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.

- Burgers have a reputation for being something you crave, not something that can be a nutritious, filling or weight-loss friendly meal. However, when prepared correctly, a burger can be all of those things! “Burgers can absolutely be a healthy and nutritious meal—but not all burgers are created equal,” says Ashley Kravitz, RD , CEO and founder of Nutrition Specialists of New Jersey in Freehold, New Jersey. Your choice of bun, burger, topping and condiments can make or break the meal. ... [Read More]

- Need help nodding off? A handful of cherries could help. Getting enough sleep can benefit everything from to , but more than a third of Americans struggle to get the recommended seven (or more!) hours per night. To start catching up on those lost ZZZ's, try tweaking your diet. Getting more minerals like potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron on your plate can help kickstart the production of melatonin, the hormone responsible for sleep regulation. — like cherries, nuts, and oats — ... [Read More]

- It’s 2021 and there’s no shortage of flour substitutes . In fact, if you’re looking for an all purpose flour alternative, it’s likely you’ve found yourself down a rabbit hole trying to decide which option is best for you. There are common go-tos like almond and buckwheat flours, but there’s another option that’s winning over our hearts and pantry space. Enter: cassava flour. It’s an ideal alternative for those with common food allergies, and it makes for a simple substitution in ... [Read More]

- It’s summertime — the produce is fresh and the farmers markets are in full swing! When produce is picked at its peak ripeness, it’s chock full of nutrients and antioxidants. With so much fresh produce at the ready, there’s no excuse for skipping fruits and veggies when you’re planning meals. Use this menu as inspiration to incorporate fresh produce into your summertime dinners, no matter your eating style! Discover and log these recipes and more in the MyFitnessPal app! Why it made ... [Read More]

- Following a plant-based diet and looking for a milk alternative? Here are the nutrition and benefits of soy milk and almond milk if you can't decide which one to choose. Plant-based milks are here to stay Nowadays, you have a veritable buffet of milk options for that morning bowl of cereal or cup of coffee. Sure, there’s cow’s milk. But plant-based milk alternatives, like oat milk, rice milk, and even hazelnut and pistachio milks, abound. Two staples—soy milk and almond milk—are still ... [Read More]

- Squelch your inner sugar monster by reaching for these better-for-you eats. Donuts and other sweets are common sources of added sugar. If you usually have a hankering for something sweet after meals, find it hard to pass up dessert, or rely on sugar-filled coffee drinks for an afternoon pick-me-up, you’re not alone. A study published in June 2017 in Appetite found that 86 percent of people who had food cravings thought about high-calorie foods — specifically, those containing chocolate . ... [Read More]

- Did you know that moringa leaves have health benefits? Moringa oleifera is a plant that has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. The Moringa plant is native to the African continent and Indian subcontinent. Its leaves are often used in cooking as they can be added to curries, salads, and soups for an extra nutritional boost. However, its leaves also come in powder form, which can be taken as a supplement for health purposes. There are many benefits of moringa powder. The ... [Read More]

- R emember when the idea of oat milk was so mind-blowing that it was hard to get your hands on some ? While it’s certainly still the darling of the vegan milk world, there are a number of others that have been garnering more attention in their own right. One that is majorly trending right now is pistachio milk; Google searches for it are up a whopping 133 percent. I can tell you first hand that it is one of the best tasting options out there but of course, taste alone is not why many turn to ... [Read More]

- Not only does it taste better, but there are nutritional advantages, too. Have you ever eaten plain yogurt and thought that it tastes like sadness? That’s probably because it was of the low-fat variety ― or worse, nonfat. The fact of the matter is, plain yogurt made with whole milk tastes better. It has a richer mouthfeel and a creamier body that’s so much more enjoyable to spoon up. Not only that, it has nutritional advantages over low-fat yogurt. When it comes to plain (unflavored) ... [Read More]


- Jimmy Kimmel credits the plan to losing 25 pounds. Here's what you need to know. The popularity of intermittent fasting seems to only be picking up steam. It's not totally a surprise given the only rules, if you will, are about when you can eat, rather than what you can eat. The 5:2 diet is one of the many styles of intermittent that people are trying out for weight loss and overall health. While traditional diets tend to require calorie restriction around the clock, the 5:2 diet asks you to ... [Read More]

- FODMAPs (AKA fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) are a category of foods with short-chain carbs that many people have a hard time digesting. If you deal with IBS or SIBO, you've likely already heard of FODMAPs and might have already tried a low-FODMAP diet that avoids the major ones. But according to medical nutrition therapy specialist Carol Ireton-Jones, Ph.D., RDN, there are a handful of sneaky FODMAPs that you want to watch out for too. They are: ... [Read More]

- Every once in a while, I'm introduced to a food that I've never heard of before. Most recently it was tiger nuts. Obviously, I assumed it was an actual nut – who wouldn't? But I was wrong; a tiger nut isn't in the nut family at all. It does though have stripes on its outer shell that resemble a tiger. So, there's that. What Are Tiger Nuts? Tiger nuts are actually tubers, vegetables that grow off the root of a plant underground, such as potatoes, sweet potatoes , Jerusalem artichokes, jicama ... [Read More]