Food and Your Health
True or False? Exploring Health Claims About Spicy Foods

True or False? Exploring 5 Health Myths About Spicy Foods

Whether you prefer your pad thai mild or blanket your pizza in a flurry of pepper flakes, you’ve probably heard a few claims about the health benefits of spicy foods. In fact, throughout history, foods like cayenne pepper and chili powder have been used to treat everything from toothaches to …

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Tasty Treats
Banana Ice Cream Three Ways

VIDEO: Banana Ice Cream Three Ways

The sound of the ice-cream truck bell tinkling down the street probably makes many of us start salivating like Pavlov’s dog. Few foods inspire nostalgia for people quite like the thought of a sweet, creamy frozen treat on a hot day, whether it came from the neighborhood ice-cream truck, the …

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Dining Out
How to Eat Healthy With New Restaurant Menu Labeling Laws

How to Eat Healthy With New Restaurant Menu Labeling Laws

Dining out can be a dietary disaster. Restaurant meals tend to be loaded with calories, fat and sodium. Even seemingly healthy dishes like salads and vegetarian meals can be suspect. That’s a problem since surveys consistently show that Americans typically dine out several times a week. The good news: On …

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Staying Hydrated

Easy, Refreshing Infused-Water Recipes

Experts recommended drinking 48 to 64 ounces of water a day to keep yourself hydrated and your body functioning at its best. If you ever struggle to get yourself to drink that much every day or just find plain water a little boring, try infusing your water with fresh produce …

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Health Food Trends
The Truth About Lectins and Lectin-Free Diets

The Truth About Lectins and Trendy Lectin-Free Diets

Every so often, someone in the nutrition world (or on the periphery) raises a red flag about a seemingly harmless component in the food supply. Most often, these are only red herrings that tend to dissipate – or are disproven – with time. First it was fat, then wheat, and …

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Making Healthy Choices
Healthy Eating Tips & Tricks on a Road Trip

Healthy Eating Tricks & Tips for Your Next Road Trip

For many, a favorite summer tradition is packing friends and family in the car and hitting the road with a special destination in mind. Before you head out, it can be tempting to swing by the nearest convenience store and stock up on sweets, sodas and salty snacks – each …

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Vegetarian Meals
Black Bean Quinoa Burger

VIDEO: Black Bean Quinoa Burger Recipe

We aren’t reinventing the wheel – just the burger. This vegetarian twist on a classic burger is full of tasty veggies and spices. This recipe also packs a protein, fiber and whole-grain punch with the patties made out of healthy black beans and quinoa. Serve them plain, on whole-grain buns …

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Simple, Tasty Recipes
Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

VIDEO: Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

Whether you’re serving in bite-size portions for a party or pulling it together as a lunch on a busy weekday, this avocado chicken salad is a way to enjoy a popular classic dish in a more healthy way. Usually made with mayonnaise, we opt to use mashed avocado and lime …

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Eating Healthy

VIDEO: Spring Veggie Pasta Salad Recipe

Sometimes healthy eating means making a few small adjustments to your favorite recipes so you can still enjoy them. Take pasta salad, for example. Whether you are watching your carb intake, trying to eat a more plant-based diet or avoiding dairy, that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to give up …

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Food As Medicine
Inflammation and Your Diet: What's the Connection?

Inflammation and Your Diet: What’s the Connection?

Seemingly every day, a new headline suggests inflammation is the root cause of disease. And while some inflammation is necessary – and healthy – most Americans are battling chronic inflammation, which isn’t healthy. If you get injured or sick, your immune system launches an inflammatory response for protection. Trouble is, …

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