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The 411 on Flavanols

Created in partnership with CocoaVia. You know about the importance of antioxidants and vitamin B12, but you may not have heard about the health benefits of flavanols. These compounds are one of the reasons cocoa (in its pure, non-sugary form!) is considered by many to be a health food (thanks, flavanols!). So, we’re guessing you… Read This Entry »

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The Healthiest Packaged Pizza Crusts

Despite the fact that it’s incredibly convenient and often satisfies your inner hungry child, frozen pizza isn’t exactly a health food. Take the healthiest packaged pizza crusts and pile them with veggies before you put them in the oven, however, and now you’re onto something. While they’re no match for a bed of greens or… Read This Entry »

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Diets Decoded: The Anti-Candida Diet

Is the Anti-Candida Diet healthy? We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Most popular healthy diets that are touted for weight loss—from Paleo to Mediterranean and vegetarian—share many of the same basic principles. All involve eating whole foods (as opposed to packaged and processed) and filling your plate with quality sources of… Read This Entry »

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The Best Spots for Healthy Ice Cream in NYC

Sure, Pinkberry’s fro-yo has fewer calories than a Mister Softee cone, but there are much better options for healthy ice cream (okay, healthier) in New York City if you know where to look. (And you know we’re all about conscious indulgences as part of a healthy lifestyle.) Instead of going low-fat and using artificial sweeteners and… Read This Entry »

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5 Smart Tips to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

Your little ones might be overeaters, undereaters, picky eaters, or sugar obsessed. Whatever their hang ups, they’re likely not begging for kale salad—and most parents have a hard time teaching kids healthy eating habits. (You’re not alone!) While you may not be able to get them to believe roasted sweet potatoes are just as delicious… Read This Entry »

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Diets Decoded: The Whole30

Is The Whole30 diet healthy? We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Most popular healthy diets that are touted for weight loss—from Paleo to Mediterranean and vegetarian—share many of the same basic principles. All involve eating whole foods (as opposed to packaged and processed) and filling your plate with quality sources of… Read This Entry »

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Can Cheese Be Part of a Healthy Diet?

Q: I’ve seen a lot of conflicting information on whether cheese can be part of healthy diet. Overall, is cheese healthy? A: This is a great question, since a lot has changed over the years in terms of what we know about cheese and the nutrients it provides. My short answer is that you can… Read This Entry »

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3 Overlooked Nutrients To Add to Your Diet Now

Everyone’s always talking about how vitamin B12 deficiency leads to energy issues or how most people don’t get enough vitamin D. But there’s a whole universe of nutrients you likely never think about. Generally, that’s okay. If you’re eating a variety of whole foods including lots of diverse fruits and vegetables, you’re likely getting most… Read This Entry »

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5 Foods That Prevent Acne Naturally

Clear skin involves hydration, proper cleansing, and many other practices, but preventing the pimples we all despise also starts on your plate. That’s right, acne-fighting foods do exist. No, adding them to your regular diet won’t be like waving a magic wand over your every zit and watching them immediately disappear. But these foods, listed… Read This Entry »

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The 7 Healthiest Frozen Foods at Trader Joe’s

TJ’s freezer section is pretty legendary thanks to the incredible selection and low prices, but to find the healthiest frozen foods at Trader Joe’s? You need a little help. To be clear, we want to encourage cooking fresh meals whenever you can, but life is busy and having nutritious, frozen, when-all-else-fails options on hand is… Read This Entry »

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Diets Decoded: The Ketogenic Diet

Is the ketogenic diet healthy? We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Most popular healthy diets that are touted for weight loss—from Paleo to Mediterranean and vegetarian—share many of the same basic principles. All involve eating whole foods (as opposed to packaged and processed) and filling your plate with quality sources of… Read This Entry »

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6 Foods that Boost Happiness and Taste Great

Shake Shack burgers and cupcakes may be on your personal list of in-the-moment mood-boosting foods. We get it. But it’s also possible to find (longer-lasting!) happiness via healthy foods. (And the aforementioned will likely bum you out over the long-term, thanks to inflammation and gut-brain communication.) These foods are all great for your body overall… Read This Entry »

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The 5 Most Filling Vegetables

Q: When I fill most of my plate with veggies, I end up hungry right after I eat. Which are the most filling vegetables? A: I hear you. If you’re subsisting on mostly produce, it can be hard to stay satisfied. Let me share a few pieces of advice before we get to the most… Read This Entry »

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Diets Decoded: The Mediterranean Diet

Is the Mediterranean Diet healthy? We’re going to let you in on a little secret. Most popular healthy diets that are touted for weight loss—from Paleo to Mediterranean and vegetarian—share many of the same basic principles. All involve eating whole foods (as opposed to packaged and processed) and filling your plate with quality sources of… Read This Entry »

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7 Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Eat Daily

Knowing which foods cause inflammation and which foods are anti-inflammatory is one of the best ways to avoid illness and safeguard your overall health. (We know, it’s hard to have a conversation these days without the term “inflammation” coming up!) Picture this: chronic inflammation is like smoldering embers in a fire pit. When the wrong… Read This Entry »

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This Former Junk Food is Now a High-Protein Snack

Here’s a phrase that might sound like an oxymoron: healthy beef jerky. Traditionally, gas station jerkies like Slim Jims were straight-up junk food (not gonna lie…I had a weakness for these in my younger days!). They cured cheap meat with nitrates and nitrites (classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the International Agency for Research… Read This Entry »

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The Healthy Baking Hack You’ve Got to Try

By Solana Nolfo, NLC Want to take your baking up a nutritional notch? Here’s a super simple healthy baking hack: Add vegetables! Baking is a creative and meditative activity that truly nourishes the soul—and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t nourish your body, too. RELATED: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Gluten-Free Baking Maybe you’ve already replaced… Read This Entry »