7 Foods for Better Sex—Plus a Few to Avoid

Recipe to Try: Champagne Float

Let's get something straight: Eating certain foods probably won't spice up your sex life overnight. When it comes to sex, most experts agree it's what in your head—not what's on your plate—that counts most. "Sexual performance is more about body confidence than nutrition," says Jessica Crandall, R.D., a certified diabetes educator and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

This Prep-Ahead Kids Lunch Station Will Keep You Sane for Back-to-School


I enjoy the morning ritual of packing healthy lunches and snacks for my kids to bring to school when I'm not in a hurry. But most days, packing lunch is just one more task I need to check off before we all rush out the door. It takes time, energy and money to plan out kids' meals and to make sure they are getting the nutrition they need. And it's a real bummer—and a waste of food and dollars—when lunches come home half-eaten.

What to Eat the Day After an Indulgent Summer Night

Summer is finally upon us, and that means patio parties, barbecues and other delicious family affairs. With so many tasty al fresco opportunities penciled into the calendar, a lot of us attempt to compensate by eating better all week long in anticipation of a weekend splurge. But you may be doing yourself more harm than good.

1-Day 1,800-Calorie Vegan Meal Plan

If you want to start eating a vegan diet or just curious what a day of vegan eating would be like, this 1-day 1,800-calorie vegan meal plan is the perfect way to try out a plant-based diet. Even if you're not vegan, eating more plant-based foods is just a good idea all around. There are no animal products in these meal ideas. Instead, you'll fill up your plate with a balance of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes—a healthy approach to eating. Editor's note: This meal plan is controlled for calories, protein and sodium.

6 Super-Healthy and Super-Cheap Foods to Eat

Who wouldn't love a lower grocery bill? If you're trying to be money conscious but don't want to sacrifice your diet, we completely understand. When it comes to eating healthy on a budget, focus on foods that you can buy in large quantities, are versatile and pack a nutrient punch. Here are 6 foods you should add to your cart. They may not be the trendiest items out there, but they are nutritious and economical.



Clean Eating Buyer's Guide to Beef

When buying beef there are many choices to make besides what cut to use. This includes what the animal was fed, what medications it might have been given and how it was treated during its life. This guide covers what to look for at the market, how to understand the package labels and what to ask when you're buying beef at a farmers' market or directly from the farmer.

Featured recipe: Steak with Cheddar Roasted Cabbage

Can Eating Charcoal Help You Detox?

If you've seen black foods pop up in your instagram feed or wondered what flavor that black lemonade was, it's charcoal. Activated charcoal is popping up in foods like juices, ciders and ice cream and also in supplement forms. Not to be confused with a briquette you throw on the barbecue—that you should never eat—this charcoal claims benefits for detoxing, easing gas and whitening teeth. But do they have merit? And is activated charcoal even safe?

Confused by Coconut Oil: Is it Good or Bad for Your Health? Here's What the Science Says

Seems like everyone is talking about coconut oil—and how it's no longer amazing for you and doesn't deserve its healthy halo—because of a new American Heart Association (AHA) advisory report. But was it ever really super-healthy, and did the AHA ever say so? Not really. So what's all the fuss about?

7-Day High-Blood Pressure Meal Plan: 1,500 Calories

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 75 million American adults have high blood pressure (that's 1 in 3 adults). Some people may not even know they're included in this statistic, because this condition usually presents with no symptoms. Untreated, high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) can lead to heart attack and stroke.