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EatingWell Blogs (Page 5)

January 11, 2016 - 12:02pm

U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diets 2016, released earlier this month, ranked 38 diet plans. But the No. 1 diet may surprise you. The “Best Diets Overall” winner (for the sixth year in a row): the DASH diet.

Pictured Recipe: Corn & Black Bean Quinoa Salad

The DASH diet—or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension—was developed to combat high blood pressure (hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure). So it certainly doesn’t fall into the realm of trendy diets like Paleo or the Alkaline Diet. To earn a spot on the “Best Diets” list, the diet plan has to help with weight loss and diabetes (research shows the DASH diet does)—as well as be easy to follow and nutritious (check and check). Their panel of...

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January 8, 2016 - 9:37am
By Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D. in EatingWell Blogs

We want you to make 2016 your healthiest year yet. Join us January 4-29 for the Make Healthy Happen Challenge. We’ll be offering tips, recipes, dinner plans and inspiration to make healthy happen.

Pictured Recipe: Chorizo Migas

How did the first week go? Have you been eating healthier meals and staying on track with your goals? If so, great! And if not, now’s your chance to wipe the slate clean and start fresh again. Our 500-calorie dinner plan is full of crazy-good recipes and this week’s tips are...

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January 6, 2016 - 12:18pm

During the Super Bowl, while my husband is in front of the television yelling about bad play calls, I’ll be in the kitchen enjoying some of my favorite Super Bowl recipes. I’m going to make chips and dips, onion rings, jalapeño poppers and chicken wings just to name a few. Some of our recipes for these favorite snacks use an easy, mess free oven-fry technique that gives food a crispy golden crust and moist interior. It tastes like fried food, but it’s better for you. Score!

What’s your favorite Super Bowl Snack? Share your comment and take our poll!

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January 6, 2016 - 10:50am

I’ve always been a breakfast eater. It gives me a much-needed energy boost—along with a cup of coffee, of course—and it helps me from being so famished at lunch that I end up overeating. Download a FREE Quick Breakfast Cookbook!

Related: Do I Need to Eat Breakfast Even If I’m Not Hungry?

But eating a morning meal is also a healthy habit if you’re watching your weight. Here’s why: research shows that regular breakfast eaters tend to be leaner and dieters are more successful at losing weight—and keeping it off—when they eat breakfast. What’s more, people who typically eat...

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January 6, 2016 - 9:19am

Juicing is so 2015. “Souping” is gaining traction as the way to cleanse. Basically you eat vegetable soup (chunky or pureed) and nothing else for a prescribed amount of time—a day, three days, five days—and poof, you’re healthier, slimmer and cleaner, inside and out.

Don't Miss: The Only Weight-Loss Soup Recipe You Need

As with juicing, eating just soup won’t rid your body of toxins. Your body does this naturally, thanks to your liver and kidneys. However, souping does hold some benefits over juicing.

Most soups are high in fiber and other nutrients because they contain whole ingredients, such as a whole carrot instead of carrot juice, and many are naturally lower in sugar because they’re more veggies than fruit...

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