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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....
How to know how much sugar is in your food
One of the biggest offenders in our diets is an abundance of added sugars.
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...
Is sugar really poison?
I was surprised when I recently saw the statistic that Americans spend about 23 percent of our grocery dollars on...
3 "green" habits that can make you sick
In the past few years I’ve made some “green” swaps. I usually bring my own bag when I go grocery...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
5 summer health myths busted
This summer, don’t let the smoke from the backyard grill cloud your good judgment when considering health advice...
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...
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