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Fruits and Vegetables

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Food52 | Posted 08.11.2015 | HuffPost Home

Today, we're re-running one of our summertime Food52 references. A disclaimer: No fruit flies were harmed or killed in the writing of this post. (But ...

We're STILL Not Eating Enough Fruits And Vegetables

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.12.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- Most U.S. adults still aren't eating nearly enough fruits and vegetables. In a large national survey, only 13 percent said they ate ...

A Handy Chart For How Long Fresh Produce Will Last

Food52 | Posted 07.06.2015 | Taste

To maximize the shelf life of your produce, take the time to store everything properly before you put it away. This doesn't mean you need to wash everything--in fact, you shouldn't. Most items will last longer if you don't.

The Time Is Ripe To Explain What's A Fruit And What's A Vegetable

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.25.2015 | Science

You say tomato, we say aggravation. The debate over what constitutes a fruit or a vegetable can get old in a hurry. But a new video from SciShow...

3 Mistakes You Are Making in Storing Fruits and Vegetables

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Most people unpack their shopping bags and put everything in the refrigerator. In theory, that seems like a good idea, doesn't it? Then why do we find a few days later our fruits and vegetables are limp, shriveled, or worse yet rotten? What went wrong?

WATCH: The Smartest Way To Cut Watermelon | Posted 06.03.2015 | Taste

Your watermelon cutting will go from hack job to a watermelon work of art.

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD I’m a happiness research junkie. I love reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment....

The Entrepreneur's Common Sense Guide to Heart Health

John Bowen | Posted 06.13.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

It's been said that a man with health has a thousand dreams, while a man with no health has but one. Don't you owe it to yourself, your team and your family to not only have a thousand dreams, but also have the energy and engagement to make them happen?

Palatetraining: How to Raise a Vegetable Lover

Dr. Laura Lefkowitz | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Laura Lefkowitz

Over the past year I have been documenting my 1-year-old son's "Palatetraining" on social media as he gobbles down fresh veggies. It is possible to raise a vegetable lover, you just have to start earlier and "Palatetrain" your child from their first bite of solids.

Your Smoothie Bowl Is Probably Full Of Sugar, But It Doesn't Have To Be

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Obsessed with those pretty smoothie bowls blowing up your Instagram feed? Hey, we don't blame you -- but you might want to read this first. If ...

Nutrition Panel Urges Americans to Eat Green, Limit Sugar, Drink Coffee and More

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The report by the committee eased certain restrictions (those for cholesterol, total fat, and coffee) and stressed limits for other restrictions (such as those for added sugar and saturated fat).

Green Smoothies vs. Juicing

Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D.

Most people don't have the equipment, time or patience to juice every morning. Blended green drinks take only moments to prepare and leftovers can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to three days.

Weight Loss: Keep It Simple -- Put Your Health First

Steve Hirsch, MD | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Steve Hirsch, MD

Most weight loss programs, in my opinion, are difficult to follow and are often very restrictive, requiring a great deal of discipline, which makes th...

Another Bite at the Apple: How SNAP Is Making Us a Healthier Nation

Todd Grindal | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Todd Grindal

There is compelling evidence that monetary incentives to purchase fruits and vegetables work, and this new research suggests that they work in many different types of neighborhoods.

Give Love a Try: Pear Edition

Geoff Johnston | Posted 01.24.2015 | Taste
Geoff Johnston

Simply put, if you're not already in love with pears, you should be.

5 Nutritionist-Approved Back-To-School Tips

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

As a nutritionist counseling families and children, here are some simple tips to get you and your family off to a healthy start.

How to Make Your Fruits and Veggies Last

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 10.13.2014 | Taste
Jeanette Pavini

Fresh produce is a must at every meal, and many of us pay a premium for organic, so it's a shame to ever let it go to waste. Here's a complete guide to making your fresh produce last, whether you have just a grocery bag or crates full of it.

41 'Powerhouse' Fruits And Vegetables

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Scientists say that certain "powerhouse" fruits and vegetables can help stave off chronic illnesses like cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. B...

5 Smart Snacks That Can Help You Lose Weight

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Clients often ask me about if they can include snacks in their diet and exactly what constitutes a healthy snack. Many people are under the impression that snacking is not a good idea when trying to lose weight, but this isn't the case. Oftentimes, snacking is a good thing, as it could satiate you until your next meal and prevent you from overeating at dinner.

Eating More Fruits And Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

You know you're supposed to get ample servings of fruits and veggies a day, even if you don't always do so. But a new review of research might give yo...

Picky Eaters Are Made, Not Born

Karl Wilder | Posted 07.06.2014 | Taste
Karl Wilder

Travel anywhere in the world from Vietnam to France and you will see children happily eating vegetables, liver, even crickets. Only in America do ...

Toward Healthier Food and Community Change

Laurie M. Tisch | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Laurie M. Tisch

In Bed-Stuy, like many of New York's poorest neighborhoods, nutritious options are hard to come by.

Fruits and Vegetables: This Is What Your Grandma Never Taught You

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Fruits and vegetables' vibrant colors tell the story of their "super powers." You see, it's their "phytonutrients," or plant nutrients, that help us fight disease and stay stronger for longer.

The Case for Produce

Melody Moezzi | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Melody Moezzi

I never had to say nectarine, so I knew it -- and quince and honeydew and eggplant and persimmon and cucumber and more -- only in Farsi. I just didn't have to use those words often enough in the presence of Americans to notice I hadn't learned them.

5 Foods You Didn't Know Were Fruits

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.03.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

You may want to brush up on your scientific definitions of what makes a fruit a fruit.