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    OCT 08, 2021

    Going gluten-free? Here’s what you need to know.

    Gluten gets a bad rap. You’ve likely heard people say things like “gluten is bad for you” or “a gluten-free diet is a healthier way to eat.” But that’s not necessarily true. To help make sense of it all, Alexis Brooks, a registered dietitian at Kaiser Permanente in Carson, California, shares information on gluten, gluten-free foods, and why gluten may not be that bad for you. ... Read More >

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    MAR 22, 2021

    Food as medicine: Pick foods to help your mood

    When a bad mood strikes, there are plenty of options to help you feel better. Meditating, exercising, and reframing negative thoughts are activities that can support your mental health. Another way to fight a bad mood — eating healthy. Including a mix of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, complex carbs, and protein in your diet can not only improve your physical health — your mental health can benefit as well. While you may be tempted to reach for a tub of ice cream after a difficult day, foods that are high in sugar, refined carbs, or trans fats may end up making you feel worse. ... Read More >

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    FEB 09, 2021

    3 easy ways to pack protein into your plant-based diet

    There’s no question that a healthy eating plan should include plenty of protein. The trick is getting the right mix, including plant-based proteins. ... Read More >

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    SEP 04, 2020

    5 foods with a surprising amount of sugar

    One great way to eat healthier is to consume less sugar — especially added sugars, which are added to foods and drinks during processing and preparation. Consuming too much added sugar can lead to health issues, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. ... Read More >

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    MAY 21, 2020

    10 healthy recipes you can easily make at home

    These days, it can be a challenge to make a meal that’s quick, easy, healthy, and delicious. Especially when we have limited access to ingredients and need to use what’s currently in our cabinets. ... Read More >

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    FEB 24, 2020

    Detox diets and cleanses: What our clinicians have to say

    Curious what a detox diet looks like? The Beyoncé-popularized “Lemonade Diet” promises digestive detoxification — and rapid weight loss — through the power of about 12 daily glasses of lemon juice and water mixed with cayenne pepper and maple syrup. Some intermittent fasting fans tout similar rewards by limiting their eating to a 4-hour window each day. And then there’s the coffee enema colon cleanse. Yes, coffee enema. ... Read More >

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    OCT 23, 2019

    Hype vs. fact: The reality behind 2019’s most popular nutrition trends

    Are eggs good or bad for you? Are plant-based meats healthier than meat? Or can one ingredient really make you lose weight? With the constant stream of nutrition and diet stories hitting the news, sometimes it’s hard to know what’s hype and what’s real. ... Read More >

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    JUN 14, 2019

    The secret to clean eating? Focus on nutrition.

    Clean eating has been called many things since it burst onto the wellness scene a few years ago. A whole foods movement. A new dieting trend. A cure-all health craze. Its core concept of eating only natural, “real” food has spawned magazines, lifestyle blogs, and plenty of criticism. So, do we have a handle by now on what clean eating actually is? ... Read More >

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    APR 23, 2019

    6 tips for a better farmers market experience

    If you’re trying to eat healthier, farmers markets are a great place to buy produce. Fruits and vegetables are in season and at peak freshness. Markets also help you shop locally, which is good for the environment. And whether you’re talking with a farmer or a neighbor, you can enjoy a community atmosphere. ... Read More >

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    NOV 01, 2018

    4 doctor-approved steps to help manage type 2 diabetes in Northern California

    Managing type 2 diabetes can be overwhelming sometimes. From testing your blood sugar to keeping track of your medications and what you eat, it can feel like a struggle to keep it all under control. ... Read More >

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