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A Quick Primer on Healthy Portion Sizes

Q: If I’m eating healthy, whole foods, do portion sizes still matter? If so, how do I figure them out? A: Most nutrition experts (including me!) agreed a long time ago that calorie counting is not the best strategy for eating well. That doesn’t mean, however, that portion sizes aren’t helpful. Overeating is still a… Read This Entry »

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6 Surprising Causes of Digestive Distress

By Danielle Capalino, MSPH, RD, NLC I spend a lot of my time talking about how FODMAPs can lead to digestive distress. However, there are many other foods that can trigger uncomfortable (and embarrassing) tummy troubles. RELATED: What the Heck is a FODMAP? And issues like bloating are not just a pain—an out-of-whack digestive system… Read This Entry »

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How to Incorporate Omega-3s into Every Meal

Oh, omega-3s. You’ve heard the magic word many times and are already a believer, right? While they don’t have the sexiest scientific name, the fatty acids are often referred to as “good fats” or “healthy fats.” They should be. In the body, omega-3s are involved in the formation of cell membranes, the production of important… Read This Entry »

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There’s a Difference Between Exercise and Movement—and It Matters

“We don’t understand the difference between exercise and movement,” explains Katy Bowman, a whip-smart biomechanist based in Washington state who’s made changing that fact her personal mission. Bowman’s company Nutritious Movement (great minds!) and books—like Movement Matters, Move Your DNA, and Don’t Just Sit There—all take aim at the problems of living a sedentary lifestyle…. Read This Entry »

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The Inflammatory Foods You Should Really Avoid

If your body were a forest, inflammatory foods would be the sparks that start small fires—which later lead to a slow, destructive burn that destroys the entire system. Okay, that’s a little dramatic, but you get the picture. Inflammation is a scary process that is linked to nearly every chronic disease. While you may know… Read This Entry »

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These Smart Strategies Will Help You Manage Stress

By Elisa Haggarty for Parsley Health Chronic stress is associated with every chronic disease. It lays the foundation for hormone imbalance and inflammation. According to the American Psychological Association, 75% of adults reported experiencing moderate to high levels of stress in the past month. Nearly half reported that their stress has increased in the past… Read This Entry »

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A Modern Guide to Ancient Grains

Whole wheat, brown rice, oats…you already know these can be part of a balanced diet, but what about ancient grains, AKA their grainy grandparents? Filled with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, they’ve been cultivated for a long time (for good reason) and many of them have specific health benefits, provide energy, and promote satiety. RELATED: The… Read This Entry »

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Should You Avoid High-Cholesterol Foods?

Q: I’ve been hearing mixed things: Does eating high-cholesterol foods lead to high cholesterol in the body? For a long time, doctors and dietitians’ advice was to skip high-cholesterol foods. But just like we discovered eating fats doesn’t always make you fat (yay!), research increasingly confirms that cholesterol in food doesn’t necessarily raise cholesterol levels… Read This Entry »