Whether you're interested in gluten-free eating, trying a new whole grain, or experimenting with new flavors, alternative flours are a great way to ramp up your culinary I.Q. and take any dish beyond the expected
This gluten-free whole grain cooks more quickly than rice and tastes even better. Just try our delicious Quinoa recipes
Move over, packaged oatmeal. Try one of these four crowd-pleasing favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner
I love cantaloupe boats because they're healthy and refreshing on a hot summer day. And who wouldn't love that? Feel free to play around with ingredients you like until you find your favorite combo
The blackberry's sweet-tart flavor can be as addicting as its smartphone namesake. Plus, they provide a powerful health benefit
This quick-cooking, healthy dinner recipe is a simple combination of zucchini, shrimp and pasta flecked with plenty of fresh basil
Here's how probiotics and friendly bacteria can protect your health and how the foods you eat can nourish them
Along with its antioxidant vitamins, parsley contains several other unique compounds that also pack antioxidant punch
Thinking about going on a juice fast? Here's a safe and effective method
A new study says that even a bite of a favorite food can make you overeat. Are you overindulging?
Traditional egg salad isn't exactly the healthiest meal. That's why we set about making healthier egg salad. Using a few simple techniques, we slimmed down egg salad without sacrificing any of its flavor
This fish sticks recipe is just one of the oven-frying recipes we've created with great success here. You can make these homemade fish sticks in about the same amount of time it takes to bake a box of the frozen kind, but you'll only be eating a fraction of the fat
It's easy and smart to add these superfoods (aka nutritional powerhouses) to your diet. So, what are you waiting for?
Here are four herbs that I constantly use in my dishes for health and therapeutic benefits, and why you should use them too
Sipping a cold cocktail on a balmy night is one of the great pleasures. It can also be a way to sneak some nutrition into your daily diet. Here are three refreshing and restorative drinks
Edible flowers are back in vogue, gracing the covers of glossy food magazines, and adding panache to restaurant entrees
Judging from the growing demand for local, sustainable and organic food it is clear that many people want to reduce their environmental impact by making diet changes that lower carbon footprint
Research suggests that many nutrients, phytochemicals and dietary fiber work synergistically, meaning they do more together than independently. Experts' advice is to expand both the amount and variety of the plant foods you eat
We developed this delicious waffle recipe that even a doctor could approve of. Here's how we made it healthier
Tofu-phobic? This Tofu Parmigiana recipe will change your mind
Make this hearty Irish treat healthy by using whole wheat flour and low-fat buttermil
Starting the day with a healthy breakfast can jumpstart your morning and set a positive tone for the whole day. Take these factors into consideration as you're planning the perfect breakfast to power your day
Yes! Eggs are a nutrition bonanza, concludes a review of 25 studies on eggs and health
In the region of Liguria, on the northwest coast near the border of France, they prepare stuffed cabbage with a vegetarian stuffing
Spaghetti squash is a daunting vegetable, but this recipe makes it remarkably easy. It's great as a side dish or a main course, to be paired with a meat or a pasta. And because it's gluten-free, it's a nice addition to a party spread
Looking for a new and easy way to lose weight? Try sneaking pureed vegetables into your food
Here, we've put together a day's worth of easy, delicious meals and snacks packed with cold- and flu-fighting nutrients
The most effective way to lose weight -- and keep it off -- is to make smart changes to your everyday eating habits. One of the best ways to do this is by swapping ingredients
Saffron is believed to be one of the first spices cultivated for use in medicines, perfumes, dyes, and foods
Diet accounts for 25 percent of cancers in developed countries, according to a 2011 review published in European Journal of Cancer Care. But is it what we eat or what we don't eat that is to blame? The body of scientific research on dietary patterns and cancer is intriguing
Butter contains saturated fat, which raises bad LDL cholesterol and increases your risk of heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes. Margarine has no saturated fat and fewer calories, but it may contain trans fat, which not only raises LDL cholesterol, but lowers good HDL cholesterol as well. Fortunately ...
The old way of thinking was that a gram of sugar was a gram of sugar, whether it came from fruit or high fructose corn syrup. The fact is we're eating too much sugar
Seems everyone's got an opinion about sugar. It's a safe bet that many people have resolved to give it up, because they think sugar negatively impacts their health. The relationship of sugar to health is an emotionally charged issue, with people taking sides for or against it with little, if any, scientific support for their beliefs.
If you're still searching for ways to use that half-bushel you still have left over from the orchard, or if you're just looking for a new way to enjoy this versatile fruit, it might be time for you to try your hand at making apple butter
Chefs have turned to the chic shade of black to infuse drama across a stark, white dinner plate. They know that the deep, glossy shade of say black quinoa or black rice can do wonders for the visual appeal of a meal. But are there any nutritional rewards that come along with this elegant color palette?
Promising research on beta-glucans, a type of soluble fiber, helps explain why incorporating it into your diet could be beneficial
I've been making my own yogurt for about a month now, and I don't think I'll ever go back to buying it from the store. Not only does making my own actually save me money, but the yogurt is seriously good
You can lower your risk for breast cancer by reaching for the right foods, according to five new studies by filling your diet with lean protein and plentiful produce. Here's how
At the heart of the kale craze is a salty snack called kale chips. They are, quite simply, fantastic. Crisp, light and pleasantly salty, they're the perfect treat for a junk-food fan like me
This Brothy Chinese Noodles recipe was inspired by Chinese Dan Dan noodles -- ground pork and noodles in a spicy broth. We use ground turkey and omit the traditional Sichuan peppercorns for convenience, but add hot sesame oil.
Based on the current body of science, these are the foods you should power up on to protect your heart from disease
Peanuts have long been known for reducing the risk of heart disease, and research has since linked them to the prevention of other chronic diseases
If you like a good smoothie, you'll love this exotic twist made with ripe red bananas, luscious blood oranges, kefir and Greek yogurt
Want an easy and delicious way to get (and stay) healthy and happy? Just add these eight healthy foods into your diet
Try these delicious and fast breakfasts to start your day.
Modern science is beginning to confirm that honey possesses unique health properties
Some of our favorite cool-weather side dishes are comforting vegetable casseroles like good old scalloped potatoes. Our version saves about 160 calories and 12 grams of saturated fat
The resulting stew is terrific over pasta or rice; it's a way of putting vegetables front and center, dressed up with chorizo
Here's a peanut butter alternative made from a blend of pumpkin, sunflower and flax seeds. It's rich, creamy and super easy to make at home
Health practitioners from across the country gathered in San Francisco for the 8th Annual Nutrition and Health Conference. We listened to their conversation in order to share their words of wisdom
While natural colorants made from foods like beets are available, many manufacturers opt for synthetic dyes--which may have dangerous health consequences, particularly for children
Here's foods to use and avoid to help get a good night's sleep
Escalating concerns over food safety have given way to myths and confusion over how you can best protect yourself from food-borne illness in your home. Our food safety expert cuts through the hype on some of today's most widespread food safety myths
Considered a fruit, the fig is actually a flower turned into itself, housing the seeds which are actually the real fruit. There are over 150 varieties of this unique fruit that packs the delightful crunch of many tiny seeds within a thick and sweet flesh wrapped in a smooth skin.
As an alternative to your morning cup of coffee or tea, yerba mate is making a big splash in the U.S. Grown beneath the tree canopy in the South American rainforest, yerba mate is becoming a very popular drink
Making wise food choices is tough for everyone but it's particularly difficult if you suffer from food sensitivities.
How Much Water to Drink? Advice on Water Intake, Filters and More
Summer is berry season. The prime time for strawberries has passed, but July and August bring raspberries, blueberries, cherries and blackberries. Berries are perhaps the easiest way to fulfill the fruit part of the 'eat more fruit and vegetables' mandate
Confused about which foods to eat (and why)? Many people are. Is coffee good or bad? What about wheat? How do you get enough fiber to satisfy even the minimum requirements? Do differences in fiber type matter? Decades of studies and research have yielded consistent evidence that the following foods are indeed good for you
Bold and beautiful spices, one of today's hottest culinary trends, may offer more than just good taste. Scientists are now fascinated with the health potential of a variety of culinary herbs and spices
It's time to change the assumption that including organic foods in the family diet has to cost more than 'regular' food. Focused planning and selective shopping is all it takes to make eating organic both smart and economical for everybody
In the region of Liguria, on the northwest coast near the border of France, they prepare stuffed cabbage with a vegetarian stuffing
Why make your own energy bars? First, you'll trim a few dollars off your monthly food bill. Second, your homemade bars will be far better
Our panel of nutrition experts discusses the latest consumer attitudes on diet and predicts the top food and nutrition trends coming your way this year
This nutrient-rich recipe is filled with everyone's favorite pizza flavors, yet it contains a fraction of the fat and calories found in pizza
This vegan carrot soup is creamy, satisfying and flavorful -- and it takes about 30 minutes from start to finish
Picture a daily diet of fish and shellfish; of meats including fatty bone marrow and tongue; of fruits and vegetables, roots, nuts, and berries. Over the course of a year, you might eat 100 different types of fruits and vegetables. But you wouldn't drink any milk or consume any dairy products. Grains or cereal products would be unknown
Not only is this Tandoori Salmon with Pickled Cucumbers recipe healthy and delicious, but it's also easy to prepare
If you've decided to go vegan, whether for health or philosophical reasons, it's important to put a little thought into your new strategy. It's also important to ensure that you get a balanced diet that meets all of your nutritional needs. Check out our Nine Vegan Diet Rules to make the most of your diet
Whether it features soup in Vietnam, biscotti in Italy, or scrambled eggs in the U.S., breakfast revs up the body after a night's sleep, giving us energy and nutrients to face the day. Studies suggest that eating breakfast regularly is associated with good health -- and that the timing of the meal, as well as what's in it, matters
Fueled by efforts to lessen the impact of food on the environment, food miles advocates strive to eat foods grown locally, which have traveled fewer miles, in order to reduce their carbon footprint by reducing the release of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that may contribute to climate change
The age-old food pyramid is a goner. Can the new MyPlate icon improve your eating habits? Learn more here.
Technically there is no such thing as a low-carbohydrate cereal because cereal is made from grains, and grains are mostly carbohydrates. Today, many cereals include soy for additional protein. That leaves you with three options ...
Scientists are especially interested in turmeric's curcuminoid compounds -- in particular curcumin. Curcumin is nontoxic and possesses a variety of therapeutic properties, including analgesic and antiseptic, as well as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
While you wouldn't dream of banning frozen treats, you feel justified putting the kibosh on the ones containing red No. 3 and other wacky ingredients. One way to minimize the food dyes and unpronounceables is to remake your kids' favorite snacks from scratch
Grown for its deep green leaves as well as for its seed, which flavors oils, arugula is commonly served in a salad of mixed greens. Incidentally, argula -- also known as rocket, roquette, rugula and rucola -- was thought to have aphrodisiac qualities
I attribute the fact that my four year old daughter eats everything, from oysters and rabbit ragu to kale and carrot juice, to pure and simple luck. Other parents ask, especially when they see her slurp down an oyster, how we get her to eat so well. When I say it is all luck, I'm not lying. But the truth is, I also use a few tricks
While it was thought to possess health attributes, specifically for the digestive system, rhubarb wasn't cultivated for food until the 18th century, in America. Today, its role extends beyond the pie plate -- it's 'in the pink' because of its nutrient contributions
While there's no single food that is perfect, there are many foods that are nutritional powerhouses and will definitely help you feel your best. For a food to be considered a 'super food' it must be nutrient dense and packed with vitamins and minerals that will benefit your health and decrease the chance of nutrient deficiency. Examples include ...
'Eating outdoors soothes the soul,' I remember my oldest brother saying years ago as we gathered in his backyard on the Gulf Coast. And so it does. Whenever I attend a summer picnic, be it in a park or backyard or beach or patio, by early nightfall I'm home again, under the stars down South. A favorite Southern menu and recipes follow for hosting your own Southern-style picnic
You do a lot to keep your family healthy, including making smart choices about the food you buy. And chances are, you'd buy everything organic if you could. But for most moms, a totally organic kitchen isn't realistic. Beyond that, however, certain organic foods are worth the cost. Check out this shopping guide to help you know where to allocate your budget and where to save
Every year, thousands of us travel for business to attend conferences, presentations and meetings. While these journeys are necessary, they involve a great deal of sitting and eating. Meals are often eaten in planes, hotels and automobiles and may lead to weight gain. Here are a few suggestions that will help you make better eating choices on your next business trip
What's better than fruits and vegetables from the supermarket? Those you buy from a local farmer or grow yourself. Frequenting a farmers' market or growing your own produce can give you a new relationship with food, and perhaps with people; be good for your heart and muscles; and help you eat more fruits and vegetables
No matter how strong your willpower, snacking is inevitable. So how can you make these daily indulgences healthier? There's nothing that says snacks can't be healthy. Here are five snacks that are not only excellent for you but also contain no added preservatives
Welcome to the world of gourmet salts, a culinary rage that covers the gamut, from artisanal handcrafted sea salts to salts from exotic locations, and infused salts. You don't have to look hard to find specialty salts; they're in supermarkets, gourmet food shops and in prepared foods with increasing frequency. What's so special about specialty salts?
From the pinto beans of Mexico to the chickpeas of the Middle East, legumes have been an important staple in many cultures for centuries. It's no wonder, because legumes -- a class of vegetables that includes beans, peas and lentils -- are as near to a 'perfect food' that you can find.
With deadlines to meet, after-work cocktails, frequent dining out, late nights and early mornings, it's easy to forget how simple it is to take control of your health. The following tips will outline some simple ways to enhance your everyday health, boost your metabolism, maintain a healthy weight, increase brain function and start feeling powerful from the inside out
Many types of tea have outstanding health benefits, so while it's easy to be overwhelmed by the vast amount of tea to choose from, a little knowledge can set you on the right path
We may feel that we're out of options when medications aren't the answer, but nothing could be further from the truth. Julie Daniluk is convinced that diet can impact inflammation
In any healthy diet, it is always suggested that we consume more greens -- spinach, swiss chard, kale, romaine, dandelion and so forth. You have heard, read about and perhaps occasionally consume these sometimes intimidating 'creatures.' And let's face it, there are only so many salads one can consume. Don't worry, there's a tasty alternative: the green smoothie.
Known in the Inca language as the 'mother grain,' quinoa (keen-wah) sustained the people of the Andes mountains of Bolivia, Chile and Peru for the past 5,000 years. This nutritious seed was highly regarded in Incan culture, and was believed to provide stamina to warriors.
You're not the only one puzzled over omega-3 fatty acids turning up in eggs. After all, you typically associate omega-3s with fish, not poultry eggs. How do omega-3s end up in eggs? It all starts with the chicken and not the egg, after all.
My Spaghetti with Toasty Walnuts and Flax recipe is just the ticket. Its flax meal and eggs are rich omega-3 fatty acid, which helps fight the body's inflammation, improving blood flow. The recipe's whole grains lower insulin resistance, unlike white pasta, crackers and most bread
Even if high-fat treats aren't one of your personal heartburn triggers, they can still lead to extra pounds, which in turn can make heartburn episodes more frequent and severe. By opting for low-fat cooking methods, you can fuel your culinary passion and create tasty meals while keeping heartburn symptoms in check. Here, the best cooking methods for heartburn sufferers
Does frozen yogurt have the same health benefits as regular yogurt?
Can cutting sugary beverages really help me lose weight?
Eggs are a nutrition bonanza. Despite their high cholesterol content, eggs are an ideal protein choice and don't raise risk for heart disease in most people. Here' why
For people who suffer from heartburn, it's like receiving the bill after an expensive meal: Somehow, you're not surprised, but it takes you aback nonetheless. To enjoy palate-pleasing meals without the miserable, burning sensation that acid reflux brings, Pat Baird, author of six cookbooks, recommends these measures
A fast-food meal may sound like a good deal, especially when you don't have time to prepare breakfast or lunch. A comparison of cost vs. nutritional value, however, paints a very different picture.
The better you eat, the stronger your immune power. On the other hand, the more nutrient deficiencies you have, the more vulnerable you are to getting sick. To keep your immune system working at its best, increase your intake of these foods during cold and flu season. You'll be glad you did.
Would you believe me if I told you there is an Israeli women who credits her longevity to drinking a glass of olive oil every day? She's allegedly 120 years old. Whether you believe her age or not, studies have shown that there olive oil adds more to the Mediterranean diet than just great taste. It's a fountain of health.
Want to cut your risk of cancer in half? Want to substantially reduce your chance of suffering a heart attack or stroke? Want to live a longer, healthier life? The answer is simple: Eat more fruits and vegetables. For optimal health, experts say we should be striving for seven to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day
Omega-3 fatty acids, once found primarily in fatty fish, are being added to all sorts of foods, including fruit juices, soy milk, eggs, nutrition bars, cereal, yogurt -- even infant formula. In fact, they've become the wonder nutrient du jour, largely because researchers are discovering more and more health benefits associated with them.
I've fallen prey to the dilemma of whether or not to buy organic. Scary headlines about toxins in our food are everywhere I turn, and each time I go grocery shopping organic offerings beckon. But is organic food really better? Can I afford organic food? If you've asked yourself these same questions, here are five important insights I've learned about going organic
Who has time to cook anymore? Fortunately, with more and more supermarkets catering to harried, time-strapped shoppers, it's easier than ever to find healthy, heartburn-friendly dinner fixings without resorting to overly processed convenience foods. follow these four steps to put together meals that are quick, easy and nutritious
My patient Peggy had severe osteoarthritis. Its pattern of pain and stiffness was predictable, so we could use food to treat and even prevent the pain. Toasted Walnut and Creamy White Bean Pitas was the first recipe I prescribed
In Domenica Marchetti's wonderful book 'Big Night In,' these layered fruit, granola and yogurt sundaes are presented in slender glasses that show off the varied colors and textures. These are perfect for family breakfasts as well as served for a Sunday brunch.
When our parents lectured us to eat green, they pretty much meant eat more broccoli. Decades later, that same advice is bound to mean something entirely new. How our food is grown, raised, processed, packaged and transported affects the environment and ultimately our own health and wellbeing.
Most children gravitate to the colorful boxes that feature their favorite cartoon mascot promising a tasty -- yet, sugar-filled -- breakfast. However, there is a solution to the cereal dilemma. Here's a guide and some simple breakfast ideas to get you started ...
Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is a cornerstone of good health. But many of us have trouble putting that knowledge into practice and getting five or more servings per day.
It's no secret that people who follow traditional styles of eating are generally healthier than those of us who've adopted a Western-style diet. Cultures that enjoy diets that are based on natural foods, whole grains, fish, and limited unhealthy fats continue to reap the health rewards.
These Gluten-free Barbecue Chicken Wings are great either off the grill or baked in the oven.
Digestive health is a big priority these days -- the U.S. probiotic ('friendly bacteria') market is projected to be worth up to $2 billion or more by 2013. Yet even with famous faces and large food companies touting the gut health benefits of probiotics, confusion abounds. So what are these friendly microbes and how do they work?
Men face health risks particular to male physiology, but fortunately there are a few foods and nutrients that can be used to reduce or control them. Men need to remember that knowledge and prevention are the strongest medicines. Pride is not worth the risks you may take by ignoring your health, well-being, and the following healthy eating habits for men
You can make your food burst with flavor without ever using salt. First, be sure to use a flavor-enhancing cooking method, such as roasting, grilling or caramelizing. Then get creative with your seasonings. Here are some of my favorites
Choose true comfort foods -- ones that increase levels of serotonin (a feel-good neurotransmitter in the brain), keep your blood sugar steady and your gastrointestinal tract running smoothly, all of which contribute to good mental health. Here, we serve up a day's worth of smart choices to help you eat your way to happiness
Adaptogens have a remarkable ability to balance and stabilize the body by strengthening the hormonal, immune, cardiovascular, nervous and muscular systems in order to bring the body back into homeostasis. They also provide us with natural remedies for anxiety. Here are some examples that are easy to include in your daily diet
Brown rice is a whole grain, with the nutrient-dense germ and fiber-filled bran intact (they are both removed to make white rice). Both brown and white rice are very low in fat and sodium and are good sources of carbohydrates, but brown beats white rice in B vitamins, several minerals and fiber. In fact, brown rice provides many other health and nutrition benefits
Fennel, a vegetable common to the Mediterranean cuisine, is gaining popularity in kitchens worldwide. And it's no wonder -- the unique, aromatic flavor of fennel is scrumptious on its own or combined with other vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, beans or grains. If you haven't tried fennel yet, you're in for a treat
The post-workout meal is an important source of nourishment and replenishment for an athlete's body. And being in college doesn't have to mean missing out on this essential feast after you head back from the gym. Take a look at these nutritious recipes, all of which easily can be made
Scientists study some pretty cool stuff. Seriously -- they've even figured out what foods have the power to make you feel happier when you eat 'em. Read on to find out what packs the biggest mood-boosting punch -- along with yummy recipes to work more of them into your routine
While you can probably get away with missing one or two meals a week, you shouldn't make it a regular habit. Studies have shown that, compared to people who eat three meals regularly, people who skip meals are at increased risk for developing higher insulin and cholesterol levels
Sodium (including salt) is an important flavor-enhancer, but its use should be limited in your kitchen. Here are some of my favorite tips for creating a tasty meal -- without going overboard on sodium
Comfort food doesn't have to mean meatloaf and mashed potatoes. In fact, research reveals that there are healthier staples that can soothe your soul and get you grinning. Incorporate these eight expert picks into your daily diet and you'll score more energy, less stress and even a brighter smile. Consider these your new happy meals
Believe it or not, expiration date labels don't have standard definitions. What's more, many of them "have to do with the quality of the food, not necessarily the safety of the food," explains Joy Dubost, who has a doctorate in food science and is a registered dietitian in Washington, D.C. Here's the scoop
There's a buzz heard throughout the Alzheimer's research world regarding the effect of antioxidants, found in foods such as blueberries, on this disease. Given that by the year 2025 an estimated 34 million people globally will be diagnosed with the neurodegenerative condition Alzheimer's disease (AD), there's a lot riding on the promise of antioxidants found in foods
A new, more appreciative approach to the coffee bean and its handling -- fresh-roasting, on-site grinding, custom-brewing, and sipping at communal tables -- comes just as a whole new array of scientific findings are turning coffee, especially in its darkest, most aromatic roasts, into something of a health food
A recent online news report announced that the number of Americans with diabetes could triple by the year 2050. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 10 U.S. adults have the disease now but this figure could grow to 1 in 3 in the next 40 years. Here are some recommendations on how to maintain a healthy blood sugar balance
Whether you have home field advantage or you're a visitor for the day, crowd noise won't have any effect on these Super Bowl party foods. When it comes to snacking, choose healthy high-fiber options, like the following healthy Super Bowl snack recipes
This fast parfait is loaded with protein from Greek yogurt (which has double the protein of regular yogurt) and nutrient-rich carbohydrates from granola, grapefruit and tangerine. Ruby red grapefruit and tangerine provide an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamins A and C
Many of us know fasting as a protocol the doctor prescribes before blood testing. For others, it may mean giving up a favorite food or not eating food at certain times for various religious holidays. Strictly speaking, fasting is the voluntary absence of food. Although the idea of missing one meal may put most of us in a state of misery, fasting does have many benefits for the body
A lovely enhancement to both sweet and savory foods and beverages, cinnamon is easily simmered in tea, cider and milk, sprinkled into dough and batter for breads and baked goods, and mixed into beans and curries for a unique ethnic twist. Cinnamon also has significant health benefits and just two teaspoons of cinnamon provide 44 percent Daily Value for manganese
I'm happy to tell you that it is possible to cook a delicious dinner that's healthful and delicious. This salmon fillets steamed with Asian seasonings recipe served on a bed of robust brown rice is a perfect example of those principles
Kale, a green full of nutritional goodness, turns out to be more than a pretty garnish. It's a delicious and healthful vegetable that can be sauteed, steamed and served raw for salads. Try serving these vegetable chips as an appetizer while watching a football or basketball game, or as a side dish for any simple grilled or roasted meat, fish or poultry
Fast food is energy-dense -- packed with fat and sugar. Alas, we're especially constituted to like that caloric combination -- even though it leads to weight gain, clogged arteries, heart attack, high blood pressure and diabetes.
You don't have to live on a Greek island to appreciate the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet. After all, well-publicized research links eating the Mediterranean way with a number of positive effects. And don't forget that Mediterranean cuisine is more than just healthy -- it's delicious
Expect to see higher rates of cancer as America packs on the pounds. Overweight and obesity come with plenty of bad news, including aches and pains and increased risks for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoarthritis and several types of cancer.
Fragrant curry, simmering dal, colorful tandoori, spicy korma -- the aromatic, delicious foods of India, with their incredible range of spices, flavors, foods, colors, textures and ingredients, speak for themselves. Looking beyond taste, however, how does Indian food rate in healthiness?
Loaded with vegetables, legumes, tofu, and herbs and spices often absent from American restaurant food, ethnic cuisine can seem like a natural, 'healthy' alternative. But beware: It often also comes with its share of unwanted fat and calories. Here are some things to be on the lookout for when ordering ethnic food
Ever found yourself with pounds of beets from a CSA surplus? Or knee-deep in cucumbers from a buying spree at the farmers market? That extra produce no longer has to suffer a rotten fate. Waste less by learning how to pickle like a pro. Here are the basics on how to pickle
Plumcots? Broccoflower? No, these foods aren't from a cartoon funny farm. They're hybrid fruits and vegetables, and they're all the rage these days as plant specialists crossbreed plums with apricots, broccoli with cauliflower, and much more to produce hybrid super-foods. So what are some of the hottest hybrid super-foods appearing at farmers' markets and grocery stores? Here's the inside scoop
Say so long to that tired PB&J sandwich and sugary juice box -- and hello to delicious, nutritious school-lunch ideas that your child will devour. Help your child ace her exams and stay healthy by making over her lunchbox with these healthy school-lunch ideas
As summer fades and our schedules get more jammed, it's tempting to take shortcuts, especially when it comes to the first meal of the day. But instead of sloughing off breakfast, start off on the right food and set the tone for a healthier day -- every day. Here's how
At 92 percent water content, watermelon sparkles with refreshing coolness, along with a hearty splash of the antioxidants vitamin C, beta-carotene and lycopene. Watermelon has the highest concentration of lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable, and delivers more nutrients per calorie than many fruits
With summer comes a bounty of fresh produce, including sweet-as-candy strawberries, juicy tomatoes and ripe melons. Now's the perfect time to get the nine servings of fruits and veggies recommended daily. Although you can't go wrong with any piece of produce, there are some standout nutritional stars. This shopping list boasts the best -- and healthiest -- bets from your fruit stand
Want a camera-ready smile and cavity-free dental health? Brushing and flossing are merely the beginning. Turns out there are a host of incredible edibles that fight bacteria, attack plaque and build enamel with every bite, says Wendy Bazilian, a registered dietitian and author of The Superfoods Rx Diet. Here, her surprising foods for a healthier grin
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