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Milk made from almonds, oats and coconut are among the healthiest alternatives to cow's milk. triocean / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Dairy aisles have exploded with milk and milk alternative options over the past few years, and choosing the healthiest milk isn't just about the fat content.

Whether you're looking beyond cow's milk for health reasons or dietary preferences or simply want to experiment with different options, you may wonder which type of milk is healthiest for you.

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By Paul Brown

When countries run short of food, they need to find solutions fast, and one answer can be urban farming.

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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 Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb.

It's classified as an adaptogen, meaning that it can help your body manage stress.

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By Andrea Spacht Collins

It's been a big year for me: new name, new address, renewed sense of purpose about the need to tackle climate change now. As the holiday season approaches, I'm reminded that I couldn't have done any of these things on my own. I have a powerful community of friends who have supported me. And I can't wait to honor and celebrate them over Friendsgiving dinner this year.

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By Alina Petre, MS, RD (CA)

A well-balanced and nutritious diet has many benefits.

On the other hand, a diet lacking in nutrients may cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms.

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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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Salmon lovers in more than 20 states had better check their refrigerators.

Mill Stream Corp. is recalling 10 lots of Cold Smoked Salmon because they might be contaminated with a potentially deadly bacterium, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Wednesday.

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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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By Kris Gunnars, BSc

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

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By Atli Arnarson, PhD

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

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