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Summer Eating

Adding raw, organic herbs to summer fare both cools us down and provides us with nutrients that can lower blood pressure and boost energy.

Medicinal Mushrooms

Reishi, lion’s mane, cordyceps and other types of mushrooms have powerful compounds that protect cognition, boost immunity and lower stress – and that’s just for starters.

Vision Quest

Fight and prevent cataracts and macular degeneration with two key nutrients found particularly in colorful fruits and veggies.

Potluck for the 21st Century

Using phone apps as well as workplace and neighborhood contacts, friends and strangers are coming together to share healthy, home-cooked meals.

Delicious Discards

Instead of discarding skins, cores and rinds, creative chefs are using their distinctive flavors and nutrients to make intriguing entrees and desserts.

Nutrition Upgrades

As the Earth starts re-greening this season, it’s a natural time to rethink our eating habits–and here are some nourishing ways to feed body and soul.

Recipes A Heart Will Love

Low-fat, plant-based recipes make for a heart-healthy meal so delicious that non-vegetarians won’t even miss the meat.

Befriending Food

The way we think about the food on our plate can impact our body’s ability to absorb nutrients from a meal.

Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

Preparing a meal for a hungry holiday crowd can be as simple as arranging protein and vegetables in a baking sheet, seasoning them and popping them in the oven.

Thanksgiving Desserts

Yum! Plant-based pies—think pumpkin, sweet potato, and chocolate—will please guests no matter what their dietary restrictions.

‘Less Meat’ Goes Mainstream

As the numbers of vegetarians and vegans rocket nationwide, supermarkets, restaurants and even hospitals are offering a wider range of plant-based foods.

Superior Superfoods

A surprising list of nutrient-dense superfoods aids us in eating well and avoiding the systemic inflammation that underlies many chronic diseases.

Mighty Minerals

Minerals cannot be produced by the body but are integral to our health, and the latest guidelines show us which minerals we need and how to get them.

Organic Farmers: Growing America’s Health

Across the country, farmers are experimenting with new ways to grow food having higher nutritional content and a positive environmental impact.

10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

When inflammation becomes a chronic condition—a common state today—certain foods can lower its disease-causing potential.

Eat Right to Sleep Well

Rather than popping a pill, eating certain foods can kick-start hormones that help us get a long, deep night’s sleep.

Crazy-Good Condiments

By foregoing grocery-store condiments for homemade ones, we improve both the flavor of our dishes and our diet.

Changing Our Diet to Cool the Climate

A new word in the food vocabulary—climatarian—points to rising global interest in eating in ways that reduce the impact of our diet on our beleaguered planet.

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.

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