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This summer, don’t let the smoke from the backyard grill cloud your good judgment when considering health advice from friends and family. When it comes to health and natural remedies it’s enticing to grab onto juicy half-truths and hearsay. Don’t get me wrong—as with any good story, a nutrition myth can offer a valuable lesson. The most persistent nutrition myths are those that contain at least some truth. Here are 5 common summer health myths to watch out for—as reported in EatingWell Magazine:

Don’t Miss: The 13 Biggest Nutrition & Food Myths Busted

1. Always wear sunblock. Thanks to our obsession with sunscreen—as well as a short list of vitamin-D-rich foods...

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We’re all starting to spend more time outdoors. And that warm summer sun feels oh-so-good—until I remember the damage it could be wreaking on my skin: 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun.

Protecting yourself from UV radiation can help prevent premature skin aging. Sunscreen is still the first line of defense against sun damage (experts say slather on an ounce—about a palmful—of SPF 30 or higher and re-apply every 2 hours). And there’s more you can do—the latest research suggests that three beverages may also deliver nutrients that protect your skin—as reported by Hillary Gilson in EatingWell Magazine.

Related: 6 Anti-Aging Foods for Your Skin

Green Tea. New research in the Journal of...

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More than 16,000 nutrition studies were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals in 2011. So it’s no wonder our understanding of food and health is expanding and shifting. In fact, in the last 10 years, we’ve seen many new perspectives emerge (some former truths have now even become myths).

Related: 13 of the Biggest Nutrition and Food Myths Busted

For EatingWell Magazine’s July/August issue (our 10th anniversary!), we decided to look back some of the top nutrition revelations of the past decade, as reported by Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D.

1. True or False: A calorie is just a calorie.
False. You’ve heard it a million times: to stay weight-stable,...

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When you’re trying to slim down, every meal—and calorie—counts. But that doesn’t mean that dinner has to be a skimpy salad. You can build a filling, diet-friendly dinner (that includes dessert) around these four slimming ingredients.

Related: Find out how many calories you should be eating to shed pounds here.

1. Salad greens. Start your supper with a simple salad: it’s low in calories and research out of Penn State shows that eating a first-course salad can cut your overall calorie intake at a meal by up to 12 percent. Plus, a vegetable-packed salad delivers fiber, a must-have when you’re dieting. Fiber helps you stay satisfied longer—and, according to one study,...

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It’s summer—and that means your summer vacation is probably just around the corner. If you’re looking to slim down before you slip into that bathing suit (and who isn’t?!), you’re in luck. Cutting calories and exercising are, of course, must-dos—and you can try this 7-day weight-loss meal plan to lose up to 2 pounds this week. But new research shows that some foods may have waist-shrinking properties. Here are five tummy-tamers to add to your diet—as reported by Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D., for EatingWell Magazine.

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