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We’re totally bananas for fruit and vegetables. Here’s where we nerd out about nutrition, spill the latest healthy living secrets and obsess over our favorite flavors.


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What's the deal with those DNA-test-based nutrition plans?

Curious about those DNA tests that promise to help you sort out your diet based on your ancestry? We broke down the good, the bad, and the ugly about this latest health craze.

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Meanings and benefits of different fruit & vegetable colors

Fruits and veggies come in a full rainbow range of colors – but did you know that these colors signify different vitamins and nutrients contained within the produce?

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Different types of sugar and their effects

High-fructose corn syrup, sucrose, corn syrup, honey: all have one thing in common: they are types of sugar found in our diet. In recent years, the debate surrounding sugar and our health has gotten a lot more pronounced. We have some camps telling us that sugar is the source of all evil, whereas others provide a bit more nuance.

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Does eating a varied diet matter?

The world we live in today is more busy, stressful, and fast-paced than ever. Yet we are told we need to sleep well, stress less, and above all else, eat better. 

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Smoothies vs juicing - which is better for you?

One of the easiest ways to sneak more fruit and veg into your diet is to put them in a drink. But in the battle of smoothie vs juice: which is better for you?

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Is sugar in fruit bad?

We all hear from health experts that we should be eating way less sugar. But, as a nation, we’re also not eating enough fruit – fruit, which by the way, contains sugar! Bananas, mangoes, and grapes appear to take the brunt of the attack with their higher sugar content per portion. Confused? You’re not alone. So, is fruit sugar bad for you? Should we be worried about eating too much fruit? Let’s break it down.

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How to beat jet lag

With most travel restrictions lifted, we’re all ready to fly off to somewhere exotic and get some well-deserved R&R. Traveling to a new time zone can be all kinds of exciting, but it can take some getting used to. Here’s how to beat jet lag, so nothing stands in your way come vacay time.

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Why chickpeas are the best plant-based protein

Most people think of hummus or falafel when talking about chickpeas. But the protein-rich legumes are much more versatile than you may think. So, what are chickpeas good for?

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Your guide to seasonal vegetables and fruit

When you’re at the supermarket, strolling through the produce section and inspecting peaches for bruising or thumping melons to check for ripeness, the abundance of it all can make it easy to forget that everything for sale around you had to have been grown from soil someplace, and shipped to the store. That’s right, folks. Fruits and veggies come from plants, and plants respond best to certain environmental conditions – leading to seasonality.

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Electrolytes… what are they?

As the temperature begins to climb in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s time to demystify one of the nutrition world’s most thrown-around phrases during the sweaty summer months.

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Good sources of vitamin D

Vitamin D is absolutely integral for keeping your energy levels high – thankfully there are plenty of ways to incorporate it into your diet each day!

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Why we love… quinoa

Mineral-rich, protein-packed, and full of subtle flavor: it’s time for everyone’s favorite South American pseudograin to take a bow.

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