| Mar 23, 2012
| 1:31 PM
One of the easiest ways to advance in your fitness goals is to take advantage of the seasonal advantages of the upcoming summer season. Produce is cheaper, everyone is grilling, and there are plenty of reasons to get out of the house. What can you do this...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 5:27 AM
Cookies have always been a dieters ‘no-no,’ but now many companies are coming out with cookies that are marketed as ‘better-for-you.’ But, are they? Remember, most cookies still have a significant amount of sugar and aren’...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 1:48 PM
Most of us feel as if we are stretched to our limit with our daily activities. Add to that list the hustle and bustle of the holidays and it is easy to become overwhelmed and stressed. While stress during the holidays might be a common occurrence, we can...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post on healthful eating. This week, Mindy Athas, RD, CSO, LDN, writes about mushrooms.
Low in calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium, yet rich in fiber, protein,...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 2:57 PM
With New Year’s Eve just two days away, many people are stocking the shelves with year-end spirits, rehearsing toasts, and making resolutions. But, after the clock strikes midnight and the bottles are empty, what does one do to combat a hangover?...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Unsweetened whole-grain breakfast cereal, topped with berries and fat-free milk
Why: By eating whole, not refined, grains you¹ll increase the dietary fiber in your diet. Fruit provides fiber as well along with vitamin C, antioxidants and...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Recently, I participated in an online event that drew attention to labels on products that are misleading.
What kind of labels were we targeting? Those that make a real great marketing plan - but don't have much fact behind it. Or maybe it's something...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:49 AM
A bruise, quite simply, is the booby prize that comes with life's lumps and bumps.
It's what you see when blood leaks out of blood vessels into tissues of skin, mucous membranes or other organs, including muscle and bone. Most of the time, it's nothing...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series of stories on children eating vegetables. The series explores ways to highlight vegetables' flavor and appearance as a way to work around the resistance some kids have to eating vegetables.
We eat with...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 2:34 PM
You know that fruits, vegetables, whole grains are good for you, but some foods have been shown to be standouts for lowering problems linked to aging. You might want to include more of these on your shopping list:
"Brainberries": That's the nickname Dr....
| Feb 20, 2012
You can give people all sorts of useful information, but that doesn't mean they'll use it.
Case in point: the Nutrition Facts panels inscribed on nearly every can, box, jug, carton and plastic wrapper in which food has been sold since 1994. These small,...