• Diet & Nutrition

    Find Out How Many Calories And Carbs Are In Your Favorite Foods NOW!
    Get the scoop on how many calories and carbs are in your favorite foods with the Nutrition Look Up Calculator.
    ‘Good Morning America’ Correspondent Mara Schiavocampo On How She Lost 90 Pounds
    January 5, 2015 – When I gave birth to my daughter, I was the heaviest I’d ever been, and I refused to stay that way. I simply did not want to return to work with any baby weight.
    Supplements VS. Whole Foods
    December 26, 2014 – Here are the major difference between supplements and whole foods.
    Superfoods For Sight
    December 14, 2014 – Antioxidant vitamins and minerals found in food may play a role in preventing two common causes of vision problems – cataracts and AMD.
    Watercress: The Forgotten Superfood
    November 9, 2014 – In a recent study which ranked “powerhouse fruits and vegetables”, watercress came out on top. The unsuspecting leafy vegetable beat over 41 other fruits and vegetables to the top spot including popular superfoods such as blueberry and kale. Here’s why.
    Missy Elliott Displays Significant Weight Loss At Soul Train Awards
    November 9, 2014 – Even in a baggy bejeweled hood and leather pants, the legendary emcee, 43, was able to show off her 30-pound weight looks, looking fit and trim.

    The Health Benefits Of Coffee And Tea
    October 28, 2014 – There’s nothing like a hot cup of coffee or tea to start the day. Research is consistently revealing the benefits a hot beverage has on your health. Want to know how coffee and tea are helping you to live a better life, healthier life? Lets find out.
    The Truth About Superfoods
    October 12, 2014 – Superfoods tend to come with many super claims: a boost to the immune system, protect against heart disease and cancer, and promote weight loss are just a few. Are all of these types of statements true? Or, are we just victims of marketing propaganda?
    Top 6 Herbs And Spices For Losing Weight
    August 11, 2014 – Herbs and spices have long been used to enhance the taste of foods. It is only within the past few years that researchers have discovered that these popular components of everyday life can also aid in the weight loss battle that so many people wage.
    Coffee – The Truth About Your Morning Fix
    August 7, 2014 – Many rely on coffee as an early morning pick-me-up. That caffeine hit to kickstart your day. But what kind of an impact can it have on your body?
    LeBron James Cut Carbs From His Diet, Has Lost ‘Significant’ Weight This Summer
    August 5, 2014 – LeBron James on Monday posted a photo to Instagram in which he looks skinnier than usual. Brian Windhorst of ESPN said on Twitter that LeBron had lost “significant weight” since he reduced his carbohydrate intake earlier this summer.
    The Best Time to Consume Most of Your Calories If You’re Trying to Lose Weight
    August 4, 2014 – Eating nutritionally empty foods in unhealthy amounts can make you gain weight. But can the time of day you eat affect your waistline, too?
    Nationwide Fruit Recall: Retailers Include Costco And Trader Joe’s
    July 22, 2014 – A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.
    12 Foods That Control Your Appetite
    June 21, 2014 – When you’re trying to lose weight, cutting back on the amount you eat is a given but feeling hungry all the time is one of the major reasons why most diets fail within a week. Still, you can silence your grumbling stomach without consuming extra calories.
    10 Negative Health Effects Of Eating Fried Foods
    June 19, 2014 – You might have heard that “your food makes you.” Then what does all that oil make you? Well it makes you sick; very very sick. The list is actually pretty long but the following are the 10 Negative Health Effects of Eating Fried Foods.
    California Lawmakers Kill Bill Requiring Warning Labels On Sugary Drinks
    June 18, 2014 – A bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks was effectively killed Tuesday.
    FDA Preparing Long-Awaited Plan To Reduce Salt Levels In Foods
    June 17, 2014 – Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty — a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.
    Get The Scoop On Healthiest Cooking Oils
    June 14, 2014 – It’s always good to have options, but if healthy cooking is your goal, figuring out the best cooking oil choices can be a bit overwhelming. To help, we’ve picked the cream of the crop. Plus, we give you the inside scoop on why they’re so good and the best ways to use them.
    Pregnant Women Need To Eat Fish, But Should Stay Away From Mercury, FDA Says
    June 11, 2014 – Pregnant women are being advised by the government to eat more fish, but there won’t be any labels or signs to let them know which fish have low mercury levels and are safest for dinner.
    The Pros And Cons Of Caffeine Consumption
    June 7, 2014 – Caffeine is such an integral part of our dietary lives that it’s worthwhile to know the pluses and minuses of this common substance.
    20 Foods For Stronger Erections
    May 31, 2014 – The secret to having a hard and strong erection may lie in your plate. A healthy lifestyle coupled with some foods for strong erections can help many men have a successful love life.
    Michelle Obama Responds To Backlash Over Healthy School Lunches
    May 27, 2014 – First lady Michelle Obama is answering Republicans in Congress who want to roll back healthier school meal standards, holding an event at the White House to highlight the success of the health guidelines.
    The Real Deal About Gluten Free Products
    May 24, 2014 – More and more groceries and health food stores stock gluten-free products. Yet paradoxically, most of the people who reach for gluten-free products don’t have celiac disease and or even a sensitivity to wheat. Many people may just perceive that a gluten-free diet is healthier.”
    5 Diet Tweaks That Could Cut Your Diabetes Risk
    May 23, 2014 – Type 2 diabetes is a relatively preventable disease if you live a healthy lifestyle and learn to Eat It to Beat It.
    What Causes A Beer Belly?
    May 22, 2014 – After about the age of 35 most men’s metabolisms start to slow down. While men tend to put weight on their… bellies, women’s fat stores commonly go on their backside and hips.
    1.8 Million Pounds Of Beef Recalled, Linked To E. Coli
    May 20, 2014 – About 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products are being recalled because of possible E. coli contamination, according to federal food safety regulators. The recall had public health officials once again reminding the public of the dangers of undercooked meat.
    Can Microwave Popcorn Kill You?
    May 16, 2014 – Dr. Mehmet Oz revealed the health dangers of microwave popcorn and disturbing news about “popcorn lung” on the May 1 episode of the Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Oz said toxic chemicals in the bag liners and the flavoring used in microwave popcorn can cause lung disease and cancer.
    What Does 200 Calories Look Like?
    May 15, 2014 – As we all know, calories can vary significantly from food type. Have you ever wondered what that difference would actually look like on a plate though? See what kind of portion size you can expect for a food type of 200 calories.
    Why Halle Berry Isn’t Worrying About Dieting Post-Baby
    May 12, 2014 – The “X-Men” star Halle Berry welcomed son Maceo Martinez with husband Olivier Martinez in October 2013, but she isn’t in any rush to start dieting. Her son brings “more love, more joy” to her life, which is all she’s concerned with.
    5 Weight Loss Tips Every Petite Woman Should Know
    May 12, 2014 – If you are one of the 50 percent of women in the U.S. classified as petite – 5’4″ or under – you face unique challenges when trying to lose weight.
    Bring Back The Junk! Schools Say Students Rebuffing Healthier Lunch Options
    School nutrition directors say the standards were put in place too quickly as kids get used to new tastes and school lunch vendors rush to reformulate their foods. When kids don’t buy lunch, or throw it away, it costs the schools precious dollars.
    Exercise Vs. Diet: The Truth About Weight Loss
    Yes, you can lose weight with diet alone, but exercise is an important component. Without it, only a portion of your weight loss is from fat — you’re also stripping away muscle and bone density.
    Calorie Labels Could Appear On More Than Just Menus
    Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes?
    Coffee May Reduce Risk For Type 2 Diabetes
    Need an excuse to drink yet another cup of coffee today? A new study suggests that increasing coffee consumption may decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes.
    Why Nutrition Is So Confusing
    It’s a good bet that many of us who made New Year’s resolutions to lose weight have already peaked. If clinical trials are any indication, we’ve lost much of the weight we can expect to lose. In a year or two we’ll be back within three kilos of where we are today.
    11 Fitness Foods To Help You Get In Shape Faster
    Here are 11 foods currently on my “eats for athletes” list, the research behind why they deserve a place on your training table, and simple, healthy ways to take advantage of their benefits.
    New Evidence Calls For Cholesterol Test For Kids As Young As 9
    There’s fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.
    California Chefs In Uproar After State Forces Them To Wear Gloves
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that workers touching food provided the most common transmission pathway for food-originated norovirus outbreaks between 2001 and 2008, the most recent comprehensive review of data available.
    Can Chocolate Really Prevent Heart Attacks? Maybe
    It won’t be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
    Food Allergies Have Nearly Doubled Among Black Children
    Over the past two decades, reports of food allergies have nearly doubled among black children, a new study reveals.
    U.N. Agency Urges To Reduce Sugar Intake, Should Account For 5% Of Daily Calories
    Just try sugar-coating this: The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories — half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft guidelines published Wednesday.
    Proposed New Food Labels To Highlight Calories And Sugar
    Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers for the first time would know whether foods have added sugars under label changes being proposed by the Obama administration. Serving sizes would be updated to make them more realistic.
    Food For Men: 10 Foods To Boost Male Health
    Men are different from women in all kinds of ways — including their nutritional needs. Just as women need particular nutrients during pregnancy or for protection from breast cancer, men need nutrients that can help them maintain muscle mass, prevent prostate cancer, and more.
    California Proposes Warning Labels Put On Sugary Drinks Similar To Those On Cigarettes
    California would become the first state to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks under a proposal a state lawmaker announced Thursday.
    Study Finds 75% Of Children Consume Caffeine, Mostly From Soda, Tea And Coffee
    Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn’t budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an increasingly common source, a government analysis finds.
    Subway To Remove Chemical Used In Shoe Rubber From Its Bread
    Subway, one of the world’s biggest bread bakers, is about to remove a chemical from its breads that raised the ire of an influential health activist and food blogger.
    Fruits And Vegetables Losing Nutritional Value
    While we’ve been dutifully eating our fruits and vegetables all these years, a strange thing has been happening to our produce. It’s losing its nutrients. That’s right: Today’s conventionally grown produce isn’t as healthful as it was 30 years ago — and it’s only getting worse.
    Game On: Low-Calorie Super Bowl Foods
    Persuading hard-core football fans to serve heart-healthy snacks at their Super Bowl bashes probably isn’t going to happen, but here’s some ideas even the most macho of men can get behind….
    Gabrielle Union Is On A…Porn Diet?!
    How does Gabrielle Union keep her bodacious figure in shape? Turns out she looks to porn stars for fitness and nutrition inspiration!
    Nutrition Fact Labels To Get Makeover, FDA Says
    After 20 years, the nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover. Knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the early 1990s, and the Food and Drug Administration says the labels need to reflect that.
    Sesame Street Moves Away From Cookies To Help Kids Get Healthy
    Bert and Ernie jump rope and munch apples and carrots, and Cookie Monster has his namesake treat once a week, not every day. Can a Muppets mini-makeover improve kids’ health, too?
    Blacks, Less-Educated More Sensitive To Fast Food Prices
    Black and less-educated people tend to cut back on their fast food purchases when prices rise more than other consumers, according to a new study.
    Cutting Food Stamps Risky, Doctors Warn, Likely To Cost More In Long Run
    Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors’ offices or hospitals as a result.
    Subway To Remove Chemical Used In Shoe Rubber From Its Bread
    Subway, one of the world’s biggest bread bakers, is about to remove a chemical from its breads that raised the ire of an influential health activist and food blogger.
    FDA: Under Health Law Vending Machines Will Have Calorie Information
    Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.
    Breakfast Mistakes That Are Causing Weight Gain
    We know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what we don’t know about the morning meal could inadvertently be packing on the pounds!
    Black Women Lose Less Weight Than White Women On Same Diet
    Black women will lose less weight than white women even if they follow the exact same exercise and diet regimen, researchers report.
    Nuts Tied To Lower Risk Of Cancer And Heart Disease, Study Finds
    Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study.
    Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Overdiagnosed In Blacks, Study Suggests
    Black adults typically have low levels of vitamin D in their blood, but they are on par with whites when it comes to the “active” form of vitamin D used by the body’s cells, a new study finds.
    FDA Orders Food Industry To Gradually Phase Out Artificial Trans Fats
    The FDA announced Thursday it will require the food industry to gradually phase out artificial trans fats, saying they are a threat to people’s health. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year.
    Vitamins For Healthy And Glowing Skin
    Vitamins are essential for a strong and healthy body, but did you know that certain vitamins are also essential for healthy and glowing skin? Your skin can benefit not only form the vitamins you consume from vitamin-rich foods and vitamin supplements, but also from the vitamins you put on the skin itself.
    Healthy Halloween Treat – Decorated Apples
    Decorated apples and oranges become delicious and healthy treats for Halloween, fall, Thanksgiving, or Kwanzaa parties.
    Holiday Recipe: Guiltless Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites
    These bite-size delectables offer the rich flavor of cream cheese and ricotta (both low-fat) along with the cinnamon and pumpkin flavors so welcome at this time of year. They are small, but satisfying — and the pumpkin puree offers nutritional benefits too.
    Schools Dropping Out Of Federal Lunch Program, Cite New Health Rules
    More than 500 schools have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program, saying that new standards for healthier foods are difficult and expensive to follow, according to the Agriculture Department.
    Burger King Introduces New Low Calorie French Fries
    In an attempt to put a fresh and healthy face on the french fry, the world’s No. 2 hamburger chain is launching a new crinkle-cut french fry on Tuesday that it says has about 20 percent fewer calories than its regular french fries.
    First Lady Wants Companies To Stop Marketing Fatty Foods To Children
    The latest mission of the First Lady is to get food and entertainment companies to spend less time advertising fatty foods to kids.
    Michelle Obama Wants Americans To ‘Drink Up’…Water That Is
    First, Michelle Obama pushed Americans to “move.” Now she wants us to “drink up.” The first lady, an exercise fanatic whose biceps are envied by women everywhere, is getting behind a campaign being launched Thursday to encourage people to drink more water.
    The Benefits Of Drinking Water
    Water benefits are extraordinary. Maybe you already know some of the health benefits, but do you know what water amount or water intake will give you the absolute optimum water benefits?
    School Districts Quit Healthy Lunch Program, Claiming They’re Losing Money
    Just one year after the new healthier federal lunch program was implemented; some schools are dropping the plan because so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.
    To Combat Obesity, School Districts Moving Away From Soda And Junk Food
    A growing trend among many of the nation’s schools involved cutting down on soda consumption and even moving toward banning junk food all together.
    Naturally Grown An Alternative Label To Organic
    “We have noticed over time that more and more farmers – often, younger farmers – who appear to be following organic practices don’t bother to get certified,” said Jack Kittredge, co-owner of a certified organic farm in Barre, Mass., and editor of “The Natural Farmer,” journal of the Northeast Organic Farming Association.
    Today’s Soul Food – Not Your Grandmothers Health Dangers
    Soul Food today hаѕ evolved into a multi-million dollar trade. Creating celebrity chefs whο receive tv shows, secure million dollar book deals, restaurants аnd product endorsements. Hοwеνеr Soul Food hаѕ traditionally hаd another less wеll lіkеd distinction. . . Thаt distinction wаѕ іtѕ health dangers.
    Pre-Packaged Salads Linked To Stomach Bug Outbreak
    Pre-packaged salad mixes could be the source of a stomach bug called cyclospora that has sickened 372 people in 15 states, according to officials in Iowa and Nebraska.
    New York City’s Ban On Large Sodas Ruled Unconstitutional
    An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the city’s Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants.
    Health Foods, Not So Healthy
    Fruit smoothies, salads and energy bars. They are foods we often turn to while trying to loose weight. But doctors say they may not be as good as you might think, especially if you only get moderate exercise.
    8 Foods That Give You Gorgeous Skin
    Give your topical creams some backup, and care for your face naturally, as well. Nutritionist Dana James shared her favorite things to eat for a flawless complexion.
    Arsenic In Apple Juice, FDA Sets New Limit
    WASHINGTON – Parents that were concerned about the arsenic level allowed in apple juice were finally heard. After more than a year of public pressure from consumer groups, the Food and Drug Administration is setting a new limit on the level of the chemical allowed in this juice, a kids’ favorite.
    African-American Women At Risk For Obesity
    Almost 60 percent of black women are obese, compared with 32 percent of white women and 41 percent of Hispanic women. The trend is decreasing black women’s life expectancy and increasing their chances of developing a host of ailments, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and arthritis.
    All Junk Food Cut From Schools Thanks To New Rules
    Kids looking to get a sweet treat at school will soon be out of luck. For the first time the Agriculture Department will make sure all foods sold in the nation’s 100,000 schools are healthier by expanding fat, calorie, sugar and sodium limits to almost everything.
    Are There Health Risks With Char-Broiling And Gas Grilling Foods?
    While grilling does create foods that have a unique flavor and texture, and grilling is pretty synonymous with summertime, we do have some concerns about it.
    New Taco Bell Menu Ups Protein, Lowers Calories
    Where’s the protein? On a new menu Taco Bell will start testing in Ohio in July, according to the company. The new Power Protein Menu beefs up protein while cutting back on calories.

    The Problem With Fad Diets
    From Atkins to South Beach to the Zone… there is always a new diet craze being marketed out there. People tend to get sucked in because they are hoping for dramatic results. However, there are many reasons why fad diets don’t work… and may lead to more harm then good.
    Dunkin’ Donuts To Release Gluten-Free Products
    Dunkin’ Donuts will become the first fast-food chain in the country to release a line of gluten-free products this year, the company’s executive chef told Bloomberg News.
    Chipotle Food Chain’s Ingredients Contain GMOs
    In a surprising move, the Mexican-style fast food chain Chipotle became the first United States restaurant to explicitly label foods containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) on its menu.
    Woman Drinks Only Soda For 16 Years, Suffers Heart Problems
    A 31-year old woman’s heart problems and fainting might have had something to do with the fact that she drank only soda for about half her life, according to a report of her case.
    Starbucks To Add Calorie Counts On Its Drinks
    Starbucks has a new way to wake up its customers: showing the calories on its drinks. The Seattle-based coffee chain says it will start posting calorie counts on menu boards nationwide next week, ahead of a federal regulation that would require it to do so.
    Minorities Harmed Most By Fast-Food Outlets Near School
    Black and Hispanic teens who go to school near fast-food restaurants are more likely to be overweight and to not benefit as much from exercise as white or Asian students, researchers have found.
    McDonald’s CEO Says He Lost 20 Pounds By Being More Active, But Still Eats McDonald’s Daily
    McDonald Corp.’s CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds in the past year by getting his “butt up” and “working out again.” But he said he hasn’t changed his habit of eating at McDonald’s “every, single day.”
    Losing Weight Eating A Soul Food Diet
    When we think of soul food we think of family gatherings with delicious foods such as potato salad, cornbreads and southern fried chicken. It makes most of our mouths water just thinking about those delicious foods. But did you ever think you could change the recipes a bit and make these tempting foods and still lose weight? Lindsey Williams did.
    The Vitamin Black Men Need More Of
    Vitamin D is very important for everything from bone and muscle health to stronger sperm. But nearly half of all men aren’t getting enough vitamin D, and that percentage spikes among African American men living in northern regions, says a new study from Northwestern University.
    10 Foods To Never Eat
    Drop that spoon! Everyone deserves the occasional indulgence, but before you dig in there are a handful of foods you should steer clear of to avoid damaging effects on your body, skin, and waistline. Here, experts weigh in on 10 foods to push off your plate for good.
    10 Diet Foods That Make You Fat
    Some of your favorite diet foods — turkey burgers, granola, yogurt, and more — are shockingly high in calories and fat. Here’s how to recognize 10.
    Low Fat Cornbread Recipe
    For all of you cornbread lovers out there, here is a healthier alternative.
    Crispy Baked ‘Fried’ Chicken Recipe
    For all of you crispy fried chicken lovers out there, here is a healthier alternative.
    Women’s Vitamin D Needs Don’t Vary By Race, Study Finds
    Older black women who need vitamin D supplements don’t need more to take more than white women, a new study concludes.
    Atlanta Housewives’ Phaedra Parks: I Do Not Eat For Two When I’m Pregnant
    Unlike many other famous moms-to-be, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks doesn’t consider her pregnancy as an excuse to overindulge. “Some people subscribe to the myth, ‘I’m eating for two people,’ ” Parks tells BHZ.

    Southern Diet Might Explain The ‘Stroke Belt’
    Deep-fried chicken and other scrumptious Southern fare may taste great, but it’s not so great for the heart, a new study finds.
    The 25 Best Diet Tricks Of All Time
    A new diet arrives, another fades away. Should eating habits really be as fleeting as fashion trends? Let’s face it: The best weight-loss strategies are the ones that stand the test of time. Here, we’ve gathered 25 classic helpful tips. These simple strategies may not be as sexy as the latest fad diet, but they’re guaranteed to never go out of style.
    7 Foods That Help You Shed Pounds
    Ever hear that water can help you lose a few extra pounds? It can if you eat foods that contain a lot of water, like fruits and veggies.
    Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating
    Holiday weight gain can really add up. The holidays don’t have to mean weight gain. Focus on a healthy balance of food, activity, and fun. By implementing a few simple tips you can stay healthy through the holiday season.
    Simple Holiday Diet Tips For When It Matters Most
    The holiday season can be one of the most challenging times of the year to stick to a healthy diet. With endless holiday parties and family get-togethers, it’s a question of will power, for sure, but it’s also about making small, yet effective changes to cut calories when you can.
    Be Safe When Preparing Your Thanksgiving Dinner
    In time for the holiday season, families are thinking of mouthwatering recipes to prepare for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner—but what about good food safety practices?
    5-Hour Energy May Be Linked To Deaths, FDA Investigates
    Federal health authorities are investigating reports of 13 deaths possibly linked to so-called energy shots, all while cautioning consumers to talk to their doctors before consuming similar drinks.
    Alcohol Calories Nearly Equal To Soda, Says New Study
    A government study released Thursday found that Americans get almost as many empty calories from booze as from soft drinks.
    Monster Energy Drink Linked To Five Deaths, FDA Investigates
    The Food and Drug Administration is investigating five deaths and one non-fatal heart attack that may have been caused by Monster Energy Drink, a highly caffeinated beverage.
    Superstorm Sandy Leads To Weight Gain Caused By Comfort Eating
    Jamie Sanders went to the grocery store during the aftermath of superstorm Sandy in New York City, hoping to purchase cucumbers and apples. However, her local supermarket did not have any new supplies. With the prospect of working in her Upper East Side apartment for several days ahead, she joined the hordes of East Coast residents holed up in their homes who found comfort in eating.
    Can the African-American Diet be Made Healthier Without Giving up Culture?
    Soul food signifies the history of African-Americans in America and is seen as an integral part of Black culture. Unfortunately, soul food is not a healthy type of food, and African-Americans have some of the highest rates of obesity and heart disease because of eating this type of food.
    Best And Worst Foods For Sleep
    Nothing is more annoying than insomnia, and the evidence is piling up that sleep is essential for good health. Here’s a list of potential good guys and bad guys when it comes to getting some shut-eye.
    Foods That Can Increase Sexual Stamina
    Most everyone loves to eat, and what could be better than a home-cooked meal, a willing partner, and some R-rated foods!
    New Soda Vending Machines To Display Calories
    Worry if that can of Coke could pack on the pounds? Calories will now be at your fingertips, making that choice to quench your thirst a little easier. Coke, along with Pepsi and Dr. Pepper, are rolling out new vending machines that will list calorie counts.
    New York City Hospitals Crack Down On Junk Food
    Those vending machines filled with candy bars will soon be nothing more than a distant memory – at least at New York City hospitals. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is aiming to remove all sugary and fatty foods from both public and private hospitals in the city.
    Blacks Less Likely to Stick to High Blood Pressure Diet
    People who stick with the so-called “DASH diet” achieve significant reductions in blood pressure, but blacks are less likely than whites to adopt the diet, researchers have found.
    FDA To Look Into Levels Of Arsenic In Rice
    The Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much of the carcinogen can be present in food.
    Obese Black Kids More Susceptible To Hypertension
    A new study suggests that obese black children have a significantly greater risk for high blood pressure than white children of comparable age and weight.
    Childhood Obesity Linked to BPA, Study Suggests
    The BPA chemical used in food packaging might be linked to childhood obesity, a new study suggests, but the researchers say their findings don’t prove it’s the cause.
    Obesity In America: Can It Get Much Worse? Yes, Advocacy Group Says
    Americans are heavier than ever before and, according to an advocacy group, by 2030 more than half the people in the vast majority of states will be obese.
    Stress Adds To Salt Load Of Some Blacks
    Stress causes the bodies of some black people to retain as much salt as eating an order of french fries, which boosts their blood pressure and increases their risk for cardiovascular disease, a new study finds.
    American Children Eat As Much Salt As Adults, CDC Finds
    According to new findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that were published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics, American children eat as much salt as adults — about 1,000 milligrams too much, or the same amount as in just one Big Mac.
    NYC Bans Big, Sugary Drinks At Eateries, Theaters
    New York City’s Board of Health opened up a new, experimental front in the war on obesity Thursday, passing a rule banning sales of big sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands, and other eateries.
    Healthy School Lunches Are Getting Mixed Grades From Students
    Healthy school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students piling more carrots, more apples and fewer fatty foods on their trays.
    Back-To-School With More Whole Grains, Fruits And Vegetables
    Students this year are going back-to-school with a wider selection of healthy options in their lunch menu; more whole grains, fruits and vegetables. The only challenge is to get them to actually eat them.
    Highly Anticipated Weight-Loss Pill Approved By The FDA
    Doctors have a new tool to fight obesity. A new weight-loss pill that many doctors consider the most effective of a new generation of anti-obesity drugs got the approval of the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday.
    Obesity, Lifestyles And African Americans – What Are The Correlations?
    Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. The taste, smell, the texture, how it makes us feel, can be a great source of satisfaction for us all. However, this very thing that is so pleasurable can be a danger to us if not kept in its proper place.
    First Lady Teases Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas About Eating Fast Food
    Gabby Douglas admitted indulging in post-Olympics fast food to the wrong person: First lady and healthy eating advocate Michelle Obama, who teased the gymnastics champion.
    Surviving Cancer, Eating Well
    Moving Forward is a six-month cognitive-behavioral community-based weight loss intervention that was developed in collaboration with AA BC survivors.
    Harlem’s ‘Queen Of Soul Food’ Sylvia Woods Dies At 86
    Harlem’s legendary “Queen of Soul Food” Sylvia Woods, whose 50-year-old restaurant drew dignitaries and ordinary folk from all over the world to taste her fried chicken, died Thursday at 86.
    White Bread Vs. Wheat Bread
    I know whole wheat bread and white bread are different, but how exactly? There are two big differences: how they’re processed and how healthful they are.
    Janet Jackson Becomes New Rep For Nutrisystem
    Janet joins a superstar trio of celebs who are parlaying their weight loss into lucrative endorsement deals.
    Jennifer Hudson Shows Off Drastic Weight Loss Transformation At AMA’s
    Jennifer Hudson showed off her newly super slimmed-down figure at the 2011 American Music Awards In LA
    Many Black Men In Cold Climates Lack Vitamin D
    People’s bodies build up vitamin D through exposure to sunlight, but a new study suggests black men who live in areas of the United States with low sunlight are more likely to have vitamin D deficiency than whites who live in the same places.
    Black Race, African Ancestry Tied To Food Allergies
    In a new study of two-year-olds in Boston, black kids were twice as likely as white kids to have an immune response to foods such as peanuts, milk, and eggs, and almost four times as likely to have a “sensitization” to three or more foods.
    Extra Pounds A Deadly Risk Factor For Black Women
    Carrying extra weight, especially around the middle, is a risk factor for death among black women, according to a new study. And the heavier a woman is, the greater her risk of dying sooner than her normal-weight peers.
    List Of Sugar Names And Sugar Facts
    This list of sugar facts and sugar names will help you uncover the many hidden sugars that are tucked away everywhere in our food today.
    Teens Ignore Nutrition Info On Fast Food Labels
    Calorie labels do not affect teenagers’ decisions on what they choose to eat at fast food restaurants. Alot of young people have metabolisms that can burn calories like crazy. Unfortunately, diets are getting so bad that more kids aren’t able to hold onto their youthful energy or take advantage of a high metabolic rate.
    Healthiest Vegetables List Of Vegetables
    Every single public health agency and health authority recommends that you eat at least 3 to 5 servings a day from the healthiest vegetables list. Yet only 9% of the population get the recommended amounts. And over half eat NO veggies at all, much less the healthiest vegetables!
    Health Tips For African American Men And Women
    You do not have to stop eating chocolate cake or start running marathons to improve your health. Making small but steady changes in your eating and physical activity habits, over time, may help you lose weight if you need to, feel better, and improve your health.
    “Refined” Bad Carb Sweet Sugar Death
    Sweet sugar death, including “death by chocolate”, is no laughing matter. And sugar is just one of the “refined” bad carb culprits in our society.
    Benefits Of Fruits And Vegetables High In Fiber
    By now we’ve all heard that we should eat more fruits and vegetables high in fiber. But what’s the big deal? What’s so great about the benefits of fruits and vegetables anyway?
    Probiotics, Prebiotics And Probiotics Health Benefits
    PRObiotics and PREbiotics – what are they? And are probiotics and prebiotics important to your health? And if you can benefit from one or both of them, what are the specific prebiotic and probiotics health benefits?
    Sugar Addicts Guide To Overcoming Sugar Addiction
    How does the sugar industry create sugar addicts? First of all, by denying that “sugar addiction” even exists. And secondly, by hiding sugar’s increasing existence in just about everything we eat. Why else would they call sugar names like “evaporated cane juice” or “Florida Crystals”? Sugar, by any other name, still addicts the same.
    List Of Carbohydrate Foods With Good Carbs Grams
    Healthy carbohydrates? You bet! And here’s the list of carbohydrate foods with good carbs grams that you’ve been looking for. The good carbs on this healthy carbohydrate foods list will give you the energy and nutrition you need for optimum health and fitness.
    Soluble Fiber And Insoluble Fiber Foods List
    Healthy soluble fiber and insoluble fiber foods are essential to your health and well being. And you can get your optimum fiber amounts of soluble fiber and insoluble fiber foods high in fiber with this great high fiber foods list.
    Daily Food Diary, Exercise And Weight Loss Journal
    Keeping a daily food diary, exercise and weight loss journal can be simple or complex. So, it’s best to start out simple. But no matter how you begin, do it! Because keeping a food diary, exercise and weight loss journal is critical to successful weight loss.
    Whole Grains, Fiber And Diabetes In Women
    The link between whole grains, fiber and diabetes in women hasn’t been clear. But recent research done by Harvard School of Public Health clarified the great benefits of whole grain fiber for women with diabetes.
    How To Lower Triglycerides Naturally In 8 Steps
    Having high triglycerides levels is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. But learning how to lower triglycerides, with a healthy triglycerides diet of foods to lower triglycerides and a healthy lifestyle, is easy.
    The Glycemic Diet Of Low Glycemic Foods
    Scientific studies from all around the world show that the glycemic diet, based on healthy low glycemic foods, is the healthiest way to lose weight and keep it off – especially when you add moderate physical activity.
    How To Gain Weight Fast The Healthy Way
    Want to know how to gain weight fast? If so, you may feel all alone and the envy of all those who definitely don’t want to gain weight. But when you gain weight fast, it’s important to know how to gain weight the healthy way.
    List Of Unhealthy Foods To Avoid And Not To Eat
    Are there really unhealthy foods not to eat? After all, many well-meaning folks promote the notion of “everything in moderation.” But the truth is, there actually are unhealthy foods to avoid – “foods to die for” – literally!
    The Healthiest Fruit List Of Fruits
    There’s lots of evidence for the health benefits of fruit. Many studies show that two to five daily servings from the healthiest fruits can help you significantly reduce your risk of deadly diseases…..
    Most Important Foods To Buy Organic
    Maybe you’d like to buy and eat organic food, but can’t afford to go organically overboard. So here’s a list of the most important foods to buy organic and natural. That way you can get the biggest organic bang for your bucks.
    Top 10 Best Fat Burning Foods For Weight Loss
    Fat burning foods are often thought to be special herb, spice or caffeine concoctions. But the best fat burning foods to speed up metabolism for weight loss are the same ones that help you build muscle and stay healthy.
    Jada Pinkett Smith: “I Don’t Eat For Pleasure”
    There’s a reason Jada Pinkett Smith has maintained her flawless bod for more than 20 years: “I don’t eat for pleasure,” she tells Essence.
    12 Tips For Eating Healthy On A Budget
    Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be difficult. As a matter of fact, staying healthy on a budget can be fun and rewarding.
    Multiple Sclerosis In Blacks Linked To Low Vitamin D
    Black people with multiple sclerosis are more likely to have vitamin D deficiencies than blacks who don’t have the disease, a new study shows.
    Vitamin D Deficiency Does Not Increase Stroke Risk Among Blacks
    While vitamin D deficiency is associated with fatal stroke among whites, it is not linked to more stroke deaths among blacks, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2010.
    Vitamin D Shortage Not Tied To Stroke Deaths In Blacks
    New research suggests that vitamin D deficiency does not boost stroke death rates among black patients, even though it appears to double the risk for whites.
    Good Food Digestion And Digestive System Diagram
    Good food digestion starts with your diet and goes from top (mouth) to bottom (anus). But for food to make you healthy, your digestive system must be healthy too.
    Race Might Play Role In Success Of Weight-Loss Surgery
    Black women without diabetes lost about 10 percent less weight than white women after having a weight-loss procedure called gastric bypass surgery, but having diabetes helped increase their weight loss, a new study finds.
    Best Way To Lose Weight Eating Healthy
    What is the best way to lose weight eating healthy? If you’re confused about the best healthy way to lose weight, it’s no surprise.
    Tips For How To Eat Less Food Calories
    Here are 12 proven weight loss tips for how to eat less food calories and still feel satisfied.
    How To Eat Less, Move More & Lose Weight
    To eat less and move more to lose weight may sound like stating the obvious. But for most people to eat less, to move more and to lose weight all sound more like the impossible – goals they’ve been dreading.
    Top Ten Healthiest Vegetables List
    This healthiest vegetables list can help you lose weight, fight disease and become much healthier. How do we know? Tons of research says so!
    Best Foods To Eat For Great Health
    Choosing these best foods to eat for great health will help you look younger, feel better, have more energy and stay well. But that’s not all.
    Food Fat List Of Bad Fat Good Fat
    Food fat is no longer just about being “fattening.” Although there’s still plenty of bad fat good fat food fat confusion, scientists now realize that there are some extremely healthy good fats as well as extremely unhealthy bad fats. And some of the good fats can even help you lose weight.
    1 In 3 Black Americans Is Obese, Study Finds
    Nearly 36 percent of black Americans are obese — much more than other major racial or ethnic groups — and that gap exists in most states, a new federal study finds.
    Who Are the Fattest Americans? And The Prize Goes To…
    The survey shows strong racial and disparities. In at least 40 states, Blacks and Latinos are more likely than Whites to be obese.
    High Protein Foods List With Protein Content
    Here’s your high protein foods list including carbs, calories, fat and protein content
    A Study Shows That Calorie Intake Rises When Fast Food Restaurants Are Nearby
    Increased access to fast food restaurants is associated with higher calorie intake among black Americans in the southeastern United States, a new study found.
    Why Eat Organic Food & What To Buy Organic
    Why eat organic? Maybe you already know, but can’t afford to go organically overboard. If so, here’s a list of the most important foods to buy organic and natural. That way you can get the biggest organic bang for your bucks.
    Healthy Percentage Body Fat Chart
    What’s your healthy body fat vs BMI (body mass index)? The differences between your BMI and body fat percentage can cause confusion.
    Carbohydrates Foods List With Healthy Carbohydrates
    This list of carbohydrate foods compares unhealthy and healthy carbohydrates. It shows both the bad carbs list and the healthy carbohydrate foods list. You’ll see why it’s so important to choose healthy carbohydrates over unhealthy carbs.
    High Fiber Foods And High Fiber Supplements
    Increasing the fiber in your diet with foods high in fiber and high fiber supplements can help you to look and feel better than ever.
    Good Digestion And Absorption Of Nutrients
    Eating good food is vital. But the food you eat can’t nourish your body until it’s in a form your body can use. Good digestion changes the food you eat into tiny molecules for nutrients absorption into your bloodstream.
    Diabetes Nutritional Gains From Healthy Whole Grains
    New diabetes nutritional scientific evidence shows that healthy whole grains can help to prevent type 2 diabetes and even reverse diabetes. This is breakthrough research for anyone with diabetes symptoms.
    Natural Anti-Aging Antioxidants Health Benefits
    Natural anti-aging antioxidants can help you to stay much healthier and younger longer. But that’s not all. Antioxidant health benefits also include protecting you against some of the most painful and deadliest diseases.
    Alphabetical Vegetables List Of Most Nutritious Vegetables
    By now, most of us know that vegetables are good for us. But do we eat enough? And when we do eat vegetables, are we choosing the healthiest, most nutritious vegetables. According to statistics, not by a long shot!
    The Truth About Cholesterol And Fats
    Cholesterol and fats have gotten a bad rap. But the truth about cholesterol and fats is complicated. There are good and bad fats.
    High Fiber Food List For A High Fiber Diet
    Our high fiber foods list for a high fiber diet is vitally important to your health and well being. The healthy foods high in fiber on this list of high fiber foods makes it easy for you to increase the high fiber foods in your diet.
    Probiotic Foods And Natural Probiotics Supplements
    Probiotic foods and natural probiotics supplements contain living bacteria. And since bacteria is known to cause disease and infections, why in the world would you want to eat probiotic food or take probiotics supplements? And what are probiotics anyway?
    Fat Burning Foods That Speed Up Your Metabolism
    Foods that speed up metabolism, combined with other ways to speed your metabolism, can help you burn more calories while you’re just sitting at the computer, watching TV or even getting a good nights sleep.
    Are You Eating Healthy For The Holidays?
    If calendars had a place for calorie counting, what would December look like for you? Food is an important part of the holiday season. Whether your taste runs to old standbys or to something new, it’s easy for normal eating patterns to take a backseat at this time of year.
    Food Calorie Chart Of Healthy Foods
    Looking for a great calorie chart? This common-sense food calorie chart is focused on healthy foods with maximum nutrition and minimum calories.
    How To Control Blood Sugar Levels Naturally
    Although blood sugar control is made to appear complicated, it’s usually simple. And with diabetes skyrocketing, knowing how to control blood sugar naturally is vitally important to your health and well being.
    Take A Look At A High Fiber Food Chart Ranking Fiber Sources
    By choosing more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and beans from this high fiber food chart and the list of high fiber foods, you can lower cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease, constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, colon cancer, high blood sugar, diabetes and obesity.
    Raw Food Diet For African Americans
    The raw food diet is a strict diet which limits many foods and makes it almost impossible to eat out. Although it is challenging, the lure of the raw food diet is usually weight loss, along with increased energy and improved digestion. Foods commonly enjoyed by African Americans are usually cooked and therefore not included on the raw food diet …


    Food, Culture, And Diabetes In The United States
    What do people in the United States eat? Is it meat and potatoes? Things have changed in the United States as the population has grown to include many different ethnic and cultural groups, and this has resulted in diverse food preferences and eating habits. Asian Indians are one of the fastest growing immigrant groups in the United States …


    Fifteen Foods That Burn More Calories Than They Contain
    We need to scarf down plenty of calories in a day, but if you’ve got a nasty snack habit that’s tipping the scales to heavy, weblog Bootstrapper’s list of 15 foods that burn more calories than they contain might be the perfect addition to your grocery list…


    Antioxidant Foods & Anti-Aging Supplements
    Natural anti-aging antioxidants are found in healthy high fiber fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and high protein foods. And eating these anti-aging antioxidant rich foods is essential to your health and immunity. Natural antioxidants prevent damage being done to your body by free radicals…


    Poor Food Digestion Vs Good Food Digestion
    Eating good food and having good digestion are both vitally essential to good health. Good digestion is necessary to break down the good food you eat into a form your body can use for nourishment and vital energy. However, poor digestion problems and digestive disorders are rampant in the U.S…