| May 8, 2012
| 2:03 PM
A well-chosen snack can boost energy and brainpower and help in managing weight and health.
Fruits, vegetables, whole-grain breads and crackers, dairy foods and even leftovers are good choices, as they are nutrient-dense in relation to their calorie...
| May 24, 2012
Over the past decade, the nation's war on obesity has targeted some fairly obvious culprits, including fast food, pastries, fried foods and soda.
But recent scientific studies and a new government-sponsored documentary that aired last week on HBO have...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 12:26 AM
Federal inspections of companies that make dietary supplements — from multivitamins and calcium chews to capsules of echinacea and bodybuilding powders — reveal serious and widespread manufacturing problems in a $28 billion industry that sells...
| May 21, 2012
| 5:25 AM
Coffee drinkers, rejoice! Research shows that we don’t need to feel guilty about our daily habit, and actually, sipping coffee regularly can provide us with a wide range of health benefits!
Coffee may help you live longer
A study released last...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Q: Should I be drinking the orange juice that has calcium and vitamin D added to it?
A: Major brands are selling orange juice with about 350 milligrams of calcium and 100 international units of vitamin D added to each 8-ounce serving. Many Americans don'...
| May 28, 2012
If you wish you didn't have to bother with a monthly period, you're not alone. In fact, more than 30 percent of women in a recent survey said they'd rather go to the dentist than deal with menstrual woes. But Bahar Takhtehchian, SHAPE's Editor-at-Large,...
| Dec 9, 2012
Melissa and Chris Erickson move around their Yorktown kitchen in easy harmony as they prepare dinner for their three children. She readies the pot roast while he demonstrates expert skill in mincing garlic and chopping vegetables. "This wouldn't have...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 3:39 PM
More than half of American adults take nutritional supplements. They are not without
risk. The Food and Drug Administration has received more than 6,000 reports of serious
adverse events in the last five years.
A Consumer Reports investigation has...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:19 AM
What starts out as a perfectly nutritious lunch can quickly become UNhealthy, depending on what sweets, treats, and snack packs are added in. Today we're Getting the Skinny with Molly on 10 better-for-you lunchbox extras that provide at least some...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 12:29 PM
As the say goes, milk does a body good, but with so many on the market these days, which milk is best?
If you're trying to trim the saturated fat, dietitians suggest going for the 1% or Skim milk. Rice, soy or almond milk might be best for those with...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 2:56 PM
You're in the majority if your definition of leafy greens is limited to salads made with iceberg lettuce. The good news is that there are many other leafy greens, which are nutrition powerhouses low in sodium, high in fiber.
Kale is a versatile leafy...