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5 Summer Health Myths Busted

EatingWell | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living

When it comes to health and natural remedies, it's enticing to grab onto juicy half-truths and hearsay. The most persistent nutrition myths are those that contain at least some truth. Here are five common summer health myths to watch out for, as reported in EatingWell.

Is Coconut Water Worth the Splurge?

EatingWell | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living

Because staying hydrated can make or break your workout performance, it's not surprising that many athletes and weekend warriors are looking for an extra edge when it comes to their beverage of choice. But should you be reaching for coconut water, instead of just water?

3 Summer Drinks To Keep Your Skin Looking Healthy

EatingWell | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living

We're all spending more time outdoors. And that warm summer sun feels oh-so-good -- until I remember the damage it could be wreaking on my skin: Ninety percent of skin aging is caused by the sun.

8 Super-Healthy Summer Foods You Should Be Eating

EatingWell | Posted 09.13.2012 | Healthy Living

Many of summer's fruits and vegetables are brimming with secret health benefits. Here are some of my favorites, and reasons why they're particularly good choices in the summer

4 Moldy Foods You Can Eat (Plus Which Foods to Toss)

EatingWell | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living

According to the USDA, some foods can be used even when they're moldy, while others need to be discarded. Here are four moldy foods you can eat -- and others that you should toss.

What To Eat Before, After And During Your Workout

EatingWell | Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living

Getting a great workout goes beyond the number of reps you do or the miles you log on the treadmill (though that does help too). Regardless of what type of exercise suits your fancy, here are some tips on what to eat before, during and after a workout.

The No. 1 Health Problem You Haven't Heard Of (And 10 Ways To Beat It)

EatingWell | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living

Here's the thing: under normal circumstances, some inflammation is a good thing -- it's your body's natural protective response to an illness or injury.

5 Myths About Vitamins

EatingWell | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living

A recent government study said more than half of all Americans take dietary supplements, which in my opinion is surprisingly high, considering these pills and powders aren't regulated like drugs but like foods.

4 Healthy Foods With Not-So-Healthy Ingredients Hiding In Them

EatingWell | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Nutrition facts panels can be tedious to read -- which is why, unless you're a dedicated, detailed label-reader, you might be surprised to learn that sometimes there are not-so-healthy ingredients hiding in food you'd otherwise think is healthy.

6 Of The Healthiest Fish To Eat ... And 6 Fish To Avoid

EatingWell | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Here are six fish that are healthy for you and the planet -- that Seafood Watch says you should be eating -- plus six to avoid.

7 Superfoods That Help Improve Cholesterol

EatingWell | Posted 04.19.2012 | Healthy Living

Though your genes determine how much cholesterol your body produces naturally, your diet plays a role too. If you're worried about your cholesterol, aim to eat less saturated fat and more fruits and vegetables. Add these foods to your diet, too.

Foods That Do The Diet Work For You

EatingWell | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living

Recent research suggests eating more fiber as a way to prevent weight gain or even encourage weight loss. Here are five fiber-rich foods that help do the weight loss work for you.

5 Foods To Eat When You Overeat

EatingWell | Posted 01.25.2012 | Healthy Living

If you happen to overindulge, though, don't beat yourself up about it: the best way to handle a slip-up is to get back on track ASAP. And even better news is that research suggests these 5 foods can help you rebound from the damage of a rich meal.

How To Make Your Plate Match The New "MyPlate"

EatingWell | Posted 09.03.2011 | Healthy Living

The USDA has launched the new food icon, My Plate, to accompany the 2010 Dietary Guidelines), at an event that I attended in Washington, D.C.

How To Avoid Food Dyes

EatingWell | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., EatingWell Nutrition Editor When you consider how many fake-colored foods abound, especially “kid-friendly” ones,...

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? 5 Really Good Reasons to Pay Attention

EatingWell | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home

Having sufficient levels of D is important for everyone, me included. The vitamin practically deserves super-nutrient status.

The 3 Colors You Should Be Eating More Of

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Remember ROYGBIV? I do. The mnemonic is how I learned the seven colors of a rainbow—red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Nowadays I use the acronym to represent the colors of food I should be eating.

Oatmeal Smackdown: The Best Fast-Food Oatmeals, & Critiquing Bittman's Analysis

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., EatingWell Nutrition Editor Yes, Mark Bittman’s smackdown on McDonald’s oatmeal in his recent New York Times Opin...