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New Dietary Guidelines Healthy for People and Planet

Every five years the U.S. Department of Agriculture Dietary Guidelines for Americans undergo a stringent review before being updated and re-released …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

Nutrition

7 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas

<i>By Melinda Johnson for U.S. News</i><p>Protein tends to be misunderstood. At times, it's flying high on a fad-diet craze, when it seems that half of our population is shunning carbs in favor of a high-protein diet. At other times, protein is forgotten completely, as people order salads with low-fat …

Your Quick Guide to Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Understand the essential nutrient, and see how to get more of it<p>You’ve heard us tout the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for years, from their ability to boost your brainpower to their knack for protecting your ticker. But what exactly are these fats, and what’s their big lifesaving secret? …

Nutrition

5 Genius Ways to Use Almonds

In a previous post I listed almonds as one of six foods I eat every day. I adore them, and aside from being delicious and filling, research on the …

Can an Avocado a Day Help Lower Bad Cholesterol?

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Avocados are an excellent source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat that is easily burned for energy, while being low in fructose. …

5 Vitamins You Need to Include In Your Diet

Consuming a healthy amount of vitamins is a crucial part of any wholesome diet, since our bodies simply can’t perform without these organic …

Wellness

No, You Shouldn't Eat the Same Thing Every Day

We revisit a question that's top-of-mind for the active set.<p><b>Science</b> is about testing and re-testing hypotheses, and the study of <b>nutrition</b> is an area …

The benefits of kale in a vegan diet

By Discover Kale Nutritionist Fiona Hunter<p>Kale is an excellent source of the B vitamin folate, vitamins A and K, the mineral potassium, and the …

Nutrition

Health Benefits of Cauliflower

Cauliflower is thought of as being one of the healthiest foods there is and it’s not hard at all to see why. Cauliflower is packed full of …

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Citrus fruit bioflavonoids

1. Manthey J.A., Guthrie N. <i>Antiproliferative activities of citrus bioflavonoids against six human cancer cell lines.</i> J Agric Food Chem. 2002.<p>2. …

8 Reasons You Should Start Eating Lemons

While lemons might taste like licking a 9-volt only more drawn out, but they actually have a lot of good things about them too. Here are a few to …

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14 Tricks For Telling If Your Fruit And Veggies Are Ripe

Keep this handy for your next visit to the produce section.

6 Fruit Infused Water Ideas

We all know we all know that water is vital to keep us alive. Our body is made up of 2/3 water. Despite this, most people don’t drink enough water. …

How to Get Rid of Pesticides from Your Fruits and Veggies

Did you know that 65% of produce samples analyzed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture test positive for pesticide residues? Unless you’re buying …

19 Healthy Fats And High-Fat Foods You Should Be Eating

Most people have been trained to choose low-fat foods over high-fat foods. Fat has always been positioned as a dietary enemy, so it’s no wonder it …

The FDA Is Redefining “Healthy” On Food Labels, But What Does Healthy Even Mean?

The government wants to let people know quickly that foods have the right nutrients, but no matter what they decide, a healthy diet will require more than just following the labels.<p>Say you want a healthy snack: Do you eat a Pop-Tart? Or a handful of almonds? According to today’s common sense on …

15 healthy eating habits that work, according to science

But as fun as the diets may seem, it's often difficult to stick with them for more than a few weeks. As a result few people actually see any long-term results.<p>Rather than trying one of those, here are 15 science-backed habits that can help boost your health and may help with weight loss as well.

Consuming 1 Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar on a Daily Basis Will Experience the Following Benefits

<b>The health benefits of apple cider vinegar</b><p>Several studies have been conducted to determine the effect of apple vinegar on human health. This is what …