The Truth About Coconut And Date Sugar

The Truth About Coconut And Date Sugar

(Photo credit: The Washington Post) Two alternative sugars — coconut sugar and date sugar — have been trying to catch my attention lately, cropping up in recipes purporting to be healthier, and taking over valuable shelf space at my nearby Whole Foods and health-food...
Five Food Safety Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Summer Cookout

Five Food Safety Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Summer Cookout

(iStock) It’s challenging for me to completely relax at a typical backyard cookout or pool party because I feel I have been endowed with a burdensome superpower: I see food-safety blunders. As I scan the sunny scene of revelers in shorts and sundresses clinking...
Are Fruit and Veggie Chips Healthy?

Are Fruit and Veggie Chips Healthy?

(Photo Credit: Washington Post) If you are looking for a good excuse to eat a pile of chips, store shelves are brimming with them. It seems nearly everything in the produce aisle — whether it’s kale, snap peas, apples or bananas — now comes crisped, seasoned and...
Are Collagen Supplements Worth The Hype?

Are Collagen Supplements Worth The Hype?

(Washington Post: Collagen supplements that come in powder form can be dissolved in hot or cold liquids. (iStock)) Any soupmaker worth their salt knows that a good, full-bodied stock is semisolid and jiggly when chilled, and the essential ingredient to make that...
Why You Should Stop Trying To Lose Weight

Why You Should Stop Trying To Lose Weight

(Matt Chinworth for The Washington Post) As someone who has suffered from and eventually escaped the diet roller coaster, and who has professionally been on a mission to help others get off it, too, it’s no surprise that I follow anti-diet voices on social media –...
Is The “Slimcado” Better For You?

Is The “Slimcado” Better For You?

(Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post) While sifting through the pyramid of familiar nubby-skinned avocados at the store, you may have noticed them stacked nearby. Large, bright green and smooth-skinned, they resemble the avocados you know and love, but they’re...

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