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From eating the beets to beating the heat, here are the top 5 stories from 2023 that readers were hungry to read, ranked in order of unique page views.

1. Give me a beet: Why this root vegetable should be on your plate

Beets are full of color and nutrients that give them medicinal properties that could help fight diseases.

2. Here’s the latest on dietary cholesterol and how it fits in with a healthy diet

Advice has evolved over the years, but here’s what experts say now about dietary cholesterol – including eggs.

3. Ginger brings zing to a meal – but does it do more?

Freshly cut or from the spice jar, ginger is full of flavor. That alone might be enough to declare it an ingredient worth adding to your diet.

4. What’s up with carrots? Let’s root out the truth

Vitamin A tops the list of reasons to love carrots, but colorful varieties provide their own reasons to care.

5. Beat the heat with hydrating foods this summer

Drinking water isn’t the only way to stay hydrated. Fruits and vegetables with a lot of water content – such as cucumbers, tomatoes and melons – can help.