It’s been a big wellness year. And in case you’ve missed some of the highlights (while running marathons or making bone broth?), we’re highlighting our most popular stories of 2014 in categories like Good Sweat and Good Looks, plus the most controversial stories, most interesting Refrigerator Look Books, and more.
All of these “best-of” articles raised our readers’ heart rates (in a good way), making them click, comment, and discuss the topics with friends at the (Paleo or vegan?) dinner table. Some even inspired lifestyle changes to diet and workout habits.
Check out our top Good Food stories from 2014, here:
1. Why New Yorkers will be sipping bone broth out of coffee cups this winter
Hearth chef Marco Canora just opened the city’s first take-out window devoted to broth—and he thinks you’ll like both the health benefits and the taste.
2. 8 surprising good-for-your-gut superfoods you should be eating
You’ve been eating fermented foods for their probiotic properties, but what about their prebiotic cousins, which feed the healthy bacteria you’ve already got?
3. Why more wellness experts are putting butter in their coffee
Can a morning latte made with grass-fed butter and fats from coconut oil boost your energy and overall health?
4. 7 healthier New York City pizza places you’ve got to try
These better-for-you pizza spots use local produce, grass-fed dairy, and turn out vegan and gluten-free pies—without sacrificing a bit of deliciousness.
5. 12 clever ways to use coconut oil in the kitchen
From stir-fry to smoothie booster to “Magic” chocolate shell, how to master this versatile, healthy ingredient.