What Is a Low-Carb Diet?

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What’s more, low-carb diets may be risky for certain groups.If you’re pregnant or nursing, following a low-carb diet isn’t recommended (barring gestational diabetes, in which case, consult your healthcare team).“Many women who are pregnant find that the thought of eating protein and fat makes them sick,” says Spritzler. This can be especially common in the...

How To Eat Monstera Deliciosa Fruit

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Monsteras, those tropical houseplants with the cool, natural leaf holes that have been flooding your Instagram feed for the past few years, have gone viral for more than just looking cool on your windowsill: They actually bear fruit.Influencers are dubbing Monstera deliciosa (which means “delicious monster”) the “fruit salad” plant, maintaining that the strange-looking,...

Sleep Habits and Weight: How Are They Connected?

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You may think the ticket to losing weight is moving all the time. And yes, exercise and physical activity are important — but sleep is, too.“There is no question that good quality and a sufficient duration of sleep are beneficial to reaching or maintaining a healthy weight,” says Peter Polos, MD, PhD, sleep medicine...

The 8 Best Foods for a Healthy Brain

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Cognitive decline is more common than you might expect, affecting about 1 in 9 adults in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Luckily, research shows several daily habits can slash your risk for diseases like dementia — including paying attention to what goes into your grocery...

13 Fruits and Veggies to Throw on the Grill

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Meat has traditionally been the star of barbecue season, but who’s to say it has to stay that way? By taking advantage of in-season summer fruits and vegetables, you can brighten your plate, reduce fat intake, and infuse meals with essential vitamins and minerals.Not to mention, the average American consumes more than the recommended...

Can CBD Help You Lose Weight?

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A few years ago, most people had never heard of CBD (aka cannabidiol), but today more than half of American adults say they’ve tried a product containing it, according to a 2022 survey of 2,000 Americans conducted for Forbes Health by OnePoll. The compound, one of many found in cannabis and hemp plants, has become...

7 Myths About Soy, Debunked

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Ask a dozen people how they feel about soy and you’ll likely get a dozen different answers. Soy and its by-products (such as tofu, tempeh, and soy milk) are among the most polarizing foods around. From the hallowed halls of academia to the chatter of internet discussion boards, debate has raged for years about...

10 Healthy Fall Foods and the Best Ways to Eat Them

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Don’t let the name confuse you — the term "winter squash" encompasses any squash harvested in the fall, such as spaghetti squash, acorn squash, and butternut squash, according to Michigan State University. And it’s hard to go wrong when you’re buying any of these types, because winter squash keeps well and is pretty consistent...

Food Rx: A Longevity Expert Shares Diet Tips for Aging Well

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Can you eat your way to a longer life? It’s a question people often pose to experts like Laura L. Carstensen, PhD, a professor of psychology and the director of the Stanford Center on Longevity in Stanford, California — and more and more research suggests the answer may be yes.According to a chapter in...

The Last Word: Is Alcohol Use at Any Level Actually Healthy?

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For many of us, alcohol is an automatic part of the social events that punctuate our lives. Booze is a staple at Friday happy hours or boozy brunches or toasts to mark big milestones like graduations or weddings or promotions. And we may not give it a second thought because we’ve heard over and...

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