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6 Popular Food Theories That Haven't Yet Been Proven

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

I steer clear of saying that eating a particular food is 100 percent guaranteed to prevent a person's risk of disease, promote weight loss or result in health ramifications. The fact is, nutrition science is always evolving, and what may appear to be good or bad today may not be the case tomorrow.

Top 10 Food Lies That Keep Us Sick and Fat, Part 1

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

When it comes to weight loss, there's a ton of advice out there. The problem is, most of it is terrible, outdated and scientifically disproven. And if you believe it, it could be getting in your way.

New FDA Food Label Rules Ignore the GMO Elephant in the Room

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2014 | Home
Ronnie Cummins

If Mrs. Obama is serious about the health and nutrition of our nation's kids, it's time for her to stand up for consumers, stand up to industry, and demand truth and transparency when it comes to labeling the GMOs in our food.

Reset Breakfast for Better Health

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

We tend to forget that there's nothing fresh about boxed cereals. Who knows when the wheat berries or oats that were used in our cereals were harvested? Was it last month, or last year? What about the flour that was used? When exactly were those grains milled? Freshness is usually one of the best signs of nutrient-density, not to mention flavor.

10 Incredible Gifts For NICU Families

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 05.14.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

A community of love will help NICU families become the best advocates, nurturers and champions for their precious babies.

Fighting Obesity -- One Bodega at a Time

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 05.13.2014 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

While these small businesses are the lifeblood of a vibrant city environment, the food choices that many folks make there can pack on the pounds and shorten their lives.

Beware of These 4 Food Label Claims

Posted 03.10.2014 | OWN

By Johannah Sakimura Bold nutrition claims often overpromise and underdeliver. You can hardly grocery shop without being bombarded by products p...

The Weekly Menu Board: Why Every Family Kitchen Needs One

Jennifer Carlson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Carlson

Growing up, my mom always kept a weekly menu in a journal in the kitchen, planning meals for the week on Sundays. I never really appreciated this until I had my own family and was at a complete loss for meal planning. Until one day, it finally clicked that she was onto something -- and it only took 36 years!

Get Moving: Heart Healthy Exercises

Jamie Walker | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

As you may have heard, February was American Heart Month, an entire 28 days dedicated to raising national awareness of heart disease and educating the...

7 Foods Science Proves Will Help You Live Longer

Posted 02.26.2014 | Fifty

If you're looking for the fountain of youth, stop looking in your medicine cabinet and take a closer look into your pantry. What we put in our bodies ...

5 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget

L. Susan Zhang | Posted 04.27.2014 | Taste
L. Susan Zhang

Growing up I was poor. I'm 28 now and I recognize my childhood taught me a lot about what is necessary and what isn't.

WATCH: The Truth About How Mushrooms Grow

Posted 02.25.2014 | Taste

You'll never see mushrooms the same way again.

Access to Healthy Food Improves Health, Brings Economic Benefits

Don Hinkle-Brown | Posted 04.22.2014 | Home
Don Hinkle-Brown

Access to healthy food can bring triple bottom-line benefits to communities -- better health, new jobs, and a revitalized economy. But nearly 30 million Americans still live in low-income areas with limited access to supermarkets.

Hooked on Healthy Travel

Melanie Nayer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

With these tips and healthy options in mind, indulging in another cocktail or taking a bite of that chocolate lava cake won't seem so bad.

Healthy Food and Healthy Hearts

Francesca Vietor | Posted 04.19.2014 | Home
Francesca Vietor

It's hard to compete with love and chocolate on Valentine's Day. The health benefits of both a loving partner and dark chocolate are well-documented. But this Valentine's Day, hearts across the country, and especially in our food deserts, will get an extra boost in the form of President Obama's recently signed Farm Bill.

This Is Why You're Bad at Eating

Food Politic | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home
Food Politic

Food companies are just telling us what we want to hear. How's that been working out for us?

6 Surprising Heart-Healthy Foods

Katherine Brooking | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Katherine Brooking

When it comes to heart health, you may be well aware that it's a good idea to cut down on butter and bacon and boost your intake of fruits, veggies and whole grains. But there are some foods that you might never expect to see on a "heart healthy" list.

My Empty Fridge

Sylvia Gindick | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Sylvia Gindick

My food choices involve many factors -- price, taste, health, transportation, distance, time to prepare and clean-up. Ultimately, most of my questions reveal that I have yet to secure a comfortable eating routine in my four years of college.

Want to Avoid GMOs? Look for This Label

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, executive director at Rodale Institute What do Cheerios and apples have in common? They are the latest and v...

Forget Florets: Roast the Whole Darn Cauliflower!

PureWow | Posted 03.29.2014 | Taste
PureWow

Roasted cauliflower? Been there, done that. But roasting a whole head of cauliflower? Now we've got your attention.

Eat Fat for a Healthier and Slimmer You: Weight Loss Tip for 2014

Tania Hayek Mercer | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tania Hayek Mercer

In this day and age, where processed and convenience food is the go-to for many busy people and families, critical nutrition is being kicked to the curb. One of these nutrients, a macronutrient, is fat.

Jan. 1: The Day Advertisement Goes From 'You Must Eat' to 'You Must Diet'

Lisa Masters | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Masters

Prior to each Christmas, the television and digital visuals are flooded with images of food. There are countless recipes given to us, coupons and pho...

Here's a Healthy Food Your Kids Already Eat

Maia James | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Maia James

Recently, I was lamenting the fact that he has now decided to cut out even broccoli, which historically has been a favorite green. My mom reminded me not to forget the importance of fruit, which most kids already eat, and which also packs a great nutritional punch.

The Year of Buying Locally

Alison Cayne | Posted 03.24.2014 | Home
Alison Cayne

No matter how you look at it, the food system that is responsible for 98 percent of the food produced in the U.S. needs a good hard tweaking. Where, then, do we begin to fix it? This is where 2014 comes in!

Science Says... Stop Eating

Rachele M. Pojednic, PhD | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
Rachele M. Pojednic, PhD

Based on the aggregate opinion of the experts, it has been determined that food is no longer safe to eat. It has become so manipulated, fabricated, and subjugated that there is simply nothing acceptable left for human consumption.