Should You Cut Nightshade Veggies From Your Diet?

As a sports nutritionist who works with pro athletes, I fully expected to be bombarded with questions after Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen’s personal chef told Boston.com all about the power couple’s strict diet. But instead, most of my clients had just one question: “Why don’t they eat nightshades?” Even if you’re not familiar with the term “nightshades,” you’re probably very familiar the produce that falls into this category. Think tomatoes, ...

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6 Halloween-Themed Foods You Really Should Be Afraid Of

You already know that candy isn’t the best, but dipping into your kids’ stash won’t totally derail you. Here are six things that can really come back to haunt you! You already know that candy is laden with processed sugar and artificial additives, but indulging in a few of your favorite goodies on Halloween night won’t totally derail you. What ...

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Fitness-Inspired Halloween Costumes – Health

Do you have a costume yet? Don’t worry. Health staffers have you covered with seven last-minute, costumes you can throw together using gear you already have. Between work and workouts October has been pretty hectic. Suddenly, as you absentmindedly flip past Hocus Pocus on your TV, you remember: Oh right, Halloween is this weekend! The kids have costumes, but do ...

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5 Habits of Vegetarians You Should Steal

More and more of my clients consider themselves to be part-time vegetarians. While they may not want to give up meat altogether, they enjoy plenty of meatless meals or take part in ongoing movements, like Meatless Mondays. Today is another formal campaign focused on leaving meat off your plate: It’s the Great American Meat-Out, and getting on board can be a great ...

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