Nutrition Basics

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The FIFO Food Storage Method Can Help You Keep Food Fresher (and Actually Use It All)
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7 Cottage-Cheese Recipes That Have as Much Protein as Chicken Breast
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The 5 Best Greens Powders, According to a Dietitian
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The 8 Foods Dietitians Always Buy at Aldi Are All Under $6
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The 11 Healthiest Fast-Food Options When You're On the Go
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5 Healthy Food Swaps to Help Support Your Immune System
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Is It Bad to Eat the Same Thing Every Day?
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Is Rice Good or Bad for You?
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Which Parts of the Nutrition Facts Label Are Most Important?
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How Can I Stop Sugar Cravings for Good?
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Is Eating Fortified Food the Same Thing as Taking a Supplement?
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Why You Should Stop Thinking of Food in Terms of Calories You Need to Burn
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Smiling woman adding olive oil to the salad, foods good for liver health
7 Healthy Foods for Your Liver That Help It Do Its Job
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What Really Happens to Your Body When You Eat Refined Sugar
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7 Tasty Ways to Get Probiotics Outside the Dairy Aisle
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Looking to Build a Stronger Butt? Here Are 5 Foods to Eat (and 2 to Avoid)
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Are Rice Krispies Gluten-Free?
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The One Protein Dietitians Want You to Eat More Often
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Healthy breakfast or lunch at home or cafe with fried egg, avocado, toasts, beans and fresh spinach on a wooden table.
The 9 Essential Amino Acids and Why Your Body Needs Them
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Breakfast with eggs, avocado, bread and tomatoes for healthy fats
4 Mistakes You’re Making With Fats — and How to Fix Them
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Dry Organic Japanese Furikake Rice Seasoning seaweed nutrition
This Iodine-Rich Functional Ingredient Will Replace Salt in Your Diet
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Top 5 Worst Foods for Your Heart, According to a Dietitian
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Why This Dietitian Wants You to Stop Counting Carbs and Start Tracking Net Carbs Instead
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Young woman in the kitchen cooking with healthy alternatives
Your Go-To Guide to Healthier Food Swaps and Cooking Substitutions
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Gnocchi is one of the best trader joes products
A Dietitian Weighs in on Trader Joe's Most Popular Products of the Year
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What’s the Difference Between Soluble and Insoluble Fiber, and Do You Really Need Both?
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Rigatoni pasta Bolognese Vegan dish with nutritional yeast
Add This Ingredient to Any Dish for a Serious Vitamin B Boost
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Wheat bran Crispbread with Cottage Cheese, and Figs for high fiber foods
Get 50 Percent More Fiber by Eating This One Thing Every Day
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Vegan, detox Buddha bowl recipe with plant-based protein foods and turmeric roasted tofu, figs, chickpeas and greens. Top view, flat lay
9 Plant-Based Foods That Pack More Protein Than an Egg
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Struggling to Poop? Here Are 5 Foods That Can Cause Constipation (and 6 That Keep Things Moving)
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How Bad Is It Really That Nightshade Fruits and Veggies Cause Inflammation?
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Quinoa nutrition facts reveal the seed is packed with nutrients such as fiber and protein.
Quinoa: The High-Protein, High-Fiber Pantry Staple You're Missing Out On
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7 Ways to Eat More Quinoa at Every Meal (Because It’s So Darn Good for You)
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Tuna salad sandwiches with eggs and cucumbers for cheap protein foods
These 10 Metabolism-Igniting, High-Protein Foods Cost Less Than $1.50 Per Serving
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4 Protein Mistakes You're Probably Making — and How to Fix Them
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Woman drinking a plant-based protein powder shake after outdoor workout
Everything You Need to Know to Find the Best Plant-Based Protein Powder for You
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Midsection Of Chef Preparing Food In Commercial Kitchen for fiber and cholesterol
If You're Trying to Lower Your Cholesterol, This May Be the Most Important Place to Start
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Young couple eating bread outdoors for carb diet
4 Carb Mistakes You're Probably Making — and How to Fix Them
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Are Personalized Vitamins Worth the Hype?
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Fuel-Your-Fit Challenge Week 1: The Best Carbs for Cardio Workouts
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Fuel-Your-Fit Challenge Week 2: The Best Proteins for Strength Training
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4 Sip-Worthy, Dry January Mocktails That Cut Over 100 Calories
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Build the Ultimate Healthy Grocery List With Dietitians’ Favorite Foods at Trader Joe’s, Walmart and More
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5 Immune-Boosting Foods That Aren't Fruits or Veggies
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6 Unexpected Benefits of Chewing Gum — and 3 Bubble-Bursting Drawbacks
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Healthy vegan cauliflower buffalo wings with celery and ranch dip for healthy junk food
Seriously Smart (and Healthy!) Swaps for 8 of Your Favorite Junk Foods
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8 Food Trends You’re Going to See Everywhere in 2020
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8 Food Trends That Shaped Healthy Eating Habits in 2019
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8 Trader Joe's Products Under $7 That Make Cooking a Crowd-Pleasing Holiday Dinner a Breeze
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Healthy breakfast with plant based food like granola topped with natural yoghurt, kiwi, raspberry, blueberry, passion fruit served with honey
Not All Plant-Based Foods Are Created Equal — Check for These 9 Best and Worst Ingredients
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Asparagus is a prebiotic food for gut health.
Add These 8 Best Prebiotic Foods to Your Diet for Good Gut Health
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Manuka honey benefits
Manuka Honey Boasts Some Major Health Benefits — but Only if You Choose the Right Jar
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Family having Thanksgiving dinner asking why am I always hungry after eating
This Is Why You’re So Hungry the Morning After a Big Meal
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New Nutrition Facts Label on Cereal Box
All the New Changes Coming to the Nutrition Label — and Why a Dietitian Approves
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Friends dining on saturated fat in cheese
If You're Trying to Cut Saturated Fat, This May Be the Most Important Place to Start
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Woman drinking manzanilla tea.
The Many Benefits of Manzanilla Tea — and How to Brew Your Own
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Vitamin D foods like eggs and mushrooms
The One Vitamin Deficiency You're More Likely to Have in the Winter — and 5 Recipes to Help Avoid It
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Woman seasoning her pot with sodium-rich salt
30 Foods High in Sodium to Cut Back On
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Girl thinking about whether there are antibiotics in meat of her fast-food hamburger
Why You Should Care About Antibiotics in Your Food
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7 Ways to Reduce Food Waste That Help Combat Climate Change
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A man drinking a sports drink with electrolytes after a workout
What Are Electrolytes, Anyway?
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Young Woman Harvesting Home Grown Lettuce
Here's What to Eat to Boost Your Health and Help the Environment
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10 Healthy Groceries You'll Want to Buy in Bulk at Costco
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Woman eating croissant, which is one of the trans fat foods
6 Foods That Might Still Contain Trans Fats
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Hand pouring cola soda drink from bottle to glass not knowing how much sugar in coke
If You're Trying to Cut Sugar, This May Be the Most Important Place to Start
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Young woman eating doughnut
The Short and Sweet List of Gluten-Free Items at Dunkin' Donuts
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A woman in bed reaching for a glass of water
11 Dos and Don'ts of Dealing With a Food Hangover (Yes, Those Are Real)
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Probiotic foods like pickles jars, white cabbage.
10 Best Probiotic Foods to Give Your Gut a Health Boost
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Friends cooking salad and adding gluten-free salad dressing.
End Your Gluten-Free Salad Dressing Search With These Brands
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4 Reasons to Eat Just a Little Bit Less Sugar
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8 Surprising Symptoms of Vitamin Deficiencies
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A woman using canned food to make dinner at home
5 Foods That Serve Up More Antioxidants When You Buy Them Canned
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