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Laura M. Ali, MS, RDN, LDN

Health & Nutrition Writer

Laura is an award-winning food and nutrition communications consultant, freelance writer, and recipe developer.



Laura is an award-winning food and nutrition communications consultant, freelance writer, and recipe developer. She is the author of MIND Diet for Two, a cookbook with 65 recipes for boosting brain health. She works with consumers and health focused companies to develop simple, delicious ways to incorporate healthy foods into everyday meals. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @LauraAli_RD and her blog at


Is Kimchi Good For You? 6 Surprising Health Benefits

March 6, 2023
Kim-what? Learn more about kimchi, a spicy fermented Korean dish that improves digestion and helps with weight loss.
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20 Tasty Mediterranean Diet Recipes for Every Meal of the Day

March 6, 2023
Learn more about how the Mediterranean diet can help you lose weight. Also, enjoy tasty Mediterranean diet recipes for every meal.
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11 Best Vegetables to Burn Belly Fat and Lose Weight

March 1, 2023
Include these vegetables in your meals to eat less, get more nutrients, and lose weight.
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Is a Protein Shake a Good Breakfast? Benefits and Recipes

February 28, 2023
Protein shakes pack powerful benefits and can be a quick way to fuel your body for breakfast.
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Are Grits Healthy? Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

February 27, 2023
A Southern dish often served with cheese and butter, you may wonder if grits are healthy. They can be when you know what to buy and how to prep them!
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6 Healthy Ramen Recipes to Make at Home

February 23, 2023
Looking for a filling lunch or dinner meal and wondering if healthy ramen recipes would be a good choice? Give these 6 noodle bowls a try.
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The Benefits of Microgreens and Their Uses: A Full Guide

February 21, 2023
Benefits of microgreens: Packed with nutrients and may decrease the risk of chronic diseases.
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Shiitake Mushroom: Benefits

February 18, 2023
Shiitake mushrooms are a popular mushroom worldwide, and for good reason. They are rich in flavor and are packed with various health benefits.
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10 Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes to Fuel Your Morning

January 27, 2023
Looking for Meditteranean Diet breakfast ideas? Look no further. Try one of these easy and delicious recipes that prioritizes whole grains, fresh fruits, and healthy fats.
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16 Healthy and Delicious Christmas Dinner Recipes

December 13, 2022
Here are 16 healthy and delicious Christmas dinner recipes that will help you maintain your metabolic health and still enjoy the holiday season.
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15 Healthy Christmas Breakfast Recipes

December 13, 2022
Don't let the happiness and excitement of the holidays affect your diet. Enjoy around the people you love with these healthy morning breakfast ideas!
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12 Best Homemade Healthy Food Gifts For Christmas

November 23, 2022
Giving homemade gifts, especially food gifts, are a great opportunity to be creative and customize gifts for your family and friends. Here are 12 Healthy Christmas Food Gifts Ideas.
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How to Make a Healthy Trail Mix

November 18, 2022
Trail mix is an easy, convenient snack to take with you wherever you go. Here are some tips to make the perfect trail mix to fit your unique metabolic needs.
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Healthy Tofu Recipes Suitable For a Low Glycemic Diet

November 4, 2022
Tofu is a nutritious plant-based protein that can be added to any diet. Here are our favorite ways to make tofu, from a breakfast scramble to pumpkin pie, and everything in between.
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7 High Glucose Foods That Tend to Spike Blood Sugar

November 1, 2022
Simple carbs and other foods high in sugar, like baked goods and pasta, are more likely to lead to a blood sugar spike.
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6 Low Glycemic Breakfast Ideas You’ll Love!

October 24, 2022
A low glycemic breakfast, like a berry smoothie or eggs with veggies, is key to having stable blood sugar for the entire day.
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6 Health Benefits Of Blueberries Explained

October 18, 2022
Blueberries pack a powerful nutrition punch and can help reduce cholesterol, boost brain and metabolic health, improve gut function, and regulate blood glucose.
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How to Include Grapes in Your Weight Loss Diet

September 27, 2022
There is something about biting into a crisp, sweet grape on a hot afternoon that just feels a bit decadent. That delightful burst of fresh, juicy flavor that is so refreshing. But they are so sweet! Can grapes really be good for weight loss?
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How Pork Affects Your Metabolic Health

September 15, 2022
Sometimes called “the other white meat”. But is it, really? When you think of pork, bacon, ham, and sausage are likely some of the foods that come to your mind first. Not exactly what you might think of when you think of metabolic health.
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Oatmeal and Metabolic Health

September 6, 2022
Whether the dead of winter or a cool summer morning, oatmeal has been a staple breakfast choice for centuries. This hearty whole grain is a classic breakfast item that has been made easier to enjoy with instant oatmeal and overnight oats.
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Metabolic Health Benefits of Nut Butters

September 6, 2022
Remember those gooey, sweet peanut butter and jelly sandwiches back in grade school? That sweet grape jelly and sticky peanut butter bring back so many memories of cafeteria lunches. We’ve come a long way since then!
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Can Turkey Really Help Boost Your Metabolic Health?

September 6, 2022
Is turkey something you only have for holiday dinners? Maybe it’s time to rethink that! While roasted turkey smothered in gravy is not the vision of a healthy dinner for most of us, there are many other delicious ways to prepare it.
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Is Salmon Actually Good For Your Metabolic Health?

September 6, 2022
If there is one type of seafood you’ll find on just about every restaurant menu around, its salmon. This savory, rich, and nutritious fish is the second most popular type of seafood eaten in the U.S. And it’s easy to see why.
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How Yogurt Can Affect Your Metabolic Health

August 26, 2022
Yogurt has many potential health benefits and is a great source of protein, but does it support your metabolic health?
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How to Measure Your Metabolic Health

August 24, 2022
When your doctor orders blood work and checks your vital signs, like blood pressure, weight, and fasting glucose, they are doing a metabolic assessment. These numbers give them a look at your risk of developing a chronic medical condition.
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Are Eggs Good for Metabolic Health?

August 24, 2022
Eggs are a nutrient-rich protein choice and a popular breakfast item, but many people limit how many they eat due to their cholesterol content. Is that still a concern? How often should you eat eggs?
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Easy Ways to Approach Your Metabolic Health

July 14, 2022
Only 1 in 8 American adults are metabolically healthy. In this article we’ll explore what it means to be metabolically healthy and how simple everyday habits can help you get there.
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How to Make Smoothies Good for Weight Loss

June 30, 2022
If there were ever a food with a health halo, smoothies would be it. Smoothies have been popular as breakfast or workout fuel for years, and they’re often promoted as part of a weight-loss plan. But are smoothies really good for weight loss?
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Drinking Green Tea: Will it Help with Weight Loss and Fat Burning?

June 21, 2022
Green tea has heaps of healthy antioxidants and caffeine that can help boost energy levels. But can it also help you lose weight and burn more fat? Here's what the science says.
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Can Bananas Be Good for Weight Loss?

June 16, 2022
If you are trying to lose weight or manage your blood sugar, you’ve probably heard bananas are high in sugar and not good for weight loss. But, bananas can still have a place in your weight loss diet—as long as you keep these points in mind.
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Benefits of Time-Restricted Eating

May 24, 2022
What's the difference between intermittent fasting and time-restricted eating? We’ll break it down for you in this blog post so you know the nuts and bolts, as well as the scientific research behind it.
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How to Eat a Low-Glycemic Vegan Diet

May 17, 2022
Interest in both plant-based diets and continuous glucose monitoring is growing, leaving many people wondering whether they can blend low-glycemic (low-GI) eating with a vegan diet. The good news is, it may be much easier than you think.
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Are Nuts Good for Managing Blood Sugar?

May 4, 2022
It's the middle of the afternoon, you are stressed and hungry but have a major project you have to finish up before you can call it quits. Thinking it will help, you grab an iced coffee or energy drink to help you power through.
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9 Best Vegetarian Protein Options

April 16, 2022
This article will review 9 of the best protein options available for vegetarians and vegans, why they are important to include in vegetarian and vegan diets, and tips for how to use them.
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Is the DASH Diet Good for Weight Loss?

April 11, 2022
In this article, we’ll go through what the DASH diet is, what you can eat if you are following it and how it may help with weight loss. 
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