Sara Spruch-Feiner knew she wanted to write as soon as she could hold a pen. In 2009, she was awarded the New York Women in Communications, Inc. scholarship. In addition to writing about health and nutrition (etc.) at Bustle, she is the Fashion News Editor at BlackBook. She is a graduate of Kenyon College in rural Ohio but has since returned to her native NYC, where she is always looking for the best new restaurant, workout class, or shop.
Latest Articles

Try These Caffeine Sources That Aren't Coffee

Not everyone loves coffee — but it doesn’t have anything to do with caffeine, coffee’s biggest perk. The truth is, coffee can lead to jitters just as often as true productivity. That's not caffeine's fault, and other caffeine options offer wakefulnes…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

Beat Acne by Treating it Based on Type

Where a zit lands on your body is almost completely connected to what kind of acne it is. It's not a correlation I'd put together, until I spoke to famed dermatologist, Dr. Dennis Gross, about why we get pimples in strange places — and more important…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

The Nutritional Draw of Non-Dairy Milks

Lactose intolerance is extremely common. But that doesn't mean milk — with cereal, coffee, tea, or in cooked and baked food, is out of the question. Even if you're not lactose intolerant, you might find other milks add more flavor and variety to your…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

7 Things You Need to Know About Probiotics

With food intolerances at an all-time high, we are more aware than ever before of our stomachs. We’ve got more knowledge about our own digestion, and are hyperaware of our sensitivities. But some experts believe probiotics might be a simple fix for i…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

What to Eat When You Don't Want Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is not the only spread in town. In fact, people with serious sandwich game left peanut butter in the dust ages ago. The truth is, the other nut butters can be more nutritious. "I usually suggest that they purchase a different nut butter…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

You Might Be Doing Your Juice Cleanse All Wrong

If you yourself haven’t done a juice cleanse, you probably know someone who has. Juice cleanses are super popular, and can conjure an "everyone's doing it" that might make you jump in head first without considering the details and digging into the pr…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

How to Eat Your Way to Glowing Skin

What we put in our bodies is just as important as what we put on them. Many of us struggling with oily or combination skin, acne or other blemishes are well-versed in the organic cleansers and topical medications that are optimal for our skin. But if…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

The Experts Say These Coconut Waters are Worth it

Coconut water is one of the most refreshing and hydrating beverages around, thanks to its high electrolyte contents. It contains a number of nutrients that are crucial for us — it's very high in potassium, which helps stabilize blood pressure and flu…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

8 Healthy Eating Apps to Download Now

Looking to get a blowout in the comfort of your living room? Courier your work bag home before you meet friends for dinner? Adopt a pet? Find a partner? Schedule a workout? All of these things are now at the tap of our fingers, in spades. “There’s an…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

What to Eat Before and After Every Workout

After some workouts, you feel ravenous. But we know heading to the burger joint post-gym isn't the healthiest option. What you eat before a workout can matter just as much, as anyone who's tried eating a burrito before yoga class can attest. The tend…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

How to Read the Label on a Nutrition Bar

For anyone who's been health-conscious for any period of time, there's probably been at least once when your food choice let you down. You were loving that salad until you realized the fat in the dressing gave it more calories than a plate of fried c…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

11 Foods That Cause, Prevent, and Ease Acid Reflux

Just the words acid and reflux paired together catalyze medical anxiety for me. It’s not that acid reflux is life-threatening, but it’s sure as hell uncomfortable. Maybe it was nothing more than a fresh glass of O.J. with your morning scrambled eggs,…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

14 Superfoods Nutritionists Actually Believe in

Superfood. I first heard the word only three years ago, and yet, here it is, part of many of my daily conversations. But it didn't stop with Acai and spinach. Now, so many foods are called “miracle," "health-boosting," "makes you glow," or "good for …
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

7 Healthy Toppings for Your Next Salad

A salad should be a healthy choice — plain and simple. If we’re being frank, nobody picks a salad to indulge. A great salad is colorful, fresh, and wholesome — yet a dollop of most commercial salad dressings is enough to undo much of the nutritious b…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

Symptoms Dog-Owners Should Look Out For

Being a dog owner is an amazing and rewarding experience — but like many wonderful things, it comes with great responsibility. You probably already know that a young pup should have an annual vet visit and dogs older than 8 to 10 years should have tw…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

8 Nutrition Bars That Are Actually Healthy

There are countless types of health bars lining the shelves of the grocery store. They promise to boost your energy, help you lose weight, and so on — but to the untrained eye, it's hard to know which ones are the real deal. I spoke with a number of …
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

3 Breakfast Foods That Will Keep You Full All Day

A healthy breakfast can minimize hunger throughout the rest of the day which in turn can lead to smarter, more thoughtful decisions about later meals. For example, when we haven’t eaten well in the morning and find ourselves starving a few hours late…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

3 Things You Need to Know About HPV

“All adventurous women do,” resolved a formerly distressed Hannah Horvath after her Human papillomavirus (HPV) diagnosis on the first season of Girls. But in reality, according to Dr. Joan Berman, OB-GYN, adventurousness is hardly a prerequisite for …
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

7 Health Perks of the Vegan Lifestyle

Modern eating begets tons of trends and cults, by season. Many of them come and go. But veganism will not be fleeting -- its advocates are devoted and numerous, and there are good reasons that vegans make the (pretty big) life change, and stick to it…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner

5 Ways to Reduce and Prevent Bloating

Feeling like you gained five pounds in five minutes is an unpleasant experience, and not for reasons having to do with appearance. Complaints of bloating are common, and while this abdominal-area discomfort affects many, the word is heard extra-frequ…
By Sara Spruch-Feiner