General Nutrition

Better Brown-Bag Lunches

Depending on what you pack in lunches for yourself or family members, you may not do better nutritionally than the cafeterias or eateries you're passing up. Studies suggest it's common for kids' packed lunches to be low in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and dairy products.

Q. Are nutrients lost by rinsing canned beans?

Q. Are nutrients lost by rinsing canned beans?

Is Lemon-Lime Soda Bad for You?

Does lemon-lime soda count as one of the sugar-sweetened beverages were advised to limit? Lemon-lime makes it sound a little healthier.

Does Peeling Carrots Remove Nutrients?

Q. Is it true that most of a carrot's nutrients are in or just below the skin, so it shouldn't be peeled?

Making Healthy Meals with Minimal Fuss

Many people are pressed for time (and sometimes energy) when it comes to putting dinner on the table. But, sometimes we make it harder than it needs to be. You'll be ready to whip up a quick meal any day of the week if you stock your kitchen with minimally-prepped, nutritious ingredients (think: frozen vegetables, precooked brown rice and frozen fish fillets) and simple ideas for quick-fix dishes.

Does Coffee Cause Calcium Loss?

I heard that drinking coffee can cause calcium loss from the body. Is that true?

Lost Sense of Taste: Will It Come Back?

Q. I recently lost my sense of taste. I can taste spices somewhat. Can you tell me if and how I can get back my sense of taste?

Is The Phytoestrogen in Soy Milk Linked to Breast Cancer?

Q. I've been drinking soy milk daily for years. Since it contains phytoestrogens, I wonder if it puts me at higher risk of developing breast cancer?

Compliance Date for Nutrition Facts Label Revisions Delayed

The FDA has announced that it is extending the date by which manufacturers must implement changes to the Nutrition Facts label. The original deadline was July 2018 (or July 2019 for small companies).
French Fries

Fried Potatoes: A Strike Against Longevity?

Eating fried potatoes (such as French fries, potato chips and hash browns) two or more times a week was associated with twice the risk of dying prematurely, compared to eating fried spuds no more than once a month, showed a new observational study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.