Food and Nutrition

Food and nutrition affect both body and mind. Learn about all aspects of food and nutrition, from vitamins to aging to natural foods.


A second breakfast can be just as beneficial as a first breakfast.

Despite what you've probably heard, oysters are safe to eat in months with the letter "r".

Researcher says the finding points to a new paradigm: "Different people react differently, even to the same foods."

It turns out that eat 50 black jelly beans a day may not be what the doctor ordered.

When scientists used a new measurement technique on an earlier clinical trial, they got some very different results.

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.

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.

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.

A new analysis of the actions portrayed on TV cooking shows finds that food personalities need to up their safety game.

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.

A review of existing studies found increasing your intake of vitamin D didn't help to cure or prevent several diseases.

A small, new study examined the brains of "drop-out" farm-raised fish and wondered if the fish could be depressed.

Although the glycemic index of food gets more attention, experts say you should pay attention to the glycemic load. What's the difference?

A study identified a scary way that eating grilled food could damage your body, and it's really no fun at all.

Aside from a quip about french fries, U.S. presidential candidates haven't said much about an issue that affects everyone.

The FDA needs your help to define a term that currently means whatever a food manufacturer wants it to mean.

"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?

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.

The world's hottest pepper was once used to make grenades. Is something like that even safe to eat?

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?

If you've ever had food poisoning, you know it is decidedly unfun. And it turns out, there are many different kinds of foodborne disease that may not kill you, but you might prefer they did.

There is growing concern over a possible link between soy and certain types of cancer. Could these potential risks outweigh the benefits of eating tofu?

We may try to avoid the restaurant with the low health rating or eye the roadside barbeque stand with caution. But did you know you get food poisoning from vitamins, your own kitchen, or even sex?

It's not just about what tastes good or is tough to chew – some foods are harmless when cooked, but when eaten raw or improperly prepared can make you sick or even kill you.