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How to Prep Your Pita for Quick, Healthy Meals (Infographic)

How to Prep Your Pita for Quick, Healthy Meals (Infographic)

Tags: diet, healthy diet, infographic, Mediterranean diet, whole grain

With pita bread, you can make something that looks gourmet in 15 minutes. It's also a healthier alternative to high-calorie breads and pizza crusts. Find recipes and suggestions for easy meals and snacks.


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Fruitarian Diet: Is It Safe — or Really Healthy for You?

Tags: anemia, antioxidants, dental health, diabetes, fruits, fruits and vegetables, osteoporosis, weight gain

A fruitarian diet, consisting mainly of fruits, is very restrictive. The diet offers some benefits but is also full of sugar and presents risks for your teeth, metabolism, nutrition and body weight.


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Grilling Out? Try These 7 Healthy Delicious Food Swaps

Tags: diet, grilling, healthy cooking, summer

On the Fourth of July, cookouts abound. Our dietitian describes easy substitutions you can make for healthy, delicious eating.


Salmon and Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe

Satisfying Summer Lunch Salads to Power Your Afternoon

Tags: fiber, healthy diet, Mediterranean diet, Recipes, salad, vegetables

Ever eat lunch and then find yourself battling drowsiness all afternoon? Your eating habits may be making make you fatigued. Have your healthy salad and ditch the drowsiness with these recipes.


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Coconut: Health Fad or Heart Glad?

Tags: cholesterol, coconut oil, coconut water, health fad, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart healthy diet, hydration, sports drink

Is the trend in coconut products really heart healthy? Learn when and how coconut water and coconut oil are helpful, and when they are too much of a good thing.


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6 Ways to Make Healthy Chia Seed Pudding (Infographic)

Tags: blood sugar, heart healthy diet, infographic, joints, memory, milk, omega-3, Recipes, seeds

Besides supplying heart-healthy omega-3s, chia seeds keep your blood sugar balanced and are full of minerals and antioxidants. It's a perfect snack, breakfast or even dessert -- try these 6 flavor combos.


Should I Rinse That First? 8 Food-prep Do's and Don’ts

Should I Rinse That First? 8 Food-Prep Do’s and Don’ts

Tags: botulism, chicken, ecoli, food poisoning, food safety, fruits and vegetables, meat, red meat, sodium

Many people mistakenly believe you should wash or rinse raw meats before cooking. Find out why that’s not such a good idea. Also, find more food safety advice, including expert recommendations about rinsing eggs and produce.


Are You a Closet Eater? 4 Important Tips (Infographic)

Are You a Closet Eater? 4 Important Tips (Infographic)

Tags: binge eating disorder (BED), bulimia, diet, healthy eating, infographic, obesity

Some of us binge on food at Thanksgiving and eat too much cake on our birthdays. Discover where bingeing ends and binge eating disorder (BED) begins.


Recipe: Couscous Salad With Tomatoes, Lemon and Sage

Picnic-Friendly Side Salads That Leave the Lettuce Behind

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy eating, Recipes, salad

If you’ve been invited to a picnic this summer, you’ll probably bring a side dish. What better choice than a salad? A tasty, interesting side salad adds delight to a meal.


6 Easy Steps to Healthy Burgers You’ll Love (Infographic)

6 Easy Steps to Healthy Burgers You’ll Love (Infographic)

Tags: burger, grilling, infographic, summer

You don’t want to heat up the kitchen — or clean pots and pans. The solution? Fire up the grill and throw on some burgers for a quick meal with minimal fuss. Keep in mind that the quality of your ingredients determines whether you’re serving a healthy meal to your family, or one that’s loaded