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The 8 Most Common Food Allergies and Signs You May Have One

If it seems like more people are being diagnosed with food allergies, it isn’t just your imagination. Food allergies are, indeed, on the rise—however, researchers have not yet discovered why.[1] Maybe you even suspect you might be among the estimated 15 million Americans who have one.[2] Experiencing allergic reactions to food can be frightening and […]

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5 Healthy, Green Foods That Can Do Your Body Good

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, which means a lot of people are embracing the color green, even in what they consume. Because we at Best Health love a good theme, we want to help you think beyond seasonably available green shakes. Check out five shamrock-shaded fruits, vegetables, nuts and drinks working into your celebration. And, for […]

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stethoscope next to a heart-shaped plate full of fruits and grains

14 Tips for a Heart-Healthy Diet

Culinary indulgences can be abundant in the winter months, especially in February when celebrating Valentine’s Day often means going out for rich meals. But February also happens to be American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about heart disease and how it can be prevented.[1] And, “a healthy diet and lifestyle are your best […]

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Coconut Oil

Is Coconut Oil Good for Your Health, Your Heart?

In recent years, it seems society’s gone crazy for coconut oil. You may have noticed everyone from celebrity doctors to your Facebook friends touting it as a life-changing superfood. Food marketers highlight this ingredient on packaging. Consumers purchase it by the jar for use as cooking oil, to consume raw and even to apply topically. […]

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Spring Time

8 Ways to Rehab Your Diet This Spring

In the winter months, whether it be due to the feast-filled holidays or cold-weather-induced cravings, may of us turn toward rich and often less-nutritious foods. They might offer comfort, but they also tend to come with a helping of extra weight and a dash of lethargy. Come spring, we tend to feel ready for a […]

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Fruits and Veggies

Need to Eat More Fruits, Veggies? Shop In-Season

Fruits and vegetables represent a big part of a healthy diet. These foods contain a number of nutrients under-consumed by Americans, including folate, magnesium, potassium, dietary fiber, and vitamins A, C and K.1 Furthermore, they’ve been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer prevention.2 Though we know it’s important, many of us […]

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Grilling

5 Spring Recipes to Satisfy Your Health, Hunger

Springtime can be a great time to switch up your diet. A lot of us gravitate toward comfort food in the colder months, but our tastes often transition with the weather. There’s just something about the season that gets us in the mood for lighter, healthier fare. Here’s a quick round-up of recipes that take […]

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Does Turkey Make You Sleepy

The Great Thanksgiving-Tryptophan Myth

Chances are you have heard the commonly cited explanation for why so many of us feel like taking a nap on Thanksgiving afternoon. The prevailing wisdom pins the blame on tryptophan, an amino acid that is in great quantity in the main dish of the day, turkey. Considering that the body uses it to produce […]

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A Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

5 Delicious and Healthy Recipes to Try Out This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday often associated with overindulgence. It is one of the few times each year one can gorge to the point of bursting without feeling guilt. But just because you plan on scarfing down a lot of food next Thursday doesn’t mean every dish on the table has to be a fatty, sodium-packed, […]

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Handing Out Healthier Candy On Halloween

Healthier options that are still a ‘treat’ for your trick-or-treaters

Considering Halloween revolves around the acquisition and consumption of candy, it seems nearly impossible to put a healthy spin on the holiday. At least not without coming off as a villain: do you really want to be notorious throughout the neighborhood as the household that hands out dried apricots on Halloween? Probably not. Just because […]

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