Looking for some chips for a summer party and a quick, healthy dip to go with them? We've got you covered, with updated reviews of veggie chips and some recipes whipped up in the Consumer Reports' test kitchens.
Imagine if your favorite fast food menu listed the number of miles you'd have to walk to work off each item you ate. That's the type of scenario that researchers created as part of a study in the journal Appetite, where they looked at how much people ordered with different types of menu information.
Q: Is it true that fully hydrogenated vegetable oil is better for you than partially hydrogenated? —J.A., Dearborn, Mich.
Some do. Because most breast milk does not contain much vitamin D, the American Academy of Pediatrics says breast-fed infants should get 400 IU daily from supplement drops. Our new Ratings of vitamin D supplements included four children's supplements.
Consumption of soda and other sugary drinks might be linked to some 180,000 deaths a year worldwide, including 25,000 in the U.S., according to a new study. The findings might help to bolster the arguments of advocates seeking to ban the sale of certain large-size sugary drinks.
Q. I've read lately that supplements made from unroasted coffee beans can help you lose weight. Is that true?
Q. I've heard that squid oil is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Is it better than oil from salmon and other fatty fish?
Switching to a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruit, vegetables, and even some wine and chocolate can slash your risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from heart disease. That's the conclusion of a landmark study out this week in the New England of Medicine.
For many people (me included), football and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly. That's especially true on Super Bowl Sunday, when beer ads rule the commercial breaks. This year, Anheuser-Busch Inbev, maker of Budweiser, has purchased four and a half minutes of air time, including two spots for its new beer, Budweiser Black Crown. Of course, with all the emphasis on booze, both on and in front of the TV, Super Bowl Sunday is often followed by hangover Monday.
Americans are expected to eat more than a billion chicken wings this Sunday, according to the National Chicken Council. But you don't have to abandon your New Year's resolution to slim down when Sunday's big game arrives. We asked a few registered dietitians for some easy and tasty ideas that won't make you feel like you're on some super restrictive diet. And we promise: no advice to sit around and munch on a veggie crudité!
If you're feasting on football fare while watching the epic matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers on Super Bowl Sunday, you may end up eating way more than you realize unless you take smaller bites, suggests a study out last week.
Bison is earning some foodie buzz these days for more than its touted health benefits. The menu for President Barack Obama's inaugural luncheon, on Monday, January 21, will feature a hickory-smoked bison tenderloin (raised in South Dakota) during the second course.
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