Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

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5 health reasons to go bananas for bananas

Bananas are one of nature’s blessings—they’re conveniently wrapped in a beautiful yellow peeling and are touted as a fantastic source of potassium. There are a lot of lesser-known health benefits that could entice us even further to incorporate more bananas into our diets.  Your skin can Read More...

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6 super healthy gluten-free grains

Gluten sensitivity is much more common these days, however, those who have sworn off gluten could be missing out on many health benefits and important nutrients. “Even if you’re gluten sensitive, you don’t have to give up all whole grains,” says the author of The South Beach Diet Gluten 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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Snacking on this food will curb your sugar cravings, according to a dietician

Sugar cravings—we all have them. They’re probably the most challenging obstacle to overcome when we’re trying our darndest to stick to a healthy diet that we know is good for our body and mind. Luckily, there are ways we can fight off intense sugar cravings when they rear their heads. One 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...

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3 Ways to cut back on sugar (without sacrificing too much)

If you’re like most people in the Western world, you’re likely eating more sugar than is healthy—but never fear, cutting out sugar doesn’t have to be a big sacrifice. Here are three relatively painless ways to slash your sugar intake. Read the labels Sugar is snuck into more foods than Read More...

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Why everyone should eat more beans

Beans are small but mighty—they are packed with fiber (sometimes even more than many grains, cereals, and pasta), high in protein, low in fat, and full of important micronutrients like zinc and iron. There are even studies that demonstrate how bean-based meals leave you feeling fuller for longer Read More...

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Don't underestimate this small but mighty fruit. 7 reasons to eat more kiwi

A kiwi’s humble, small, brown packaging may not be visually enticing, but open it up and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at its vibrant and juicy contents. You may also be surprised to learn that kiwis are considered one of the most nutritionally dense fruits. Here’s why you should consider Read More...

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Developing countries can address food insecurity with tiny fish

We've previously written about the health benefits of eating sardines, but thanks to the work of nutrition specialist Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, the potential of these tiny fish (along with anchovies) will be unlocked to improve the overall health and food security of impoverished communities in Read More...