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Novella Lui, RD, M.H.Sc. headshot

Novella Lui, RD, M.H.Sc.

Novella Lui is a registered dietitian and a nutrition and health writer. She is passionate about supporting others in building healthy relationships with food by sharing practical and easy-to-follow tips. Novella combines her interest in providing evidence-based nutrition and health education with food and culture through creating consumer-focused content for brands and publications. As a foodie and a globetrotter, she loves to seek new flavors and explore different cuisines. In her spare time, you can find her looking for hidden food gems and spending time outdoors hiking local trails. 
It's one of the usual suspects you see when walking down the dairy aisle at your local grocery store. It's commonly added to coffee and is called for in a variety of recipes. But, what exactly is half-and-half? Here's what you need to know.
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Aromatic and flavor-rich chai tea can be such a delicious daily pick-me-up. It's so convenient to order one from your local coffee or tea shop, or make one from a store-bought blend at home. But have you ever wondered what all those ingredients are that make it so sippable? Here's what you need to know about your cozy cup of chai.
Cheese sometimes gets a bad rap for its high-fat content. But is it true? Here's what research says.
Pinto beans are highly nutritious, and provide a creamy texture and a nutty and earthy flavor.
This mild-flavored white fish offers some impressive health benefits.
Tahini is a key element in many popular foods, such as hummus and baba ghanoush, but what is tahini made of and what is tahini used for beyond those beloved dishes? Find out that and more, including nutritional facts, and how you can easily make your own tahini at home.
If you're a fan of salad bars or puttanesca sauce, you may be familiar with capers. They are those sharp-tasting little green buds that garnish many salads and other dishes. But what exactly are capers? Discover everything you need to know about these pungent little green guys.
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Green is gorgeous—and this bright, mildly sweet drink is bursting with disease-fighting antioxidants that may play a role in heart health and help you finally de-stress. Here's what you need to know.
You can plan affordable, delicious, nutritious meals when you have diabetes even if you're on a budget. This 7-day dinner plan includes a balance of affordable whole grains, vegetables, lean meats, plant-based proteins and heart-healthy fats.
If you're a fan of salad bars or puttanesca sauce, you may be familiar with capers. They are those sharp-tasting little green buds that garnish many salads and other dishes. But what exactly are capers? Discover everything you need to know about these pungent little green guys.
Green is gorgeous—and this bright, mildly sweet drink is bursting with disease-fighting antioxidants that may play a role in heart health and help you finally de-stress. Here's what you need to know.
You can plan affordable, delicious, nutritious meals when you have diabetes even if you're on a budget. This 7-day dinner plan includes a balance of affordable whole grains, vegetables, lean meats, plant-based proteins and heart-healthy fats.
Sushi meals are delicious but are they healthy? Here, we break down the health benefits, plus what to look for and keep an eye on when it comes to eating sushi.
Don't be alarmed when sliced lettuce oozes a bit of milky white fluid—lactucarium is harmless to your health. Find out its effects, including whether or not it can help you sleep, as well as how to properly select and store lettuce.
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Glass stovetops give modern kitchens a minimalistic and sleek look. Keeping them sparkly clean, though, requires extra care and upkeep. Here's how to take care of your glass stovetop so that when you look down, you'll see your own satisfied reflection. Plus, learn the difference between glass, induction, electric and gas stovetops.
Safe food-handling practices start at the grocery store. Placing packaged meat in a plastic produce bag decreases cross-contamination risk, but what about the environment? Learn how to safely handle packaged meat—and about sustainable bio-based packaging.
The crunchy vegetable is chock-full of nutrients that promote heart health and support cancer prevention—and it's perfect for your next stir-fry or slaw.
This peppery, little leafy green boasts a bunch of nutrition perks that can help support heart and bone health—and more. Plus, it makes the perfect sandwich topper.
The Instant Pot may seem like a simple appliance, but as you start using it, you may discover there are things you wish you had known. 
You don't have to wait until spring to declutter and maximize your kitchen space.
Love to batch-cook or have chicken leftovers? Find out how to safely freeze cooked chicken and how to thaw it when you're ready to use it. Plus, learn how long cooked chicken will last in the freezer and get some recipes perfect for defrosted cooked chicken.
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Chicken can last in the freezer for a long time, but there comes a point when you need to cook it or your chicken may lose flavor and texture. Find out how to freeze raw chicken properly, and for how long. Plus, learn how to prevent freezer burn.
When it comes to this low-fiber grain, the common advice for people with diabetes is to avoid it entirely. We break down the nutrition and look at the research for some answers.
Corn season is here! The first thing you need to know about this summertime staple is...well, what it is, anyway. Here, a registered dietitian breaks it all down—and the answer might surprise you.
Cooked chicken may not last sitting out as long as you think.
Wondering if that raw chicken in your fridge is still safe to eat? Here are the storage tips you need to know to keep your raw chicken fresh in the fridge for as long as possible. Plus, learn how to spot the freshest chicken at the market and what those packaging dates mean.
Cooked chicken does not last in the fridge as long as you think. Find out how you can store cooked chicken safely.
Find out how to properly store fennel so you can keep those aromatic bulbs and fronds as fresh as possible for as long as possible.