Healthy Eating

Are You Eating Too Much Salt? Break Up With This Bad Habit

Even if you never sprinkle a drop of salt on your food, you’re still likely consuming more sodium than you should. Most Americans eat more than twice the American Heart Association’s (AHA) recommended amount of sodium per day, which is…

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Does Your Seat in a Restaurant Determine How Much You’ll Eat?

It is unrealistic to think that people go out to eat in order to lose weight and stick to their diet, but can the location of your table determine how many calories you’ll consume while you’re there? Brian Wasinik, food…

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5 Reasons to Add Chilies to Your Diet

A study was recently conducted at Purdue University that tested the power of capsaicinoids, a chemical found in spicy foods like chilies. Capsaicinoids are what give peppers their “kick”. They found that capsaicinoids increase your body’s core temperature and help burn…

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In Season: 7 Sensational Sides Featuring Winter Greens

Does eating seasonally in colder months mean going without fresh produce? Not if you embrace your winter greens! Dark green, leafy vegetables such as kale, collard greens, and Swiss chard are in season and loaded with good-for-you vitamins and minerals….

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DIY Energy Snacks Even Clueless Chefs Can Make

The next time you’re hungry and dragging, skip the vending machine and try one of these healthy, energizing bites instead. The following recipes feature power-up ingredients like chia seeds, peanut butter and dates. Best of all, they’re quick to make…

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10 Transformational Root Veggie Recipes You’ll Love

Trying to eat with the seasons? It’s time for root vegetables to take the starring role on your plate. These nutritional powerhouses are plentiful right now and add a sweet and hearty twist to any meal. We dug up (sorry)…

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How to Tweak Holiday Favorites to Become Meat-, Dairy- or Gluten-Free

Hosting family for the holidays is stressful enough without having to make separate dishes for everyone who has a dietary restriction. But that doesn’t mean you need to be a Grinch about accommodating your guests. With a few simple tweaks,…

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Nutrition Labels Are About to Change for the Better

It’s been about 20 years since the Food and Drug Administration first introduced the Nutrition Facts Label that you see on most of the food you buy. And in those two decades, a lot has changed. Experts now have a…

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Bye Bye Butter: Substitutions for All of Your Favorite Dishes

Heart disease is the number one health problem in the U.S. today and the single leading cause of death according to the American Heart Association. But there’s good news: Improving your diet can lower your risk. And one thing to…

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