Whole Milk or Skim? The Jury’s Still Out

Research suggests that whole milk may help prevent diabetes, and skim milk is under fire. Is it time to switch from whole milk to skim? Not necessarily. But there is one kind of milk you should always choose.

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When Going Organic Matters Most for You

In a perfect world, a food label like “organic” would be plain and simple. We don’t live in a perfect world. Instead, “organic” can apply to everything from an apple (which I recommend) to a sugar-packed cookie (which I do not recommend). Organic means health-boosting fruits and veggies or health-zapping junk food. Also, as I’ve … Read More

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Should You Choose Organic for Kids?

Kids need a well-balanced diet as part of a healthy lifestyle. And some parents prefer to serve organic foods to avoid pesticides and certain bacteria. But a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states there is no added nutritional value to eating organic food and no clinical benefit to avoiding pesticides. Defining … Read More