Emulsifiers like polysorbate 80, lecithin, and carrageenan interfere with microbes in the gastrointestinal tract, says new study.
The humble spud has been a main attraction on our dinner plates for over 500 years. Are its days numbered?
When Amanda West Reade was pregnant with her now two-year-old son, she started eating farmed salmon. As a vegetarian, she knew that getting enough protein, omega-3s, and folic acid to boost her growing baby's development might be tricky. "My doctor listed a few meal ideas and I thought I could handle the salmon," says Reade.
We still hear and read a lot about how a diet based on what our Stone Age ancestors ate may be a cure-all for modern ills. But can we really run the clock backwards and find the optimal way to eat? It's
Forget MyPlate and the Food Pyramid-this advice actually makes sense.
Its popularity may be waning as folks try to offload the stuff on Craigslist. No powdery tears were cried for the bland meal replacement.
In the U.S., we are eating twice as much sugar and fat, and half as many fruits and vegetables as recommended. Sounds like it's time to turnip.
Seeing pictures of preened celebrities, or even slimmer friends, makes many wish that their arms were that little bit thinner or abs more tightly toned. Most of us have an existing desire to be a normal
Globally, we still catch enough fish to eat - just about. But numbers of fish caught from the sea haven't kept up with human population growth and unsustainable fish farms have filled the gap. So why are
Americans obsess over evil fats and miracle nutrients, but our diet remains unhealthy. Refocus diet advice on whole foods, author Michael Pollan urged the CDC.
The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth - its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Toxins in produce may be the key to why fruits and vegetables do us so much good, according to new research that challenges our thinking about antioxidants.
Jay Rayner: The killjoys can eat humble pie. Dairy and red meat fats aren't bad for you - and now there are hard figures to back up the case I've been making for years
The next time you wolf down that Big Mac with large fries consider you may be affecting more than your own waistline. Scientists now say an unhealthy diet can be encoded into DNA, which is passed down to future generations.
The World Health Organization may cut recommended sugar intake to five teaspoons. Americans eat three times that
Today we wish a very happy 116th birthday to Misao Okawa who was born in Japan in 1898, making her the world's oldest person. When she was young, Einstein hadn't yet grasped the mysteries of a relative
Has a tech entrepreneur come up with a product to replace our meals?
Chromosomes and genes contain the blueprint for your physical characteristics. But your parents' health and diet before you were conceived can also affect how your genes are expressed - and impact your
Calculating the chaos and the changed climate.