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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 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 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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By Atli Arnarson, PhD

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

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By Freydis Hjalmarsdottir, MS

Omega-3 fatty acids have various benefits for your body and brain.

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By Bret Stetka

Glaciers continue to melt. Sea levels are on the rise. And now scientists believe the changing climate may put our brains at risk. A new analysis predicts that by 2100, increasing water temperatures brought on by a warming planet could result in 96 percent of the world's population not having access to an omega-3 fatty acid crucial to brain health and function.

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By Alina Petre, MS, RD (CA)

One common concern about vegan diets is whether they provide your body with all the vitamins and minerals it needs.

Many claim that a whole-food, plant-based diet easily meets all the daily nutrient requirements.

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By Atli Arnarson, PhD

Vegan and vegetarian diets are both very healthy ways of eating.

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By Rachael Link, MS, RD

When you're pressed for time, protein bars can be a quick and convenient snack option to keep you going between meals.

However, finding vegan protein bars can be difficult, as most products on the market include ingredients like whey protein, honey, and milk.

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By Ariane Lang, BSc, MBA

It's common to feel rushed at dinnertime and opt for easy options, such as fast food or frozen meals, even if you're sharing a meal with just one other person — such as a partner, child, friend, or parent.

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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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Rool Paap / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

By Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Inflammation can be good or bad depending on the situation.

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Fish oil is among the most popular natural products used by American adults. Natesh Ramasamy / Flickr

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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