Warming Up to the Microwaves
Microwaves are superb for seafood and vegetables. You can cook shellfish in less than five minutes, using the bowl you'll put on the table. Vegetables keep their color, crispness and water-soluble nutrients because you can microwave them using just the water that remains after rinsing.
What About Energy Drinks for Kids?
As some schools ban colas from vending machines, ads are hyping a source of even more caffeine: energy drinks.
What Kids Drink Is Important, Too
Just what should kids be drinking? "I think good old H2O,'' says the director of the Nutrition Information Center in New York. But you can add pizzazz: Buy flavored water or make your own with lemon or lime.
What's Good (and Bad) About Our Favorite Foods
Here are some foods whose virtues you may be overestimating and foods you can substitute for increased nutrition.
What's in the Food You Eat?
Most food additives are safe and beneficial, experts say. What's more, they're everywhere.
Why Calcium Is a Children's Health Priority
Calcium is one of the most important minerals in the body, and childhood is the critical period in life when calcium stores are laid down.
Why It May Be Time to Throw Away Your Scale
Your scale may not hold the whole story on your weight. Here are other factors to consider.
Why the Family Meal Is Important
When a family sits down together, it helps them handle the stresses of daily life and the hassles of day-to-day existence.
Your Guide to Condiments
Condiments can be the perfect topping to your favorite sandwich, salad, or taco. But you can undermine a nutritious diet by adding too many dollops of ketchup, mustard, or other favorite seasoning.
Your Guide to Organic Foods
Fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products, and meat can all be certified as organic if they meet FDA requirements for growth, handling, and processing.