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Nutrients

garlic bulbs, onions and scallions
By Catherine Guthrie
What is an allium — and why do you need to eat more of them? Read on for the benefits of onions, garlic, leeks, and more.
various containers of coffee beans
By Laine Bergeson Becco
Your questions about this common stimulant, answered.
a person holds freshly picked garden vegetables
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.
an assortment of cruciferous veggies and radishes
By Mo Perry
Cauliflower, kale, and other crucifers are some of the most nutritionally potent foods out there. Here are tips to eat more of them.
a table set outside on a patio in the Mediterranean
By Laine Bergeson Becco
Why blending good food, healthy activity, and a spirit of conviviality is an enduring recipe for health.
various seeds arranged in piles
By Laine Bergeson Becco
These tiny but mighty seeds deliver plant-based protein and a bevy of other health-supportive nutrients.
various mushrooms and sprigs of parsley placed around a wooden pepper grinder
By Catherine Guthrie
Discover the powerful benefits of nutrient-dense mushrooms.
butter in a small jar with a spoon
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Which butter is better? Here are five varieties to consider.
Butter in a pan
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Everything is better with butter — but is butter healthy or not? We talked to some integrative-health experts to find out.
Two people looking at a bottle of wine
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Most bottles contain more than just grapes and yeast. Find out which ingredients find their way into wine — plus 9 tips to make healthier choices without sacrificing taste.
Glutathione
By Catherine Guthrie
This superhero antioxidant battles toxicity, chronic disease, and premature aging. Find out what makes it so powerful — and how you can boost your levels.
an illustrated profile of a head with a piece of citrus fruit representing the brain
By Courtney Helgoe
This essential nutrient supports nearly every aspect of health.
farmer digging through soil
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
This type of farming helps rebuild soil, decrease atmospheric carbon dioxide, and slow climate change.
veggie burger
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Which plant-based alternative is right for you? From the Impossible Burger to tempeh to homemade veggie burgers, we break down the options.
fake-meat burger
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Meat substitutes are everywhere — but they're not all created equal.
Fiber-packed fruits and veggies are pictured.
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Nutrition experts answer some of the most common questions about this nutrient — including how you know if you are eating a low-fiber diet.
Carrots, bananas, and Brussels sprouts are pictured.
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Insoluble fiber, soluble fiber, and prebiotic fiber are all essential to our health and well-being. Here's why — and which foods have them.
A variety of high-fiber foods, including peas, carrots, and broccoli, are pictured.
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Even a relatively nutritious diet can deliver inadequate amounts of fiber. Learn why it’s so critical to your health — and which foods are high in fiber.
5 spoonfuls of ground and whole coffee beans
By Catherine Guthrie
Coffee gets a bad rap, and in excess it can be trouble. But enjoyed in moderation, it has a bright side, too.
Cloves of garlic on table
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Turns out garlic is great for ulcers, food poisoning, and gut dysbiosis. Here's why — and how to get more garlic in your diet.
Cabbage juice
By Laine Bergeson Becco, FMCHC
Turns out cabbage juice is great for peptic ulcers. Here's why — and how to get more cabbage juice in your diet.
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