Even before they can speak, some babies are essentially saying, “Please pass the salt,” new research suggests.
Food & Drink
Sin taxes work. How do I know? Easy: Last night, when I went into a green market in my neighborhood in New York City, I noticed that an ordinary pack of Marlboros now sells for a stunning $14. “Have you noticed people buying …
For decades, experts have been recommending that Americans cut down on their salt consumption to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. According to a new study, however, while reducing dietary salt does lower blood …
Banning sugared beverages from schools will limit children’s access to calorie-laden sodas and sports drinks but will do little to lower their overall intake of the drinks, according to new research.
You may be less interested to learn why red wine is good for you than to simply know that it is. But if you’re curious, researchers have now completed the most comprehensive study to date on the health effects of an ingredient in …
What to do with all the trick-or-treating loot your kids will drag home tonight? Fear not, there are ways to let your kids enjoy it without overindulging.
Just in time for Halloween, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning people away from eating too much black licorice.
Over at TIME’s new “Ideas” blog, obesity and food policy expert Kelly Brownell makes the case for a soda tax: simply put, it’s good for the country’s waistline and its bottom line.
Taking a cue from the Energy Star ratings on the front of household appliances, a panel of experts is recommending that a similarly easy-to-read system appear on every packaged food item in American grocery stores so busy …
For sheer crispy, crunchy deliciousness, the potato chip is tough to beat. It’s no wonder, then, that Americans spend more than $7 billion a year on the salty snack. Not coincidentally, it’s also one of the top dietary contributors to weight gain, according to a recent Harvard study.
How much does it really cost to eat healthy? The organizers of a new slow-food challenge say you can do it for five dollars a person per meal.
Yes, it’s true: a new study from BMJ.com finds that eating chocolate is no sin. In fact, it was associated with a 37% lower risk of developing heart disease.
Think you’re buying eco-friendly Chilean sea bass at your local supermarket? Think again, say researchers, who found that 1 in 5 certified sustainable Chilean sea bass may not be as environmentally responsible as the labels claim.