Learn about the top five health benefits of community-supported agriculture (CSA). A registered dietitian explains what eating local does for your body.
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.
The reality is many alternative treatments, which promise to cure cancer with a natural approach, are not proven or effective. Yet, there’s a whole industry that exploits the fears and anxieties of helpless patients.
The labels on meat will tell you how the animal was fed, raised and/or handled. Discover which labels are the most trustworthy. Find out which ones promise more than they deliver.
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Egg labeling isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There are so many different terms, and they’re not well-defined. Discover what each egg label means so you can make informed decisions at the grocery store.
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
The organic food market is booming. In 2011, sales of organic food reached $30 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association. For consumers, here’s the $30 billion question: Is going organic worth the money for health advantages? “Organic” does not mean “more nutritious” Definitions of “organic” may vary, but here’s the basic idea: Organic foods … Read More
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