Healthy Eating

FDA Proposes Sweeping Food-Safety Reforms

The US Food and Drug Administra-tion has finally unveiled proposed new food-safety regulations aimed at reducing the estimated 3,000 deaths annually from foodborne illnesses.

Fruit First for Snacking

When Americans reach for a snack, its most likely to be fruit-though its a close call over more caloric choices.

Pigment in Turmeric Boosts Blood-Vessel Activity

Effect of curcumin on vascular activity equals that of exercise.

Should You Jump on the Chia Seeds Bandwagon?

What exactly are chia seeds? They come from a plant in the mint family (Salvia hispanica L.) cultivated in Central and South America; the seeds were once a major food source for people in Mexico and Guatemala. In health-food stores and high-end supermarkets, youll find two varieties of chia seeds - creamy white and gray-black - which can be used interchangeably. Brown chia seeds are not fully mature.

What You Need to Know Now About Multivitamins

Making sense of multivitamins cancer-prevention promise, heart-disease disappointment in recent findings.

High-Carbohydrate Diets Connected to Cognitive Risk

Consuming too many carbohydrates could be bad for your brain, according to recent research linking high carbohydrate intake to greater risk of mild cognitive impairment.

Leafy Greens, Poultry Top Foodborne Illness Sources

Leafy greens were to blame for the greatest proportion of foodborne illnesses over a recent 10-year span.

Healthy Makeover for School Food

Snack cakes, nachos and sugary sodas would be expelled from the nations schools under new regulations proposed by the USDA.

Cancer Deaths Keep Dropping

Americans rate of deaths from cancer is down 20% from its peak in 1991, according to a new American Cancer Society report.

Beverage Additives Safety Debated

PepsiCos announcement of plans to remove brominated vegetable oil (BVO) from Gatorade has cast a spotlight on the controversial beverage additive,