Superfoods

Superfoods

How to Add Coconut to Your Diet: A Buying Guide

Coconut provides more than a taste of the tropics. It also comes with heart health benefits! But which forms give you the best benefits for your body?

Is Olive Oil Good for You?

Drizzling olive oil on your vegetables, salad or bread isn’t just about flavoring your food. This kitchen staple offers impressive cardiovascular benefits, particularly for blood pressure. So how much should you have every day?

Seaweed Types, Health Benefits and Recipe Ideas

Is algae on your menu? It should be! Here’s why these “sea vegetables” benefit your health in different ways, plus some tips for enjoying their quirky taste and texture.

Wheat germ contains essential nutrients that support healthy aging

What Is Wheat Germ?

Wheat germ: the tiny food that packs a nutritional punch. But is it a superfood? Here’s the lowdown on wheat germ benefits.

11 High-Protein Vegetables to Add to Your Diet

Want to add more vegetables to your high-protein diet, but don’t know where to start? Our list of 11 high-protein veggies can help you find the right taste for your table.

All berries have health benefits

13 Healthy Berries

You already know that berries are healthy, but which ones have the most impressive nutritional profile? Check out this list of the top 13 healthiest berries from a registered dietitian. You might be surprised which fruits made this list!

9 Health Benefits of Maca Root

Looking for libido support? Maca root’s many health benefits (particularly in the bedroom) have been touted for centuries. But does the science support the hype?

Irish sea moss has been making waves as a superfood

7 Benefits of Sea Moss

Sea moss is a marine marvel, loaded with nutrients and potential health benefits, such as supporting thyroid health, gut health, immune health and more! Learn why this superfood is making waves in the supplement world.

12 Types of Vinegar: What's the Difference?

From apple cider vinegar to your everyday balsamic, there are no shortage of vinegar options, and each has somewhat different tastes, uses and potential health benefits. Our registered dietitian (who has quite the vinegar collection of her own) explains the pros and cons of the top 12 varieties.

Ginger has a wealth of health benefits and comes in a variety of forms

12 Health Benefits of Ginger

Spicy but sweet? Call in the ginger! This well-known spice has a wealth of health benefits. Ginger supports heart health, immune health, joint health, male sexual health and so much more!

Is Cranberry Juice Good for Your Kidneys?

Cranberry juice is well known for supporting urinary health, especially in women. But is it good for your kidneys? Here’s the lowdown on this little round red fruit.

Whole grain bread has health benefits

What Are the 10 Healthiest Breads?

Is bread bad for your health? Nah! In fact, certain varieties are wonderful sources of fiber, whole grains, vitamins and more. So pull up a chair, make yourself a sandwich, and check out this list of the top 10 healthiest breads from our registered dietitian.

Are Egg Yolks Bad for You?

A customer wrote in, wanting to know if her Millennial daughter was correct that egg yolks are healthy to eat. Our health expert and Live Foreverish podcast star Dr. Crystal Gossard was happy to take a crack at an answer!

Algae oil is a plant-based alterative to fish oil

Algae Oil vs. Fish Oil: What's the Difference?

When it comes to omega-3 fatty acids, there is more than one fish in the sea. Dive deep into the nutritional content and health benefits of algae oil vs. fish oil to choose the right one for your lifestyle.

11 Manuka Honey Benefits: The Miracle Honey from Down Under

If all honey is considered a “superfood,” manuka honey would have to be a super-superfood! (Which might explain its “super-sized” price tag.) Here’s what you need to know about manuka’s sweet health benefits.

Reishi mushrooms are great for many aspects of health

Reishi Mushroom Benefits: 13 Reasons You Need Them in Your Diet

Reishi mushrooms have been used in Chinese medicine for generations—so what makes them different from the mushrooms you might eat on your pizza or in your stir-fry? As it turns out, quite a lot!

Local Honey for Allergies: The Bee’s Knees for Relief

Not only is locally sourced honey delicious when drizzled on fresh fruit or mixed in your tea, it also comes with some sweet health benefits—most notably, immune support. Here’s what the buzz is about.

Tray of roasted nuts that are part of a healthy diet

20 Common Nuts You Should Know About

You’ve probably enjoyed walnuts and almonds, but what about pili nuts, tiger nuts and kona? Check out this list of 20 nuts and learn why they’re a favorite among dietitians.

5 Warming Smoothies for Winter

The weather outside may be frightful, but these winter smoothies are delightful! Healthy spices add warmth to icy winter drinks decked out in your favorite seasonal flavors.

The Thanksgiving turkey may not be to blame for the post-meal sleepiness

The Tryptophan Myth About Turkey

The tryptophan in turkey isn’t what is causing Thanksgiving guests to nod off after the feast. So why can’t you shake this sleepiness?

Tempeh vs Tofu: Which Is Better? (+ Recipe)

In the battle between soy protein powerhouses tempeh and tofu, the dish may decide which is tops for your table.

Is soy good for breast health?

Is Soy Bad for Women? Separating Facts From Fiction

Soy is a "plant estrogen," similar in structure to human estrogen. So how does that impact women's health? The answer is surprisingly complicated—and myths, unfortunately, abound.

Is Kefir Lactose Free? Uses, Benefits & How to Make It

Get all the goodness of dairy, plus a punch of probiotics, with fermented milk kefir, the champagne of the milk world. Best of all, kefir is super-easy to make at home, so you can enjoy the health benefits anytime.

Man holding out bowl with foods that are a good source of potassium

12 High-Potassium Foods to Add to Your Diet

Trying get more potassium from your diet? Bring on the bananas, beans and beet greens—plus nine other potassium-rich (and delicious) common kitchen staples.

Plant-Based Milks Buying Guide: Are They Good For You?

Moo-ve over, cow’s milk—plant-based milks are more popular than ever! But are they healthier than dairy? Our registered dietitian takes a look at the top 9 most popular “mylks” and discusses their health pros and cons.

Chia seeds and flaxseeds pack a healthy punch

Chia Seeds vs. Flaxseeds: Which One Is Better? (+ Noatmeal Recipe)

Chia seeds and flaxseeds both have a well-earned reputation as “health food,” but is one better for you than the other? A registered dietitian dives in—plus provides a tasty recipe for “noatmeal,” an oat-free, seed-packed alternative to oatmeal.

22 Foods & Beverages That Help with Bloating (+Recipe)

Want to relieve bloating and promote digestive comfort after meals? Tummy-friendly foods and nutrients can help!

Adding oil to aid roasting vegetables

Olive Oil vs. Seed Oil: Which One Is Healthier?

If you love the health benefits of high protein or high fiber foods but not how you feel after you eat, we've got a new dinner companion for you: digestive enzymes.

Is Buckwheat Gluten Free? (+ Buckwheat Noodles Recipe)

Even though it has the word “wheat” in its name, buckwheat is gluten free. And, it also happens to be delicious and packed with nutrients. Looking for a tasty way to try buckwheat? Try this Sesame Buckwheat Noodle Bowl Recipe.

Green tea, whole grains and fruit support a healthy liver

12 Foods That Help Support Liver Detox

Want to help cleanse your liver? Turns out it starts with your stomach. Here’s 12 foods and other nutrients that will have you showing your liver some love!

The 15 Best Foods for Hair, Skin and Nails

No matter what lotions or potions you use, nothing has a bigger influence on your outward beauty than how you nourish yourself from within. Check out registered dietitian Mia Syn’s list of these 15 beautifying foods—from eggs to bone broth.

Woman eating a heart healthy bowl of oatmeal

10 Best Heart Healthy Foods

From dark chocolate to pomegranate, these 10 healthy foods will benefit your heart...and delight your tastebuds!

Top Maqui Berry Benefits For Eye Health

Eye drops aren’t the only option for dry, tired eyes. Supplementing with maqui berry is a great option for people who spend their days staring at computer screens or and smart phones. Learn more about this visionary supplement!

Two hands full of pumpkin seeds that are a fun and festive way to reap health benefits

12 Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds (+Recipe)

What are the health benefits of pumpkin seeds? Find out 12 science-based facts about these small seeds, and enjoy a delicious pumpkin and chia seed pudding parfait recipe.

The Health Benefits of Walnuts – A True "Super Food"

Walnuts are a popular snack, but did you know they are also a superfood? Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, iron and vitamin B, these tasty nuts benefit your brain, heart and more.

Woman holding basket of cruciferous vegetables

Best Cruciferous Vegetables For Breast Health

Find out how broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage support breast health.

The Health Power of Garlic

Garlic not only adds flavor to your dishes, but provides a wealth of health benefits for your heart, brain and immune system.

Woman enjoying a meal with eyes closed from contentment

6 Ways To Boost Your Mood With Food

The foods you eat directly impact your mood. Here's how your diet influences your mental wellbeing.

How to Manage Inflammation by Eating the Right Foods

What foods cause inflammation? What foods reduce inflammation? Learn to manage chronic inflammation with your diet.

Blue corn on the cob

Is Blue Corn Really Healthy?

Enjoy a blue corn tortilla soup recipe after you learn all the health benefits of the blue corn.

Brain Food: Best Grilled Salmon Salads

Salmon is a superfood that benefits brain health. Here are some popular ways to pair grilled salmon with salad.

Grandfather with family carving a turkey at a Thanksgiving table

8 Healthy Food Swaps for the Holidays

The holidays don’t have to be a free-for-all of caloric decadence. Check out our registered dietitian’s healthy holiday swap-outs, so you can give your body what it needs to stay well—without losing an ounce of holiday spirit! From a healthy alternative to butter cookies, to vegetable-infused latkes, these not-at-all-naughty foods are sure to be on your “nice” list this year.

12 Immune Boosting Foods

Wondering which foods boost your immune system? Check out these dietitian-recommended superfoods to keep your body healthy all year around.

Image of glass bowls of fermented food great for gut health

Are You Eating These Top Probiotic Foods?

These are the foods that contain the most live, active cultures of beneficial bacteria. Dietary supplements can ensure we are getting enough.

Stuffed Dates Recipe: How to Make Vegan Snickers

Snickers satisfies, but it delivers a lot more than nuts in each candy bar. This healthy, whole food, stuffed date recipe puts a nutritious, high-fiber twist on the traditional candy bar.

The pink matcha latte uses dragon fruit powder to get its rosy hue

Pink Matcha Latte: A Dragon Fruit-Infused Delight

Add some rosy color to your day with this DIY dragon fruit-infused matcha latte recipe. This cold drink combines the health benefits of green tea with an eye-pleasing bloom of deep, bright pink.

Best Mediterranean Chickpea Pasta Salad

Love pasta salad but don’t love the carbs? This recipe uses chickpea pasta and canned chickpeas to boost the protein and lower the carbs of traditional pasta salad.

Citrus salad is loaded with beneficial nutrients

The Best Citrus Salad Recipe: A Taste of Spring

Colorful and refreshing citrus fruits take center stage in this crowd-pleasing citrus salad recipe that helps to brighten your table no matter what the season.

13 Uses for Citrus Peels You Need to Try

Don’t toss that peel! From eco-friendly household cleaners to aromatherapy, the zest of lemon, orange, lime and other citrus fruits has many uses.

These chocolate covered strawberries are vegan and gluten-free

How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ready to sink your teeth into a healthy and delicious dessert? These chocolate covered strawberries deliver plenty of healthy antioxidant polyphenols and vitamins in an elegant and tasty treat.

Maqui Berry Benefits, Uses and More

Maqui berries look a lot like blueberries and have a similar taste—but these berries offer distinctly different health benefits. (They are “berry” good for your eyes, for example.)

Vegan Green Bean Casserole: Healthy and Delicious

Green bean casserole is a great way to elevate your dinner into a celebration. And with this vegan recipe, which includes a made-from-scratch, non-dairy mushroom soup, everyone at the table can enjoy a serving.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese: A Vegan Delight

Love mac and cheese but don’t love the dairy overload? This dairy-free spin on the comfort food classic packs in plant-based protein power and is suitable for vegan and dairy-free diets.

This sweet potato black bean chili is filled with nutrients

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili Recipe

Fill your belly with a warm and comforting vegetarian chili, made with black beans and sweet potatoes for a protein-rich and fiber-filled meal that can be made in an instant pot or slow cooker.

Chickpea Curry: Healthy and Delicious Indian Cuisine

Discover the delightful flavors and remarkable health benefits of chickpeas in this easy coconut chickpea curry recipe, a healthy and delicious Indian-inspired dish with the benefits of turmeric’s curcumin and the creaminess of coconut milk.

This carrot ginger soup recipe is loaded with vitamin A

Carrot Ginger Soup: A Taste of Fall

Nothing highlights fall flavors like comforting soups and purees made with brightly colored vegetables. This carrot ginger soup recipe helps lift your body and spirit with the sweet taste of vitamin A-rich carrots, the warming kick of immune-supporting ginger and the smooth creaminess of coconut milk.

Mason Jar Salads: 7 Healthy Recipes

Are soggy salads ruining your lunch break? Try storing your salad in a Mason jar for a healthy pre-made lunch that looks as good as it tastes! We’ve got some recipes to help you get started.

This black bean and corn salad recipe gives a healthy boost of nutrients

Black Bean and Corn Salad: A Bold Burst of Flavor

The bold flavors of this black bean and corn salad make it easy to get your protein, iron and fiber in one plant-based dish.

Garlic-Infused Olive Oil: A Flavorful Addition to Your Kitchen

What is better than the taste of savory extra virgin olive oil? Garlic-infused olive oil! This easy recipe can help you add flavor and heart health support to any dish.

Grilled veggie skewers are easy to make

Grilled Veggie Kabobs: Healthy Eating on a Stick

Summer vegetables are perfect for the grill! Paired with a tangy herb marinade, they are a delicious way to get the plant-based nutrients you need.

Vegan Pesto: A Delicious Recipe Without Dairy

Hold the cheese! This easy-to-make vegan pesto recipe swaps nutritional yeast for parmesan in a look-alike sauce that looks and tastes like the real thing!

Smoothies are a great way to load up on nutrients during pregnancy

3 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Pregnancy

Bump up your nutrient intake during pregnancy with these great smoothie recipes that deliver the omega-3s, folate, and other vitamins and minerals you need for your baby’s development.

13 Healthy Foods to Increase Your Nitric Oxide Levels

Want to maintain healthy blood flow? These 13 foods encourage nitric oxide production and pump up your cardiovascular health—and many of them are tasty throw-ins to your smoothie, salad or snack bowl!

Man puts sugar substitute in his coffee

9 Natural Sugar Alternatives: Dietitian’s Guide

Trying to limit your sugar intake but concerned about artificial ingredients? Here’s everything you need to know about sugar alternatives—from aspartame to xylitol!

Carrot Cake Pancakes: A Healthy and Tasty Breakfast

Who says you can’t eat dessert for breakfast? This healthy, vegan carrot cake pancake recipe brings carrots, cinnamon and nuts—with a cream cheese drizzle—to your morning table.

This saffron rice recipe is easy and delicious

Easy and Delicious Saffron Rice Recipe

The distinctive taste and smell of saffron lends itself well to a variety of foods. You can get the best of both worlds—the health benefits of saffron and its unique, sweetly earthy taste—with our easy and delicious saffron rice recipe.

Mud Water Recipe: Why Should You Try It?

The words “mud water” might not sound appetizing, so why have recipes for this mushroom-based drink taken the internet by storm? As it turns out, the taste and the health benefits are surprisingly impressive. Here’s why and how you should make it yourself.

 Elderberry fruit are rich in powerful immune-boosting nutrients.

Top 6 Elderberry Benefits

Elderberries aren’t just good for pies. These dark, powerful berries are antioxidant-rich and have a reputation for keeping your immune system in shape, especially during the winter season.

What to Eat Before and After a Workout: Dietitian's Guide

Working out burns calories and can make you hungry—so what should you eat before and after exercise to properly fuel your body? Our registered dietitian explains how different macronutrients prepare you for your sweat session—and help you recover when it’s time to throw in the towel.

Chili chocolate bark that can spice things up

15 Sexy Foods That Can Spice Up the Bedroom (+ Recipe)

Looking to heat things up in your love life? We’ve got a list of the top 15 foods for sparking that libido—plus a date-night-ready dessert recipe you and that special person will both fall in love with!

Baked Oatmeal: A Hearty, High-Protein Recipe

Eating baked oatmeal every day instead of an apple a day? That might not be how the popular adage goes, but maybe it should—because zinc and beta-glucans make oats a powerful immune health supporter.

Elderberry syrup is rich in vitamins and antioxidants

Elderberry Syrup: 5 Ways to Use It

Get a sweet shot of immune-supporting nutrition from this homemade elderberry syrup recipe, which combines elderberries and honey with ginger and cinnamon for a tasty, beneficial treat.

Egg Bites: Start Your Day with Protein Power

Love eggs but don’t have time to stand behind a skillet every morning? These grab-and-go tasty egg bites can be made in advance for a perfect, protein-packed, portable breakfast.

Woman holding out plant-based meal that naturally contains antinutrients

Antinutrients: Should You Avoid Them?

Are antinutrients real? Yes! They may have gained a bad rap for their effects on digestion, but should you avoid them? Here’s the lowdown on antinutrients—plus, hacks for how to deal with them, so you don’t cut out healthy foods from your diet.

Immune Shot Recipe: DIY

Drink up! These DIY immune shot recipes can help give your health a boost with potent nutrients like vitamin C, turmeric and other antioxidants.

Woman drinking a glass of milk for better sleep

Is There Melatonin in Food?

Fancy a bedtime snack? From cherry juice to oatmeal, the following 14 foods are good dietary sources of melatonin, the hormone that helps you sleep better.

Maple Pecan Cookies: Healthy Home-Baked Treat

Maple pecan is the most underrated of fall flavors! Don’t believe us? Try this healthy, vegan take on the traditional pecan sandie cookie and see (and taste) for yourself!

Frozen yogurt bark is a healthy, easy snack

Frozen Yogurt Bark with Cranberries & Pistachios Recipe

Looking for a sweet, guilt-free treat to perk up your morning? Frozen yogurt bark provides a healthy way to get the protein of yogurt, the antioxidants of cranberries and the heart support of pistachios in an icy cool snack.

Apple Pomegranate Harvest Salad: Fall Delight

The eating is good with the dark fruits of fall season! Enjoy the fresh apples and sweet potatoes of autumn into this tasty and nutritious Apple Pomegranate Harvest Salad.

This easy pumpkin pie dip is loaded with antioxidants and carotenoids.

Delish Pumpkin Pie Dip

No need to pass on this dessert! This easy Pumpkin Pie Dip recipe is healthy, easy to make and loaded with antioxidants and carotenoids for eye health and cognitive support.

Vegan Caesar Salad: A Crowd-Pleasing Recipe

All will hail this decadent vegan Caesar salad! With heart-healthy fats from extra-virgin olive oil, and plant-based protein and fiber from roasted chickpeas, this salad is as nourishing as it is yummy.

Crunchy roasted chickpeas are a great snack that is nut-free, dairy-free and full of fiber

Crunchy Snack Idea: Roasted Chickpeas 3 Ways

When you’re craving something with a zesty crunch that’s also packed with protein and fiber, you can’t do better than roasted chickpeas. Check out these 3 easy roasted chickpea recipes—including a spicy, savory & sweet option!

Vegan Potato Salad: Easy & Healthy Recipe

This vegan spin on a classic American BBQ side dish offers more flavor, texture and health benefits than traditional potato salad, thanks to nutritious mix-ins including tahini, chickpeas and cauliflower.

Man holding fresh tomatoes, a great source of lycopene

What Is Lycopene? Foods & Supplements

Lycopene is what gives tomatoes their rich red color and their health benefits, which include supporting prostate health, arterial health, already-healthy blood sugar, and more.

Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic: Healthy Recipe

Nothing goes together like tender tomatoes and fresh, fragrant garlic, roasted with some EVOO. The simpatico flavors elevate any meal and are the perfect toss into pasta, salads or even avocado toast.

Heart-healthy pistachios make a delicious, spreadable butter

Pistachio Butter: Homemade Recipes

Move over, peanut butter…there’s a new “PB” in town! Pistachio butter adds a punch of antioxidants to your morning toast, in baked goods, and even to pesto. And the recipe couldn’t be simpler.

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl: A Mediterranean Staple

Move over, oatmeal. Quinoa is a delicious and nutrient-packed option for breakfast—and these delicious quinoa breakfast bowl recipes are a great way to power through your mornings.

Homemade vegetable stock from scraps is an easy, healthy recipe

Vegetable Stock From Scraps: Zero Waste Recipe

Eco-friendly, delicious and nutritious…what’s not to love? This vegetable stock is a zero-waste recipe that makes use of all the veggie scraps you have in your kitchen.

Waldorf Salad: Best Detox Recipes

This delicious Waldorf salad is a great source of cruciferous vegetables. Plus, it's vegan and free of mayonnaise, offering a new spin on an old favorite.

Buckwheat, berries and green tea are high in quercetin

10 Foods High in Quercetin (+ 5 Benefits)

Quercetin may not be a famous nutrient like vitamin C or D, but it has tremendous health benefits—ranging from immune support to cell health. Here are 10 delicious ways to get more quercetin in your diet.

4 Avocado Lunchbox Ideas

Lunchboxes aren’t just for kids! Check out these 4 avocado lunchbox ideas for a portable, antioxidant-packed midday meal that’s as delicious as it is nutritious.

Young chef preparing meal with roasted vegetables

Roasted Vegetable Recipe with Avocado Salad Dressing

This roasted vegetable salad with an avocado dressing is bursting with flavor and nutrients such as magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids that support your heart health.

Grilled Salmon Salad: Easy Lunch Recipe

Lunch is served! Not only is this salad recipe delicious—it’s also brimming with heart health benefits because it’s chock full of magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids.

Man prepping lentils to start making a vegan lentil soup

The Best Vegan Lentil Soup

Trying to get more lentils in your life? This Vegan Lentil Soup recipe from Chef Sara Tercero is packed with fiber, protein, and just the right blend of smoky and savory spices.

Slow Cooker Banana Bread Recipe

Good morning, indeed! This simple recipe combines potassium-packed bananas and wholesome oat flour, and bakes to perfection in a slow cooker or Crockpot.

Woman eating a plate of sushi to match the Japanese diet

What Is the Japanese Diet? Everything You Should Know & Recipe Ideas

Why do more people in Okinawa, Japan, live longer than people in the rest of the world? One reason may be their diet. Here’s what you need to know about the Japanese diet—and longevity.

Why Black is the New Green Tea

Might black tea be better for you than green tea? Learn why going to the "dark side" brews up unique health benefits.

Extra virgin olive oil being used in cooking for health benefits

Heart-Healthy Olive Oil Recipes

Reap the heart benefits of olive oil by incorporating this healthy fat into your next salad, main course or dessert.

Health Benefits of Pomegranate (+ Salad Recipe)

Pomegranates are great for heart health, but should you eat, drink or supplement?

Man picking rich in antioxidants tart cherries from a tree

Health Benefits of Tart Cherry (+Trail Mix Recipe)

Tart cherries are great for your health but should you eat, drink or supplement? Here’s how to get the sweet rewards of this sour fruit including a trail mix recipe!