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Aloe vera is commonly found in weight loss products, including herbal supplements, juices, and diet drinks. Sommai Larkjit / EyeEm / Getty Images

By Rachael Link, MS, RD

Aloe vera is a succulent plant that's well known for its medicinal properties.

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Kimchi, seen above, is a sour Korean dish often made from cabbage and other vegetables. Because it's a fermented food, it boasts numerous probiotics. KarpenkovDenis / iStock / Getty Images

By Cecilia Snyder, MS, RD

Historically, it hasn't always been possible to grow fresh vegetables throughout the year.

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Coconut oil is widely marketed as a "superfood."

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By Elizabeth Streit, MS, RDN, LD

Vegetarianism has become increasingly popular in recent years.

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By Gavin Van De Walle, MS, RD

Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil and coconut oil are fats that have risen in popularity alongside the ketogenic, or keto, diet.

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By Kaitlyn Berkheiser

Pinto beans are the most popular dried beans in the U.S.

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By Ariane Lang, BSc, MBA

Coffee and tea are among the world's most popular beverages, with black tea being the most sought-after variety of the later, accounting for 78% of all tea production and consumption (1Trusted Source).

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By Rachael Link, MS, RD

It's no secret that water is vital to your health.

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By Kelli McGrane, MS, RD

Also called forbidden or purple rice, black rice is a type of rice that belongs to the Oryza sativa L. species.

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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 Gavin Van De Walle, MS, RD

Whether you enjoy running recreationally, competitively, or as part of your overall wellness goals, it's a great way to improve your heart health.

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Diet experts advise focusing on sustainable lifestyle changes. Peopleimages / E+ / Getty Images

By Elizabeth Pratt

Every year, millions of people turn to the internet to research the latest diet trends.

Google has released its top trending diets of 2019 and while experts say some of them may be helpful, others are not worth the effort.

Here's how the experts weighed in on five of the top diet searches for this past year.

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Obesity poses a number of issues for public health. SIphotography / iStock / Getty Images Plus

One of America's already widespread health issues is projected to worsen over the next decade, as new research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggests that almost half the adult population in the U.S. will be obese by 2030.

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By Rachael Link, MS, RD

Many people turn to detox diets for quick and easy ways to fight fatigue, lose weight, and cleanse their bodies.

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Experts say it's important to treat obesity in teenage years before health issues become worse in adulthood.
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By Elizabeth Pratt

A study using MRI scans has found signs of damage in the brains of teenagers with obesity.

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By Alina Petre, MS, RD

Finding a healthy granola bar is no easy feat.

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By Ryan Raman, MS, RD

Rye bread tends to have a darker color and stronger, earthier taste than regular white and wheat bread, which is one reason why many people enjoy it.

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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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