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Carolyn McAnlis

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10 of the Best Healthy Snacks to Get at Whole Foods

While shopping for healthy snacks, keep in mind that food companies are always trying to make a profit. Many use clever marketing to earn your ... Read More »

12 TedTalks for a Healthier, Fitter Life

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that began as a conference in 1984. It quickly spread across the world, and the short talks ... Read More »

8 Non-Dairy Milks Ranked

For people who have problems digesting lactose, or for vegans who don’t want to consume animal products, there are several non-dairy milk options that ... Read More »

Why Juice is Worse For You Than You Probably Think

Drinking juice seems like a perfect option for those of us trying to eat well: we know that we should all be eating more fruits ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About How Ketosis Works

Ketosis has made its way into the mainstream as a weight loss tool. But before we understand the diet, we need to learn about what ... Read More »

The Role of Antioxidants in Preventing Breast Cancer

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The Pros and Cons of Artificial Sweeteners

Many of us are trying to reduce our consumption of sugar. In an effort to do so, we turn to artificial sweeteners. But what are ... Read More »

Are Cold-Pressed Juices Worth the Hype Nutrition-Wise?

We all know that eating whole fruits and vegetables is optimal for health. But, eating pounds and pounds of fresh produce isn’t always practical ... Read More »

Colon Cancer Rates Are up in Young People: How to Lower Your Risk

Researchers examined rates of newly diagnosed colon cancers and rectal cancers from 1974 to 2013, using a database called Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER). Overall in ... Read More »

What to Eat Before and After You Workout

If one of your goals this year is to lose weight, you’ve probably read about certain foods to eat or avoid during the course ... Read More »

Turmeric: Should I Believe the Hype?

Using spices is a great way to experiment in the kitchen, and is often recommended by dietitians as a replacement for salt in an effort ... Read More »

How to Eat a More Sustainable Diet

Most of us consider the health benefits when choosing food to buy, and how it affects our bodies, but how often do we stop to ... Read More »

Learning About Probiotics: Should You Use Them?

We often think of bacteria as a bad thing; we use antibacterial soap and antibiotics to heal infections. But in recent years, scientists have learned ... Read More »

Should I Switch to Organic Beauty Products?

Organic food and beauty products have become increasingly available in recent years due to a rise in demand for more natural goods. But what does ... Read More »

The Pros and Cons of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting has recently grown in popularity due to a fad diet called the 5:2 diet. It does not dictate certain foods to eat or avoid, ... Read More »

Orthorexia: The Lesser-Known Eating Disorder

Disordered eating covers a broad spectrum of conditions, and many of us have heard of the more common types like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and ... Read More »

Probiotics and Prebiotics

We often think of bacteria as being negative; after all, we use antibacterial soap and antibacterial Read More »

Vegetable Oil Myths and Facts

Vegetable oil has long been the oil of choice for cooking by both professionals and at-home cooks. Read More »

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How to Choose the Best Whey Protein

The average person doesn't typically need a high protein diet, but there are some cases where using protein Read More »

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What is Alkaline Water?

Alkaline water, also commonly known as ionized water, is water that has a pH level greater than seven. Read More »

White Meat vs. Red Meat

White meat is the contrast to red meat, and it is also referred to as light meat. Read More »

Best Sweetener for Your Cup of Coffee

When it comes to sweetener products, the bottom line is that many of us are indulging in too much. Read More »

Reasons Why Aspartame Is Bad for You

Aspartame is a non-calorie artificial sweetener comprised of methanol, phenylalanine and aspartic acid. Read More »

Agave Nectar vs. Sugar: The Facts

When it comes to sugar substitutes, agave nectar is one of the more popular sweeteners to try. Read More »

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5 Health Risks of Madhava Agave Nectar

Madhava agave nectar is a sweetener made from the juice of the agave plant. Read More »

Complications Caused by Eating Processed Meat

You may have heard that eating processed meat is bad for you, but the dangers are best understood once you know just what makes eating ... Read More »

Foods High in Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates can cause problems for the dieter as well as for anyone at risk for diabetes. Read More »

Vitamins and Nutrients: Pros/Cons of Canned Vegetables

Many grocery shoppers focus on the fresh produce section instead of the canned vegetable aisle, thinking Read More »

Six Metabolism Boosting Foods for Faster Weight Loss

Metabolism is the process of how the body converts what you eat and drink into energy. Even at rest, Read More »