Eating

5 ‘Healthy’ Foods Nutritionists Say Are a Waste of Money

Think twice about these grocery staples.<p><i>This content originally appeared on Health.</i><p>You can probably guess that bagels, soda, candy, and potato chips …

Healthy Eating

This won’t be sweet news, but this is what happens to your body when you eat sugar

We all know to go easy on the sweet stuff, but what actually happens to your system when you indulge? Here, eight ways sugar affects your body.<p>Your …

Wellness

Kids get cravings, too. Parents should share their nutrition know-how.

My children recently found themselves “craving” ice cream sundaes. After dinner one night, they mobilized outside the kitchen, whispered for a few minutes, then approached me with the following argument: “Mom, you always encourage us to listen to our bodies, and our bodies are begging us to eat …

Wellness

Here's How Much Sodium And Additives Are In Pre-Cooked Hams

Yikes.<p>After Christmas, Easter is the biggest time of year for ham. A look at the increased number of giant hams at the supermarket is a testament to this fact. If you’re planning on buying a ham this year, there’s something you should think about first: what exactly is in that pre-cooked, …

Healthy Eating

The One Menu Item You Should Never Order at McDonald’s

This fast food giant’s mascot may be a clown, but don’t assume we’re joking around when we say you should absolutely <i>never</i> order this menu item from …

Healthy Eating

20 Super-Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Share this post:<p>Healthy smoothie recipes full of the nutrients and protein you need<p>Best healthy smoothie blends<p>These delicious healthy smoothie …

Beverages

Changing the way you eat: 12-step guide to good habits!

They say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but we want to help you turn those intentions into good, healthy habits that will allow …

Healthy Eating

5 Ways To Make Sure You Stay Healthy, No Matter Where You Eat

It’s hard to eat healthy when traveling.<p>Whether it be to your parents’ house for the weekend or a week-long business trip, health food stores and …

Diets

4 Foods To Boost Your Gut Health

Every time we eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner, we're feeding ourselves and the trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that live on or inside of …

Nutrition

Tip: Avoid These Organic Foods

Some organic foods are worth the extra money... and some definitely aren't. Here's what you need to know.<p>A Common Misconception<p>One of the biggest …

Nutrition

Don't Be Fooled by "Protein Cookies" and Other "Protein" Junk Foods

The other day at the gym, I found this bag of peanut butter “protein cookies” and was utterly fascinated by it. The packaging proudly displays “18 …

Nutrition

Noodle Kugel with Sauteed Mushrooms

Nutrition<p>View line-by-line Nutrition Insights™: Discover which ingredients contribute the calories/sodium/etc.<p>Serving Size: 1 Serving (119g)<p>Recipe …

Nutrition

Raw cookie dough is all the rage. But its nutrition facts will make your cookie crumble

New York's hottest new food trend? Raw cookie dough.<p>The beloved sleepover and pre-baking snack has been upgraded from a spoon-licker to a scoopable …

Dessert

17 Simple Tips For Eating Healthier Without Changing Your Whole Damn Life

In case saying goodbye to a bunch of food groups all at once sounds sad and unsustainable.<p>The Whole30 program is an elimination diet that calls for avoiding grains, legumes, dairy, added sugar, and alcohol for 30 days.<p>It also bans MSG, sulfites, and carrageenan, additives commonly found in …

Healthy Eating

Follow this delish meal plan for a completely sugar-free day

Breaking up with sugar is easier said than done.<p>First, it tries to lure you back with its sweetness—even though <i>that</i> only lasts so long. Then, it pops …

Lifestyle

Quick Steps To Overcome Sugar Cravings

<b>Sugar. It has recently become the subject of countless articles and studies. And rightly so as we increasingly learn more about the negative effects</b> …

Wellness

Hidden Salt In Your Processed Food Is Killing You Silently

When most people think of salt, they think of shaking it on their food, or adding a pinch to cooking. And it’s important to try to get out of the …

What You Eat Can Actually Age You—Here Are the 3 Foods to Avoid

Back in 2012, Sara Gottfried found out that, at age 44, she had the genes of a 64-year-old woman. Through a simple blood test, Gottfried learned the …

Wellness

How much salt, fat and carbs a day are OK? 7 things you didn't know

Salt, fat and carbs: They're the most popular ingredients in our food supply. The human body requires all three for good health, yet there are so many misconceptions about them.<p>March 20-26, 2017, is World Salt Awareness Week, with health advocates reminding people that salt raises blood pressure, …

Nutrition

This is what eating carbs does to your body

We should all eat a balanced diet, and binging on carbs is a known nutritional no-no.<p>But they're still an essential part of any healthy diet - so …

Healthy Eating

Why the Humble PB&J Sandwich Is the Most Popular Pre-Game Snack in All of Pro Sports

The humble peanut butter and jelly combination is having a moment in the sun. In a recent issue of <i>ESPN The Magazine</i>, Baxter Holmes wrote a …

Healthy Eating

You Won't Feel Bad About Eating This Spinach & Artichoke Dip

<i>Bar Snacks</i><p>Skinny Spinach & Artichoke Dip<p>Spinach & Artichoke dip is always a favorite amongst friends. But sometimes, the guilt that comes with eating …

Recipes

Girl Scout Cookies, Ranked From Better to Worst

We're in the thick of Girl Scout cookie season and the boxes are rolling in. Are you looking at the nutrition labels and having buyer's remorse? Well, don't panic! Girl Scout cookies are <i>treats</i>; they're not meant to be healthy staples in your diet.<p>"You're not hitting any nutritional home runs with …

Dessert

Revealed: The Unhealthiest Burgers From Australia's Top Fast Food Chains

Burgers aren't always a bad choice for lunch or dinner. Depending on the sauce and toppings used, they can sometimes be healthier than takeaway …

Burgers

This Nutritionist Is a Digestion Expert—Here Are the 3 Food Groups She Avoids

It may not be the most comfortable thing to talk about, but good digestion is crucial to maintaining the energy (and healthy body) we need. If you …

Nutrition

Eating at Night Can Make You Gain Weight, But What If You're Actually Hungry?

You're just about to crawl into bed...and hunger strikes. You know late-night snacks aren't great for your waistline, or your slumber. So should you …

Diets

Why "Clean Eating" Is Triggering For People With Eating Disorders

I grew up during a very strange time in American diet culture. During the first part of my life, dietary fat was the enemy, and low-fat (albeit high-sugar) diets were all the rage. Then, something in the wind shifted, and Atkins became the new thing. I watched the fat-free yogurt and skim milk in …

Diets

A Dietitian Says We Should Ditch These 3 So-Called "Healthy" Food Trends

From going gluten-free to veganism and dairy-free dieting, there seems to be a new It food as often as there's a new It bag. With so many cooks in …

Nutrition

Dwight Howard Ate More Than 5,500 Calories in Candy Every Day for a Decade

Dwight Howard battled an addiction so bad it started affecting his game in 2013, but the NBA star’s vice was not what you’d expect.<p>Howard was …

Dwight Howard

Don't Do Butter? Here Are Top Replacement Picks From a Nutritionist

Butter vs. margarine? What's better to spread on your bread? It's an age-old debate, but ever since trans fats have been essentially phased out of margarine products and butter-like spreads, health professionals recommend them over butter, which is rich in saturated fats. Butter alternatives are …

Nutrition