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These Crispy Asparagus Fries Are Packed With Flavor — but Are Still Good For You!

<i>Lighten up your fries by swapping heavy potatoes with crunchy asparagus! Spears are tossed in cheesy nutritional yeast and almond meal for a dose of healthy fats and protein, via PaleoHacks.</i><p>Spring is in the air with this garden-fresh French fry alternative. No need to sacrifice flavor to achieve …

Food

Foods to Avoid for High Triglycerides

Triglycerides are fats in the food you eat that are carried in your blood. High triglyceride levels put you at risk for heart disease, diabetes and …

Nutrition

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

These oven-baked chickpeas are great on soups, salads, and grain bowls—or for munching on by the handful.<p>Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you …

Chickpeas

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Nutrition

25 Best Grilled Chicken Recipes

We all love eating chicken, but unfortunately we sometimes fall into the trap of cooking the same recipes week after week. Dishes we once held in …

Cooking

Guys, Here's How to Maintain Muscle and Get Lean

You’re putting in the work at the gym, but your body’s not showing it. You’ve stopped gaining muscle and started putting on an extra layer of fat. …

Nutrition

Marcus Samuelsson's Unexpected Tip for Breaking Down a Chicken

Of course, the jury is still out on whether or not you even have to wash chicken before cooking it. Ina Garten, for one, believes washing is …

Cooking

8 foods a Harvard nutritionist tries to eat almost every day

Want to eat like a nutrition expert? Some food choices pack an especially big nutritional punch.<p>Think of your kitchen as one big tasty medicine cabinet.<p>The right foods in the right amounts can protect your heart, keep your blood sugar stable, help you lose weight and allow you to live longer.<p>Diet …

Nutrition

11 things you can do in 5 minutes or less to instantly improve your health

It literally only takes 5 minutes.<p>What if you could positively improve your health and fitness in the same amount of time it takes you to skim a recap of <i>Queer Eye</i>? Okay, so you may not actually see a different number on the scale in just a few minutes (sorry!), but you <i>can</i> do something that will …

Nutrition

Forget the Year-End Performance Review: This Feedback Technique Is Far More Effective

A few simple words can have a big impact on someone's mindset and performance.<p>Many years ago, I had a colleague who had a particular talent for giving frank, unembellished, on-the-spot feedback.<p>Immediately after a meeting--or sometimes even just mid-way through a one-on-one conversation with …

Filmmaking

16 Prebiotic Foods to Eat Now

Feed your gut flora with these prebiotic-rich foods.<p>Try to eat more of these prebiotic-rich foods — and for extra credit, pair them with the …

Homemade chicken stock separates great home cooks from the good

I traditionally go for any shortcut I can find in the kitchen. But lately, I’ve found that the quickest route may not necessarily be the best. I have …

Food Preservation

The 5 Foods a Harvard Nutritionist Wants You to Eat "Every Day"

When you think of adopting a healthy diet, you most likely think of all the decadent foods you have to give up. But as Harvard Health reports, there …

Nutrition

The Healthiest Cereals, Ranked

If you can whip up a well-balanced breakfast every morning complete with protein, whole grains, and all the recommended servings of fruits and …

Nutrition

Strawberries top ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of most contaminated three years in a row

Strawberries have done it again.<p>For the third straight year, strawberries have topped the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residue.<p>According to EWG’s annual shopper’s guide report, about a third of all strawberry samples tested has at …

Strawberries

The Nutritional Value of Fresh Vs. Frozen Blueberries

Blueberries grow wild in the forests of the United States and Canada, but are also available in fresh and frozen versions in most supermarkets and …

What is healthier: natural sugar, table sugar or artificial sweeteners?

The average American consumes almost 20 teaspoons of sugar per day. Do you need a sugar detox?<p>The average American consumes almost 20 teaspoons of sugar per day. Let’s break that down: It’s about equal to a serving of jelly beans plus nine Hershey’s Kisses plus a couple of Double Stuf Oreos, plus a …

Nutrition

This Is the Hands-Down Best Workout to Shed Those Extra Pounds

We don't have to look far for incentive to go to the gym. In addition to the mental health benefits of working out, it's rewarding to feel "in shape," even if weight loss isn't our goal. Of course, many people seek workouts that burn the most fat — and burning belly fat is a common objective. If …

Exercise

The One Anti-Inflammatory Ingredient You Should Add To Your Breakfast To Speed Up Weight Loss

Forget the numbers on the scale for sec and think about how great you’ll feel on the inside – and look on the outside – if you maintain a healthy …

What's The Truth About Apple Cider Vinegar When It Comes to Weight Loss?

Here's the dirt on this centuries-old home remedy.<p>For decades, apple cider vinegar (which is referred to as ACV by its loyal fans) has been labeled …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

• <b>A growing body of evidence finds that cardio exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have.</b>• <b><br>Cardio, otherwise known as aerobic exercise, has been tied to benefits ranging from better moods and a stronger heart to a sharper mind.</b>• <b><br>To get the most out of your swimming, running, or walking</b> …

AOL

A diet plan to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's

Three years ago to the day, a group of researchers in the US put out a diet targeted at a healthy brain. They’d got together to find out if there was …

How to lose belly fat in 2 days

How to lose belly fat in 2 days<p>If you’ve often faced a situation where you’re struggling to button up your pants, you need to ask yourself ‘how to …

11 Meal-Prep Recipes to Make in Your Instant Pot

If you’re the proud owner of an Instant Pot, you probably know that having one in your kitchen is like having a superpower. With the ability to cook …

Make This Vegan, One-Ingredient Caramel Sauce In Your Instant Pot

Transforming a can of sweetened condensed milk into a rich caramel dip using either your slow cooker or pressure cooker has long been a favorite …

Add These 11 Hunger-Satiating Ingredients to Your Oatmeal to Stay Full Until Lunch

If weight loss is your goal, oatmeal is one of the best breakfast choices. Not only is it quick and easy, but eating whole grains like rolled oats or steel-cut oats keeps you feeling full longer. Sometimes oats aren't enough, though, so add a few of these ingredients to your bowl to sate your …

The Ultimate Carrot Cake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Toss together first 3 ingredients; spread in a single layer in a foil- lined pan. Bake 10 minutes or until …

Dessert

8 Lean Proteins You Should Start Eating To Get Rid Of Belly Fat, According To Nutritionists

The saying “abs are made in the kitchen” couldn’t be more true. You can do crunches for hours, hop on a stationary bike and spin for miles, or as …

Why Sardines (Yes, Sardines) Are Basically the Perfect Protein

In the world of fish, it’s salmon, tuna, and tilapia that top the list while sardines get short shrift. That’s a mistake.<p>“They are pretty much …

Don’t strip that fruit, eat the peel too for good health

The orange peel is loaded with hesperidin, a compound that helps lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol. Photo: iStockphoto<p>After tearless onions …