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10 Emerald Greens to Eat Now

Emerald stones photo via Shutterstock Pantone’s color of the year for 2013 is emerald. The rich hue can be seen in nature, fashion, food, and […]

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Eat Like a Dietitian

Healthy eating can be easy. Photo via Shutterstock. As a dietitian, I think a lot about food. I don’t follow a special diet. I’m not […]

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Winter Farmer's Markets Near Boston

Market photo via Shutterstock On a recent Saturday morning, the Somerville Winter Farmers Market was in full swing with live music, the smell of freshly baked bread, […]

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The Soy Story

Edamame photo via Shutterstock It’s packed with protein, tastes great, and many vegetarians and vegans use it as a meat alternative. It sounds like a miracle food […]

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How to Survive the Thanksgiving Buffet

Thanksgiving buffet photo via Shutterstock The holidays are upon us, and one of the biggest eating occasions in the U.S. is next week. According to […]

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Ten “Healthy” Foods that Are Not Healthy

Sports drinks image via Shutterstock Food labels can be confusing. We hate to burst your “I’m being healthy” bubble, but between packaging techniques and marketing […]

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Eight Pumpkin Recipes with Fewer Calories than a Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkins image via Shutterstock Pumpkins are an excellent source of vitamin A and naturally low in calories, but don’t be fooled into thinking that your […]

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Is Your Desk Job Wrecking Your Waistline?

???Eating at desk image via Shutterstock If you’re reading this, you’re probably among the many Americans who sit in front of a computer screen for […]

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Five Tips for Staying Cool This Summer

Photo via Thinkstock   Summer is officially upon us. With air as thick as wool, New England summers can have you reaching for light and […]

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What Americans Spend on Groceries: Then and Now

(Photo via Stockbyte) Americans spend less money on groceries today than they did 30 years ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. NPR captured […]

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Taco Bell's Beefy Nacho Burrito: Yes, Nachos IN a Burrito

Nachos in a burrito? Yeah, that’s not a joke. (Photos via Thinkstock.) I’m not sure why I continue to be amazed by the most recent […]

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'Natural' versus 'Organic' and Genetically Modified Organisms

Do you know what’s in your granola? (Photo via Thinkstock.) A small grocery store in Rhode Island has sparked a very large debate. After removing […]

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Your Wallet and Waistline vs. Grocery Stores and Marketers

Be not intimidated. There is a way to do this without buying everything. (Photo by Ciaran Griffin/Stockbyte/Thinkstock.) We’ve all been there — standing in line […]

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Want to Get Fit? Learn to Eat Right First

This Monday, fans and spectators from all over the world will flock to Boston’s streets to watch one of the most well-known sporting events in […]

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Popcorn: A Healthier Snack Option Than You Thought

Wait, you mean … this is good for me? (Photo by Ciaran Griffin/Stockbyte/Thinkstock) Popcorn hasn’t always had a glowing reputation. With reports floating around of […]