| 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...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:50 AM
More than half of Americans say they already have enough information at restaurants to decide whether they are making a healthy purchase. But they want even more.
According to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted in December, most Americans favor...
| 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 20, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Herbs and spices not only punch up food's appeal, they also can boost your immune system to help your body fight disease. Some herbs and spices have specific benefits, such as calming an upset stomach or aiding in blood sugar control. It's no...
| 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...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Fast food has gotten a little better for you over the last 18 years -- except in cases where it’s gotten worse.
Among 27 menu items subjected to scrutiny by Tufts University researchers, eight of the offerings contained fewer calories in 2013 than...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 9:56 PM
The problem with modern diets is that they rely too heavily on modern, processed foods. If only we emulated the eating habits of our paleolithic predecessors, we'd be healthier and less obese. That's the premise of popular "paleo" diets.
"We are Stone...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:21 AM
Wouldn't it be nice if we could wave a magic wand and lose however much weight we want. Our clothes would always fit. We wouldn't have to spend so much time in the gym and we could simply enjoy what we eat instead of having to watch it.
The truth is you...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Elimination diets are all the rage, as more people look to hidden food intolerances as the source of their ill health. Could your food choices make you sick, tired, moody, constipated, or achy? Could they give you headaches, a rash or make it hard for you...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Juice labels are intended to inform and protect the consumer, but that only works if you speak label-ese. If you're squeezing juice into your diet, keep an eye out for these key words before you buy.
>>100 percent juice
"Start by looking for '100...