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By Alina Petre, MS, RD

Omega-3 fats are among the most studied nutrients.

They're abundant in foods like walnuts, seafood, fatty fish, and certain seed and plant oils. They're subdivided into three types: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

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By Sharon O'Brien

Dietary fiber is the carbohydrate in plants that your body cannot digest.

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By Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Eating nutritious foods can improve your health and energy levels.

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By Katherine Marengo, LDN, RD

In recent years, functional foods have gained popularity within health and wellness circles.

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By Kelli McGrane

Despite what some people may think, there are many ways to get enough protein on a vegan or vegetarian diet.

However, not all plant-based proteins are complete proteins, meaning protein sources that contain adequate amounts of all nine essential amino acids.

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By Kris Gunnars

Dietary fats are highly controversial, with debates about animal fats, seed oils, and everything in between in full force.

That said, most people agree that extra virgin olive oil is incredibly healthy.

Part of the Mediterranean diet, this traditional oil has been a dietary staple for some of the world's healthiest populations.

Studies show that the fatty acids and antioxidants in olive oil can offer some powerful health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease.

This article reviews why extra virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest fats.

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By Taylor Jones, RD

Vitamin D is the only nutrient your body produces when exposed to sunlight.

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By Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Inflammation can be good or bad depending on the situation.

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Omega-3 fats found in common fish oil supplements may have little or no effect on depression and anxiety, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

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By Kelli McGrane, MS, RD

Low carb diets have been linked to several impressive health benefits.

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By Atli Arnarson, PhD

Your eyesight is probably the most important of your five senses.

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By Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Inflammation can be both good and bad.

On one hand, it helps your body defend itself from infection and injury. On the other hand, chronic inflammation can lead to weight gain and disease.

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Environmental News for a Healthier Planet and Life

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Yulia Reznikov / Moment / Getty Images

By Alina Petre, MS, RD

Omega-3 fats are among the most studied nutrients.

They're abundant in foods like walnuts, seafood, fatty fish, and certain seed and plant oils. They're subdivided into three types: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

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EcoWatch Daily Newsletter

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By Sharon O'Brien

Dietary fiber is the carbohydrate in plants that your body cannot digest.

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10'000 Hours / DigitalVision / Getty Images

By Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Eating nutritious foods can improve your health and energy levels.

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By Katherine Marengo, LDN, RD

In recent years, functional foods have gained popularity within health and wellness circles.

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