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Sugars: Become an Expert Sugar Detective

Steve Hirsch, MD | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve Hirsch, MD

Interpreting food labels is not always easy, but one simple tool will suddenly make grams of sugar more meaningful and will probably shock you.

Eat REAL for the Holidays: 12 Health Tips for the 12+ Days of Holidays!

Lawrence Williams | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Williams

The 12 days of Christmas are realistically more like 60+ days of diet sabotage. Sure, the traditional holiday season starts at Thanksgiving and culminates at New Years; however, unhealthy holiday foods are really introduced as early as mid October with fall festivals and Halloween candy.

Roasted Butternut Squash and Pomegranate Quinoa Salad

Laurel Moll | Posted 12.09.2014 | Taste
Laurel Moll

It's a smart idea to add in a few healthier salads and side dishes for a fresh change.

7 Festive Gluten-Free Holiday Hors D'Oeuvres

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 12.02.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

The rest of the crowd might enjoy a break from the mini hooded hot dogs in favor of these healthier bites.

Whole Plant Eating: Squash Seeds

Susan Liang | Posted 12.01.2014 | Taste
Susan Liang

It's easy to scrape the seeds and pulp directly into the compost bin, but during this traditional season of plenty, there are many ways to put every inch of your squash to good (and delicious) use!

11 Gifts Your Health-Obsessed Foodie Friend Will Love This Holiday

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.26.2014 | Taste

He bathes himself in hummus, drinks kale juice all day and you love him anyway.

Yagana Shah

5 Holiday Foods With Surprising Anti-Aging Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty

Anti-aging probably isn't the first word that comes to mind when it comes to those delicious (and calorific) Thanksgiving pies, casseroles and comfort...

Beyond Pumpkin: Meet Its Cousins

Susan Liang | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Liang

Squashes run the fall. While pumpkins get the most attention, its cousins are equally as tasty and versatile. The next time you're in the grocery store or at your local farmers market, branch out and try a different squash.

Take Your Time: Mindful Eating

Neil Zevnik | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Neil Zevnik

Essentially, mindfulness in eating is about looking inward and outward in your relationship with food. Internally, it is about being aware of how you feel about food, in the moment and in context; it is meditating upon the sources of your food and the effects of its production.

Halloween Recovery

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

My St. Patricks Day is Halloween. While it has been over 40 years since the heyday of my "Trick or Treating" days, I still remember the fine aroma of ...

Nature vs. Nurture: Is Your Body a Slave to Your DNA?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

As technology becomes more accessible, it's become easier for individuals to attain in-depth DNA reports in addition to their family history. Knowledge is power, and understanding both your genetic make-up and lifestyle is the key.

5 Documentaries to Sink Your Teeth Into for Food Day

Susan Liang | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Liang

What many of us may lack in political pull, we can make up for in taking the time to become more educated and present in our food choices.

Delicious Airport Fare That Will Make You Love Your Layover

SmarterTravel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

These awesome airport dining trends -- some brand-new, some old but solidly growing -- will take your next airport culinary experience to new heights.

Early Returns: Bringing the Farm to Preschool

Carla Thompson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Carla Thompson

How do you get a 4-year-old to put down a bag of chips and pick up an apple? There's no simple answer, as any parent can tell you, but what we're discovering across the country is that farm to preschool programs are a great way to start.

Food Justice for Babies

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

Where babies live largely influences what babies eat. Barriers to fresh food means barriers to first food. This matters because what we eat as infants and toddlers sets the stage for later health outcomes, including heart disease, obesity and cancer.

Education Sets the Table for Healthy Eating in School

Pam Koch | Posted 12.22.2014 | New York
Pam Koch

We would like to see the percentage of schools with NEPs double by 2020, so that most NYC school children, particularly those in the highest-needs schools, have access to education that helps them build healthy futures.

7 Delicious Homemade Dips For Sunday Football Season

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

The best thing about serving dips is that they're just as easy to eat -- as they are to make.

10 Foods You Might Be Eating Wrong

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Once you have mastered a liking for these healthier food options, the next logical step is to prepare in the best way for maximum nutrient density!

Skinny Chicken Chow Mein

Nancy Fox | Posted 12.09.2014 | Taste
Nancy Fox

The key to making this dish really simple is to prep the veggies, chicken and sauce before you start to stir fry. Then it comes together very quickly!

8 Healthy Foods That Aren't Always Good For You

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

There are a TON of foods out there that somehow have earned the moniker of "healthy" foods. Now, with some of these, sure, there's plenty of nutritional value, but that doesn't make them a "freebie."

Where Vision Meets Taste: Ellary's Greens

Loren Brill | Posted 11.26.2014 | Taste
Loren Brill

Leith makes it almost hard to choose which healthy route to go down.

How To Eat Well On As Little As $4 A Day

Posted 09.23.2014 | OWN

You can eat great for as little as $4 a day. Here's how to manage it, with smart strategies for what specific foods to be on the lookout for. By Ly...

Butter vs. Margarine And Other Food Face-Offs

The Daily Meal | Posted 11.16.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Healthy eating shouldn't be complicated, so we've set out to get the truth about these health food face-offs once and for all.

Yagana Shah

5 Foods That Might As Well Be The Fountain Of Youth

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.09.2014 | Fifty

Yes, we've heard the hype about various fad diets, from the gluten-free craze, to Paleo, to low fat, to no carbs. But forget waist-whittling and weigh...

Sometimes They Choose the Carrots... Sometimes

Erica Hill | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Erica Hill

There is such joy to be found in food. It brings people together -- it's an opportunity to connect with our children in the kitchen, to learn about other cultures, to discover our similarities. Talking about how food affects our bodies is an important part of that process.