Healthy Eating

Q: How does microwaving affect the nutritional value of food?

Answer : We posed this question to Helen Rasmussen, PhD, RD, senior research dietitian at Tufts Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging.

FDA Weighs Nutrition Facts Edits

Changes may be coming to the familiar Nutrition Facts panel on food packages. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just completed a public-comment period on a proposed study to test labeling changes with a randomly selected group of 3,600 consumers.

Eggs Get a Nutrition Makeover-But Are They Really Healthy?

Americas farmers have built a better egg-and theyre hoping the payoff isnt just chicken feed. According to new research from the US Department of Agricultures Agriculture Research Service, todays eggs have less cholesterol and more vitamin D than they did just a few years ago.To update nutritional data last calculated in 2002, the USDA sent samples of large eggs from 12 locations nationwide to a laboratory for testing. The eggs averaged 186 milligrams of dietary cholesterol, down 14% from 212 milligrams in 2002. And a typical large egg, yolk plus white, now delivers about 41 IU of vitamin D-up 64% from the last measurement of just 18 IU

Coffee May Combat Aggressive Cancers

Heres news that might settle the nerves of heavy coffee drinkers: Two new studies suggest that high coffee consumption might be linked to reduced risks of the most aggressive form of breast cancer in women and lethal prostate cancer in men

Veggies and Fiber Linked to Lower Diverticulitis Risk

Worried about diverticulitis, the painful inflammation of abnormal pouches in your intestines? Eat more like a vegetarian

Dietary Potassium Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

Getting more potassium in your diet may help protect you against the most common type of stroke

Most Still Flunk Healthy Eating

A new CDC report gives Americans diet a failing grade

How Green Is Your Salad?

Break out of the iceberg box and discover nutritious lettuces and other healthy greens.If not for lettuce and salads, many Americans would hardly eat any green vegetables at all

Calcium Pills Linked to Heart Attacks-Should You Worry?

As if there wasnt enough disconcerting news for people worried about protecting their bones

Diet and Cancer Research Roundup

Antioxidant-Rich Foods May Cut Risk of Pancreatic Cancer Foods rich in antioxidant vitamins C and E and selenium may help reduce the risk