Healthy Eating

Caffeine Linked to Lower Skin-Cancer Risk

Could your morning cup of coffee, afternoon tea or diet cola reduce your risk of skin cancer

Vitamin D Cant Stop the Common Cold

Dont count on vitamin D to protect you from the sniffles. New Zealand researchers report

Legumes Improve Heart Risk, Glycemic Control

A new study suggests that legumes could also lower cardiovascular risk by reducing blood pressure, along with improving glycemic control.

Health on the Shelf: Top Food Trends

Grains and legumes will play starring roles in new product introductions this year

Secrets of Keeping Off the Weight You Lose

Despite the talk of yo-yo dieting, it is possible to lose weight and keep most of it off

Can You Get Jumbo Benefits from Eating Shrimp?

What you need to know about Americas favorite seafood.

Trans Fats Tied to Depression Risk

Could trans fats be making you blue-and not just because of their dangerous effects on your heart health? A new Spanish study of more than 12,000 men and women reports that those consuming the highest level of trans fats were 48% more likely to suffer from depression. People consuming the most healthy poly- and monounsaturated fats, on the other hand, saw a lower incidence of depression

Go Easy on Southern-Style Fare to Avoid Strokes

While eating the traditional fare of Mediterranean countries promotes heart health, consuming fried foods, sweet tea and other typical foods of the Southern United States has the opposite effect, sharply increasing the risk of stroke.

USDA Allows GMO-Free Meat Labeling

For the first time, the US Department of Agriculture has approved

Q: I have heard that the greatest nutritional value of the apple is in...

Answer :Jeffrey B. Blumberg, PhD, director of the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at Tufts Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, replies, There is certainly nutritional value in apple skin, as it contains a variety of phytochemicals (phytonutrients), particularly flavonoids. This is the case for the skin of most fruits and vegetables, as these compounds are phytoalexins (compounds protecting the plant from environmental stresses, like UV light, molds and insects) and so need to…