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How to Ease Withdrawal Symptoms When You Quit Sugar, According to a Nutritionist

[brightcove:5389773848001 default] Eating less sugar can lower your risk of diabetes, help you lose weight, and even lead to brighter, younger-looking skin. But for most people, quitting the sweet stuff isn't easy—especially at first. "I've never had a single client who didn't have some sort of reaction to cutting out sugar," says Brooke Alpert, RD, nutritionist and author […]

Yes, ‘Diet’ Avocados Are Now a Thing—Here’s a Nutritionist’s Take

[brightcove:5042306646001 default] You do not need a diet avocado. I repeat: You do not need a diet avocado. But there is indeed a “skinny” version on the way. Called Avocado Light, the new variety is marketed by Spanish food company Isla Bonita as a fast ripening, slow-to-turn-brown fruit, with 30% less fat than traditional avos. […]

Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Healthy Fat? A Doctor Weighs In

[brightcove:5573606195001 default] You know healthy fats like salmon, avocado, and olive oil are good for you, but can you overdo it? The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans don't give a strict upper limit for how much total fat you should eat (though they do recommend keeping saturated fat consumption to less than 10 percent of […]

The Healthiest Drink Options at Starbucks (Beyond Black Coffee and Tea)

[brightcove:5431515720001 default] Need a healthy pick me up? I often advise my clients to look for Starbucks when they're out and about, and craving a snack or drink—even the folks who don't drink coffee. The chain offers plenty of nutritious bites, like nuts, pumpkin seeds, kale chips, fresh bananas, and popcorn. And now Starbucks is serving up a decent selection […]

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Don’t Get Your Morning Coffee

[brightcove:5431515720001 default] If a hot mug of joe or an icy cup of Starbucks is your preferred way to start the day, you've probably noticed that you feel, well, off when don't get your coffee fix. On those especially hectic mornings, you might even sort of hate the world. But that reaction isn't in your head, says Michael J. Kuhar, PhD, […]