Karla Walsh

As a freelance writer, restaurant brand manager, certified fitness pro, travel fiend, adventurous food/wine fan and sequin dress collector, I’m on a never-ending quest to explore every inch—and every taste—the world has to offer. From skydiving two hours after finishing a half-marathon in my amazing hometown of Des Moines, Iowa, to eating my way through Prague to talking to every stranger (or as I like to view them, new friend) at spin class, there’s little I won’t try to get to the heart of a story and to live each day to the fullest.




Karla Walsh's Articles



The Top 5 Snacks for Weight Loss, According to Science

We’ve all been there … eyeing the pantry or fridge again, taking a peek to see if anything new has […]

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The Powerful and Surprising Benefits of Purple Potatoes

The Powerful and Surprising Benefits of Purple Potatoes

In the age of all things keto and low-carb, potatoes and sweet potatoes tend to get villainized. Yes, they have […]

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The Health Benefits of Cauliflower

The Health Benefits of Cauliflower

If cauliflower can become pizza, you can do anything, a wise human once said. From pizza crust and rice to […]

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How Many Carbs Are Really in Vegetables?

How Many Carbs Are Really in Vegetables?

We dig vegetables…seriously!  They’re probably on the top of our favorite foods list; and, we have a long favorite food […]

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Health Benefits of Flaxseed

Health Benefits of Flaxseed

Flaxseed—you may not know this, but it appears in so many of your favorite foods; in your morning cereal? Check! […]

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Are Bagels Healthy?

There is almost nothing more satisfying than biting into a warm, toasted bagel. You get the crispy, the chewy—and all […]

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The 5 Healthiest Fish to Eat (and 12 You Should Avoid)

The 5 Healthiest Fish to Eat (and 12 You Should Avoid)

We’ve long been told often how great fish is for us—and for good reason. Packed with protein, heart and brain-boosting […]

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Yes, You *Can* Eat Too Much Protein

Even with many of the best things in life, too much of a good thing is not always a better […]

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Only 5% of Americans Eat Enough Fiber—Here’s Why You Should Eat More

From the TV commercials for those just-add-water powders—and their poo-inducing powers—you can probably guess that fiber isn’t the sexiest part […]

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Tart Cherry Juice 101: The Many Benefits of This Delicious Juice, Explained

Just like many fruits, all cherries are a smart pick—packed with antioxidants, low in calories and rich in hydrating powers. […]

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How Many Grams of Sugar Can I Eat in a Day?

One of the most common questions we get is, “How much sugar can (or should) I eat?” To make it […]

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Easy-to-Digest Foods to Add to Your Diet (That Also Happen to Taste Amazing)

We’ve been there, felt that: A grumbling, upset stomach that’s practically uttering “oh no…” after you eat. Whether it’s due […]

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These Health Benefits of Spinach Will Make You Want to Eat it at Every Meal

Popeye was onto something when he ate this superfood by the can. Often eclipsed by its trendier produce aisle neighbors […]

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The 5 Best, Free Workout Platforms To Break a Sweat

The 5 Best, Free Workout Platforms To Break a Sweat

Get an amazing workout for free? Yes, we mean it! The pandemic has certainly changed how we think about our […]

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5 Online Coffee Companies That Will Deliver Beans to Your Door

Coffee is one majorly buzzy beverage (See what we did there?!). In fact, Americans drink more of it than any […]

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Cereal Brands Are Reducing Sugar—All You Need To Know

File this under “sweet news” for those who are trying to limit added sugars in their diets: Many of the […]

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Bedtime Stories for Adults: The Best Apps and Podcasts to Lull You to Sleep

Bedtime Stories for Adults: The Best Apps and Podcasts to Lull You to Sleep

Attempting to juggle work, family, friends, extracurriculars, exercise, household chores—and, oh yes, the stress of a global pandemic—means that it […]

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DIY Valentine’s Day Desserts

Because a homemade treat is so much more lovely than a box of chocolates, don’t you think? Love is in […]

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What Is Dry Fasting—And Is It Safe?

It seems like nearly everyone has either heard about intermittent fasting—or perhaps even tried it themselves. But what about the […]

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Why Cashews May Be Your New Go-To Nut

Whether you’re a health junkie, a nutrition coach helping others, or you’re simply looking to add to your healthy-snack repertoire, […]

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13 Hydrating Foods to Eat to Boost Your Water Intake

13 Hydrating Foods to Eat to Boost Your Water Intake

Your body requires H2O to perform at its peak, and 60% of the body’s total volume is made up of […]

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The Final Answer on How Much Fat to Eat Each Day

The Final Answer on How Much Fat to Eat Each Day

If you’d asked any American 25 years ago how much fat they should eat each day, the likely answer would […]

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What the Latest Science Tells Us About How Often You Should Eat Each Day for Your Best Nutritious Life

Diet trends come and go even quicker than fashion trends, it seems. But just like high-waisted jeans are back (hallelujah!), […]

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This Low-Histamine Food List Might Help Ease Your Allergies

You’ve probably heard about the anti-inflammatory diet, and of course are familiar with all the other “low” eating plans (low-carb, […]

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