Best Healthy Foods

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Find out which are the best healthy foods and which foods to eat less often from EatingWell's food and nutrition experts.
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Foods to Lose Belly Fat

Wanting a smaller waist and flatter belly isn't all about looking good in your jeans. People sporting large amounts of visceral fat (the type of internal fat that dangerously hugs organs) are more likely to have a higher risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, especially true if a woman's waist circumference exceeds 35 inches. There is no true magic bullet when it comes to belly fat. But research shows filling your plate with foods that fight abdominal fat—as part of an overall healthy diet—can help.

What Does a Day of Fruits and Vegetables Look Like?

We all know we should be eating more fruits and veggies—but many of us fall short on the daily recommended amount. For most adults that's 2 cups of fruit and 2.5 to 3 cups of vegetables (it's recommended that men get a little more veg). Only 14 percent of adults are getting the recommended amount of vegetables and only 18 percent get enough fruit. That's really low, especially when you think about how good they are for you. Produce is loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Why You Should Eat the Rainbow When It Comes to Fruits and Vegetables

Submitted by admin on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:44
How to Eat Well by Color

Find out the health benefits of including colorful fruits and vegetables in your diet.

In the last couple of decades, scientists have discovered more reasons (beyond vitamins and fiber) to pack your diet with fruits and vegetables: phytochemicals. All plants contain these compounds, which protect them from a variety of dangers—from harmful UV rays to predatory pests.

Got Halo Top? Just Eat the Real Ice Cream, Says One Dietitian

I love ice cream—going out for a cone is an almost-weekly summer activity and sometimes a carton or two even makes its way into my freezer. But there's a new ice cream in town that people keep asking me about: Halo Top. And it's not just Halo Top, there's low-calorie Arctic Zero and Breyers Delights too—all boasting their pint's low calorie count.

Related: 100-Calorie Popsicle Recipes

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?

Best & Worst Foods to Satisfy Your Hunger

Submitted by admin on Sat, 07/01/2017 - 12:33

We've all listened to our stomach say, "feed me!" right after we had a meal. What gives? Well the kind of food you eat can either stoke your appetite or leave you feeling satisfied for hours. When it comes to foods that really satisfy, it's OK to play favorites. Here, Ellen Albertson, Ph.D., R.D., serves up the best and worst foods to satisfy your hunger.