As the executive director of the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH), I am always on the lookout for brain-healthy foods. I scan grocery aisles for chocolate bars with more than 70 percent cocoa, feel that I’m stimulating my brain when I down my morning coffee and even feel virtuous when drinking a glass or two of red wine. Turns out all my assumptions have been wrong.
You want to get to a healthy weight, but let’s face it — diets can have a lot of complicated rules. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was just one simple thing to add to what you eat each day to help you shed some pounds?
Bite into that nice, crunchy apple and you're also getting a mouthful of pesticide residue, according to the annual list of fruits and veggies with the most - and least - of the chemicals.
Eating a high-fiber diet can help you avoid heart disease, but what if you've already had a heart attack - can adding fiber to your diet help you live longer?
Chef and author Bryant Terry says that being a food justice activist could mean lots of things - for example, fighting for small family farmers or supporting major reform of national agriculture policies.
As AARP health writer Elizabeth Agnvall reported last week, a large new study finds that women in their 50s and 60s who ate a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables, fruits, fish, grains and olive oil were 46 percent more likely to be free of chronic disease and memory problems in their 70s.
Does eating extra fruits and vegetables really help you lose weight? Does adding vegetables to the dinner plate make you seem like a better, more caring cook?
The Environmental Working Group just released its "Dirty Dozen" list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residue, plus the "Clean 15" list of produce that is lowest in pesticides.
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