Coffee vs. tea smackdown

How do coffee and tea compare in a head-to-head matchup? We took a look at the research, and here’s what we found.

By Anahad O’Connor, Aaron Steckelberg and Garland PottsOctober 4, 2022

What are ultra-processed foods? What should I eat instead?

Ultra-processed foods are extra tasty concoctions that we eat every day. They are also linked with chronic diseases and a higher risk of early death.

By Anahad O’ConnorSeptember 27, 2022

The best foods to feed your gut microbiome

Your gut microbiome influences your mental health, heart risk, weight gain and sleep. Here's how to improve your gut health and make eating quality food a habit.

By Anahad O’ConnorSeptember 20, 2022

Just one hour of extra sleep each night can lead to better eating habits

Just one hour of additional sleep each night can lead to better eating habits, research suggests.

By Anahad O’ConnorSeptember 13, 2022

Relationship weight gain is real — and can be a sign of happiness

Some studies indicate that putting on pounds while in a relationship is a common phenomenon.

By Angela HauptAugust 9, 2022

Eating disorders rise at puberty, menopause. Is there a hormonal link?

Researchers are looking at how reproductive hormonal changes affect eating disorders.

By Kate WillskyJuly 26, 2022

Yes, adults can be picky eaters. Here’s how to stop.

It's possible to expand your palate, but it takes time and patience.

By Susan ShainMay 18, 2022
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Sharing your eating disorder recovery online can be risky, experts say. Follow this advice.

When sharing your recovery from an eating disorder on social media, experts advise being honest, shifting the focus from the physical and enlisting help.

February 4, 2022

This ‘wine mom’ never questioned her drinking. Then she stopped for a month.

Dry January and a support group offered her a chance to take a break and consider her relationship with alcohol.

February 1, 2022

‘Adaptogenic’ drinks advertise a booze-free good time. Read this before imbibing.

While the risk of consuming these types of drinks in moderation is low, experts say it’s important to look beyond clever advertising and promising claims.

By Allyson Chiu and Helen CarefootJanuary 13, 2022
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No, you don’t need a detox juice cleanse. Here’s why.

Health experts say the human body’s built-in detoxification system, which includes the skin, lungs, liver and digestive tract, makes juice cleanses unnecessary.

January 11, 2022
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Anti-aging ‘superfoods’ aren’t enough. Try one of these healthy overall eating plans.

Three research-backed eating plans offer a good place to start if you want to protect your brain, cardiovascular system and skin.

December 17, 2021

What do doctors mean when they say ‘drink plenty of fluids’?

Drinking fluids when you are ill will keep you hydrated, which will help your body fight the illness and make you feel better.

By Erica SweeneyNovember 5, 2021
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Explaining insulin resistance, and how to reverse it

Insulin resistance can lead to diabetes and other serious health issues. But you can take steps to reverse it.

By Cara RosenbloomOctober 25, 2021

Arsenic in rice: What is and isn’t safe for adults and children

Rice is safe to eat, but experts say adults and especially young children should avoid eating it for every meal to avoid chronic arsenic exposure.

By Cara RosenbloomOctober 15, 2021