What Do Artificial Sweeteners Do to Your Body?

Sugar is everywhere, so it's no surprise that the average American consumes almost 17 teaspoons of added sugars per day (that's more than 1/3 cup, and adds up to 34 pounds of sugar per year). And though there's no denying the wonderfully sweet taste it provides in so many of our favorite baked goods, beverages, condiments and more, sugar contributes extra calories—without healthful nutrients—to our diets.

What Are Lectins and Should You Avoid Them in Your Food? Here's What the Science Says

We've seen several of our favorite healthy foods—like whole grains and legumes—come under criticism for containing antinutrients like lectins, naturally occurring plant compounds that block the absorption of nutrients (carbs, vitamins and minerals). Sounds scary, but is it?

4 Ways to Ditch the Diet Mentality and Be Healthier

Pictured Recipe: Greek Salad Nachos

Imagine a different approach to eating better, one that doesn't immediately assume you need to restrict your food options and daily meals to be healthier.

Imagine not focusing on a number of pounds to lose, calories to eat (or not eat) or minutes you absolutely must exercise each day.

How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

This question is on so many minds: how can I lose belly fat...and fast? While there's no magic formula of food and exercise to reduce belly fat with the snap of your fingers, there are nutrition choices, exercises and lifestyle changes that can help. Here's your guide to understanding exactly what belly fat is and how you might be able to reduce it over time.

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