The Best & Worst Meat Substitutes for Your Health

by Rachael Link, MS, RD If you’ve ever transitioned to a plant-based diet, you’re probably all too familiar with the first question that everyone asks: “Where are you getting your protein from?” While meat supplies a good amount of protein (as well as other important vitamins and minerals), there are …

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You’d Never Guess This Cookie Is Actually Good for Your Gut

With everyone snacking on Girl Scout cookies lately, Health was determined to find a better-for-you alternative to those indulgent treats. Thanks to Kelly Brogan, MD, a New York City–based holistic psychiatrist, we met the protein-packed cookie of our dreams. Brogan’s Pumpkin Protein Cookies have collagen and gelatin, which offer gut-healing benefits, she states. These …

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Top 10 Folic Acid Foods to Boost Folate Levels

By Rachael Link, MS, RD From supporting fetal development and growth to preventing cognitive decline and dementia, folate is absolutely essential throughout every stage of life. Getting enough folate and folic acid foods in your diet can keep your heart and bones healthy, prevent birth defects, and even reduce the …

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How to Follow a Low-Sodium Diet Plan

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Americans get 71 percent of their daily sodium from processed and restaurant foods, and only a small amount of the sodium we consume each day is coming from our salt shakers. (1) I am not here to demonize salt or sodium in …

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Top 9 Healthiest Nuts + Benefits of Healthy Nuts

By Rachael Link, MS, RD More and more health benefits have emerged recently linking nut consumption to a decreased risk of chronic disease. A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, for example, showed that a higher intake of some of the healthiest nuts was associated …

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