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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The wintertime blues are normal, but for some, seasonal affective disorder can be a serious problem. Could the secret to quashing seasonal depression be as simple as a trip to the grocery store?

By Katie Lambert

Vitamins and supplements can be beneficial to your health, but the number of choices available today can be overwhelming. Use the guide below to see the optimum daily dosage of many vitamins, minerals and supplements.

By Dr. Michael F. Roizen & Dr. Mehmet C. Oz

Asian pears are cousins to the pears that are typically seen in grocery stores, but this fruit is similar to an apple and its many names reflect that characteristic. Learn more about the Asian pear in this article.

By Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

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The passion fruit has a brittle, wrinkled purple-brown rind enclosing flesh-covered seeds, something like a pomegranate. Learn more about the passion fruit in this article.

Pears (Pyrus communis) are a pome fruit relative of the apple. Learn more about pears in this article.

By Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Plantains resemble bananas but they are longer in length, thicker skinned, and starchier in flavor. In most countries, plantains are used more like a vegetable than a fruit. Learn more about plantains in this article.

By Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

The plum is a drupe — a pitted fruit — related to the nectarine, peach, and apricot, but it is far more diverse than its relatives, coming in a wider range of shapes, sizes and especially skin colors. Learn more about the plum in this article.

By Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

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Tubers come in varieties of roots such as Yucca Root, Jicama, Sunchoke, Taro Root, and Water Chestnut. LEarn more about these roots in this article.

By Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Do you run a space heater in your office, even in August? Can you not warm up no matter how many layers you wear? The culprit could be a vitamin deficiency.

By Maria Trimarchi

Can't get through the day without an afternoon pick-me-up snack? Instead of feeding your fatigue with unhealthy, empty calories, try fine-tuning your diet to keep fatigue at bay.

By Maria Trimarchi

Running for sport or fitness can increase your overall energy, but in the short term can temporarily zap your vigor. Could energy bars be the answer?

By Jennifer Sellers

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Soup probably isn't the first food that comes to mind as nourishment for runners. And while it may seem like an odd selection, it's an option that's highly recommended.

By Jennifer Sellers

There are times when being attentive in school is a breeze. But there are other times when you need all the help you can get. Here are 10 foods to fire up your brain.

By Kevin P. Allen

For many people, the thought of autumn conjures thoughts of savory, warm comfort foods. Which fresh-from-the-garden delights provide the best nutrition and most delicious flavors of fall?

By Maria Trimarchi

When the temperature drops, it seems our desire to be healthy decreases, as well. Luckily, we've got 10 treats that'll make you feel guilty until you realize they're good for you.

By Kevin P. Allen

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Olympians are celebrated for their athletic prowess and health. Weightlifters need plenty of protein and nutrients to support their muscular physiques -- so what supplements help them stay strong?

By Maria Trimarchi

We've all heard about the importance of using sunscreen and avoiding rays when they're at their strongest. But once the sun's damage is done, is there a vitamin that can turn back the clock?

By Katie Lambert

In moderation, vitamins and sunshine can do a body good. But in some instances, vitamins or supplements can make you more prone to danger from those primarily healthy rays. Do you know which ones?

That vitamin A-based facial cream you bought probably sounded great when you heard it could help with your wrinkles or acne. But could it end up making you spend more time indoors, too?

By Kevin P. Allen

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Short of spending the day inside in air-conditioning, what can you do to get through the hottest season of the year? As it turns out, what you eat might help you cope with the summer heat.

By Maria Trimarchi

Vitamin D is the only vitamin that your body makes itself. But to do so, it has to be exposed to direct sunlight -- without sunscreen. How much sun should you get to make enough vitamin D?

By Maria Trimarchi

The goals of a weightlifting diet should be to lose fat, increase muscle mass and increase energy. But coming up with the right nutritional formula for achieving those results can be a challenge.

By Jennifer Sellers

If you're lifting, you want to make sure your body can handle the wear and tear. The good news is, you don't have to shop at the specialty stores. All the foods you need are at your local supermarket.

By Brion O'Connor

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Whether you're a professional track star or just the average person looking to lose a couple pounds, running is a great way to get healthy. But do you know the best foods to fuel your next run?

By Joseph Miller

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