Making Healthy Choices
Natural Sweeteners, Sugar Substitutes

Are Natural Sugar Substitutes Healthier?

If you look back on human history, our diets have become increasingly sweeter. Today, people simply expect their food to taste sweet. The result: We’re all eating too much sugar. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American gets almost 20 percent [of his …

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Healthy Comfort Food
VIDEO: Mushroom Meatloaf Recipe

VIDEO: Mushroom Meatloaf Recipe

Many people are trying to reduce or eliminate their consumption of red meat for health reasons. Studies show that eating meat high in saturated fat is associated with heart disease and inflammation. But what’s a meat lover to do? If you’re not ready to eliminate meat from your diet completely, …

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Healthy Homemade Snacks
Mint Chocolate Chip Energy Bars

VIDEO: Mint Chocolate Chip Energy Bars Recipe

Want a healthy snack on the go? Looking to nosh on something that will give you a boost before a workout? Rather than choosing a storebought bar with a long list of unrecognizable ingredients, lots of added sugar and a hefty pricetag, it’s actually pretty easy to make a batch …

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Making Better Choices
Healthy or Not? Sneaky Snacks to Avoid

Healthy or Not? Sneaky Snacks to Avoid

These days, more and more Americans aren’t sitting down for three square meals. Instead, they’re eating in the car, on the train and while binging the latest Netflix release. Amid all the on-the-go eating, there’s a growing demand for healthier foods that taste good. In response, savvy food manufacturers are …

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Healthy Family Favorites
Heart Smart Collard Greens with Black-Eyed Peas Recipe

VIDEO: Heart Smart Collard Greens with Black-Eyed Peas

Sometimes eating a heart-healthy diet involves making small tweaks to your family’s favorite dishes to make them more healthful — like cutting out unnecessary salt or fat, or finding ways to add more vegetables and nutrients. Sometimes, it may be trying a new vegetable that you haven’t eaten before or …

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Understanding Your Health
Vitamin B12: Your Questions Answered

Vitamin B12: Your Questions Answered

Most of us know that vitamins are essential for keeping our bodies healthy, but understanding how each vitamin functions isn’t always so clear. Case in point: Vitamin B12.   According to long-standing research, B12 is vital for healthy nerves, production of blood cells and even optimal brain function. In fact, …

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Making Healthy Changes
How to Start a Heart Smart Diet

How to Get Started on a Heart Smart Diet

Who says a healthy diet should be boring or leave you feeling unsatisfied? If you think a eating healthy translates to a little more than ho-hum salad greens or bland food, you’ve got it all wrong. In fact, learning how to take the first steps to eating better might be …

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Healthy Snacking
VIDEO: Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

VIDEO: Secretly Healthy Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

What kid — or grownup for that matter — doesn’t want to lick the spoon after making a batch of chocolate chip cookies? While we don’t recommend that for obvious reasons (foods with raw flour and uncooked eggs are a definite no-no), this cookie dough dip is a fun treat …

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Tips for Eating Healthy
You Should Eat More Soup: 5 Reasons Why

You Should Eat More Soup: 5 Reasons Why

While we’re making our way through another long, cold winter, sipping steaming hot soups and stews can keep you and your family warm and toasty. Soup not only takes the bite out of a frosty night, it’s also a fuss-free way to get dinner on the table quickly. Whether a …

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Eating Healthy
food trends 2019

What’s Hot Now: Food Trends in 2019

Food trends come and go. Some are worth embracing and some are questionable. With the calendar rolling over to January, health authorities are weighing in with their predictions for the hottest food trends for 2019. Many pick up right where 2018 left off. For example, prebiotics and probiotics were on …

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