Healthy Eating

Does It Still Pay to Pick Organic?

Despite little difference in nutrients, some organic foods may still make sense.

Olive Oil Boosts Blood-Vessel Function

Antioxidant compounds fight inflammation, expand blood vessels.

Tomatoes Lower Mens Stroke Risk

Lycopene is also a potent antioxidant, working in the body to counter free radicals that can damage cells and their DNA. Its that antioxidant ability Finnish scientists suspect might cut the risk of stroke.

Scientists Building Better Potatoes

USDA scientists have developed a variety of yellow potato with two to three times the carotenoids in conventional Yukon Golds.

Were Not Eating as Much Sugar, After All

The USDA has revised longstanding estimates that Americans eat 95 to 100 pounds of sugar and other caloric sweeteners each year.

Eating Yogurt Linked to Lower Risk of High Blood Pressure

Tufts research finds regular yogurt eaters are 31% less likely to develop hypertension.

Improve An Apple a Day Might Keep Cholesterol Healthier

New reason not to overlook antioxidants in apples health benefits.

A Double-Edged Sword: Dont Overdo Extra Iron

Recent research indicates that getting too much iron could be a concern for older people at risk for age-related neurogenerative brain diseases, such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons and dementia.

Grapefruit-Drug Interactions Found to Be More Common

If youre taking any regular medications, check with your doctor before including grapefruit

Eating Right May Prevent More Heart Trouble

Even patients whove already had a heart attack or who are on medications can benefit from a healthy diet, according to a new study.