Superfoods

Superfoods

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 is a soybean product that tastes best crumbled and seasoned

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.

Milk kefir is full of probiotics and health benefits

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 have many nutrients

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.

Certain foods and nutrients can help relieve bloating.

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.

Buckwheat is a versatile plant-based and gluten-free super food.

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!

Smiling woman pulling back beautiful and healthy hair through foods

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.

Two Hands full of healthy walnuts

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.

Healthy garlic bulbs on a wooden cutting board

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.

Salmon, beans, dark berries and other inflammation reducing foods

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.

Large bowl of seaweed salad for a healthy alternative

Seaweed Health Benefits and Recipe Ideas

Seaweed contains nutrients that can benefit your health. Learn how to make a seaweed salad or wrap a seaweed sushi to boost your intake of sea vegetables.

Healthy lunch salad with radishes and salmon in a bowl

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.

Woman pouring smoothie made from immune boosting foods

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.

Immune shots help support your immune system health

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.

Vegan maple pecan cookies on cooling tray reminiscent to a pecan sandie

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!

Mangos, oats and peanuts are great sources of vitamin E

22 Best Sources of Vitamin E

Trying to get more vitamin E in your diet? Good news: some of the tastiest fruits, vegetables and legumes are great sources of this antioxidant-packed vitamin. Mango-spinach smoothies, anyone?

Calcium in milk is a vital micronutrient

What Do Minerals Do for Your Body?

You know minerals are important for overall health. But why are they important? Here’s everything you need to know about the role these micronutrients play in our nutrition—plus, how to get enough of them.

Frozen yogurt bark is a healthy, easy snack

Frozen Yogurt Bark with Cranberries & Pistachios Recipe

Looking for 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.

Bowl of apple pomegranate harvest salad packed with antioxidant benefits

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 has a creamy, dairy-free dressing made from cashews.

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 puts a healthy spin on an American classic

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.

Tomatoes and garlic are delicious when roasted.

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.

Gluten-free quinoa with fruit and peanut butter in a bowl next to zinc in a bottle

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 that is wholly plant-based with detoxing benefits

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.

Packed avocado salad lunch that is an easy way to add healthy fats and vitamins to 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.

Woman tossing salad greens together before grilling salmon for a heart health supporting meal

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.

Woman happy to be start eating a flexitarian-diet based burger at restaurant

Flexitarian Diet: Pros & Cons

Are you looking to add more plant-based foods into your meals but don’t want to stop eating meat and other animal products? The flexitarian diet may be the answer.

Mixing ingredients for banana bread recipe

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.

Vegan man pouring homemade smoothie into glass with added omega-3 rich sources

Vegan Omega-3 Supplements: Best Sources

If you follow a vegan diet, you may be missing out on your omega-3s. Here’s everything you need to know about omega-3s, what are the best sources for your daily intake, and how to identify high-quality omega-3 supplements.

Avocado toast with flaxseed toping which is a great source for omega-7 fatty acids

What are the Benefits of Omega-7?

Palmitoleic acid is the most common type of omega-7 fatty acids. Learn what omega-7 is, what health benefits it offers, and when you should take an omega-7 supplement.

Woman with a smile holding a cup of green tea

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.

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.

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.

Woman pouring healthy pomagranate juice into glass

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!