Best Yogurts to Ward Off Diabetes

It sounds so simple: Eat a couple of low-fat yogurts every week and this could reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 28 percent, a new British study finds. And if you also swap out one sugary dessert or fatty snack for an additional container of yogurt, you’ll cut your risk by a whopping 47 percent! Obviously, that’s not all it takes to ward off diabetes. Exercising, not smoking, and eating other healthy foods are important as well …

Why the New Craze for Chia Seeds?

Remember the chia pets from the ’70s, those cute little clay animals that grew green “hair” from sprouting seeds on top of their heads? These days it’s chia seeds - cousins of those used in the kitschy figurines - that are the current craze for the health benefits they pack. The tiny seeds are being used as a topping for yogurt, mixed into cereal or muffins, and added to energy bars, superfood smoothies and desserts. I just ate a delicious coconut milk …

Juicer vs. Blender: Which Is Healthier For You?

Should you boost your health with a creamy fruit smoothie you whip up in your blender? Or should you join the juicing craze with a mega-juicer that extracts just the vitamin-rich liquid from fruits and vegetables? And what about a juice cleanse, where you drink only juice for several days to lose weight,  detoxify or just feel extra-virtuous? This extreme health fad has recently spread from celebs to the corporate world. Group juice cleanses — in which co-workers pledge to detoxify …