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7 Make-Ahead Plant-Based Recipes to Up Your Lunch Game

By Maddie Augustin
Try these creative make-ahead recipes to level up your plant-based-lunch game.
coffee beans, chocolate, and other caffeine products

How Much Caffeine Is In That?

By Laine Bergeson Becco
The amount of caffeine in some of our favorite foods and drinks varies greatly.
Dr. Drew Ramsey

Building Mental Health Through Nutrition

With Dr. Drew Ramsey
Season 4, Episode 3   September 21, 2021

Of all the calories we eat each day, 20 percent are used by our brains — so it’s no wonder there’s such a strong connection between our nutritional habits and mental-health status. Drew Ramsey, MD, psychiatrist, author, and mental-health advocate, joins us to explain this relationship and teach us about the food choices that best support our brains and mental well-being.

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How Much Caffeine Is Right for Me?

By Laine Bergeson Becco
To figure out how much caffeine — if any — is OK for you, try eliminating it for a couple of weeks and then reintroducing it.
a family cooks together in their kitchen

9 Ways to Expand Your Palate

By Camille Berry
Experimenting with what you put on your plate can open you up to new flavors — and even help you find ways to enjoy foods you’ve previously avoided.
A bento lunch box packed with chicken, cheese, crackers, grapes, blueberries, tomatoes and carrots.

3 Tips for Packing Lunches the Whole Family Will Love

By Andrea Raab
Plus, easy and nourishing recipes to get you started.
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A Guide to Hot-Water-Bath Canning

By Robin Asbell
Our step-by-step instructions to hot-water-bath canning will help you preserve your fruits and veggies.
a spread of picnic foods

4 Recipes for an End-of-Summer Picnic

By Maddie Augustin
Take advantage of those last few summer evenings with this perfectly packable picnic.
various containers of coffee beans

How Does Caffeine Really Affect Your Health?

By Laine Bergeson Becco
Your questions about this common stimulant, answered.
jars filled with various fruits and vegetables

How to Can Fruits and Vegetables

By Robin Asbell
Canning is making a comeback. Preserve your summer and fall produce like a pro with these beginner recipes.
bowls filled with chips, popcorn, pretzels and other processed junk foods

Your Body on Junk Food: Q&A With Michael Moss

By Michael Dregni
The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist talks about how Big Food uses sugar, salt, and fat to hook Americans.
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How Can I Waste Less Food in the Kitchen?

By Hayley Arnet
Get inspired to reduce, reuse, and regrow your produce at home.
coconut flakes and a variety of non-dairy products in clear containers with wooden spoons

8 Dairy-Free Foods — and How to Cook With Them

By Kaelyn Riley
Here's how to incorporate nondairy products into your home cooking.
a cup of hot green tea

Green-Tea Lovers May Live Longer

By Craig Cox
Drinking green tea at least three times a week is associated with a lower risk of heart disease and stroke, according to recent research.
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Flavoring Grilled Proteins: 6 Rubs and Marinades to Try

By Anika Christ, RD, CPT
Ditch store-bought spice mixes and sauces for these healthy, simple recipes that’ll up the taste of grilled meats and fish.
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Can Regenerative Agriculture Save Us?

By Elizabeth Millard
Why nourishing topsoil, raising healthier animals, and growing more nutrient-dense crops and produce is critical to the future of food — and the planet.
A mason jar salad.

3 Cold Summer Salad Recipes

By The Life Time Training Team
Layered in mason jars for tasty and transportable warm-weather meals.
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The Happier Happy Hour

By Experience Life Staff
Sophisticated sips without the alcohol.
An illustration of a man running away from different foods, including a banana, broccoli, strawberry, and spinach.

Why Nutrition-Only Programs Rarely Work

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Looking for transformational results? Learn why nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle all play a pivotal and connected role.
a broccoli salad

9 Cruciferous Veggies — and How to Enjoy Them

By Mo Perry
There are a wide variety of brassicas and many delicious ways to prepare them.
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Can People With Thyroid Conditions Eat Cruciferous Vegetables?

By Mo Perry
Cooking and fermenting the veggies — and making sure you have adequate iodine — might be the key.
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