Healthy Living

Nutrition couldn't be more important in today's society as our collective waistline continues to expand. Learn the secrets to cooking healthy and knowing how to make good-tasting food without all the fat and cholesterol.


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Monk Fruit Is Nature's Zero-calorie Sweetener

China banned export of the fruit in 2004, so you'll likely never try it fresh. But you've probably already had versions of its extract and didn't even know it.

Why You Need More Lentils in Your Life

These colorful legumes pack a powerful punch when it comes to nutrition. Plus they're versatile, easy to cook and taste great.

Still Haven't Tried Acai? You Should

The acai berry hit the healthy culinary scene hard and for good reason. These berries are packed with nutrients and low in calories. So why haven't you tried them?

5 Things to Know Before Becoming a Pescatarian

If you're thinking of giving up meat, but can't stand the thought of never eating seafood again, you might want to consider the pescatarian diet.

Does Mushroom Coffee Have Medicinal Properties?

Chaga, cordyceps and lion's mane – the names are mysterious and magical, but can mushroom coffee really give you a health boost?

Is Dry January a Recipe for Binge February?

During 'Dry January,' you give up alcohol for the month in order to detox and start the new year off right. But does it typically lead to binge drinking in February?

Skyr Is the 'Viking Superfood' of Yogurts

Skyr is high in protein, low in sugar and tastes better than many grocery store yogurts on the market today.

Can Too Much Sparkling Water Be a Bad Thing?

A wave of consumers have switched from diet soda to seltzer water in an effort to stay away from artificial sweeteners. But can consuming a lot of fizzy drinks (even if they're unsweetened) do harm?

Alcohol Has Calories So Why No Nutritional Labels?

Alcohol producers in the U.S. aren't legally required to include nutritional labeling on its products the same way soft drinks and other food products are. For now, that is.

Your Sushi May Not Be as Healthy as You Think

Fresh fish can pack a punch in the good nutrients department. But when it comes to sushi, that punch can be good or bad, and it all depends on what you order.

FDA Unveils New Food Nutrition Labels

The new labels, required to be in place by 2020, will help consumers make better food choices.

Your Yogurt Is Probably Loaded With Sugar

Your favorite yogurt could have more sugar than a 12-ounce can of soda. So, is it even healthy?

How Coconut Oil Went From Superfood to 'Pure Poison'

Coconut oil has either been lauded as a superfood that can cure a multitude of things or a fat-monster best avoided like the plague. What's the truth?

17.6 Million Americans Still Lack Access to Healthy Food

The number of Americans living in food deserts has decreased, but there's still a long way to go before everyone has access to healthy food.

Is Juice Really Better for You Than Soda?

Unless it's fresh-squeezed (and even then) juice is loaded with sugar, often as much as a can of Coca-Cola. So why do we still tout it as healthy?

U.S. Trans Fat Ban Goes Into Effect. Almost.

The U.S. government ban on artificial trans fats went into effect on June 18, 2018, but includes a one-year extension for certain additives.

Got Cockroach Milk?

Yep – cockroach milk is being touted in some circles as the next non-dairy milk substitute. But, seriously, OMG.

How Safe is Our Drinking Water?

Cities across the U.S. are dealing with contaminated tap water. How can we know that the water we are drinking is OK?

What's the Difference Between Macronutrients and Micronutrients?

The two words may sound like a mouthful, but together they make up the building blocks of healthy food.

Why 79 Percent of American Vegans are Women

Although the percentages of vegetarians in America is fairly split between men and women, an overwhelming majority of vegans are females. What's behind this disparity?

If Hens Lay Eggs Anyway, Why Wouldn't Vegans Eat Them?

A female chicken lays eggs, regardless of whether they're fertilized by a rooster. If egg-laying doesn't harm the animal, why don't vegans fry up a few?

Not a Coffee Fan? That Could Be Genetic

New research indicates a genetic variation may affect how quickly the body breaks down caffeine, affecting the frequency of a certain craving.

Aquafaba, the Surprise Solution to All Your Vegan Baking Problems

Vegan cooks struggle with replicating magical egg whites. Turns out we've been pouring a potential lifesaver down the drain for years.

Is grass-fed beef better for you?

We all know a healthy diet is the key to good health. One diet buster is red meat, which is full of fat. But what about grass-fed beef? Is it better?

Do microwaves kill nutrients in food?

They take leftovers from frigid to sizzling in minutes. But is the microwave oven too good to be true? Some say it takes more than the flavor out of your food.