Food and nutrition affect both body and mind. Learn about all aspects of food and nutrition, from vitamins to aging to natural foods.
Can you prevent heart disease with holiday foods?
'Raw Water' Is Having a Moment
Room-temp Pizza: A Gamble or Good-to-go?
Why a Second Breakfast Can Be Good for Us
What Makes a Food 'Natural'?
You Might Need Half as Much Vitamin D as Previously Thought
Leftover pizza is practically a staple in college dorms and bachelor pads, but is it safe to eat at room temperature?
By Dave Roos Feb 23, 2018
Some alternative health practitioners advocate drinking untreated water because it's 'healthier' for you. But scientists do not agree.
By Alia Hoyt Feb 1, 2018
The average American eats 66 pounds of sugar every year, but the sugar industry doesn't want us to how much damage its doing to our bodies.
By Diana Brown Jan 16, 2018
Raw flour has been shown to harbour nasty bacteria, even E. coli.
By Michelle Konstantinovsky Dec 4, 2017
A second breakfast can be just as beneficial as a first breakfast.
By Shaun Chavis Sep 29, 2017
Despite what you've probably heard, oysters are safe to eat in months with the letter "r".
By John Perritano Aug 4, 2017
Researcher says the finding points to a new paradigm: "Different people react differently, even to the same foods."
By Alia Hoyt Jun 16, 2017
It turns out that eat 50 black jelly beans a day may not be what the doctor ordered.
By Kate Kershner Apr 27, 2017
When scientists used a new measurement technique on an earlier clinical trial, they got some very different results.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Apr 12, 2017
There's so much information (and misinformation) out there about dietary supplements, it can be hard to know what to believe. Here are some general guidelines.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus
Your burger used to be a cow. When you factor in the plants that cow ate along the way to becoming a burger, meat eaters are vegetable-consuming machines.
By Patrick J. Kiger Mar 7, 2017
Ever wonder how much added sugar is in that snack you're eating? By 2018, it'll be much easier to track added sugars, thanks to some mandatory FDA labeling requirements.
By Laurie L. Dove Feb 21, 2017
A new analysis of the actions portrayed on TV cooking shows finds that food personalities need to up their safety game.
By Laurie L. Dove Jan 11, 2017
The FDA hopes to take a more nuanced, modern approach with guidelines for the term "healthy" — and it's asking for public input. It's not just about low fat anymore.
By Jesslyn Shields Oct 10, 2016
A review of existing studies found increasing your intake of vitamin D didn't help to cure or prevent several diseases.
By Kathryn Whitbourne Jun 20, 2016
A small, new study examined the brains of "drop-out" farm-raised fish and wondered if the fish could be depressed.
By Robert Lamb May 26, 2016
Although the glycemic index of food gets more attention, experts say you should pay attention to the glycemic load. What's the difference?
By Alia Hoyt May 19, 2016
A study identified a scary way that eating grilled food could damage your body, and it's really no fun at all.
By Christopher Hassiotis Apr 14, 2016
Aside from a quip about french fries, U.S. presidential candidates haven't said much about an issue that affects everyone.
By Sarah Gleim Feb 4, 2016
The FDA needs your help to define a term that currently means whatever a food manufacturer wants it to mean.
By Alia Hoyt Jan 8, 2016
"Healthy" chocolate cereals aren't being marketed to the kids you might expect. Why are grown-ups the big new target market for desperate cereal companies?
By Sarah Gleim Dec 15, 2015
The health benefits of fermented foods have been apparent for ages. Spoon up that sauerkraut, because a new study suggests they may help reduce social anxiety, too.
By Sarah Gleim Nov 23, 2015
The world's hottest pepper was once used to make grenades. Is something like that even safe to eat?
By Laurie L. Dove
Is eating cold Chinese leftovers one of your guilty pleasures? It might sound alarmist, but rice that hasn't been reheated could inflict serious damage on your body.
Some people swear by vitamin C to prevent colds. Is it powerful enough to stop disease?
By Debra Ronca
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