The Weird Way Antibiotics May Affect Your Nutrition

Kudos if you’ve already incorporated whole grains into your regular diet: Among other benefits, eating more of these fibrous foods has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. One reason may be because whole grains are good sources of lignans, antioxidant-rich compounds also found in seeds, legumes, and other plant…

Start Saving. Your Smashed Avocado on Toast Is About to Get Even More Expensive

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Your avocado on toast or guacamole is about to get a lot pricier, due to falling supply and rocketing demand for the trendy fruit. [brightcove:5339322755001 default] Prices for avocados have hit an all-time high as major producers have seen smaller harvests this year, meanwhile the fruit’s popularity continues to…

The Healthiest Sandwich Choices at Panera Bread

This article originally appeared on CookingLight.com.  With everything from paninis to flatbread sandwiches, Panera’s menu plenty of tasty choices. Here’s the catch—because of high-fat and high-sodium ingredients, a whole-sized sandwich is far too often a poor choice. If you downsize to a half sandwich, nutrition will stay in check, and with healthy additions such as…

Avocado Chocolate Bars Have Finally Arrived

This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com.  Sure, maybe Avocado has been a wee bit overexposed. It’s on toast and in smoothies. There are entire restaurants dedicated to serving only avocado. But it's still damn good. And starting today, you can now get avocado in your chocolate. [brightcove:5339322755001 default] You can thank Compartés for the creation,…

Coca-Cola Is Adding Fiber to Coke. Is That Even Helpful?

When I heard about Coca-Cola Plus, a zero-calorie Coke with added fiber, I thought it was an April Fool’s joke I somehow missed. Especially when the company claimed this ridiculous product is meant for a "health-conscious consumer." No sugarcoating here: Adding fiber to soda of any kind, regular or diet, doesn’t make it healthy. According to…

Why Energy Drinks Are Worse For You Than Soda

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Energy drinks are known for their high caffeine content, which often tops that of soda and even coffee. But they seem to affect people’s hearts and blood pressure differently than other caffeinated beverages, suggests a small new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. [brightcove:5166827817001 default]…

Here’s How Much Caffeine Is Really Safe (Even If You’re Pregnant)

Whether we’re starting our day with a strong cup of coffee or indulging in a mid-afternoon pick-me-up (preferably of the dark chocolate variety), caffeine is a drug that many of us don’t want to quit. And thankfully, we don’t have to: A new scientific review offers reassurance that, in moderate amounts, caffeine is perfectly healthy….

Your Meal Has Six Times More Salt Than You Think

This article originally appeared on Time.com. How much salt was in your lunch? Whatever your guess, chances are you’re off. By a lot. In a new study, published in the journal Appetite, researchers stood outside fast-food restaurants and asked people to guess how much sodium they just ate. Their answers were almost always six times…

12 Clever Swaps to Eliminate Refined Carbs from Your Diet

Make no mistake: Carbohydrates are essential—they're the body's main energy source. But the more refined a carb is, the worse it is for you: "Refined carbs have had much of the fiber and good-for-you compounds stripped away, which makes them less nutritious and filling," says Rachel Meltzer Warren, RDN, a nutritionist in Jersey City, New Jersey….

Why You Think You Always Have Room for Dessert

How many times have you eaten a well-balanced meal, declared yourself full … and then skimmed the dessert menu? Or considered digging into the pint of mint chocolate chip in your freezer? Turns out there’s a scientific reason for this phenomenon. It’s called sensory-specific satiety. Translation: When you eat one type of food, you develop…

Clear Coffee is the Beverage Trend You Didn’t Know You Needed

This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com.  People are playing with coffee in all sorts of odd ways right now: There is coffee butter, espresso tonics, and whiskey-flavored beans.  The latest coffee concoction to join their strange ranks? Clear coffee.   [brightcove:5377116363001 default] Two Slovakian brothers named David and Adam Nagy invented CLR CFF while living in…