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How to Build a Better Salad

Ordering a salad may sound like a surefire way to cut down on extra calories, carbs, and sugars you get from a meal out. Unfortunately, the benefits of those leafy greens are often drowned in a pool of creamy dressings, fried bacon bits, and gobs of cheese. In fact, when you put the nutrition facts …

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10 Ways to Eat Healthier At Restaurants

We’ve all been there. You were eating healthy all week, and then got invited to go out for dinner. But sticking to a healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to completely avoid dining out (or ordering takeout). We’ve come up with 10 ways to stay healthy while ordering food at a restaurant. 1. Look for …

Is gluten-free right for me?

If you look around, it’s easy to see the gluten-free diet craze has swept America. Boards on Pinterest are dedicated to healthy, gluten-free meals for the family, while grocery stores are stocked to the brim with gluten-free flours, pastas, rices, and even ice creams and cookies. All this hype may have you wondering how healthy …

All About the Paleo Diet and How It Can Affect Your Diabetes

Thanks to well-known social media sites like Pinterest, different diet trends are becoming more widespread than ever before. Case in point: The paleo diet. Browse any bookshop, cooking store, or recipe website, and you’re almost guaranteed to find information about “going paleo” and how it can help you lose weight, improve digestion, build muscle, and …

Are all calories created equal?

Whether it’s broccoli or potato chips, 100 calories is 100 calories, right? Wrong! Turns out, calories aren’t like people–they’re not all created equal. According to WebMD, the average adult should eat somewhere between 1,500-2,000 calories each day. Here’s how to make the most of them. First, it’s important to know what a calorie actually looks …

Five winter vegetable recipes for when you’re craving summer

The November harvest may not be bursting with the plump, juicy peaches or crisp, red tomatoes we’re craving, but that doesn’t mean the winter months don’t bring their own special flavors to the table. We’ve rounded up five cold-weather veggies Broccoli Rabe This winter veggie different from the little florets you’re used to dunking in …

Eat this, not that: Healthy lunch swaps

School and work are back in full swing, meaning those homemade sack lunches are once again becoming diet staples. While it may be easy to scrape together a last-minute meal full of pre-packaged snacks and munchies, we challenge you to do better. We’ve compiled a list of traditional lunchtime foods and offered a more nutritious, …

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