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The vegetarian diet has grown in popularity over the years due to its environmental sustainability, ethical implications, and health benefits. In fact, an estimated 5% of the American population follows a vegetarian diet. While the vegetarian diet can be an extremely healthy way of eating, ther[...]
We know that consuming too many added sugars can have negative health repercussions, but are some sugars healthier than others? Does our body process all sugars in the same way? And how much sugar is too much sugar? Read on for everything you need to know about common forms of sugar. Wha[...]
If you’ve taken a look at labels of packaged foods lately, chances are you’ve seen “natural flavors” listed as an ingredient. We often think of the term “natural” as synonymous with health, but when it comes to natural flavors, this isn’t exactly the case. What exactly are natural flavor[...]
Fruit is delicious, nutrient-dense, and plays a fundamental role in a healthy, balanced diet, but is it possible to eat too much fruit? And if so, exactly how much fruit is too much fruit? Keep reading for all you need to know! First, let’s go over why fruit is beneficial for our overall hea[...]
Oils prevent food from sticking to pans, allow roasted vegetables to become crispy, add moisture to baked goods, and provide salad dressings with their creamy mouthfeel. But not all oils are created equally. With so many options to choose from, how can you be sure you’re selecting the best one?[...]