Cakes

If you need more convincing that refined sugars are wreaking havoc on your health, then look no further than this newest study, which shows that cutting added sugar for just a few days dramatically improves health. The study, published in Obesity, followed 43 obese children with...

The Healthiest Ice Creams

Even though I’m a dietitian, I still scream for ice cream, gelato and other refreshing frozen treats – especially on sweltering summer days. I’ve always noticed that eating a scoop of ice cream, froyo or my favorite novelty (ice cream sandwiches, anyone?) instantly takes me...

Blueberries

We all know blueberries are good for our health. They contain antioxidants that help protect our bodies from disease and age-related health risks. This super fruit has also gained a reputation for being a top brain food that can boost cognitive function and improve memory, even...

Coffee

Drinking three cups of coffee a day may help you live longer, according to a study of almost half a million people from 10 European countries. The research, published in the journal the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests an extra cup of coffee could lengthen a person’s...

Mayonnaise is classic. That thick, creamy stuff evokes memories of toasted white bread, processed cheese, and juicy sliced tomato. In sandwich town, it’s a sin to go without it – it’s also a little sinful itself. At 90 calories per tablespoon and 10 grams of fat;...

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in seven out of...

Fat Bombs

Fat bomb—sounds like that three-scoop chocolate fudge sundae we devoured last weekend. But they’re actually a weight loss snack making waves in the health and fitness world. Confused? Here’s the skinny. So what exactly are fat bombs? Made from a combination of high-fat, low-carb...

French Fries

People have long known French fries aren’t great for your health-but now a study has linked eating fried potatoes at least twice a week with an increased risk of death. People have long known French fries aren’t great for your health-but now a study has linked eating fried...

Olive Oil

We all know a drizzle of olive oil goes a long way when it comes to cooking, and it’s also a beauty and skincare staple. The superfood is touted for its nutrients, like potent antioxidants and fatty acids, making it nature’s gift for better health. Now, researchers at...

Chocolate

While so-called “chocoholics” may have gotten a bad rap over the years, a new study has found that eating a small amount of chocolate every week or so may decrease your risk of developing a serious type of irregular heart rhythm. The study, published in the journal Heart, used...