11 Favorite Nutrition Stories of 2019

Brianna Wippman
by Brianna Wippman
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We covered a lot of nutrition ground this year — from how your body responds to sugar overload to intermittent fasting and more. In case you missed it, these 10 stories (and a bonus editor’s pick) cover the latest research and trends, with advice from the experts.

1. What Happens to Your Body on Sugar
We all know too much added sugar isn’t good for you, but this head-to-stomach visual really makes us want to cut back in 2020.

2. 6 Very Healthy Foods You Should Be Eating Regularly
There are some foods considered so nutritious they fit almost any diet, whether it’s ketoPaleo or Mediterranean. Do you know what they are?

3. 10 Make-Ahead Breakfasts Under 300 Calories
Make your morning routine a breeze with these hearty oatmeal cups, simple egg dishes, grab-and-go bars and more.

4. 5 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Protein
Hint: Lackluster hair and nail growth could be a sign you’re deficient in the important macro.

5. What 1,500 Calories Looks Like (High-Protein Edition)
In case you’re wondering how to get more protein into your diet (see above), this sample menu is a great place to start. You can see more visuals of portion sizes, such as what 1,200- and 2,000-calories looks like here.

6. 7 Portion Size Mistakes You’re Probably Making
Read this before you make your next avocado toast or fill an entire bowl with granola. (It’s OK, we’ve been there, too.)

7. Is Apple Cider Vinegar Really a Magic Elixir?
The experts give the final verdict on common health claims about the trendy beverage, including whether it can really improve digestion, stabilize blood sugar and more.

8. 6 Bloat-Causing Foods and Their Alternatives
An RD shares the common culprits that cause bloat (we’re looking at you, dairy) and how to prevent it.

9. 6 Intermittent Fasting Mistakes to Avoid
It turns out not all liquids are fair game when it comes to intermittent fasting. Get the inside scoop on what to avoid when you’re tracking your hydration during IF.

10. Does Your Water Need a Boost?
Speaking of hydration, here’s how to make plain sips more interesting (and what to skip).

11. Can Pasta Be Healthy?
Spoiler alert: The answer is yes! There’s even a time and a place for traditional white-flour pasta, too.


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About the Author

Brianna Wippman
Brianna Wippman

Brianna took up marathoning in France and swapped the Seine for the East River in New York City. She has written lifestyle, nutrition, health and fitness content for publications including Food Arts, Food & Wine and Furthermore from Equinox. You’ll find her running, at a new restaurant, or in the dog park with her beagle mix Roxy.

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