| Aug 3, 2013
It's beach season. No, it's football season. No, it's back-to-school season. With temperatures in the 90s, UConn's first game (Aug 29] and freshman orientation getting closer, maybe it's all three.
For the hard-snacking consumer, it's a confusing time...
| Sep 4, 2013
Judging by the number of coconut products in supermarkets these days — beyond the flaked coconut your granny used in macaroons and ambrosia — we've gone a bit nuts for this fruit.
That's right: The hairy brown ovoid is not a true nut but the...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:12 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Heavy supplementation of vitamin D did not reduce diarrheal illnesses among children aged three and younger in a large trial conducted in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The results are disappointing in light of a body of research that...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Cornbread may not have been front and center, but we suspect it also was a source of contention during the Civil War. Or as it is also known: The War Between the Recipes. Even today, Southerners maintain that not even a smidgen of sugar should besmirch...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Many people today are looking for a healthier lifestyle, and that includes eating products that are being touted, rightly or wrongly, as healthy: for instance, acai berries, Pom Wonderful and gluten-free foods.
The phrase "gluten-free" is showing up...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Healthy ideas to feel your best this autumn
1. GET OUTSIDE
The fall season brings with it plenty of cool, crisp air and vibrant fall foliage – making it the perfect time for outdoor activities. The comfortable temperatures make it ideal for a...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Fortified foods aren’t exactly new. In 1941, the makers of Wonder Bread first started adding vitamins to their highly processed white bread. Post Golden Crisp cereal gets more than half its calories from sugar, but darned if it isn’t fortified...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:15 AM
On a hot South Florida day, nothing tastes better than a cold, sweet treat. Serve up some tasty treats that are packed with good nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and fiber instead of sugar. These healthy snacks are easy to make and taste great....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Packing a lunch can save money, but that’s not the only reason to do it. Involving your children in the process can help them learn about food, food safety, nutrition, health and basic kitchen skills.
Make packing lunch fun. Set aside “let&...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Raw and cooked leafy greens are an important part of a healthful diet. You’re in the majority if your definition of leafy greens is limited to salads made with iceberg lettuce. On the plus side, your salad is low in calories —about 14...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:10 PM
As families grow, dairy farmers often realize that they need to enlarge their farming operations as well. Instead of taking on more cows and producing more milk to sell wholesale in a market with wildly fluctuating prices, some opt to add value to that...