Carbs are a tricky topic — there are many myths floating around and questions about how much to consume and how to cut back if you want to go low-carb. So, it’s no surprise many of the year’s most popular stories discussed the topic.
Here, our 10 most-read nutrition stories of 2020, plus a bonus editor’s pick — taking it to 11. Cheers to an even healthier 2021!
1. 8 CARB MYTHS DEBUNKED BY REGISTERED DIETITIANS
There are many misconceptions surrounding carbs, but prioritizing the right kind can help you reach your goals faster.
2. 5 SIGNS YOU NEED TO EAT MORE CARBS
The amount of carbs you need to function at your best depends on your individual needs, goals and lifestyle, but if your body needs more carbs, it lets you know.
3. ASK THE RD: WHAT FOODS REDUCE BELLY FAT?
While no one food is a magic bullet for blasting belly fat, there are certain nutrients found in foods like avocados, edamame and more that can help.
4. 5 HEALTHY FROZEN BREAKFASTS TO BUY AT TRADER JOE’S
Life gets busy, and sometimes you just need a ready-to-go frozen meal. These picks from a registered dietitian are lower in sodium and added sugar than many frozen options, making them healthy picks to reach your goals.
5. THE KETO GUIDE TO FRUIT: WHAT TO EAT OR AVOID
Satisfy your sweet tooth keto-style with this guide to low- and high-carb fruits.
6. 8 REASONS YOU’RE HUNGRY ALL THE TIME
Hunger is a crucial biological signal, but if you’re constantly feeling hungry, it could be due to a lack of fiber, dehydration and more.
7. WHAT THESE 6 FOOD CRAVINGS REALLY MEAN, ACCORDING TO AN RD
Whether you’re craving something salty or sweet, there could be an underlying reason like being low on sodium or not getting enough sleep.
8. 12 SNEAKY WAYS TO EAT FEWER CARBS
If you’re following a low-carb diet, implement these pro tips to help you cut back without depriving yourself of the nutrients you need.
9. 5 DIETS AND 5 RECIPES FOR 350-CALORIE BREAKFASTS
Whether you’re following a gluten-free, vegan or keto diet, these nutrient-rich breakfast options clock in at less than 350 calories.
10. 10 SIGNS YOU’RE NOT EATING ENOUGH PROTEIN
Protein is essential for building and repairing tissues, satiety and making hormones that regulate the metabolism. If you’re noticing brittle nails, constantly in a bad mood or extra tired you might not be getting enough.
THIS OR THAT: IS KALE HEALTHIER THAN BROCCOLI?
From a nutrition standpoint, they’re both winners. Taste, texture and cooking preparation are important factors to consider, too.
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