Nutrition

What’s the healthiest way to eat your vegetables

What’s the healthiest way to eat your vegetables?

Vegetables are chock-full of essential vitamins and minerals, but how should you eat them to get the most nutritious bang for your buck? Raw? Sauteed?...
Mom’s unhealthy diet may harm 3 generations, study shows

Mom’s unhealthy diet may harm 3 generations, study shows

Moms who eat high-fat, high-sugar diets may be putting future generations at risk for metabolic problems, even when their offspring eat healthy diets, a...
Virgin olive oil may boost 'good' cholesterol

Virgin olive oil may boost ‘good’ cholesterol

A Mediterranean diet rich in virgin olive oil may enhance the cardioprotective benefits of high-density lipoproteins (HDL -- the "good" cholesterol) compared to other...
high blood cholesterol

5 foods that can lower high blood cholesterol

It’s easy to eat your way to an alarmingly high cholesterol level. The reverse is true too — changing what you eat can lower your...
Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

Those who eat more fish, plant proteins less likely to suffer, study finds Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will...
Omega-3s may clear up lung infections

Omega-3s may clear up lung infections

Compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids—like those found in salmon or sardines—might be the key to helping the body fight lung infections, a new...
New quick, portable test for iron, vitamin A deficiency could save lives

New quick, portable test for iron, vitamin A deficiency could save lives

Cornell University engineers and nutritionists have created a swift solution for a challenging global health problem: a low-cost, rapid test to detect iron and...
Hard shell, healthy kernel: Nuts can inhibit the growth of cancer cells

Hard shell, healthy kernel: Nuts can inhibit the growth of cancer cells

Roasted and salted, ground as a baking ingredient or fresh from the shell -- for all those who enjoy eating nuts, there is good...
Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce bacterial lung infections associated with COPD

Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce bacterial lung infections associated with COPD

Compounds derived from omega-3 fatty acids – like those found in salmon – might be the key to helping the body combat lung infections,...
Omega-3s may lower breast cancer risk for obese women

Omega-3s may lower breast cancer risk for obese women

Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation, which may explain why they seems to lower the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women who are obese. “Omega-3...