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Sweet Potato Fries: Are They Really Any Better for You?

It's time to answer that age-old question: are sweet potato fries really any healthier than regular French fries? We did a full nutrition analysis and were shocked by the results.
Posted 11/17/2016  10:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 98 comments   220,584 views
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The Best and Worst Sips for Your Hips

What's not to love about a smoothie on a hot day? Not so fast—although they may sound innocent enough, these summer sippers could actually be massive calorie bombs in disguise.
Posted 8/14/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 60 comments   88,343 views
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Food Showdown: How Sweet is Your Tea?

Can you choose which brand of refreshing iced tea has the least amount of sugar per serving?
Posted 6/20/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Melinda Hershey : 96 comments   55,817 views
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Food Showdown: How Do Sorbet and Sherbet Compare?

For a healthier summer treat, should you choose sorbet or sherbet?
Posted 6/13/2013  12:00:00 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 42 comments   60,649 views
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The Healthiest Leafy Green--and How to Eat It

Which leafy green is the biggest nutritional powerhouse?
Posted 6/6/2013  9:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 149 comments   116,752 views
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To Beef or Not to Beef?

Red meat gets a bad rap sometimes, but not all steaks are created equal! Here are some helpful tips on how to choose the leanest cuts.
Posted 5/30/2013  10:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 96 comments   89,296 views
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Food Showdown: Battle of the St. Paddy's Day Brews!

Which Irish beer is the best choice for St. Patrick's Day?
Posted 3/17/2013  10:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 34 comments   24,422 views
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The Shamrock Shake: Festive Snack or Meal in a Glass?

Which has more calories: A McDonald's Shamrock Shake or a Quarter Pounder with Cheese? (The answer might surprise you!)
Posted 3/9/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 124 comments   103,330 views
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The Surprising Benefits of Nut Butter

You probably know that nut butter contains healthy fats, but it also packs in major healthy minerals. Here's a little-known benefit of one of our favorite nut butters.
Posted 3/2/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 100 comments   72,957 views
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Meet the Best Meatless Protein Sources

Yes, it is possible to meet your protein needs on a meatless diet! We break down some of the best plant-based sources--and explain how much protein you really need.
Posted 2/23/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 51 comments   61,588 views
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How Much Sugar is in Your Favorite Fruit?

Have you ever wondered how much sugar is in apples, oranges, bananas, and other fruits?? Find out how your favorite fruits stack up in this handy chart!
Posted 2/16/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 108 comments   595,921 views
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Don't Fumble Your Diet by Choosing This Snack!

Can you pick which game day snack will do the least damage to your waistline?
Posted 2/2/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 56 comments   61,663 views
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Condiments: The Good, the Bad and the Salty

Are you cuckoo for condiments? Not so fast--the sodium in those tiny servings can add up quickly!
Posted 1/26/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 53 comments   44,106 views
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A Better Way to Get Vitamin C (Besides Orange Juice!)

Think orange juice is the best way to get your vitamin C? Think again! Here's a surprising way to meet your daily quota.
Posted 1/19/2013  6:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 81 comments   102,815 views
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Need More Protein and Fiber? Try This Lucky Legume!

In many cultures, legumes are traditionally eaten for good luck in the new year. Here's how some of the most common varieties measure up nutritionally!
Posted 12/29/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Melinda Hershey : 49 comments   40,927 views
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