18 Posts That Will Actually Help You Eat Healthier

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Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about nutrition, but, like, simply explained.

It’s not tough to find tips for eating healthier.

But sometimes “healthier” is used to mean “weight loss,” and you might not be interested in weight loss. Maybe you just want more context to help you understand what makes certain foods healthy, how certain nutrients affect the body, and how to actually integrate new foods and habits into your lifestyle.

Well you’re in luck because BuzzFeed Health has rounded up some of our best articles about eating healthier (with all the background and context you could ever want) no matter what your goals are. All of our tips are sourced from experts so you can be sure we’re giving you the good stuff.

We’re pretty sure we have a post for all your nutrition-related goals. And if not, let us know what you want to see more of in the comments. Let’s go!

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For when you’re wondering what the deal is with carbs.

For when you're wondering what the deal is with carbs.

Should you go low carb? Maybe. Depends! There’s more to carbs than good or bad and less or more. We break it all down in 13 Things You Should Know Before You Decide To Limit Your Carbs, so you can actually figure it TF out.

Example tip: Carbohydrates should make up about half of your daily calories. As our expert explains, carbs are the body’s go-to source of fuel, so you need to make sure you’re eating enough to fuel your activities. Generally the more active you are, the more carbs you’ll need to keep you going.

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For when you want to know once and for all — is fat good or bad for you?

For when you want to know once and for all — is fat good or bad for you?

There’s so much conflicting info out there about fats — are they good for you? Are they terrible for your heart/cholesterol? Does eating fat make you fat? Read Here’s How To Eat Lots Of Fat And Actually Still Be Healthy and get actually helpful answers.

Example tip: Low-fat diets keep you hangry. Fat is what helps keep you full. It’s calorically dense, which means that it really helps you feel satisfied after eating. When you go super low-fat, you’re probably also going super hangry.

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For when you want to know how much protein you should actually be eating.

For when you want to know how much protein you should actually be eating.

Do we all eat too much protein or do we all not get enough of it? Get all your answers about protein from Here’s Everything You Actually Need To Know About Protein.

Example tip: Just because adequate protein is good, it doesn’t mean a ton of it is way better. It might seem that if 20 grams of protein after a workout will help gains, 40 grams will help your gains twice as much! But once you’re meeting your body’s protein needs, there comes a point when consuming more of it doesn’t really do much for you.

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