Healthy Eating

Plum Crazy?

Science finds more reasons to love stone fruits. Not that most of us need convincing to indulge in stone fruits (drupes) such as plums

Magnesium Moves into the Spotlight

New research suggests this often-overlooked mineral may be more important to your health than previously thought. Magnesium has long been the Rodney Dangerfield of minerals that your body needs to stay

A Good Nights Sleep Improves Food Choices

To eat right tomorrow, get a good nights sleep tonight

Spinach Really Boosts Muscles

A new Swedish study suggests that Popeye may have been onto something

Almonds Have 20% Fewer Calories Than Expected

Snacking on a one-ounce handful of almonds might add only 129 calories to your diet

Rethinking Fish-Oil Pills for Heart and Brain

New reports fail to prove benefits from omega-3 supplements. Two recent reports may cause you to have second thoughts about buying that bottle of fish-oil pills

Low Vitamin B6 Levels Linked to Inflammation

New Tufts research has linked low blood levels of vitamin B6 to markers of inflammation that contribute to heart disease and other chronic conditions. Previous studies have associated low B6 levels with specific signs of inflammation, such as C-reactive protein (CRP). But Lydia Sakakeeny, PhD, in Tufts HNRCA Vitamin Metabolism Laboratory, and colleagues said this was the first large-scale study to find an association between vitamin B6 and a wide range of markers for inflammation.

Boning Up on Calcium

With questions being raised about supplements, its time to take a fresh look at getting enough calcium from your diet. Calcium is not only the most abundant mineral in the human body, its also the one Americans spend the most getting more

Healthy Ideas for Pumpkin Eaters

Carve out a place in your diet for nutritious pumpkins. If your only annual encounters with pumpkins are carving a Halloween jack-o-lantern and gobbling a Thanksgiving pie

Caffeine Linked to Lower Skin-Cancer Risk

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