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10 of the Best Seasonal Foods to Include in Your Diet

As the months start to get warmer, it’s time to look forward to all the delicious fruits and vegetables the season has to offer. The beauty of seasonal produce is that it’s at peak freshness, has the best flavor and is often more affordable than if you were to buy it out of season.

 

We’ve compiled 10 of the best seasonal foods to incorporate into your diet this spring and summer, along with tips on how to prepare them. Most of these items can be found at your local farmer’s market or supermarket; if you haven’t tried some of them before, try choosing one per week for a little variety!

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Is Keto Healthy? Our Registered Dietitian Explains.

Avocado, bacon, heavy cream, beef … if you’re following a ketogenic diet, these might be some of the items on your grocery list. A ketogenic diet — also known as “keto” for short — emphasizes a high-fat, moderate protein and low-carbohydrate diet. But is keto healthy, and is it safe for your body? We’re exploring how keto works with the help of Jenny Craig’s Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Briana Rodriquez. She explains why a weight loss plan that doesn’t eliminate any food groups (because “good” carbs are healthy for you!) may help you adopt healthier habits and support weight loss maintenance. 

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8 Ways Protein Can Benefit Your Body and Your Weight Loss Goals

What is the buzz about high-protein foods and weight loss really about? You’ve probably heard about one of the many extreme high-protein, low-carbohydrate plans (like keto or paleo) and how proponents claim they yield quick and effective weight loss. Maybe you’ve even tried one — but didn’t achieve the results you wanted (um, why am I gaining weight on a diet?). 


If you’ve ever wondered what protein has to do with weight loss, we’ve got good news: Finding the right balance of nutritious foods that include healthy servings of protein might be just what you need to start losing weight. Even better: You don’t have to cut out entire food groups or only eat meat to reach your goals. Here’s how protein can be a helpful tool throughout your weight loss journey.

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7 Simple Ways to Avoid Mindless Eating

It’s been a long day. Finally, it’s 6 o’clock, and you’re ready to unwind. You sink into the couch with your favorite snack in-hand to give you a quick energy burst before making dinner, and turn on your favorite show. Before the episode is over, the bag is empty – but you can’t remember finishing it. Sound like a familiar scenario?

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Ask an R.D.: What’s the Difference Between Fresh and Frozen Fruits and Veggies?

We get it: sometimes you just don’t have time to go shopping for and prepare fresh fruit and vegetables on the daily. Or maybe you’re tired of wasting money by throwing out fresh produce that has spoiled before you got around to eating it. But is that bag of frozen blueberries just as good as fresh? Turns out, it may be even better. Jenny Craig’s registered dietitian, Briana Rodriquez, sets the record straight and tells us how frozen fruits and vegetables can — and should — be part of a healthy diet. 

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Tired All of the Time? Get Your Energy Back with These Tips

If you’re tired all the time, or feel like you have no energy, too little sleep might not be the only thing to blame. In fact, a recent survey found that 45 percent of Americans who slept 7-8 hours each night said they still felt fatigued or tired up to three times per week!1 Dealing with stress and weight gain can both affect your health in surprising ways, and research is finding more connections between obesity and low energy levels.2  

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