top 10 posts 2017 food

Ten most popular posts of 2017: Food!

Food, Nutrology

Here are the 10 most popular blog posts of 2017 about healthy foods. Instead of saying what you shouldn’t eat, we prefer to talk about foods that you probably like (such as chocolate), that are actually very good for you.  For foods that might not be so healthy (like red meat), we discuss ways to buy and prepare them to minimize the health risks.

We hope you will find these articles useful for helping you eat healthier, with less guilt, and with more pleasure!


Dark chocolate, with at least 70% cocoa, is super-rich in antioxidants. Here are 10 good reasons why you should eat a small amount of dark chocolate every day.


Rice has one unfortunate characteristic. Because of how it is grown, it is the food with the highest arsenic content. Learn how to prepare rice in a way that eliminates most of this risk.

Yerba Mate

Mate has many benefits, particularly for cardiovascular and bone health, but if you drink it hot, it may be causing you more harm than good. Learn how to buy and use mate to maximize the health benefits and minimize the risks.


If you had to choose only one healthy vegetable to eat, a good choice would be broccoli. We discuss a newly discovered benefit of broccoli, adding one more reason why you should eat broccoli regularly.


You may be surprised to know how spices are really good for your health. They are little powerhouses, full of antioxidants. Learn which are the healthiest.


Studies showing the health benefits of coffee are appearing more and more in the medical literature. See how coffee drinking might extend your life, and how much is too much.


Unlike coffee, the research that concerns red meat is increasingly bad. Here are some ways to minimize the health risks, especially at barbeques.


A study was released that got huge attention in the media, showing that fat was no longer a villain in our diet. That is true (and simple sugars are overall the least healthy), but not all fats are the same.


Which potatoes are the healthiest? Regular white potatoes, sweet potatoes, or cassava?


Parsley is often overlooked as a vegetable, but due to its high antioxidant content, it something that you might consider eating every day.


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