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How to Cook with Fall Vegetables

Eating seasonal and local produce can help ensure you’re getting the freshest, most nutritious produce possible. Buying locally also can reduce your carbon footprint as well as your grocery budget. Here’s a primer on fall produce along with a few preparation ideas.
Squash: A Big Family
Pumpkins are part of the squash

Welcome to Your Thyroid

The thyroid gets blamed for a lot of things—especially weight gain—and a quick internet search will turn up all sorts of information about foods to include—or exclude—for a healthy thyroid. But, what exactly does your thyroid do, and are these nutrition claims for real?
What Does the Thyroid Do?
The thyroid is

Take Advantage of Virtuous Vegetables

It’s not news that vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. They supply vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and naturally occurring compounds called phytochemicals that are associated with improved gastrointestinal health and vision, reduced risk of arthritis, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some types of cancer. Vegetables may work

Healthiest Vegetables to Eat? Start with These 6 Choices

Healthiest Vegetables to Eat? Start with These 6 Choices

We need to eat our vegetables, but information about how to prepare them can be conflicting. Cooking certain vegetables—winter squash, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes, for example—can release more nutrients. Others, however, are better for us if they’re eaten raw. It’s the latter group we’ll discuss here: six top veggies to

4. A Variety of Vegetables

You’ve probably heard about so-called “superfoods” and may be wondering how these fit into a healthy dietary pattern. The answer starts with vegetables. Diane L. McKay, PhD, a professor and researcher at Tufts and the Tufts consulting editor for this report, explains: “They’re all super! Eating a variety of vegetables

4. Vegetable Superfoods

Vegetables are excellent sources of nutrients packed into low-calorie bundles. Most vegetables provide about 25 calories per one-half cup cooked or one-cup raw serving, yet they offer a huge nutrition bang for their calorie buck; they contain slowly digested carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and a wealth of phytochemicals that give

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