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How (and Why) to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet

How (and Why) to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet

Most Americans are aware that too much sodium can be a bad thing. It causes the body to hold excess fluid, which places a greater burden on the heart and causes blood pressure to rise. But many people may not realize that the salt shaker on their tab ...
Is Eating Salad Making You Gain Weight?

Is Eating Salad Making You Gain Weight?

It seems like the safest thing on the restaurant menu when you’re dieting: a nice, leafy green salad. Order the large size, complete with chopped chicken, and you’ve got a meal that melds well with your weight-loss plan. Right? Not always. Factor in ...
Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?

Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?

Millions of Americans, from your next-door neighbor to the hottest Hollywood celebrities, are finding that following a gluten-free diet improves their quality of life. Many say that eliminating gluten results in fewer health complaints, increased ene ...
5 Naturally Energizing Foods

5 Naturally Energizing Foods

Most people’s energizer of choice turns out to be coffee. In fact, 54 percent of Americans over 18 drink coffee every day. It is such a go-to that many people even prefer coffee to sex—at least first thing in the morning. (Full disclosure: I am one o ...
New (and Doable) Food Resolutions for 2015

New (and Doable) Food Resolutions for 2015

New Year’s is here, and with it comes a bevy of guilt-infused resolutions that last for about a week—max. Instead of thinking of unlivable ideals, aim to keep your dietary aspirations real.  Why not introduce sustainable lifestyle changes that get ea ...