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Dutch city is the first in the world to ban meat ads in public spaces

The undeniable environmental cost of keeping livestock and producing meat (along with the many health benefits of a plant-based diet) are compelling reasons for many to cut out or at least reduce their meat consumption.  However, the average meat-lover's resolve to go veggie is probably Read More...

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7 proven health benefits of ginger

For centuries, scientists have written extensively about ginger and its healing properties. This odd-looking root has been found to do everything from promoting healthy aging and weight loss to boosting immunity and fighting cancer. And the best part is that it’s cheap, easy to find, and simple Read More...

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The results from the longest study on avocados are in

While always being front and center in Mexican, Ethiopian, and Brazilian cuisine, an avocado obsession has swept across the rest of the world over the past 10 years. It’s pretty much a given that every hip cafe will include an ‘avocado smash’ on their menu, and you’ll be able to spot this Read More...

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Study: Higher protein intake while on a diet leads to healthier eating

A study from Rutgers University has found that increasing protein intake while on a diet may lead to better food choices and prevent loss of muscle mass. More protein, healthier food choices As part of the research, the scientists analyzed a pool of data from several weight-loss trials Read More...

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Can a cast iron pan boost your iron intake? A dietitian weighs in

Cast iron cookware has a great reputation in the kitchen. You can use it for a multitude of cooking techniques from browning meat and veggies to baking bread, to slow-cooking flavorful stews. Did you know, though, that anything you cook in cast iron might actually increase your daily iron Read More...

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How magnesium improves immune cell capabilities

Magnesium is an essential mineral vital to many bodily functions including muscle contraction, nerve transmission, blood pressure, and immunity. Therefore, it makes sense that magnesium deficiencies are linked to a wide range of diseases. Scientists have previously shown that mice on a Read More...

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3 breakfast habits to boost brain function according to dietitians

Eating well throughout the day is crucial for maintaining good overall health, but starting on the right foot with a proper breakfast is especially beneficial. According to the Cleveland Clinic, eating within the first few hours of waking can be great for your body’s energy levels, heart, and Read More...

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5 eating habits proven to lower your risk of heart disease

Whether we like it or not, our diets play a huge role in determining our risk of developing chronic diseases—especially when it comes to cardiovascular disease. To help lower your risk of this particular disease, Bianca Tamburello, RDN, shares some helpful eating habits that you can easily Read More...

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Switching one item in your diet could cut your carbon footprint by 48%

If you’re looking to slash your carbon footprint, changing just one item in your diet could help you make the grade. According to a recent study, Americans who eat beef could reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 48 percent by substituting just one serving per day with a more eco-friendly Read More...

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The science-backed reasons to eat more arugula

Arugula, also known as salad rocket, garden rocket, roquette, and colewort, has even more benefits than it has names. This flavorful leafy green is part of the Brassicaceae (or “mustard greens”) plant family, along with other healthy veggies like cabbage, collards, and cauliflower. Arugula Read More...