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Coconut oil is widely marketed as a "superfood."

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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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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

Moringa is an Indian herb derived from the Moringa oleifera tree.

It has been used in Ayurveda medicine — an ancient Indian medical system — to treat skin diseases, diabetes and infections for thousands of years.

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When my brother and I were kids back in the '80s, we loved going to Long John Silver's.

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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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By Caroline Pullen

If you're trying to lose weight, the amount of sleep you get may be just as important as your diet and exercise.

Unfortunately, many people aren't getting enough sleep. In fact, about 30 percent of adults are sleeping fewer than six hours most nights, according to a study of U.S. adults (1).

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By Ryan Raman

Running is an incredibly popular way to exercise.

In fact, it's estimated that in the U.S. alone, more than 64 million people have run at least once in the past year (1).

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By Rachael Link

Lemon water is a beverage made from water mixed with fresh lemon juice. It can be enjoyed either hot or cold.

This type of water is often claimed to have various health benefits, including improving digestion, enhancing focus and increasing energy levels.

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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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