| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Rich in the savory flavor sense known as umami, mushrooms are neither plant nor animal--they're classified in the fungi kingdom and offer much more than just good taste.
With only 20 calories per cup, mushrooms are rich in a type of fiber called beta-...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:59 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — You've heard it before: Eat fewer calories, more fruits and more vegetables. Those recurring themes as well as some new advice about sugar, salt, meat and caffeine could be part of the government's upcoming dietary guidelines for...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Studies show a healthy lifestyle can prevent a number of illnesses and diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and certain types of cancer. And in Howard County, achieving that lifestyle is easier than you might think. Here are 15...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Low fat? Low carb? Vegan? Crash diets? Diet soda? Exercise? What’s the most effective way to lose weight? Here’s a look at what 2014’s weight loss studies showed us, including one cautionary tale for all dieters.
The diet battle of the...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 7:30 AM
I’ve heard from many people motivated to become vegan by animal welfare issues. Health and the environment are other reasons to discuss, but this week, about halfway through my month chronicling my vegan ways, I’m going to turn to some...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 7:11 AM
An army of nutrition experts is constantly reminding you that most fast food is bad for your health. But they're not around to back you up when your children or grandchildren unleash powerful weapons of cuteness to convince you to stop at a fast-food...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:16 PM
The small office/warehouse of Natural Product Solutions in Timonium hardly suggests the national reach of the dietary supplement company, or the bigger things to come in 2015: agreements that could double its range, and a new spokeswoman who is a national...
| Jan 1, 2015
Food and beverage trend trackers are predicting a boldly flavored, healthful year for the home cook. I checked in with two top industry marketing firms and researchers at McCormick & Co. for 10 things to watch for in 2015. Consider it your daily dish:...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
If you've ever made New Year's resolutions that include adopting better health habits, you probably know they aren't easy to keep. The reason resolutions often don't work is because lasting change is usually not accomplished in a dramatic leap but through...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 8:35 AM
Want to lose weight? Stop cooking your food. Put down the carbohydrates. Have a heaping bowl of gluten-free ice cream; it’s healthy, right?
A new year brings new diets, from the simple to the outlandish — even dangerous, for some. Local...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
When scientists observe that lots of people within our population don't meet their needs for particular nutrients, they are dubbed "shortfall nutrients." Here are four essential nutrients most likely to be insufficient in your diet, based on the...