Amazing: The Next Big Superfood Tastes Just Like Bacon

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We healthy foodies love our kale, but even the most veggie-worshipping among us (ahem, me) cannot pretend that any green can take the place of bacon … Or can we? According to TIME, researchers at Oregon State University have bred a new type of seaweed that has the potential to take over the superfood scene. Why? It’s ridiculously nutritious and, when fried up, tastes very much like bacon. Yes, bacon.

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WHAT?!: Science Ranks 41 Healthiest Superfoods, Kale Barely Cracks Top 15

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In today’s crazy, shocking, say-whaaaaa news: TIME just published a scientist’s ranking of 41 superfoods based on their nutritional value, and the results are totally surprising.

When we first saw this list, Be Well editor Emily and I looked for kale without even thinking. Because, well, duh. It’s kale. But the beloved leafy green clocks in at a kind-of-unimpressive #15. And you’ll never guess what took the number one spot. Read more »

Buttered Coffee: The New Superfood?

Here’s something you probably never considered embracing: butter—and in your coffee, no less.

New York blog Well + Good NYC has an interesting piece this week about the latest liquid-breakfast craze, buttered coffee. The gist: Adding high-quality fat to your AM caffeine jolt not only lengthens the energy buzz but also turns your cup o’ Joe into a fat-burning powerhouse.

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What in the World Is Turmeric, Anyway?

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Have you noticed? All of a sudden, turmeric is everywhere: being sold in a cold-pressed juice-like concoction at my yoga studio, sitting in the vitamin aisle at Walgreens, and in good ol’ fashioned spice form at Whole Foods. Judging by its newfound ubiquity and its hard-to-pronounce name, one could easily ask, Is turmeric the next quinoa of the superfood world? Let’s discuss.

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