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Will This Tropical Superfood End World Hunger?

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green

Move over kale, there's a new superfood in town and it's here to end world hunger. The could-be hero is called breadfruit although it doesn't reall...

8 Fall Foods You Shouldn't Miss

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Along with the changing colors of the leaves and the fall season upon us, comes delicious produce packed with nutrients. Here are some nutritious winners that also taste great.

9 'Healthy' Alternatives That Are No Better Than The Originals

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Last week, Burger King announced that it had released a "healthier" version of its french fries. If skepticism is your immediate reaction to this stat...

9 Ingredients That Make Any Dish Healthier

Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

Making dinner tonight? Most home cooks know what staples to have on hand to give their food that extra oomph, but what if you're just as concerned ...

4 Health Foods That Ain't Fads

Jennifer Iserloh | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Iserloh

Just like every media darling, these foods are better when paired with equally-impressive partners. These pairs have real chemistry -- a sort of molecular magic happens and their healing antioxidants become more readily absorbed or become exponentially more potent.

Easy Does It: 7 Healthy Foods and Drinks That Can Become Unhealthy

JJ Virgin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

These seven foods and drinks are dose-dependent: Whereas a little bit can be healthy and even pleasurable, too much can create weight gain, inflammation, liver issues, and in one case, death.

New and Healthy Food Finds

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

This year, I carefully planned which companies I wanted to visit at Natural Foods Expo West in each of the six huge exhibit halls. Here are my finds of the day, which are all made from whole foods with minimal ingredients.

Supercharge Your Day With Superfoods

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

We used to think that "a calorie is a calorie" and all foods basically impacted our bodies the same way. We now know that's not true. In fact, there are some foods that are truly super -- they pack the biggest nutritional bang even in small portions and help fight diseases.

Why Health Food Is Not In My Future

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Last night we went to an Italian restaurant. The food was delicious but by the time we got home my stomach felt like it had been inflated with a bicycle pump. I hung my tongue out, airing my taste buds. 'Too much garlic,' I said. This happens all the time. We have a nice dinner and then we suffer.

6 Ways to Upgrade Your Diet for 2013

Stephanie Clarke, MS, RD | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Clarke, MS, RD

Not only can planning save you time and money -- you won't be making last minute trips to the grocery store or opting for dining out as much -- but it will also help your waistline and your health, since you'll be preparing more meals at home.

3 Ways to Prepare Fall's Super Veggie: Chard

Jennifer Maffett | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Maffett

Chard packs a healthful punch with all its glorious colors. Here are three (really four!) ways to enjoy this superstar.

Healthy Foods These Health Editors Won't Eat

Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living

No matter how many articles we write or edit about how which nutrient-rich superfoods are the best eats to fuel our bodies, we're still human. As much...

5 Foods This Dietitian Would Never Eat

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 09.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Moderation, I believe, is the key to optimal nutrition. Giving everything up has never made sense to me, but there are five things that I will never let touch my lips.

Mompreneurs: Building a Business and Living a Legacy

Sandy Abrams | Posted 09.15.2012 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

At 12 years old, Nicole Dawes, founder of Late July, started baking all natural cookies and selling them to a local deli. This was just the beginning. Dawes is committed to her larger mission of creating a legacy for the sustainable future of our food system.

Recipes Galore... The Path To A Healthy Life

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

In my work as a functional medicine doctor, I often have patients ask me how they will achieve their health goals with cravings for the foods they have always loved.

The Last Diet You Will Ever Need

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Each of us has the capacity to make the small changes in our lives that will create big changes in our food landscape, our agriculture and even our government policies.

An Apple A Day: How This Fruit Keeps You Fit And Healthy

Kathy Freston | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

When you gradually add in nutrient-dense, fiber-rich foods, you simply stop feeling cravings. You run out of space in your belly for the old junk. Instead of craving, you feel full, fulfilled, and content.

10 Overrated Health Foods

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Darya Pino, Ph.D

Like it or not, we tend to believe whatever we are exposed to in the media and in advertisements. In nutrition, this usually means that as a society we all follow the same diet fads, glorifying some foods over others in the quest for better health.

I'm Pregnant! Where's The Buffet?!

Catherine McCord | Posted 04.27.2012 | Parents
Catherine McCord

I had just discovered I was pregnant with my first child. Most women in my shoes would be making lists of names, mentally designing the nursery or simply immersing themselves in baby bliss. I was reveling because I could finally eat whatever the hell I wanted.

Diet, Diabetes And Paula Deen: The Case For Loving Food That Loves Us Back

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Pretending that food doesn't matter to health is at best denial, at worst a serious delusion. We should not mortgage health to pay for culinary delight, any more than we should give up culinary pleasure to purchase health. We can love food that loves us back.

6 January Superfoods

Posted 01.05.2012 | Healthy Living

It's a new year, which for many of us means a new (or at least a renewed) focus on healthy eating. Fortunately, the drop in temps doesn't mean the fru...

Finding More Purpose in Food

Cathy Erway | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home
Cathy Erway

When is a soup not a soup, in my humble opinion? I would say when it's made with dehydrated crystals of vegetable, meat, and monosodium glutamate, in a packet or bouillon cube.

10 Healthy Foods For Longevity

Stefan Aschan | Posted 06.05.2011 | Home
Stefan Aschan

These foods were selected for their general health, low toxicity and nutritional value (in terms of protein, fats, carbohydrates, antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins and minerals).

10 Ways Apples Benefit Your Health

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

An apple a day is the cliché we have heard all our lives. But what is it about the 'forbidden fruit' that helps us keep the doctor away? Is it all folklore or is there some truth to this little saying?

The Myth of Superfoods

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darya Pino, Ph.D

To their credit, the superfoods I've seen are usually legit health foods. But is there really some list of magical foods that will save you from certain death? Probably not.