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Christine Byrne, M.P.H., RD

Christine Byrne is a journalist, trained chef, and registered dietitian with a decade of experience in food media. She takes a weight-inclusive approach to nutrition and strives to share evidence-based information in a way that is inclusive and empathetic. She writes the Performance Plate column for Outside, and her work regularly appears in dozens of national outlets. Previously, she was a food editor at BuzzFeed and the digital features editor at Self Magazine. She lives in Raleigh, NC.

This starchy vegetable is one of the most versatile kitchen staples around. Here's how it fits into a healthy diet.
You can't go wrong with vegetables, but these choices are especially helpful for blood sugar control.
This juicy red fruit delivers antioxidants, fiber and more to help keep you healthy. Here's what the science says about why pomegranates are so good for you.
Hormones play a role in almost everything your body does, which means that even small changes in your hormones can have noticeable effects. Here's what you need to know to keep your hormones functioning as they should.
Couscous can make a great base for a balanced meal. Here's more about couscous nutrition, some ideas to help you choose your couscous and how to serve it.
These plant-based proteins, vegetables and even fruit are all great choices for your grill.
Yes, it's possible to eat nutritious meals on a SNAP budget. But creating meals for less than $5 a day isn't easy, or even realistic for everyone.
Eating a low-sodium diet can feel tough. Here are 9 easy ways to make it easier to lower the sodium in your diet.
There's no cure for psoriatic arthritis, but these foods may help ease symptoms.
This love-it-or-hate-it ingredient has long been used as an herbal remedy for certain conditions. Here's what you need to know about licorice root and your health.
Oatmeal is delicious, comforting and has some serious evidence-backed health benefits.
A new study makes it clear that there's a lot we don't know about the coronavirus and long-term heart health. Here's what you need to know.
Here's help maintaining a healthy diet even when your sense of taste or smell is altered.
Not all carbs are created equal, but that doesn't mean they're good or bad.
This soluble fiber is gaining popularity, but not all sources are created equal.
This trendy beverage isn't magic, but it can help keep you hydrated.
This sweet, crunchy vegetable is great for snacks and salads. Here's what you need to know about jicama.
As long as you follow health expert guidelines for slowing the spread of COVID-19, a food shortage is highly unlikely.
Chicory is showing up everywhere, from coffee to packaged foods. Here's what you need to know about it.
Stirring butter into your coffee sounds delicious, but the supposed health benefits are questionable.
Whether you're vegan or just don't have eggs on hand, there are plenty of ingredients you can substitute for an egg.
It's being touted as a wellness cure-all, but is bone broth really that different from regular old stock?
Ghee is gaining popularity in certain diet communities, thanks to its lack of milk solids. But, it it healthy?
The keto diet is more popular than ever, but what is it, exactly? And, is it good for you?
When you ditch the diet mentality, you might find that you're more able to trust yourself and live in the present.