Shining a Light on Nightshade Vegetables

Shining a Light on Nightshade Vegetables

Just the name “nightshade,” gives this category of vegetables a shady mystique. And their reputation of possibly contributing to inflammatory…

Sugar Addiction

Sugar Addiction

Limiting sweeteners (especially fructose) can reduce chronic disease Sugar fuels your body and brain. But when overconsumed, it can wreak havoc on…

Building a Healthier Salad

Building a Healthier Salad

Photo by Kyle Edwards Salads sound healthy. But get this: Some have more calories than a double cheeseburger from a fast food…

Food and Fitness After 50: Never Too Late to Start

Food and Fitness After 50: Never Too Late to Start

It seems that every week brings a new fad diet or a new missive telling you how to eat and…

Food Safety Tips — From Start to Finish — For Thanksgiving Dinner

Food Safety Tips — From Start to Finish — For Thanksgiving Dinner

For most people, Thanksgiving dinner is the biggest and most busily prepared meal they cook all year. From menu planning…

Veg Out!

Veg Out!

Plant-based diets are at the root of heart-healthy eating For a healthy heart, there’s no denying that plant foods are essential.…

Healthy Snacks Popping Up

Healthy Snacks Popping Up

When the Sweets & Snacks Expo rolls into McCormick Place every spring, it feels like Halloween in May. Imagine four…

What to Eat (and Not Eat) for Healthy Skin

What to Eat (and Not Eat) for Healthy Skin

Skin is the largest organ in your body, making up 10 percent of your body weight and spanning a total…

Fighting Obesity With Calorie Counts and Community Efforts

Fighting Obesity With Calorie Counts and Community Efforts

A federal regulation that would have given consumers a better idea of their calorie consumption at chain eateries has been…

Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine

How what you eat affects your mood “You are what you eat” may seem like a casual saying, but, in…