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.

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When you work hard, you feel like you deserve to be good to yourself. But after a challenging run, some foods will treat you better than others.

By Kevin P. Allen

It's getting hot in here! Are there supplements for that? Why yes, there are.

By Sarah Gleim

Some like it hot, but for the rest of us, the thought of a sweaty brow and having to depend on short sleeves or a handheld fan year-round doesn't sound too pleasant. Can a supplement help your heat intolerance?

By Jennifer Sellers


Feeling flush, sweating, experiencing a temperature or even burning easily in the sun doesn't fit into anyone's definition of a good quality of life. Is it possible that a supplement is playing a role in your discomfort?

By Kevin P. Allen

Olympic athletes treat their bodies like the highly efficient machines that they are, and that starts with having the right fuel. But can taking the same supplements as them help make your body Olympic-ready, too?

By Katie Lambert

When the temperature is high and the humidity makes it feel even hotter, your body has to work harder. Do you know which supplements can help?

By Kevin P. Allen

What could be more American than a glass of milk? Cow's milk, that is. In light of this common perception, the time is long overdue to add the milk mustache to that ever-growing list of American myths.

By Mickey Z., Planet Green


If the U.S. government won't take a stand on the dangerous chemical, it's up to consumers to watch out for themselves.

By Rachel Cernansky, Planet Green

Use this calculator to figure out how much tuna you can safely eat this week. Learn more about calculating how much tuna you can safely eat.

By Collin Dunn, Planet Green

These two cookware materials have generated some worry. Learn more about avoiding aluminum and teflon cookware.

By Josh Peterson, Planet Green

Some foods are fun to eat, and watermelon is definitely one of them. That triangular wedge of bright red/white/green, sweet juiciness forbids us to take life too seriously and shouts, SUMMER!!!

By Contributor


If you ingest these sweeteners without a second thought, it might be time to think again. Learn more about why artificial sweeteners are bad for you.

By Elizabeth Seward

Doctors often advise patients with cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, to take a daily aspirin to improve blood flow and prevent clots. However, aspirin tends to have a nasty side effect: over time, you may develop ulcers due to irritation to your stomach from taking it.

By Colleen Vanderlinden, Planet Green

Once in a blue moon I'll hear some positive news on the healthy eating front and dark chocolate has time and time again come out on top. This along with the antioxidants in wine is enough to make you jump for joy.

By Sara Novak

Just when you thought it might be safe to turn on your faucet. Learn more about how much poop is in your drinking water.

By Mickey Z., Planet Green


There have been some articles surfacing that claim agave nectar is no better than high-fructose corn syrup?a statement that, as a vegan baker and agave-lover, flabbergasted me, to say the least.

By Team Planet Green

Green is good -- for your gums. Discover how eating vegetables can help you control gingivitis.

By Kim Williamson

Potassium and blood pressure are commonly linked to one another because of the effect that potassium has on the blood. Learn more about this mineral and how it relates to blood pressure.

By Bobbie Hasselbring

Cutting fat, saturated fat and cholesterol can lead to a healthier lifestyle. Learn more about omitting these bad fats from your diet with the information inside this article.

By Elizabeth Scherer


This vitamin A overview will help you understand everything you need to know about this basic vitamin.

By Jennifer Brett, N.D.

What are carotenoids? Click here to learn exactly what carotenoids are.

By Jennifer Brett, N.D.

This vitamin E overview covers the benefits and sources of vitamin E, as well as what it means to have a vitamin E deficiency. Learn all about this important vitamin.

By Jennifer Brett, N.D.

The benefits of vitamin E are numerous. Click here to learn the benefits of vitamin E.

By Jennifer Brett, N.D.


Artificial sweeteners are made from unnatural chemicals, so you should think twice before including them in your diet. Learn about the potential risks of ingesting artificial sweeteners and find out about healthier alternatives.

By the editors of PureHealthMD

With this introductory guide to basic, better nutrition in any situation, get tips for improving your nutrition to promote good health. Learn basic nutrition tips that everyone should follow.

By the editors of PureHealthMD