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Why Is America So Fat?

Obesity is about to become this country's leading cause of preventable death. Lack of exercise and too much food are not only making us fatter, …

Diabetes

Why Are We So Fat?

Finally, after two decades of trying and failing to lose weight with (you name it) Weight Watchers, NutriSystem, a nutritionist, a personal trainer—not to mention the therapist who derided her for being fat—it has come down to this: Linda Hay is sitting in an examining room at the Virginia …

Got Diabetes? Try This Sugar Crash-Resistant Meal Plan

We’ve all been there. Whether you’re sitting at your desk at work, chasing the kids around at home, or just out and about… at around 2 or 3 p.m., it …

8 Proteins You Should Start Eating In 2018 To Get A Flat Stomach, According To Nutritionists

Eating healthy is all about balance. If you need a piece of chocolate, have it, but not after every meal, not every day and not an entire candy bar. …

Nutrition

Our 10 Best Gluten-Free Snack Ideas

If you're gluten-free, you know there are a multitude of diet-appropriate snacks on the shelves for you these days. However, if you're willing to …

Easy And Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings

Easy Homemade Salad Dressings<p>January 23, 2018<p>Sometimes store bought dressings can be deceiving; although they pair well with your nutricious salad, …

The Broke Girl's Guide To Healthy Eating

<i>This article was originally published on April 26, 2016.</i><p>Yes, it's true that health food can be staggeringly expensive — especially if it's something …

5 Foods That Will Give You Clear, Radiant Skin

When it comes to having clear and glowing skin, what you eat is just as important as your skincare routine. You can supplement your favorite beauty and skincare routines by putting food on your plate that will hydrate and smooth your complexion. Knowing which food might do your skin a favor can …

Skin Care

8 Hidden Secrets of a "Healthy Diet" Most People Never Think About

When you start a "healthy" diet, where you're loading up on fruits and veggies and reducing sugar intake, you'll probably expect to feel fabulous. While you might reap some excellent benefits, like perhaps more energy, clearer skin, and better sleep, you might also be overdoing it. If you are, …

Nutrition

11 clean eating gurus every health-conscious person should follow on Instagram

Healthy living at your fingertips<p>The first thing we all do in the morning is pick up our phone and check what's trending on social media. Well, why …

All you need to know about the ever-growing butter coffee trend

Nestlé is lending its big brand expertise to ketogenic creamer brand Know Brainer to help bring butter coffee to market in a big way. The partnership …

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Diabetes

It’s easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why.

It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie seats and even coffins.<p>According to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American man now stands at …

Nutrition