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The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

You won't even notice these changes—swear!<p>Of course you know that eating healthy is a lifelong goal—but that doesn't mean that it takes ages to make it happen. In fact, there are tons of quick, easy ways to be sure you're eating well that basically involve zero effort. Here are a few to get you …

4 Powerhouse Foods You're Not Eating—But Should Be

Plus, the foods that don’t pack as many nutrients as you might have thought.<p>When it comes to eating healthy, you know to load up on the foods that are packed with nutrients—the ones that give you the most nutritious bang for their caloric buck. Researchers from William Paterson University helped …

Nutrition

7 Genius Ways to Use Quinoa You Never Would've Thought Of

Make sure to buy a big box on your next supermarket run.<p>Quinoa salads are great, sure—but they're just the beginning of the amazing things you can do with this versatile ingredient. From burger-like patties to chocolatey truffles, it's time to add to your arsenal of quinoa recipes, thanks to these …

10 Peach Smoothies that are PERFECT for Summer

If you're obsessed with this stone fruit, you'll love these sweet, tasty sips!<p>Behind their adorably fuzzy exterior, peaches are super-versatile: You can toss them into a salad, bake them into a pie, or simply eat them whole. Or, of course, you could blend them into a deliciously juicy smoothie. …

11 Nail Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

Your fingertips say more about your health than your realize.<p><i>This article was written by Aly Walansky and repurposed with permission from Daily Makeover.</i><p>If you ever go for a dermatologist screening, they'll request that you remove your nail polish. This is also true if you end up in surgery. Why …

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3 Surprising Breakfast Foods That Can Help You Slim Down

You'll be a convert before you know it.<p>If you thought we were going to tell you that you should have oatmeal or eggs for breakfast to drop pounds (how many times have you heard those before?) then we have some good news for you: Eating exotic dinner foods first thing in the a.m. is another great …

6 Fitness Trainer Habits You Can Follow Too

As a group fitness instructor and health coach, I am often asked the same questions: <i>What do you do to stay fit? What do you eat? How often do you exercise and what do you do?</i> If you are confused as to what's healthy, you are not alone. We are flooded with health information, and some of it is …

10 Food Choices That Will Change Your LIFE

With this call to action, you can change your waistline—and the world<p>Our flawed food system has led to dual epidemics: hunger and obesity. In the past 30 years, we've seen the repercussions of global changes, and they aren't pretty. We're closing in on 1 billion people going hungry—and an even …

How to Become a Morning Workout Person

Even if you're an early bird, getting up before the sun rises to go sweat your butt off can be seriously daunting. The good news: It's possible to become a morning workout person (with relatively little pain). Just follow these 7 steps

5 Delicious Foods You Didn't Know You Could Grill

Blow everyone away with these creative cookout ideas.<p>Summer cookout season is officially here, but there's no reason to limit yourself to burgers and steaks. These foods get a huge flavor upgrade from being thrown on the grill, and they're simple to prepare outside, too. Next time you fire up the …

Are You Overeating Nutrient-Fortified Foods?

Yes, you really can have too much of a good thing.<p>Of course you think you're being virtuous when you take a multivitamin and eat nutrient-fortified foods, like 100 percent-daily-value-of-everything breakfast cereals. And you are, for the most part—but there's a caveat. A new study published by the …

Nutrition