| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:54 PM
The definition of weight-loss insanity is to stick to a diet or exercise plan that hasn't nudged the scale much or has left you with physical or psychological side effects. If any of these signs sound familiar, it's time to jump ship and find a weight-...
| 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-...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Pacific Prime Insurance
High blood pressure and stress are the proverbial chicken and egg. It works like this: if a person eats lots of sugars and grains, insulin receptors get wonky and shut down, meaning blood cells can...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:31 AM
Popular fast-food chains have engaged in plenty of publicity over the last decade or so about their more healthful menu options (such as McDonald’s “Favorites Under 400”. Two new reports, however, show that the portion size, calorie...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Should you choose instant, flavored oatmeal fortified with eight vitamins and minerals or traditional rolled oats? Canned pasta with added calcium or unfortified whole wheat spaghetti?
At first glance, it may appear fortified foods offer more nutrition...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
More and more studies reveal that the best diet for the environment -- and for you -- is one packed with plants and light on animal foods. This is intuitive, as it takes fewer resources -- water, fossil fuel, acreage -- to cultivate plant foods, such as...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Vodka infused with acai. Sangria loaded with Mediterranean blood orange and pomegranate. Cosmopolitans concocted with prickly pear cactus and aloe. Fresh juniper and lavender blended into organic gin made on a 70-acre biodynamic farm in Colorado.
| 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...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute a guest post. The latest post is from Amy Mentrikoski, pediatric cardiology dietitian with the University of Maryland Medical Center's children's heart program.
| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Good news for people who like oil more than bread: People on a low-carbohydrate diet lowered certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease and lost nearly three times as much weight as those on a low-fat diet, a new study found.
| Nov 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Q: More and more nutrition advice seems to be anti-sugar these days. So are artificial sweeteners a good alternative?
A: Sugar in all its forms may be the single most important dietary cause of obesity and heart disease in the American diet today....