7-Day Vegan Meal Plan: 1,500 Calories

Research has shown that following a vegan diet, or simply adding more plant-based foods into your daily diet, is a healthy approach to eating that does the body a lot of good. Cutting back on animal products and eating more beans, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds is associated with a decreased risk for diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer. Plus, you may have an easier time losing weight on a vegan diet, thanks to fiber-rich foods, which help you feel full and satisfied throughout the day.

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Health Benefits of Drinking Wine

You've probably heard that wine is good for you, but maybe you've also heard that you shouldn't be drinking too much. How can anything so delightful be good for you? Well, the science says we should crack open a bottle of pinot—and who are we to argue with science? Here are all of the healthy reasons to pick up a bottle of the good stuff.

Related: Healthy Wine & Champagne Cocktail Recipes

Myths to Avoid When Eating a Low-Cholesterol Diet

If you're one of the 30 million American adults with high blood cholesterol, chances are you've talked with your doctor about how to lower it. Maybe you're working on making new and healthier food choices. That's great! Changing your diet can be a great way to reduce your risk of dying from a heart attack or heart disease. Just make sure you don't let old myths and misconceptions get in the way of your new heart-healthy plan. Here's a look at the facts—and the fiction—to help you start eating a low-cholesterol diet.

Low-Carb Fruits Ranked from Lowest to Highest Carbs

Fruit often gets a bad rap because it's sweet and not low in carbs. But nature's candy delivers more than just carbs in the form of natural sugar. Fruits are packed with important vitamins and minerals, plus fiber. Fiber helps slow the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream so you're less likely to experience spikes and lows. Plus, eating fruit is actually associated with a lower risk of diabetes. If you're watching your carb intake, you may be wondering which fruits are lowest in carbs. Here we rank fruit based on how many carbs you'll get.

How to Set Weight-Loss Goals You Can Actually Achieve

You're ready to lose weight. No, really. This time you mean it. But you have no idea where to start. Perhaps a goal or two would help. But how do you know if they're realistic? Can you really drop two dress sizes in time for that big reunion? How long does it take to lose 10 pounds, anyway? This goal-setting business is hard. In fact, maybe you should have a caramel latte first.