Coffee and Heart Attack

Q: A recent study about things that can trigger a heart attack included coffee. I thought coffee was good for you. What’s up? A: Caffeine can raise blood...

Don’t Drop the Potato

Many people fear that potatoes will make them fat or cause other health problems. Are potatoes really such villains? Are they any better or worse than bread,...

Cherry Juice

Q: I’ve heard that tart cherry juice has all sorts of health benefits. But a cup has 125 calories, almost all from sugar. Is it worth drinking? A:...

Not All Omega-3s are the Same

If you don’t eat fish but want to get more of their healthy omega-3 fats, fortified foods may sound like a good idea. Adding omega-3s to foods—such...

Tahini

Q: What is tahini, and how nutritious is it? Isn’t it very fattening? A: Tahini (from an Arabic word meaning “to grind”) is a creamy paste made from...

How Much Water is in Your Food?

Here’s how much water are in some foods: It’s a myth that you need eight glasses of water a day. One rea­son: you get a lot of the...

Nightshade Vegetables and Arthritis

Q: Is it true that people with osteoarthritis should avoid nightshade vegetables, such as peppers, eggplant, tomatoes and potatoes? A: No dietary regimen has ever been shown...

How to Buy Eggs

Americans have a love/hate relationship with eggs. Versatile, affordable and delicious, eggs are an excellent source of protein and some important nutrients. But these days, eggs are...

The Benefits of Tea

After water, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world. But can it really improve your health, as claimed? Black, green, oolong and white tea all...

The Good News About Nuts

Many people avoid nuts, thinking they are too fattening. But research now suggests that nuts can, in fact, help with weight control. Here’s the latest on this,...
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