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Kerri Ann Jennings

Do Chia Seeds Deserve Their Health Hype?

EatingWell | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living

I had never heard of chia until a couple of years ago when a health-minded friend started crowing about her latest superfood. "It's loaded with omega-3s; the Aztecs used to grow it," she told me. Intrigued, I wanted to find out if chia truly did deserve the health hype.

Is Eating At The Farmer's Market Safe?

EatingWell | Posted 10.31.2012 | Taste

Shopping at a farmer's market is a great way to support your local economy and stock up on the freshest seasonal produce. But when it comes to some of the food at the market, there's debate whether it's safe and should even be legal.

Get Healthy Now With This Fresh-Start Checklist

EatingWell | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living

It's all too easy to let healthy habits slide in the summertime. If you're itching to get into (or back into) a healthy routine, as I am, then here are some steps you can take right now.

6 Healthy Ingredients To Supercharge Your Smoothie

EatingWell | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living

As a registered dietitian and associate nutrition editor of EatingWell Magazine, I've been thinking of ways to kick up the nutritional impact of my new favorite breakfast even more. Here are six health-packed ingredients to supercharge your smoothie.

Easy Tricks to Outsmart Your Appetite

EatingWell | Posted 09.27.2012 | Healthy Living

You know that one of the keys to losing weight is eating fewer calories. But it can be hard to know how to cut back without feeling deprived or hungry.

Which Is Healthier: Hot Dogs Or Hamburgers?

EatingWell | Posted 08.31.2012 | Healthy Living

It's grilling season and chances are you'll be making that ever-important cookout decision: hot dog or hamburger? Some people, no doubt, are cheering "Both!" But if you're trying to make a healthier choice, which one is the healthier pick?

10 Ways To Eat Clean

EatingWell | Posted 08.24.2012 | Healthy Living

When the seasons change, I get inspired to take a close look at my eating habits and simplify my diet by eating the things that really make my body feel best. Here are 10 healthy eating habits I am focusing on right now to detox my diet.

10 Secrets Of Intuitive Eating

EatingWell | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Imagine a diet where you can eat anything you want. The catch? You only eat when you're hungry and stop when you're full. It's intuitive eating -- a way of eating that helps people establish a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.

Foods That Reduce Your Risk of Allergies and Asthma

EatingWell | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Can a healthy diet help you breathe easier? Some research says "yes." But there are also a lot of unproven dietary strategies touted help manage allergies and asthma. What works? What doesn't?

What to Eat to Beat an Afternoon Energy Slump

EatingWell | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living

As the afternoon rolls along (or drags on, depending on your take), the office candy bowl sees an uptick in traffic. But a new study shows that it's protein, not sugar, that you should reach for to beat an afternoon slump.

'Worthless' Foods That Are Actually Good for You

EatingWell | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living

Think that sprig of parsley on the side of your plate is just sitting there looking pretty or that mushrooms aren't particularly nutritious? Find out why these and four other "worthless" foods are better for you than you think.

Foods That Are Good For Your Smile

EatingWell | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living

Last time I visited the dentist, we were having one of those awkward, mouth-full-of-toothpaste conversations.

4 Foods To Help You Focus Better

EatingWell | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living

A new study from the British Medical Journal showed that cognitive decline -- a decrease in memory and reasoning capacity -- can start to affect our brains as early as 45! Give yourself a mental boost now with these four foods.

4 Powerful Reasons To Eat Grapefruit

EatingWell | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Citrus season is here and while oranges and clementines definitely pack a health punch, it's time to make some room for grapefruit.

4 Healthy Reasons To Eat Chocolate

EatingWell | Posted 04.12.2012 | Healthy Living

When it comes to dessert, chocolate is my weakness. The silky, rich, bittersweet stuff is sure to satisfy my sweet tooth.

4 Foods To Soothe Sore Muscles

EatingWell | Posted 03.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Making sure your workout is challenging without overdoing it is one way to prevent muscle soreness. But research also points to some foods and beverages that can help ward off and minimize exercise-related muscle soreness.

Which Is Healthier: Hot Chocolate Or Eggnong?

EatingWell | Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living

The past few weeks have seen the return of two seasonal drinks -- hot chocolate and eggnog. Both taste sinfully delicious, but one of them trumps the other in terms of healthfulness.

The Best And Worst Proteins For Your Health And The Planet

EatingWell | Posted 09.19.2011 | Home

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., Associate Editor, Nutrition for EatingWell Magazine If you’ve ever found yourself arguing about whether eating m...

6 Foods To Eat If You're Skipping Meat

EatingWell | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., Associate Editor, Nutrition for EatingWell Magazine I was a vegetarian for most of my college years, but I was no...

Eat This With That To Make It Healthier

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Some foods just go together -- peanut butter and jelly, cheese and crackers, peas and carrots. But some foods that taste great together are also more nutritious when eaten in combination.

5 Health Reasons To Not Quit Coffee

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As a registered dietitian and a nutrition editor for EatingWell Magazine, I know that coffee is fine in moderation. It has lots of antioxidants and is low in calories if you don't load it up with cream and sugar.

The #1 Snack You Should Eat (And The Snack To Skip)

EatingWell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., Associate Editor at EatingWell Magazine Even though I spend most of my day writing about food and health as the ...