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By Experience Life Staff
You know that in-season fruits and vegetables are especially good for you, but just how much nutrition hangs in the balance? Perhaps more than you realized.
By Krista Scott-Dixon
Wondering what to eat before and after your workouts? Learn the essentials of fueling for optimal energy, recovery and health.
veggie monster
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Want your little ones to grow up knowing how to cook? Serve up a healthy dose of food literacy, starting now.
By Experience Life Staff
With dozens of different kinds on the market, and an ongoing debate about their potential benefits, protein powders present a consumer conundrum. Which, if any, protein supplement is best for you?
edibles
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Hate veggies? It's time for you (and your kids) to start feelin' the love.
By Experience Life Staff
While fresh produce is generally best, with a little nutritional know-how, you can eat healthy from your market's freezer case and canned-foods aisle, too.
By Christine Ingram
When cafeterias, vending machines and fast food fail to satisfy, a sack lunch can save the day – if you pack it right.
illio of people trapped in donut
By Experience Life Staff
Office parties. Vending machines. Desktop candy jars. Power lunches. They can spell nutritional disaster for the average working person. Learn how you can sidestep fattening fare and feel better — starting now.
By Experience Life Staff
Until recently, consumers had no way of knowing precisely how much trans fat lurked in their favorite foods. But now, a new food-labeling regulation gives us all a better shot at eliminating this danger from our diets.
edibles
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Turned off by the ugliness of agribusiness meat production? A few wise, family-owned farms and ranches are still out there doing the right thing – and the results are downright tasty.
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
The perfect dish for your holiday event? Nutritious, tasty, satisfying nuts.
a heart shaped bowl with heart friendly foods
By Matt Fitzgerald
Cholesterol may be the most vilified — and misunderstood — nutrient in our food. Here's how to unravel the myths.
Beets and Their Greens
By Tricia Cornell
During the convenience-driven, newfangled-food frenzy of the past half-century, many nourishing essentials like bone broths, legumes, root vegetables, and sprouted grains all but disappeared from American plates. Now they're coming back — and starting a contemporary legacy of their own.
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Tyler Florence want to make your yummy, easy home cooking more delicious than a kitchenful of $50,000 cabinets.
Drink green tea. Live forever.
By Ann Bauer
Praises abound for this unassuming, down-to-earth beverage: Experts tell us it helps prevent cancer, diabetes, heart disease, maybe even wrinkles. And it's not all hype, either – tea really is a nutritional powerhouse.
Sweet Potato and Collard Greens Salad
By Frank Clancy
Food makers are adding vitamins, minerals and other beneficial ingredients to conventional foods, but the value of such enhanced products is still a matter of debate.
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
You want fast, easy way to get more fresh, nutrient-pack foods into your kids' diets. Blueberries may be the path of least resistance.
By Linda Knittel
Dairy-industry growth hormones boost milk production, but raise questions - like, what if they wind up in the milk we drink? Here's what you should know about the research into possible risks, including early-onset puberty and antibiotic resistance.
By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
For most of us, comfort food translates to heavy, fattening, regret-it-later fare. An accomplished Italian chef explains how it can take on an entirely different meaning.
Heritage wheat bread loaf
By Jeanne Mettner
Did you give up on grains entirely when you cut down on carbs? Or are you a white-bread and refined-flour junkie? Either way, it might be time to take a closer look at the value of whole-grain goods.
woman reaching for donut
By Suzannah Olivier
When reality bites, eating right becomes essential. Stress and worry deplete your nutritional stores, destabilize your blood sugar, and reduce your stamina. Here's what you need to know about building and maintaining a well-rounded diet that can withstand the pressure.
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