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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 →

Is Apple and Peanut Butter a Healthy Snack?

This post was originally published on this site By Ansley Hill Few snacks are more satisfying than a sweet, crisp apple paired with a savory spoonful of peanut butter. However, some people wonder if this classic snack-time duo is as… Continue Reading →

How to Meal Plan: 23 Helpful Tips

This post was originally published on this site By Ansley Hill Meal planning and prepping are wonderful skills to have in your personal health and wellness tool kit. A well-thought-out meal plan can help you improve your diet quality or… Continue Reading →

8 ‘Healthy’ Sugars and Sweeteners That May Be Harmful

This post was originally published on this siteMany sugars and sweeteners are marketed as healthy alternatives to regular sugar. Those looking to cut calories and reduce sugar intake often turn to these products when searching for an easy substitute to… Continue Reading →

3 Edible Wild Mushrooms (And 5 to Avoid)

This post was originally published on this site By Jillian Kubala, MS, RD Throughout history, people around the world have foraged wild mushrooms for food. Gathering wild mushrooms can also be an extremely rewarding and interesting hobby. However, those who… Continue Reading →

The 12 Best Vegetables to Juice

This post was originally published on this site By Rachael Link, MS, RD In recent years, juicing has gained widespread popularity among health-conscious individuals looking for a quick and convenient way to boost their nutrient intake. However, if you’re new… Continue Reading →

6 Plant-Based Meat Alternatives for Your Next Summer BBQ

This post was originally published on this site By Kimberly Holland Summer brings many opportunities to light a grill and cook up a bounty of juicy meats, corn on the cob and potatoes for a backyard barbecue. But as more… Continue Reading →

23 Delicious Ways to Eat an Avocado

This post was originally published on this site By Arlene Semeco, MS, RD Avocados can be added to many recipes to give your meals a nutritional boost. Just 1 ounce (28 grams) provides good amounts of healthy fats, fiber, and… Continue Reading →

17 Foods and Drinks for When the Stomach Flu Strikes

This post was originally published on this site By Makayla Meixner Scientifically, the stomach flu is known as viral gastroenteritis, a highly contagious infection that affects your stomach and intestines. Norovirus — the most common stomach flu virus — results… Continue Reading →

What Is Tahini? Ingredients, Nutrition, Benefits and Downsides

This post was originally published on this site By Rachael Link Tahini is a common ingredient in popular foods around the globe, including hummus, halva and baba ghanoush. Favored for its smooth texture and rich taste, it can be used… Continue Reading →

Acacia Honey: Nutrition, Benefits, and Downsides

This post was originally published on this site By Kaitlyn Berkheiser Acacia honey is produced by bees who pollinate the flowers of the black locust tree, native to North America and Europe. It’s said to boast several health benefits, which… Continue Reading →

Exactly What’s in the New ‘Meatier’ Beyond Burger and Is It Healthy?

This post was originally published on this site By Kimberly Holland Just in time for summer grilling season, the faux-meat burger craze is getting meatier. Earlier this month, plant-based meat products purveyor Beyond Meat introduced an update to their flagship… Continue Reading →

Americans Continue to Eat Processed Meat Despite Serious Health Warnings

This post was originally published on this site By Dan Gray Processed foods, in their many delicious forms, are an American favorite. But new research shows that despite increasing evidence on just how unhealthy processed foods are, Americans have continued… Continue Reading →

10 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Leeks and Wild Ramps

This post was originally published on this site By Alina Petre, MS, RD (CA) Leeks belong to the same family as onions, shallots, scallions, chives and garlic. They look like a giant green onion but have a much milder, somewhat… Continue Reading →

Start Your Day Right with a Vitamin-Packed Green Smoothie

This post was originally published on this site By Natalie Butler, RD, LD Green smoothies are one of the best nutrient-dense drinks around — especially for those with a busy, on-the-go lifestyle. It’s not always easy to get the daily… Continue Reading →

7 Impressive Health Benefits of Cherries

This post was originally published on this site By Jillian Kubala, MS, RD Cherries are one of the most beloved fruits, and for good reason. They’re not only delicious but also pack vitamins, minerals and plant compounds with powerful health… Continue Reading →

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