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Can probiotics keep you from getting sick?
With cold and flu season just around the corner, our precautionary routine has shifted from sunscreen for skin...
Is sugar really poison?
I was surprised when I recently saw the statistic that Americans spend about 23 percent of our grocery dollars on...
How not to overdose on salt
Limiting sodium is important for healthy blood pressure and overall heart health. Yet most of us consume, on average, 3...
What’s the bottom line: Is red meat healthy or not?
Praised by Paleo Diet advocates and shunned by vegetarians, red meat certainly is a controversial food. And that...
Save $3,392 on lunch
I used to be able to convince myself that the money I spent eating out was reasonable, but then my wife and I started...
How to cut 31 grams of saturated fat from your diet
You might already know that you should limit your saturated fat intake to no more than 10 percent of your total daily...
Super snacks to pack right now
Every weekday morning, I pack not only a lunch to bring to work, but snacks too. Maybe it’s the registered...
Are “natural” sweeteners really any healthier than sugar?
People often look to me, as a registered dietitian, for my seal of approval as they douse yogurt with agave or flood...
Get healthy: start now with this fresh-start checklist
I’ve always thought the new year should start in September. Fall seems to bring with it a fresh start. And...
Should you be picking organic apples?
Depending on where you live, apple season is either just around the corner—or already under way. As a dietitian,...
Best healthy foods to buy on a tight budget
With so many factors to consider—health, environmental impact, cost, taste—choosing healthy foods can seem...
Is Coconut Oil Healthier Than Butter?
All things coconut seem to be über popular these days. (A few weeks ago I wrote about coconut water: is it worth...
What does a 1,200-calorie day look like?
Losing weight is about calories in versus calories out. To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than you burn...
Do chia seeds deserve the health hype?
I had never heard of chia until a couple of years ago when a health-minded friend started crowing about her latest...
4 foods to pack in your kid’s lunchbox
It’s that time of year when many of us start thinking about back to school. And, as a nutrition editor and...
Are juice fasts a healthy way to lose weight?
If you’re juicing to slim down—a trend that is now back in vogue—lacking scientific evidence suggests...
Take-along snacks for a car trip
Taking off on a road trip seems like an essential part of summer. According to a recent study, over 140 million...
The diet mistake even nutritionists make
A new study—published in the August 2012 issue of the Journal of Consumer Research—helps explain why the...
Keep It Fresh Challenge Tip 1: Stock Your Fridge with Fresh Foods
Food doesn’t have to come in shelf-stable packages to be convenient. And in five short weeks, we’re going to transform...
5 summer health myths busted
This summer, don’t let the smoke from the backyard grill cloud your good judgment when considering health advice...
6 healthy ingredients to supercharge your smoothie
I’m on a big smoothie kick lately. Every morning, I’ve been blending up different variations of frozen...
5 power ingredients for fueling your workout
Want to give your workout a boost? Five key ingredients can give your body an extra edge when exercising—or...
Best & worst frozen yogurt toppings
When the weather got steamy this week, you can bet I made friends with an old summer standby: soft-serve frozen yogurt...
Is corn healthy or not? 5 myths about sweet corn busted
Sweet corn is one of summer’s simplest, purest pleasures. A fresh-picked ear, grilled to caramelized perfection...
3 must-have summer drinks to keep your skin looking healthy
We’re all starting to spend more time outdoors. And that warm summer sun feels oh-so-good—until I remember...
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