General Nutrition

Frozen Fruits and Vegetables at Least as Nutritious as Fresh

Early spring, with its promise of green, can sometimes be the cruelest season at the supermarket for shoppers trying to eat right.

Fast-Food Consumption Dips

The percentage of calories Americans consume from restaurant fast food such as hamburgers and pizza declined slightly in a new government report

More Veggies, Less Meat Good for Your Heart

You dont have to become a vegetarian to protect your heart, but recent results from a large study in the UK suggest that eating more like a vegetarian could help.

High-Dose Vitamin C Pills Could Double Kidney-Stone Risk

Some people assume that, since vitamins from your diet are important for your health, taking even more vitamins in pill form must be even better for you. But thats not necessarily the case.

All-Natural Label OK for Bottled Tea with HFCS

The term natural on food labels, already meaningless

Menu Symbols Help Cut Calories

Combining calorie counts with traffic-light

How to Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes

…and how to make them stick. The secret? Understanding your habits and the dual drivers of your behavior.

Green Tea Protects Brain Cells

A flurry of new studies is raising hope that green tea may someday be a potent weapon in the fight against Alzheimers disease and other forms of dementia. Although the studies differ widely in technique, ranging from scan-ning peoples brains to forming Alzheimers plaques in a test tube, all focus on ways polyphenol compounds in green tea affect important areas of the brain.

Alpha-Carotene Linked to Lower Mortality Rates

A lpha-carotene, the often-overlooked cousin of more familiar beta-caro- tene, may help you live longer-and further explain the health benefts of eating vegetables and fruits. Researchers at the CDC, studying data on more than 15,000 adults from a national nutrition survey, report that people with the highest blood levels of alpha-carotene were 39% less likely to die from all causes over almost 14 years.

Low-Fat Isnt Always Healthier, Nutrition Experts Caution

I f you want to eat a healthier diet, cut out the fat-right? Wrong, according to experts at the American Dietetic As- sociation (ADA) Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo, in a panel on The Great Fat Debate. If you replace dietary fat, even saturated fat such as butter and whole milk, with sugar and other carbohydrates, you could actually be increas- ing your risk of heart disease.