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By Kaitlyn Berkheiser

Tofu and tempeh are increasingly common sources of plant-based protein. Regardless of whether you're vegetarian, they can be nutritious foods to include in your diet.

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A vegan diet can improve your health, but experts say it's important to keep track of nutrients and protein. Getty Images

By Dan Gray

  • Research shows that 16 weeks of a vegan diet can boost the gut microbiome, helping with weight loss and overall health.
  • A healthy microbiome is a diverse microbiome. A plant-based diet is the best way to achieve this.
  • It isn't necessary to opt for a strictly vegan diet, but it's beneficial to limit meat intake.

New research shows that following a vegan diet for about 4 months can boost your gut microbiome. In turn, that can lead to improvements in body weight and blood sugar management.

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By Kimberly Yawitz

You may have heard of probiotics, but do you know about prebiotics?

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By Jillian Kubala, MS, RD

Commonly consumed vegetables, such as spinach, lettuce, peppers, carrots, and cabbage, provide abundant nutrients and flavors. It's no wonder that they're among the most popular varieties worldwide.

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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 Gavin Van De Walle

Detoxification — or detox — is a popular buzzword.

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By Audur Benediktsdottir, MS

Pistachio nuts are not only tasty and fun to eat but also super healthy.

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By Lisa Wartenberg, MFA, RD, LD

Pears are sweet, bell-shaped fruits that have been enjoyed since ancient times. They can be eaten crisp or soft.

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By Alina Petre, MS, RD (CA)

Leeks belong to the same family as onions, shallots, scallions, chives and garlic.

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By Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Real food is whole, single-ingredient food.

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By SaVanna Shoemaker, MS, RDN, LD

Hawthorn berries are tiny fruits that grow on trees and shrubs belonging to the Crataegusgenus.

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By Kerri-Ann Jennings, MS, RD

Whole grains have been a part of the human diet for tens of thousands of years (1).

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By Kris Gunnars, BSc

It's easy to get confused when it comes to health and nutrition.

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By Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD

The digestive tract plays a vital role in your health, as it's responsible for absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste.

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By Ruairi Robertson

Probiotics are becoming popular food supplements.

Interestingly, each probiotic can have different effects on your body.

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A reader tweeted, "I lost 30 lbs on The Blood Sugar Solution program. Now, I am following the guidelines from Eat Fat, Get Thin for the next 30 days. NO sugar/carbs—all veggies, proteins, good fats—but seeing much slower weight loss this time."

Weight loss plateaus are a very common and frustrating issue. When I am working with someone who is having trouble losing weight, despite doing everything right, there are a few things I look at, to see if we can uncover why they are hitting a weight loss plateau.

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I'm often asked by my patients, "What superfoods are most important to stay healthy?"

I like to think that everything I eat is a superfood. When I walk into the grocery store, which I call the "Farmacy," I like to seek out powerful foods that are going to provide the right information for my body.