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The World’s Healthiest Cuisines

Step aside, pizza and chop suey! These five authentic ethnic cuisines offer the real thing— traditional food that’s healthy, tasty and easy to prepare in our own kitchen.

Spice Up Healthy Cooking

These sensational spices not only give oomph to our food but also reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure and soothe upset stomachs.

Foods Our Heart Will Love

Yum! The perfect Valentine Day’s meal can easily include the healthiest foods for our hearts—starting with dark chocolate!

Eat Wheat Again

For the three in four Americans that suffer digestive distress, straightforward strategies—including eating whole wheat and grains—will rekindle normal digestive function and even restore full liver and gall bladder function.

The Gifts of Citrus

Oranges, limes, lemons and grapefruit boost our immune system, improve our cholesterol, and guard against cancer—and that’s just for starters.

Not Your Grandma’s Stuffing

The time-honored Thanksgiving dish is evolving to include healthy ingredients such as black rice, cauliflower, chestnuts and pecans, sometimes stuffed in an apple or squash.

Fermented Foods Revival

Chutneys, kombucha, kimchee, yogurt—adding small quantities of fermented foods like these to meals makes for a happy gut.

Fabulous Fan Fare

Tailgating, fangating, homegating—whatever you call it, getting together with friends and family to chow down before the big game doesn’t mean you can’t eat well.

Feast in the Fields

What better way to eat organic than by sitting at a table on the farm, eating just-picked produce prepared by creative local chefs?

Eating Vegan on the Road

For vegan travelers, eating on the road means everything from Chipotle’s veggie choices to Thai restaurants to cooking a DIY tortilla using a hotel iron.

Backyard Pizza Party

With these tips and recipes, it’s easy to use your backyard grill to make fantastic healthy summer meals.

Milk Minus the Moo

Soy, rice, hemp, almond, coconut—with so many plant options to cow milk available we need a guide to the pros and cons of each.

Eggs-pert Advice

By knowing what the terms on egg cartons mean, we can pick fresh, delicious eggs produced by hens raised in humane conditions.

Thumbs-Up on Fats

Fat used to be the nemesis of good nutrition, but the latest research overturns that theory: The right fats actually keep us thin without harming our hearts.

Fearless Eating

The queasy stomach, brain fog or food cravings we’re experiencing might be caused by food sensitivities and a leaky gut—but there are some practical, simple solutions.

Indoor Kitchen Gardening

Alfalfa, wheat, popcorn, radishes, red cabbage, snow peas and more can be grown in soil in tiny kitchen containers, producing quick harvests of tasty nutrients.

The Dark Side of Gluten-Free Living

For the majority of people, those that aren’t gluten-sensitive, removing it from our plates can hurt our gut flora and depress immune function, new studies show.

Healthy Holiday Libations

If holidays leave us feeling stressed, hung over or sniffle-prone, sipping a healthy drink can revive body and spirit.

Festive Sips and Nibbles

Tempted by not-so-healthy holiday fare? With a little preparation, we can munch on plant-based snacks and drinks every bit as enticing as former favorites.

Born to Eat Wild

The hunter-gatherers that preceded us ate healthier wild foods that tasted bitter, astringent, sour and earthy rather than blandly sweet like today’s fruits and vegetables.

Vegan Lunchbox

Those curious about veganism can try switching to a plant-based diet just for lunches—and see what kinds of differences follow.

A Good Food Fight

Concerned that more than $160 billion worth of uneaten food ends up annually in landfills, college-age entrepreneurs are figuring out how to redirect still-good edibles to people and animals.

Locavore Lingo

Certified, Organic, Humane—how can we distinguish good, better and best from among the healthier choices?

Fast Whole-Food Munchies

With a little advance preparation, we can fill our fridge with sweet and savory snacks made from whole foods.
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