Bread is a major part of the modern diet. In fact, many people eat some type of bread with many of their meals. Still, a significant percentage of… Continue Reading →

5 Impressive Benefits of Coconut

This post was originally published on this site By Anne Danahy, MS, RDN Coconut is the fruit of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). It’s used for its water, milk, oil, and tasty meat. Coconuts have been grown in tropical regions… Continue Reading →

The 15 Best Foods to Eat After Running

This post was originally published on this site By Gavin Van De Walle, MS, RD Whether you enjoy running recreationally, competitively, or as part of your overall wellness goals, it’s a great way to improve your heart health. Though much… Continue Reading →

Lacto-Vegetarian Diet: Benefits, Foods to Eat and Meal Plan

This post was originally published on this site By Rachael Link, MS, RD Many people follow the lacto-vegetarian diet for its flexibility and health benefits. Like other variations of vegetarianism, a lacto-vegetarian diet can help reduce your environmental impact (1Trusted… Continue Reading →

Drink This Pineapple-Wheatgrass Shot for an Anti-Inflammatory Boost

This post was originally published on this site Made from the freshly sprouted leaves of Triticum aestivum, wheatgrass is known for its nutrient-dense and powerful antioxidant properties. Many of these purported benefits come from the fact that it’s made up… Continue Reading →

What’s the Difference Between Bleached and Unbleached Flour?

This post was originally published on this site By Rachael Link, MS, RD Many types of flour are commonly available on the shelves of your local supermarket. However, most types can be split into two categories — bleached and unbleached…. Continue Reading →

20 Foods That Are Bad for Your Health

This post was originally published on this site By Kris Gunnars, BSc It’s easy to get confused about which foods are healthy and which aren’t. You generally want to avoid certain foods if you want to lose weight and prevent… Continue Reading →

9 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Pears

This post was originally published on this site By Lisa Wartenberg, MFA, RD, LD Pears are sweet, bell-shaped fruits that have been enjoyed since ancient times. They can be eaten crisp or soft. They’re not only delicious but also offer… Continue Reading →

7 Nutrition and Health Benefits of Okra

This post was originally published on this site By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD Okra is a flowering plant known for its edible seed pods. It’s cultivated in warm and tropical climates, such as those in Africa and South Asia. Sometimes… Continue Reading →

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