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Creamy Potato Soup (Dairy-Free) + Food Sensitivity Symptoms

In this post, learn about food sensitivity symptoms and how to deal with them, and get our allergy-friendly (dairy-free) Creamy Potato Soup recipe.

School lunch meal plans are back (+ NEW teen/adult version!)

I’m super excited to announce that we’re once again offering our Real Lunches, Real Easy Packed Lunch Meal Plans! Kiran has been hard at work on a new version for 2018 that I know you’ll love. It’s geared towards the larger appetites of teens, tweens, and even adults. But, due to contractual agreements with my publisher, we’re only able to …

Feeling anxious? Blame the size of your waistline!

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders, and it's more likely to affect women, especially middle-aged women. Although anxiety can be caused by many factors, a new study suggests that the amount of abdominal fat a woman has could increase her chances of developing anxiety.

Spicing it up: High school students may prefer seasoned veggies over plain

High school students may prefer seasoned vegetables more than plain, according to researchers who hope that this will lead to students liking and eating more veggies, and result in less food waste in school.

Logo recognition associated with kids' choice of international junk foods

Young children in six low- and middle-income countries prefer junk foods over traditional and home cooked meals, according to a new study. Researchers investigated the links between marketing and media exposure and the preference for fast food in Brazil, China, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Russia. Show More Summary

Trial of omega fatty acid supplementation in toddlers born preterm shows promising results

Thirty-one toddlers who were born prematurely participated. For three months, half took a daily dietary supplement that contained a special combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and half took a placebo. The group that tookShow More Summary

Diet, bugs and beating high blood pressure

It is known that changing diet can be effective in reducing high blood pressure but now new research has revealed that people's natural gut bacteria can alter the effectiveness of dietary change.

Vitamin D reduces early mortality

A normal intake of vitamin D can reduce the risk of early death substantially in people with cardiovascular disease, a new study shows. The study concludes that people who have suffered from cardiovascular disease, and have a normal intake of vitamin D, reduce their risk of morality as a consequence of the disease by 30 per cent.

Forage-based diets on dairy farms produce nutritionally enhanced milk

Researchers have found that cows fed a 100 percent organic grass and legume-based diet produce milk with elevated levels of omega-3 and CLA, and thus provides a markedly healthier balance of fatty acids. The improved fatty acid profile...Show More Summary

Reader Food Diary: Mary Beth’s Food & Spend

In our final installment of the reader food diary series, Mary Beth shares her food diary with us over the course of 7 days as well as her grocery spend!

Easy Tamale Pie

This easy one-dish meal features the flavors of tamales in the simplicity of a pie. It will definitely be making another appearance at our house! Try it!

Beyoncé is on a vegan diet again

The star will be headlining a music festival in April, and part of her preparation is going vegan - not for the first time.

Fish oil and probiotic supplements in pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood allergies

Women who take fish oil supplements and probiotics in later pregnancy may reduce their child's risk of food allergy and eczema, according to new research.

DNA study of cow stomachs could aid meat and dairy production

Meat and milk production from cattle could one day be boosted, thanks to analysis of microbes in cows' stomachs. The study paves the way for research to understand which types of microbe - such as bacteria - are best at helping cattle to extract energy from their food, experts say.

Low magnesium levels make vitamin D ineffective

Vitamin D can't be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans. In addition, Vitamin D supplements can increase a person's calcium and phosphate levels even while they remain Vitamin D deficient. Show More Summary

Low-calorie diet enhances intestinal regeneration after injury

Animals fed restricted-calorie diets are better able to regenerate numerous tissues after injury. A new study pinpoints the cell responsible for these improved regenerative abilities in the intestines.

The Real Reason Brown Eggs Are More Expensive Than White Eggs

If you ever find yourself in a confused stupor at your grocery store egg case, first of all, snap out of it.

Sweet, bitter, fat: Genetics play a role in kids' snacking patterns

The types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a new study found. The study investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet, fat and bitter tastes influence the snacks preschoolers choose and found nearly 80 per cent carried at least one of these genotypes that could predispose them to poor snacking habits. Show More Summary

Red Lentil Coconut Curry from Pretty Simple Cooking

In this Red Lentil Coconut Curry recipe the creamy, flavorful lentils are studded with spinach. Topped with brown rice, it's a filling & inexpensive dinner.

Wine polyphenols could fend off bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease

Sipping wine is good for your colon and heart, possibly because of the beverage's abundant and structurally diverse polyphenols. Now researchers report that wine polyphenols might also be good for your oral health.

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