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How Gut Bacteria Impacts Obesity, Allergies, Happiness and More
A growing body of research has shown that the teeming populations of gut bacteria within us have evolved complex...
Do Healthy Chips Exist? Potato Chips vs. Tortilla Chips
Trying to choose chips that are healthy can be a real challenge at the grocery store. Whether it’s corn tortilla chips...
Cherry Recipes Make the Most of the Wonder Fruit's Benefits
Sweet cherries are here, and because most are grown along the lengthy West Coast the season lasts from mid-May in...
Is Cottage Cheese or Greek Yogurt a Healthier High-Protein Snack?
Picking healthy snacks at the grocery store can feel pretty confusing. There are thousands of foods, many touted as...
Popcorn vs. Pretzels: Which Is a Better Choice for a Low-Calorie Snack?
Popcorn and pretzels—these are two salty snacks people often reach for if they’re looking for lower-calorie...
How to Buy Healthy Tortillas at the Store
It doesn’t really matter what you call them: wraps and flour tortillas are essentially one and the same—both made with...
Should I try the alkaline diet?
Following the alkaline diet means eating mostly plants, limiting meat, skipping dairy, sweets, alcohol and caffeine and...
The Best Diet You (Probably) Haven’t Tried
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Diets 2014, released earlier this year, ranked 32 diet plans. But the No. 1 diet...
Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 7: Get Right Back on Track
Did a co-worker bring in homemade brownies and you sampled one (OK, three)? At dinner, did you nosh from the bread...
Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 5: Treat Yourself (Occasionally)
Slimming down for summer isn’t about depriving yourself—it’s about making small changes that you can stick with. If you...
Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 6: Be a Slim Snacker
Snacks can keep your diet on track by preventing your hunger from getting out of control. But if you don’t pick the...
Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 4: Get 8 Hours of Sleep
There’s a reason they call it beauty sleep. Being sleep-deprived can affect your emotional well-being, your skin and...
Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 3: Drink Plenty of Water
Water definitely does a body good. In one 2010 study, people who drank 2 cups of water before meals lost more weight...
Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 2: Load Up on Fruits and Vegetables
Eating more produce can help you slim down because produce is low in calories and high in fiber. In fact, vegetables...
Summer Slim-Down Challenge Day 1: Make a Plan for Food and Fitness
Having a plan helps you reach for healthy foods when you get home ravenous or need a snack in a pinch when you’re on...
Stock these healthy foods to eat clean
Eating clean means eating more whole foods and less processed foods. It may sound like a fad, but it’s not based...
Which Is Healthier: Greek Yogurt or Regular Yogurt?
Greek Vs. Regular: By the Numbers Greek yogurt has surged in popularity in recent years, and with good reason....
Diet or Exercise: What's the Best Way to Lose Weight?
If you really want to see that number on the scale drop, what you put in your mouth matters most. People who simply cut...
Your 1-Day Plan to Get Back on Track
There are times, like after a food-filled vacation or a big holiday, when I feel like my typically healthy diet needs a...
What You Need to Know About Caramel Color
A new study by Consumer Reports may make you think twice before reaching for a soda (and it’s not about sugar or...
Day 7: Cut Down on Alcohol
Eating clean also means drinking clean. You can still have some alcohol if you want—but stay within the recommended...
Day 6: Cut Back on Sugar
Most people eat far too many added sugars. The easiest way to clean up the sugars in your diet is to limit obvious...
Day 5: Eat More Whole Grains
Whole grains have beneficial nutrients that refined grains are missing, like magnesium (which helps the body produce...
Day 4: Eat More Vegetables
Most Americans fall short of reaching the average recommended daily amount of 2½ to 3 cups of vegetables—which means...
Day 3: Eat Less Meat
Clean eating doesn’t mean giving up meat entirely, but cutting back on meat helps you cut back on saturated fat, which...
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