Special Reports

Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Snack?

With snacks now adding up to a fourth daily "meal," are you making healthy choices? Heres help for smarter snacking.

A Healthy Harvest A daily apple-or other fall fruit-really does help keep the doctor...

While autumns chill marks the end of lazy summer days, it also signals the fall fruit harvest-a seasonal bounty of fresh nutrition. Apples and pears are among the most familiar of these healthy fruits; although today theyre available year-round, autumn is still the time to find them at their peak of flavor and nutritional benefits. And as you look to get your one and a half to two cups of daily fruit this fall, dont overlook more exotic options such as persimmons and pomegranates.

Are Probiotics Right for You?

Weighing the evidence on how good for you these good bacteria really are. Though probiotics have only recently passed the 8 million mark in Google hits, these good bacteria

What You Need to Know Now About Multivitamins

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

The Assault on Salt How you can win the war on sodium from added...

Its been a tough year for salt. Most recently, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC)-whose recommendations will form the basis of the 2010 federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans to be released late this year-called for slashing the recommended maximum daily sodium intake from 2,300 to 1,500 milligrams (mg).

The New Fat Rules

Low fat is out and healthy fats are in. Heres how to make heart-smart choices. The American Heart Association recently revised its Heart Check food certification program in a way many people might

Healthy Vegetables Are Always in Season

Discover 11 spring and early summer veggies with surprising health benefits.

The Heat Is on Red Meat Does new research mean farewell to steak and...

hanksgiving is the only American holiday not traditionally associated with eating red meat. But Turkey Day may be a trendsetter if the current onslaught of negative news about the health effects of red and processed meats continues: July 4th grilled fish… Labor Day roast chicken… Christmas tofu…