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The Best 8 Foods for Your Mental Health

By Sarah Garone / January 29, 2023 / Comments Off on The Best 8 Foods for Your Mental Health

Folks have long bandied about the phrase “you are what you eat,” but it might be more accurate to say “you feel what you eat.” The more we learn about diet and mental health, the more it seems these two critical elements of well-being are interconnected. A growing body of research shows that what we…

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What Is the Leaky Gut Diet? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

By Sarah Garone / January 18, 2023 / Comments Off on What Is the Leaky Gut Diet? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Maybe lately you’ve been feeling a little sluggish, rather bloated, and – ugh — is that a pimple breaking out on your forehead? As you try to identify a cause for your symptoms, you might consider stress, hormones, or perhaps a poor diet. Or could it be a leaky gut? This recently identified condition is…

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peanut tofu skillet with veggies

Grocery Prices Skyrocketing? Make These Meals Under $10

By Sarah Garone / January 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Grocery Prices Skyrocketing? Make These Meals Under $10

Though grocery prices have been rising for a while now, it can still be a shock to show up at your local supermarket and realize that food costs have jumped again. Wasn’t that $5 loaf of bread just $3 last week, and those $7 eggs formerly $4? Sometimes it’s hard to know whether to laugh…

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plant based bean stew with tomatoes veggies and grilled bread

The 6 Best Plant-Based Protein Sources To Add to Your Diet

By Sarah Garone / December 17, 2022 / Comments Off on The 6 Best Plant-Based Protein Sources To Add to Your Diet

Looking to eat more plant-based protein sources? You’re in good company. According to the International Food Information Council’s 2022 Food and Health survey, plant-based diets are the fourth most common eating pattern among Americans, with 12% of us striving to go veg. There are tons of benefits to a plant-forward lifestyle, including reduced risk of…

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6 Eating Habits That Might Be Increasing Your Stress

By Sarah Garone / December 7, 2022 / Comments Off on 6 Eating Habits That Might Be Increasing Your Stress

When you think about the connection between stress and eating, your thoughts probably drift to the pint of ice cream down in a single sitting after a difficult day or the greasy cheeseburger crammed between errands. Though it’s true that the pressures of life can drive us toward less-than-healthy eating habits, the link between stress…

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pantry lentil marinara

9 Pantry Dinner Ideas When You Need Something Quick

By Sarah Garone / December 6, 2022 / Comments Off on 9 Pantry Dinner Ideas When You Need Something Quick

It’s 5:30 on a weeknight and you’ve just crashed through the door after a stressful day. So…what’s for dinner? Will it be takeout (again)? Or the package of Top Ramen that’s been hanging around the back of your pantry like a lonely, salty ghost? Or maybe, just maybe, could there be a way to toss…

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10 Frozen Foods at Costco Nutritionists Love To Buy

By Sarah Garone / November 13, 2022 / Comments Off on 10 Frozen Foods at Costco Nutritionists Love To Buy

When you’re looking for great price-per-ounce deals on everything from tortillas to toilet paper, Costco’s your place. The big-box bulk giant is known nationwide (and beyond) for its reasonable prices and reliable products. But besides the allure of low price and high quality, Costco is also a surprising source of good-for-you foods, especially in the…

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The 7 Best Foods for Your Brain Health, Say Dietitians

By Sarah Garone / October 23, 2022 / Comments Off on The 7 Best Foods for Your Brain Health, Say Dietitians

Your brain is, arguably, your most important organ. The gray matter inside your head not only controls all your other organs, it’s the source of your personality, memory, and intellect. Within your body, there’s nothing that doesn’t happen under its watch! Yet, in our pursuit of a healthy diet, we often focus on other goals…

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I’m a Nutritionist and I Always Buy These 9 Trader Joe’s Products

By Sarah Garone / September 26, 2022 / Comments Off on I’m a Nutritionist and I Always Buy These 9 Trader Joe’s Products

When I moved to a new house 11 years ago, I was thrilled with its location near freeways and good school — but possibly even more excited at its proximity to the closest Trader Joe’s. A mere two miles were now all that stood between me and the iconic California grocery chain. And believe me,…

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6 Healthy Habits Straight from the Blue Zones

By Sarah Garone / September 17, 2022 / Comments Off on 6 Healthy Habits Straight from the Blue Zones

On the surface of things, it might not look like people who live in the six blue zones (Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, California; Sardinia, Italy; and Nicoya, Costa Rica) have much in common. But look a little closer and you’ll find that people living in these locations bear some striking similarities, both in…

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tea and berries in bed

The 7 Best Foods for a Better Night’s Sleep, Say Dietitians

By Sarah Garone / September 4, 2022 / Comments Off on The 7 Best Foods for a Better Night’s Sleep, Say Dietitians

For as long as we can remember, folklore has held that eating certain foods will influence your dreams. For example, legend says eating the Welsh cheese dish rarebit will cause strange and bizarre nighttime visions. Or avoid spicy food if you don’t want nightmares. While science hasn’t nailed down the exact effects of your dinner…

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6 Real School Lunches Nutritionists Actually Pack for Their Kids (and No, They’re Not Instagram-Perfect)

By Sarah Garone / August 18, 2022 / Comments Off on 6 Real School Lunches Nutritionists Actually Pack for Their Kids (and No, They’re Not Instagram-Perfect)

We spoke to registered dietitian moms about the real-life meals they regularly pack in their kids’ lunch boxes.

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