Healthy Eating

Hungry Shoppers Buy More Calories

That advice never to go grocery shopping when youre hungry is worth heeding, according to a new Cornell University

Imported Salsas High in Lead

There may be more than a fiery kick in that imported salsa.

Q: Your Special Report on aspartame and high-fructose corn syrup (September Healthletter) made me...

Answer :In fact, regular table sugar (sucrose) isnt so different from high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which contains either 55% or 42% fructose plus other sugars, primarily glucose. Table sugar is 50% fructose and 50% glucose. Both table sugar and HFCS contain four calories per gram, so if youre counting calories you should limit both sweeteners. …

Q: Do egg yolks really differ from egg whites in terms of raising bad...

Answer : A Yolks contain the fat and cholesterol in an egg, in addition to protein, vitamins and minerals.

Big Apple Targets Salt

New York City officials are leading the charge in a nationwide effort to reduce the amounts of salt in packaged and restaurant foods. The National Salt Reduction Initiative aims to cut such hidden salt-a major source of dietary sodium-by 25% over the next five years. New York is the first to enact the initiatives targets, with final approval expected this spring.

Global Growth Fuels Emphasis on Whole Grains

If you had any doubt that whole grains are hot, count up the number of products sporting the black-and-gold Whole Grain Stamp. That total recently passed the 5,000 milestone

Slightly Pink Pork Safe to Eat

A little pink in your pork is OK. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) now says pork and all other whole cuts of red meat need be cooked only to an internal temperature of 145 degrees

Are Probiotics Right for You?

Weighing the evidence on how good for you these good bacteria really are. Though probiotics have only recently passed the 8 million mark in Google hits, these good bacteria

Tufts Unveils New MyPlate for Older Adults

Just as the federal government updated its food pyramid with the new MyPlate

Healthy Diet, Not Specific Nutrients, Best for Stroke Protection

An overall healthy diet, such as the DASH diet or the dietary pattern found in Mediterranean countries