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Get Better Health with Every Bite: Boost Nutrient Absorption

Here’s how to boost nutrient absorption, so you’ll get more health-boosters in every bite. Some nutrients and phytonutrients get tossed in the trash. Others are wasted in the cooking water. And more are trapped inside the food waiting to be unlocked. Let’s unlock them! The…

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The Science Behind Maintaining Your Motivation to Eat Healthy

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Keeping your motivation to eat healthy is no easy task. But research shows an extra 5 minutes thinking about your goals and obstacles increases your chances for success. Here’s how to do it. The devil on your shoulder screams in your ear to dig into…

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75 Simple Food Tips for Safety and Health When Hunkering Down

Nourish bowl with shrimp, whole grains, onions, broccol and feta cheese

These 75 food tips for living through a pandemic will help you eat better and healthier and ease your anxieties about safety and health. Never before has my heart raced or could I hear myself sigh while placing a Target or Costco order. Now it’s…

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Is Fish Safe to Eat? No More Fears!

Norwegian Salmon with veggies

We aren’t eating enough fish! Well, actually I am. But on average, Americans eat waaaay less seafood than the recommended couple servings per week. Here’s the bottom line right at the top: Yes, fish is safe to eat! And it’s really good for you. Let…

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What Foods are the Best Sources of Prebiotics?

Prebiotic food sources including onions, garlic, oats and edamame

What foods have prebiotics? Everyone is talking gut health these days! You know about the microbes in your gut, and you’ve probably heard of probiotics in your food or supplements. But what about prebiotics? What are prebiotics? In short, prebiotics are food for the good…

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Your Questions about Carbohydrates Answered: Find Out What to Eat

shrimp tacos

Of course, you have questions about carbohydrates. Who doesn’t have trouble figuring out healthy carbohydrate foods? They’re not all created equal. Learn which ones to eat and how they affect your health. Aak, all that carb-bashing wears me out. But one thing I do like…

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What are Phytochemicals? Boost Your Health Today!

Brussels sprouts have phytochemicals

The word phytochemical literally means plant chemical, and there are thousands of them in the diet. What are phytochemicals? They’re compounds that give plants color, flavor and aroma. They help protect the plant from attacks by insects and diseases. But they are also a treasure…

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Healthy Carbs to Start Eating Again

Fresh and dried fruit on a boar provide healthy carbs

Bring carbs back to the table! No more food fears, especially when it comes to healthy carbs. Below you’ll find my picks for healthy carbs to help shield the body from chronic illnesses. Fear mongers – especially carb-bashers – may have you confused in the…

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What are the Good Fats for Diabetes and Heart Disease?

good fats for diabetes on counter

Thank goodness the 80s notion that all dietary fat is bad – and, by extension, that all fat-free cookies are good – has gone the way of the pager! Today we know that that the type of fat matters. But there’s still confusion about what…

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How to Pick the Best Probiotic

how to pick a probiotic supplement

A reader asked about choosing a probiotic supplement, so I went straight to an expert to learn what makes the best probiotic supplement. Q: I want to take a probiotic supplement for better health. How do I know which are the better and stronger strains?…

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Hi there! I'm Jill, a nutrition & diabetes expert and the author of 4 books.

Jill Weisenberger

I believe simple changes in health habits can bring you life-changing rewards.

And I believe willpower is way overrated.

Right here is where you can discover the mindset and habits to stick with healthy lifestyle choices most of the time - and drop the guilt when you don't.

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