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How to eat to lose weight: what a 1,500 calorie day looks like
Did you know that one-third of New Year’s resolutions pertain to weight, diet and health? It’s true....
The dangerous ingredient you’re eating—and don’t even know it
Camembert cheese and buttery croissants are staples of French cuisine, so you’d think France would be the last...
5 myths about tea
You probably already know that tea is an incredibly healthy beverage. In fact, studies show that if you drink tea...
7 hidden sources of caffeine
I’ve been trying to cut down on caffeine. I came to this goal recently as I was sitting cross-legged in yoga and...
Top 8 food allergies (and how to eat around them)
Ever read a food label on a product and wonder why certain ingredients are called out as “Allergens” (e.g...
The important nutrient you’re not getting enough of (and how to get it)
There’s a super-important nutrient that, chances are, you’re not getting enough of: omega-3 fatty acids....
5 myths about cholesterol
When a new study came out a few months ago stating that high HDL might not directly protect against disease, I paid...
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...
7 easy ways to make your kitchen healthier
Forget spring-cleaning: fall is the perfect time to spruce up your kitchen. Now that you’ve recovered from the...
Is cooking with nonstick pans healthy or not?
More nights than not, I cook dinner in a nonstick skillet. It’s easy to wash up and can lend itself to healthy...
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...
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...
Is eating food from the farmer’s market safe?
Shopping at a farmer’s market is a great way to support your local economy and stock up on the freshest seasonal...
Is coconut water worth the splurge?
In recent years there has been an explosion of coconut water products available at grocery and convenience stores. If...
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 3: Clean Out/Refresh Your Fridge
Food doesn’t have to come in shelf-stable packages to be convenient. And in the next few weeks, we’re going to continue...
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...
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