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July 11, 2012 - 11:44am

Want to give your workout a boost? Five key ingredients can give your body an extra edge when exercising—or recovering from your workout, as Joyce Hendley wrote about in the July/August issue of EatingWell Magazine. And as a bonus, she developed a homemade energy bar recipe that packs them all into a delicious, convenient bar to power your workout and help you refuel afterward. (Get the recipe for EatingWell Energy Bars and more Granola & Power Bars.)

Here are the 5 ingredients that can help power your next workout.

1. Peanuts
The most protein-rich nut of them all helps give our bar an egg’s worth of quality protein.

Pre-workout: A little protein staves off hunger without overtaxing...

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July 3, 2012 - 4:07pm

When the weather got steamy this week, you can bet I made friends with an old summer standby: soft-serve frozen yogurt. Among the creamy frozen dessert choices, from frozen yogurt to super-premium ice cream, frozen yogurt is the healthiest option—5 ounces of frozen yogurt “costs” 120 calories, while the same amount of soft-serve ice cream has 220 calories. But if I pile on the wrong toppings I could nearly double the calorie total of my “healthy treat.”

Make Your Own: Skinny Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Recipes
Easy 100-Calorie Freezer Pops

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July 3, 2012 - 2:58pm

Sweet corn is one of summer’s simplest, purest pleasures. A fresh-picked ear, grilled to caramelized perfection and lightly buttered, offers incredible, complex sweetness, an intoxicating texture and plenty of nutrition benefits to boot.

But many people have convinced themselves that sweet corn is bad. That’s a shame. It’s easy to take a few real nuggets of fact and use them to come to a distorted conclusion about this super-delicious summer veggie.

New Study Results: Is high-fructose corn syrup really worse for you than sugar?

In Barry Estabrook’s feature in the July/August issue of EatingWell, “Sweet Summer Corn,” he set the record straight about this misunderstood vegetable. Here are some of...

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July 2, 2012 - 2:16pm

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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June 29, 2012 - 12:42pm

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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