This week, we’re highlighting our favorite (and most popular) stories in categories like Good Sweat and Good Looks, plus the most controversial stories, most interesting fridges, and more. All of these “best-of” articles made our readers click, comment, think, and smile (or frown). Some probably led to diet or workout changes; some may inspire 2014 resolutions.
Here are our best Good Food stories from 2013, in no particular order:
1. 14 healthy dishes with 20 grams of protein
Eating 20 grams of protein five times a day helps you lose pounds, gain muscle mass, and more. Here are the healthy dishes to help you do it.
2. 9 healthy foods that reduce bloating
Got a bloated tummy and a beach day rapidly approaching? Here’s how to feel like yourself again with healthy foods you should be eating anyway.
3. Quinoa: 5 reasons this grain is the superfood of the year
It’s the International Year of Quinoa! We pay tribute to this most-super of all superfoods by sharing five of its many incredible benefits.
4. 7 fermented foods you should be eating
Fermentation isn’t just an ancient way of preserving food, it’s a full-blown health movement. Here’s why, and what you should be eating.
5. Your guide to natural sweeteners
Sugar is a nutritional no-no, but what’s the best substitute? We investigated all types—from agave and stevia to Sugar in the Raw—in search of sweet salvation.
6. 7 up-and-coming juice brands you should know about
These cold-pressed companies across the country are all angling to be the next big thing in juice. Meet the next era of green juice go-getters.