Healthy Diet

Myth: In order to be fit you have to eat a specific way. Fact: There is no such thing as “the right way to eat”. Your body responds to the foods you eat in different ways and the best way to address your health is to learn what foods are healthy for you.

You probably already know that good eating habits is the key to good health, and that eating whole foods, fruits, vegetables and drinking plenty of water helps you to maintain a healthy diet. You can simply choose the healthy foods that you know work best for you and make them a staple in your diet. In the end, eating healthy should be fun and something that can be maintained throughout your life.

- Dietitian and plant-based diet specialist Cynthia Sass shares her personal banana dark chocolate muffin recipe, why it's healthy, and what to eat with it for a nutritious start to your day. A muffin can be both a treat and a healthy way to kick off your morning—when made with the right ingredients, that is. As a registered dietitian, one of my favorite jobs is to fine-tune recipes to create options that are both delicious and healthful. I think I accomplished both with my Banana Dark Chocolate Mini Muffins; and they’re fun and easy to make. A number of my tweaks significantly up the ... [Read More]

- Working out? Here are top food picks for fuel and recovery. There have been many disruptions to daily life in 2020 – including the upending of workout routines. A recent study conducted found that as of August, nearly 71% of gym members across the U.S. haven’t returned – the lowest rate worldwide – and about 43% say they won’t return. For many, this has meant changing exercise routines to include more outdoor activities like trail running, hiking, mountain biking and swimming, as well as at-home cycling and strength training . With this shift, I’ve been fielding more questions ... [Read More]

- Most trendy diets share a list of off-limit foods, which can range from beans and dairy to whole grains and sugar. However, there are some foods considered so nutritious they make practically any approved list. Thinking in those terms can be more helpful for reaching health goals . “Thinking about what you can’t have feels restrictive. But shifting your perspective to what you can add in is a healthier mindset ,” says Jill Keene , a registered dietitian nutritionist and certified personal trainer in New York City. Google anything from keto to Paleo to and the biggest thing you’ll see ... [Read More]

- When it comes to eating for energy, certain foods are better than others. If you feel like your energy levels aren’t quite where they should be, Tracy Lockwood Beckerman , RD, says it might be time to think about the food you’re eating in a given day. You’ll have to consider your whole diet if you want to stay energized throughout the week. (Coffee isn’t the only way to get a pep in your step.) Watch the video above with Beckerman and read below for a better understanding of how eating for energy works to help your body and mind. The golden rules of eating for energy, according to a ... [Read More]

- When we think about dieting, we immediately imagine restricting our calories, upping our gym visits and skipping happy hours. So when we heard about a buzzy program that supposedly lets you eat out, have carbs, drink alcohol and work out less , our ears perked right up. Here’s what you need to know about F-Factor. What is the F-Factor diet?  Developed by Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, F-Factor is a scientifically proven approach to weight loss and optimal health. The diet’s main pillar—the F in F-Factor—is fiber. The more fiber a food has, the more full you will feel after eating it, ... [Read More]


- A Beginner's Guide To The Kitchari Cleanse (Plus, A Recipe) According to ayurveda , true health stems from a balance between the mind, body, and spirit. We can achieve it by being intentional about the things we tell ourselves, the way we move our bodies, and, of course, the foods that we eat. Kitchari is considered the ultimate healing meal in ayurveda because it's simple, warming, and easy to digest. Here's what you need to know about the ins and outs of a kitchari cleanse, including how to make a basic kitchari recipe from scratch. What to do (and what not to do) during a kitchari cleanse. ... [Read More]

- Introduction Every average person wants to gain muscle. Muscles are soft tissues containing protein filaments of actin and myosin passing through one another. Muscle gaining or should I say building requires serious attention, balance diet as it is related to a person’s health. A healthy diet, balance meals, routine exercises are ways to gain or build muscle, build a healthy active body and mind, be healthy. Course of Actions to Build Body Mass Eat Breakfast To Build Mass – A healthy breakfast in the morning gives the necessary burst of energy and keeps a person full the time of his / her ... [Read More]

- Imagine any dish (so long as it’s savory), that you can't enhance with garlic . Impossible, right? Along with the incredible flavor value, many people report the vegetable has immune-supporting properties . As cold and flu season approaches, we need to know: Just how accurate are those health claims?  Health benefits of garlic.  "Garlic is a potent antibacterial and antiviral , as well as an anti-inflammatory," says Kristine Gedroic, M.D. , author of A Nation of Unwell and integrative medicine doctor. "Chronic inflammation can be a trigger for chronic disease—and takes its toll on the ... [Read More]

- With countless food choices, competing information, endless marketing and a new fashionable diet seemingly every month, trying to eat healthy can feel overwhelming. But the core tenets of nutrition remain the same: Eat a wide variety of real foods, and try to match your  portions  and calories to your body’s individual needs. It sounds easy, but in practice, we all know staying on course can be difficult. So, while no one  needs  pizza or ice cream or wine,  treating yourself to your favorite foods and beverages on occasion can actually be helpful to your overall diet. “It’s clear ... [Read More]

- You've likely heard it dozens of times: One of the most powerful ways to enhance your brain health is to quite literally feed it healthy nutrients. Specifically, your brain needs antioxidants to function at its best. "In order to protect our brains, we need to get antioxidants," neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D. , shares on the mindbodygreen podcast . "And the only way to do it is through our diets, which is why any food that is high in antioxidant nutrients will benefit your brain."  In terms of which antioxidant-rich foods make the cut, well, Mosconi has a thing for brightly colored ... [Read More]

- From a nutritional standpoint, kale and broccoli are both winners — they’re high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber — all of which are  important components of a healthy diet . They are both cruciferous vegetables that come from the  Brassica  family. Other vegetables in the same family include Brussels sprouts,  cauliflower , arugula and radishes. Cruciferous vegetables have sulfur-containing chemicals called glucosinolates. When digested, glucosinolates break down into various compounds that have been studied for their potential anti-cancer effects. While more studies ... [Read More]

- Dietitians weigh in on the potential health benefits of vitamin C-rich fruits and veggies. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin that helps with everything from iron absorption to collagen production . Unlike certain other vitamins, vitamin C can't be made in the body, but it can be found in a wide range of foods, mostly fruits and vegetables . It can also be taken in supplement form . Also known as L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C is an essential nutrient that helps your body function. It's important to get enough vitamin C from your diet to reap its health benefits — between 75 to 100 milligrams ... [Read More]