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What Are Superfoods, Anyway?

If you want to eat healthy, you have options: paleo, keto, Whole30, vegetarian or vegan… However you go, you might as well do it all the way by loading up

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Can an Alkaline Diet Cure Your Acid Reflux?

Can an alkaline diet cure acid reflux? This writer had success reducing his reflux symptoms on a low-acid diet. While I’m a skeptic of diet fads, I take note when

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5 Must-Try Dishes on a Trip to Aruba

You may be taking a vacation to Aruba for sun-kissed skin, postcard-worthy beaches, and Kylie Jenner-inspired Instagram pictures under palm trees (go on with your #microinfluencer bad self), but I

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What Are Processed Foods?

With a broad and sometimes shifting definition, depending on who you’re talking to, the term ‘processed foods’ has taken on a life of its own. But has the phrase simply evolved into a health and

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What Are Fat Bombs?

The term fat bomb is probably the last thing you’d expect to be associated with a diet, but welcome to keto. As most human beings with eyeballs know by now,

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Does Instagramming Your Food Lead to Healthy Eating?

What’s the first thing you do when a beautiful meal is placed in front of you? If you’re like me (and the rest of the world’s foodies) chances are you’re

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What Is the Low-FODMAP Diet All About?

You may have heard the term “FODMAP” being thrown around a lot lately—especially regarding a low-FODMAP diet. Is this a new trend or diet craze? What even is a FODMAP?

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The Case Against Carbs: Valid or Not? An Expert Weighs In

Between festive holiday cookies and the seemingly endless list of craveable comfort foods, winter is really carbohydrates’ time to shine. But you’re likely feeling conflicted or confused about what role

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What Exactly Is the Pegan Diet?

You’ve likely heard about the paleo diet, which is a dietary plan based on foods similar to what might have been eaten during the Paleolithic era. And, we’re fairly certain

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Is Low-Dosage, Low-Sugar Wine the Answer to Your Diet Dreams?

Whether for the new year or just to live a bit healthier, wellness is seemingly top-of-mind at this time of year. Taking part in a Dry January, eating more plant-based

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What Exactly Is the Keto Diet?

The low-carbohydrate keto diet has made it into the mainstream, with everyone from Al Roker to Vinny from “Jersey Shore” touting its weight-loss benefits (Vinny even wrote a keto cookbook).

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Drink Low-Alcohol Cocktails Instead of Going Full Dry January

If you’re like the rest of us who ate and drank our faces off last month, perhaps in these first weeks of 2019, you’re thinking about committing to Dry January.

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Everything You Need to Know About Steak Tartare

Steak tartare. Or beef tartare. One of those classic preparations that seem to be constantly falling in and out of vogue. Off-putting to some and a coveted delicacy for others,

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Dry January: Alcohol’s Impact on Your Health

The last few months of every year are a seemingly endless parade of gluttony, from binging on Halloween candy to sampling a dozen forms of carbs on Thanksgiving and again

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What Is Mincemeat Pie, Exactly?

If you’re American, when you think of traditional Christmas food your head is likely filled with visions of ham, eggnog, and cookies, but there’s a whole world of international Christmas

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This $36 Whisky Is the Best Whisky of 2019

In its annual, blind-tasted line up of the world’s best drinking whiskies, Whisky Advocate awarded the best whisky of 2019 to a budget-friendly, American selection from Tennessee, proving this year still has

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Here’s Why We Eat Latkes on Hanukkah

When it comes to the holidays, there’s one thing that everyone looks forward to during the eight days of Hanukkah: latkes. These crispy, smashed pucks of grated potatoes and onions

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What Is the Feast of the Seven Fishes?

Christmas is celebrated all over the world, and every country has their traditional foods for the occasion. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is known as an Italian tradition, although

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If You’re Not Eating Bavarian Nuts, You’re Not Celebrating Christmas

Anyone who enjoys a solid Christkindlmart usually makes a beeline for the bratwurst, warm apple strudel, or a hot cup of gluhwein. I, on the other hand, get far too

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Chicha Morada: How to Enjoy This Iconic Peruvian Drink

Chicha morada, Peru’s refreshing purple corn beverage, is a festive welcome during the holiday season and beyond.  As a holiday host who strives for exceptionalism in meeting the needs of

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9 Mistakes That Will Result in Holiday Baking Disaster

If previous attempts at holiday baking have been a bit of a disaster—your Christmas cookies crumbled and your black bottom cupcakes turned out all black (like, really black)—that doesn’t mean

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