Uptick: What’s the Skinny on the Keto Diet?

Uptick is a periodic feature that investigates fads, follies and fetishes new and old that are spurring conversation. The hype: Who would have guessed that a high-fat diet that encourages you to double-down on veal shanks and blue cheese would kick up much of a fuss? Kidding! With a nudge from Hollywood and Silicon Valley…

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Five Weeknight Dishes: Eggs for Dinner!

Hi and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes, with recipes for busy people who still want something good to eat. Scrambled eggs were the first dish I learned to cook as a kid, dragging the white rubber spatula in the skillet at 12, 3, 6 and 9, so it makes a kind of sense that eggs…

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Medical News Today: Nutrient-dense foods list

Nutrient-dense foods are those that have a high nutrient content for the number of calories that they contain. By including nutrient-dense foods in their diet, people can increase the amount of nutrition that they get per calorie. Examples of nutrient-dense foods include legumes and nuts, which are an excellent source of protein for those following…

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A Good Appetite: These Generously Buttered Noodles Have Loads of Umami

French cultured butter and Maggi seasoning powder may not be one of the most classic pairings, but it’s a combination dear to the cookbook author Andrea Nguyen’s heart. Before Ms. Nguyen and her family left Vietnam in 1975 to emigrate to United States, her mother would scrape small flakes of butter — imported from France…

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City Kitchen: A Taste of Lebanon via Paris

My introduction to Lebanese street food was at an outdoor market in Paris, when I had just moved there in the early days of the 21st century. As I would learn, Lebanese savory treats are common at Parisian markets, a great boon to the hungry shopper. You get to the market by 10 a.m., when…

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Are Eggs Bad for Your Heart Health? Maybe

Some nutrition experts say eggs are good for you, even though they are high in cholesterol. Others are sure they are bad. A large new study may help resolve at least some of the confusion. The new analysis looked at data from six large prospective studies involving almost 30,000 participants, with an average follow-up of…

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Up Next: Ziwe Fumudoh Uses Humor to Push Racial Buttons

Ziwe Fumudoh Age: 27 Hometown: Lawrence, Mass. Now lives: In a three-bedroom apartment in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, with a roommate. Claim to fame: Ms. Fumudoh is a saucy and sarcastic comedian known for her barbed satire of race, politics and the pitfalls of young adulthood. (Forbes recently said she possessed “the confidence of…

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Vows: It Was ‘Like We Were in Love in Another Life’

Children of diplomats are usually accustomed to pulling up roots, so jumping rather than easing into a relationship can seem practical. This may help explain why Christine Chang packed her bags to go away for a weekend with Josh Mateo before they had gone on a single date. “I was so into Josh that even…

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